Best presented young slaughter cattle generally sold significantly dearer, while plainer conditioned stock saw rates spike depending on the breed and level of feedlot demand.
Predictions of rain inspired plenty of restockers into action. Light weight steers to turnout 200-280kg sold at 379-418c to average $1074.
Cattle prices reflected the wide variation in the condition of stock being sold at NVLX Wodonga this week, ranging from 10c to 30c cheaper in a smaller offering of 1,200 cattle.
The cattle market is still trying to find its level after three weeks with interruption to supply due to Easter and the Anzac public holiday last week. Most categories recorded mixed trends due to the plainer offering.
There was some big price gains recorded in the trade market as rain helped buoy demand over most categories. Price surges of another 11-18c were achieved.
Cattle prices have shown stronger price trends over trade and secondary categories in a smaller yarding of 1030 at NVLX Wodonga.
Cattle prices at NVLX Wodonga have continued on a solid note. Numbers dipped slightly to 1545 in a very mixed quality offering.
Once again a shortage of domestic and export cattle gave the market some momentum with prices improving by as much as 20c/kg for yearling trade cattle. Most of the secondary lines were purchased by a smaller group of feedlot buyers.
The market seemed to lose some heat, with easier prices trends over most yearling categories. There were signs at the market that trade and feedlots are not prepared push the market upwards, particularly at the plainer end of those categories.
A mixed quality yarding of cattle at NVLX Wodonga created some varied price trends this week. The market showed gains on some categories, but losses on others in a bigger sized yarding of 1,900