20 Sep Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Wagga report date 20/09/2021 comparison date 13/09/2021
Numbers declined considerably in a mixed quality yarding. There was a reasonable selection of trade heifers however, trade steers were once again in limited supply. Heavy export numbers were similar, with a fair percentage purchased by lot feeders. The regular buyers were in attendance however not all export or domestic processors operated fully
Trade cattle supplies decreased and despite this most classes posted cheaper trends. Steers suitable for the trade benefited from some feedlot competition to average 534c/kg. Trade heifers sold to weaker competition slipping 27c, with prices ranging from 430c to 548c/kg. Well-bred steers 280kg to 330kg were unable to sustain last week’s price levels slipping back 10c to average 602c/kg. The bulk returning to the paddock averaged $1857/head. Secondary heifers back to the paddock recorded a top price of 600c/kg to average $1512/head.
There were burst of buying activity for secondary steers 330-kg to 400kg which resulted in a price lift of 31c to average 600c/kg. Quality lines of well-bred steers 400kg to 500kg meant prices remained relatively stable to average 555c/kg. Light weight feeder heifers sold to patchy competition at times with prices coming off the boil 14c to average 527c/kg.
Heavy steers 500kg to 600kg sold to solid demand from processors with the bulk selling to strong feedlot demand. Steers suitable for domestic processors made from 430c to 530c/kg. Bullocks were limited selling at 445c to 478c/kg. Heavy heifers were well supplied, with major buyers very selective when buying. Prices dipped 30c, selling from 402c to 518c/kg.