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 18/11/2019 comparison date 11/11/2019
Yarding 5740
Change  -110

Numbers declined marginally. A bigger percentage of yearlings this week were well finished suiting both trade and export processors. There
was a good supply of well bred secondary stock suitable for lot feeders and restockers. Back grounders, feedlots and a boat order were all
active and operating. Heavy steer and bullock numbers were similar. Cow numbers lifted and so did quality with plenty of weight in the
offering.
Price results for well finished domestic steers to processors were 3c/kg cheaper. Trade steers recorded a top price of 315c to average 301c/kg.
Trade heifers sold to most of the usual buying group of domestic processors and feedlot buyers. Prices softened 2c to average 285c/kg. Light
weight store heifers returning to the paddock sold to stronger competition from interstate, selling from 202c to 288c/kg. The steer portion
made from 250c to 327c to average 291c/kg. Feeder steers sold to mixed price trends, with the medium weight gaining 7c to average 297c/kg.
Medium weight feed heifers sold to weaker competition selling from 252c to 284c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were in reasonable supply and quality was mixed. The younger well finished steers met stronger demand from
domestic and export processors making from 280c to 327c/kg. Bullocks were limited and prices averaged 314c/kg. Heavy heifers with shape
sold from 255c to 310c/kg. Another larger yarding of cows applied pressure to prices over all categories. Prices were 3c to 8c/kg cheaper.
Heavy cows sold to a large group of processors selling from 246c to 276c/kg. The D2 and D3 types made from 210c to 262c/kg.