16 Dec Wagga Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 16/12/2019 comparison date 09/12/2019
Agents yarded half the numbers from previous sales for the final market prior to the Christmas break. The yarding was mostly plain with a
large portion being secondary types suiting the feedlot and restocker buyers. There was a larger offering of bobby calves as conditions across
the supply area continue to lack rainfall. Only a small field of buyers were in attendance with major processors winding down for the break.
Generally the market was softer with the exception of yearlings going to domestic processors, selling in a slightly stronger trend.
There was a picking of finished trade lines throughout with the best of the steers over 400kg selling from 262c to 305c and the heifer portion
making from 245c to 276c, gaining from 6c to 10c/kg. The feedlot buyers were keen to participate across all weights and grades with the
heavier lines of steers over 400kg, making from 238c to 307c, softening 10c/kg. A large supply of heifers suitable for the feedlot were made
from 245c to 289c, gaining 3c/kg. Restockers were very active today across all categories with the better bred yearlings making from 220c to
Quality grown steers and bullocks were very limited and sold 10c to 12c/kg easier. C3 and C4 grown steers, 500-600kg, sold from 265c to 282c
and the few heavy bullocks available to processors reached 278c/kg. Heavy grown heifers weighing over 550kg eased 5c, making from 225c to
277c/kg. The cow market was generally softer with heavy 3 and 4 score beef cows selling from 190c to 216c, easing 2c to 4c and the middle
run of D2 cows made from 182c to 205c/kg. Restockers participated on the good supply of lighter cows, paying from 155c to 195c/kg.