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 09/12/2019 comparison date 02/12/2019
Yarding 5800
Change 120

In a similar sized yarding prices weakened under a flush of numbers at most selling centres. In the mixed quality yarding, export cattle hit a
flat spot, with cows bearing the brunt of the cheaper trend. Feedlot steers and heifers sold to solid demand however, prices were lower over all
categories.
The young trade cattle market produced mixed price trends throughout the sale with the heifer portion discounted at times. Trade heifers
eased 11c selling, from 235c to 272c, while trade steers averaged 281c/kg. Light weight steers sold to weaker demand which resulted in a
cheaper trend of 13c/kg. The well bred lines, 200-280kg made from 231c to 282c/kg. Heifers returning to the paddock were 4c dearer,
averaged 250c/kg. Prices for feeder steers bounced around due in part too, not all buyers attending. Feeder steers made from 250c to
316c/kg. Feeder heifers sold 3c to 6c cheaper, making from 220c to 289c/kg.
Heavy bullocks sold down to 260c but generally were 14c cheaper to average 260c/kg. Heavy C3 steers made from 255 to 286c/kg. The cow
market lacked competition, causing prices to decline 14c to 15c/kg. Most buyers operated in a fair quality offering. Heavy cows sold from 204c
to 228c/kg. D2 and D3 types made from 174c to 213c/kg.