06 Apr Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 06/04/2020 comparison date 30/03/2020
Rain across the supply area contributed to a big drop in supply. Rain has put weaner cattle prices back on track. Restockers were inspired
lifting secondary weaner heifer prices significantly over light weight categories. Quality once, again was mostly plain with the bulk of the cattle
under 500kg. Trade cattle were in short supply however there were a few excellent pens of supplementary fed heifers from Hay in the
Riverina. Not all Feedlot buyers were present and not all major export companies attended or operated fully. Heavy steer and bullock were in
short supply. Cow numbers declined notably, which strengthened prices over all weight categories.
Prices for domestic processing cattle were lower. Trade heifers benefited from the excellent supplementary fed portion, making from 350c to
370c/kg. Lighter weight trade heifers were few, with a pen of supplementary fed recording a top price of 412c/kg. There were good lines of
light weight weaner steers which resulted in restockers, commission buyers and agents all eager for a market share. Weaner steers, 200-280kg
sold to dearer trends making from 412c to 500c/kg. The lighter weight heifers sold to 412c/kg. A smaller buying group operated in the feeder
steer market. The bulk of the medium steers sold from 360 to 402c/kg. There was steady demand for feed steers, 330-400kg. The well-bred
portion made from 370c to 420c/kg. Light weight feed heifers attracted a reduced field of buyers selling from 350 to 382c/kg.
Grown steers were in short supply. The C3 steers sold from 320c to 350c/kg. A single pen of aged bullocks sold at 312c/kg. The cow market
rose, driven by a shortage of stock. Heavy cows gained 10c making from 285c to 299c/kg. The D2 and D3 cows sold to spirited bidding from
the commencement of the sale making from 250c to 287c/kg.