27 Apr Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 27/04/2020 comparison date 20/04/2020
The drop in saleyard numbers and the prediction of rain put a spark in some secondary categories. Quality was generally mixed with only a
limited few yearlings selling to the trade. Heavy cattle were in short supply and there were 785 cows penned.
Trade steers sold to weak competition recording a top price of 380c, while the heifer portion sold at 330c to 390c/kg. Feeder steers were
generally unchanged to softer in places for crossbred types making from 340c to 394c/kg. Feeder heifers sold to steady competition selling at
330c to 385c/kg. Light weight weaner steers were keenly sought with agents and commission buyers all eager to purchase a market share.
Well bred steers, 200-280kg, sold from 460c to 528c/kg. Light weight heifers made from 360c to 440c/kg.
Heavy grown steers were in short supply making from 310c to 345c/kg. Heavy heifers sold from 285c to 330c/kg. Cow prices were affected by
some meatworks on shorter working weeks. The market sold 6c/kg cheaper. Heavy cows sold from 280c to 299c/kg. The middle run of leaner
types made from 230c to 275c/kg.