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 17/06/2019 comparison date 03/06/2019
Yarding 3600 Change 500
Numbers lifted due to the public holiday last week. Quality was mostly plain, with the bulk of the cattle in store condition. Trade cattle were in
short supply. Feedlot buyers were present and operating over all categories. Heavy steer and bullock numbers contracted as winter closes in.
Cow numbers dipped slightly, with just over 1,100 penned. Restockers attended and ignited the bidding for lines of well-bred steers weighing
200-330kg.
Domestic cattle prices were unchanged to a few cents dearer. Trade steers sold to solid demand for the limited number to average 315c/kg.
Trade heifers benefited from feedlot competition, resulting in a dearer trend of 3c, the bulk making from 260c to 299c/kg. There were
numerous lines of well-bred light weight weaner steers and heifers which inspired local restockers, commission buyers and agents. Weaner
steers weighing 200-280kg sold 18c dearer, making from 245c to 327c/kg. The lighter weight heifers sold 31c dearer to average 229c/kg. The
usual buying group operated in the feeder steer market. The bulk of the medium steers were unchanged, averaging 306c/kg. There was
significantly stronger demand for feed steers weighing 330-400kg. The well bred portion lifted 9c, making from 260c to 322c/kg. Light weight
feed heifers also attracted a large field of buyers, pushing prices 19c higher to average 282c/kg.
Grown steers and bullocks were in short supply. The C3 and C4 steers and bullocks sold from 260c to 300c/kg. The cow market sold to
stronger competition for well finished types, while leaner grades sold to fluctuating competition. Heavy cows gained 7c to average 230c/kg.
The D2 and D3 cows sold to spirited bidding at times from restockers, making from 132c to 224c/kg. Cows to turnout sold to a large group of
store buyers, making from 170c to 230c/kg.