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 25/11/2019 comparison date 18/11/2019
Yarding 6660 Change 920

Hot weather and dry conditions pushed numbers up significantly. Quality across the yarding was quite good, with plenty of cattle suitable for
trade and export buyers, along with a mixed selection of forward store yearlings to suit lot feeders and restockers. Price results for most
categories varied although steady demand from feedlot buyers helped support values for the better bred secondary lines of steers and heifers.
Falls of up 21c were recorded for trade steers and heifers with the heifer portion experiencing the hardest hit. Trade heifers sold from 230c to
304c while trade steers averaged 285c/kg. Light weight steers sold to cautious bidding from restockers which resulted in a cheaper trend of
15c, the better bred lines made from 236c to 290c/kg. Heifers returning to the paddock eased 7c to average 245c/kg. Prices for feeders steers
varied with well-bred lines creating a floor in values. Feeder steers made from 255c to 306c/kg. Feeder heifers eased 4c making from 244c to
289c/kg.
There was a price correction for heavy steers and bullocks of 24c to 32c, some of which was quality related. Heavy C3 steers and C4 bullocks
made from 265c to 305c/kg. It was more of the same in the cow market with prices generally decreasing from 14c to 22c/kg. Not all buyers
operated while others were very selective. Heavy cows sold from 233c to 264c/kg. D2 and D3 types made from 207c to 246c/kg.