Wagga Saleyard Report – Cattle

Wagga Saleyard Report – Cattle

Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 21/10/2019 comparison date 14/10/2019
Yarding 5500
Change 800

Numbers lifted and price trends were mixed. A large percentage of the stock were in forward store condition with the bulk selling to lot
feeders. There was a reasonable supply of mixed breed cattle being offloaded and these sold to weaker demand. Trade heifers and steers
were in short supply. Backgrounders, feedlots and a boat order were all active and operating. Heavy steer and bullock numbers were similar
and demand was steady for the younger well finished steers. Cow numbers improved and quality was excellent with plenty of weight in the
offering.
Price results for the limited availability of good domestic steers to processor was 3c/kg dearer. Trade steers recorded a top price of 311c to
average 296c/kg. Trade heifers attracted the usual buying group of domestic processors and feedlot buyers. Prices lifted 4c to average
275c/kg. Tumut restockers were the buying strength for light weight steers pushing prices 20c higher to average 276c/kg. Light weight store
heifers returning to the paddock sold to stronger local competition, making from 210c to 247c/kg. The usual field of feedlot buyers were
operating in a fluctuating market for light and medium weight categories. There was weaker demand for feed steers 400-500kg, with prices
generally easing 7c to average 298c/kg. Medium weight feed heifers sold to weak competition, making from 223c to 284c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were in reasonable supply and quality was very good. The younger well finished steers met steady demand from
domestic and export processors making from 270c to 326c/kg. Bullocks were limited and prices average 307c/kg. Heavy heifers with shape
sold from 262c to 301c/kg. Another larger yarding of cows applied pressure to prices over all categories. Prices were 4c to 6c/kg cheaper.
Heavy cows sold to a bigger group of processors selling from 230c to 253c/kg. The D2 and D3 types made from 202 to 234c/kg.