20 Apr Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 20/04/2020 comparison date 06/04/2020
Despite some rain across the supply area numbers lifted moderately. Quality was mostly mixed with the bulk of the yarding secondary types. A
smaller group of feedlot buyers were present and operating over all categories. Heavy steer and bullock numbers declined. Cow numbers were
similar, with 630 offered.
Prices for domestic processor heifers were mostly unchanged making from 335c to 380c/kg. Trade steers were few making from 360c to
394c/kg. There were reasonable numbers of well bred light weight weaner steers and heifers. A reduced field of buyers included some
commission buyers and agents operating over this category. Weaner heifers, 200-280kg, made from 350c to 380c/kg. Light weight steers, 200-
280kg, recorded a top price of 502c with other sales ranging from 400c to 490c/kg. A smaller buying group operated in the feeder steer
market. Quality lines of feeder steers sold to weak demand, resulting in a price correction of 25c/kg and more in places. Light weight feed
heifers attracted steady competition, with prices selling from 330c to 370c/kg.
In the export market, grown steers and bullocks met a significant softening of demand and not all processors operated. Heavy steers and
bullocks made from 306c to 335c/kg. Heavy cows sold to strong competition from southern processors. The bulk of the heavy cows making
from 285c to 303c/kg. The bulk of the leaner types sold from 250c to 280c/kg. Store cows were keenly contested selling at 260c to 282c/kg.