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Wagga 14 Aug 2017: Trade prices lift

Guest Author, 15 August 2017

Trade prices lifted as buyers were more committed on competing for a market share on all the better finished lines. Young cattle suitable for the trade generally experienced a 10-12c rise, although there were times where plainer conditioned stock struggled to attract buyers.

Wagga sale 31 July 2017: Mixed price trends for 2900 head

Guest Author, 01 August 2017

The trade market struggled to find a stable base due to a combination of seasonal variations, a glut of box meat and consumer resistance at the shop front.

Wagga sale 25 July 2017: Erratic trends in smaller yarding

Guest Author, 25 July 2017

Store cattle categories were anything from dearer to 30c/kg cheaper. Agents said the unsettled market made it difficult to value cattle and gave no confidence to some farmers to trade cattle.

Wagga sale 17 July 2017: Feeder and restocker competition falls away

Guest Author, 18 July 2017

Lighter weight weaner cattle in general hit a brick wall as pressure from the ongoing dry weather wiped significant money from all categories.

Wagga sale 10 July 2017: Cheaper prices over most categories

Guest Author, 11 July 2017

A lack of buyer support and higher feed grain prices saw most categories take a hit of 10-40c depending on condition and weight.

Wagga sale 3 July 2017: Feedlot, restocker competition lifts

Guest Author, 04 July 2017

Prices were fuelled by better feedlot and restocker competition, after some rain in the north and local area.

Wagga sale 26 June 2017: Market follows last week’s cheaper prices

Guest Author, 27 June 2017

Extremely dry conditions and plainer quality eroded prices in a reduced yarding of 3,200 cattle at Wagga. The market opened weaker on the back of last week’s cheaper trends.

Wagga sale 19 June 2017: Export processor competition wanes

Guest Author, 20 June 2017

Even with a shortage of export cattle the market lacked competition from major export processors causing the market to slide 12c/kg. The cheaper trend was obvious at the commencement of the sale with only two processors operating fully.

Wagga sale 1 June 2017: Prices fluctuate on quality, competition

Guest Author, 06 June 2017

Cattle markets in the past week have been somewhat erratic and Wagga experienced the same fluctuating price trends, depending on quality and competition.

Wagga sale 29 May 2017: Feedlot competition eases

Guest Author, 31 May 2017

Weaker feedlot competition across all categories was the catalyst for the cheaper trends. Major feedlots from Victoria NSW were operating, but some sporadically preferring well-bred lines of Angus cattle.