Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle

Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle

Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 09/10/2021 comparison date 02/08/2021
Yarding 1930

Numbers declined notably this week at Wagga cattle sale. The limited selection of trade cattle were keenly sought by both feedlots and processors. Secondary cattle made up the bulk of the yearling classes. Heavy export numbers lifted with more weight on offer, however not all the regular export buyers participated. The usual turnout of domestic and feedlot buyers were in attendance. Restocking orders were few with backgrounders and feedlots dominating the lighter weight classes.

In the trade market vealer supplies lifted and so did price. The pick of the vealers sold from 506c to 564c/kg. Steers suitable for the trade gained 33c to average 539c, while trade heifers sold to strong southern competition which saw prices improve by 14c, ranging from 435c to 529c/kg. After recent rain, restockers pushed well-bred steers prices 18c higher with steers weighing 280 to 330kg selling from 560c to 646c/kg. There were very few plainer quality heifers returning to the paddock, with the bulk selling from 496c to 540c/kg. There was a strengthening of prices for feeder steers weighing 330 to 400kg which saw prices gain 12c to average 555c/kg for the lighter weights. Lighter weight feeder heifers were keenly sought and sold 18c dearer, making from 494c to 545c/kg.

Not all processors operated in the export run and despite this prices were mostly unchanged to 9c/kg dearer. Heavy steers and bullocks made from 412c to 474c/kg. Heavy heifers were well supplied with the bulk selling from 410c to 572c/kg. In the cow market, not all processors operated fully. Heavy well-finished cows sold 18c dearer, making from 395c to 418c/kg. Leaner medium weight types were few, with the D2 and D3 cows selling from 340c to 396c/kg.