NVLX Wodonga 7 March 2023: Dry conditions reflected in yarding

Leann Dax, 07/03/2023

Yarding 1300 Change +300

File picture of selling action at Wodononga.

The offering was mixed with a number of cattle having slipped in quality due to the dry conditions.

Most of the usual export and domestic buyers were at the sale, however some processors were quite selective.

The reduced supply of vealers sold to solid demand. The pick of the vealers made from 363 to 480c/kg. Yearling trade steers were few and buying competition fluctuated. The bulk selling at 390c to 474c/kg. The heifer portion sold to increased competition making from 313c to 395c/kg.

Feeder heifers medium weight sold 24c cheaper making from 307c to 333c/kg. Medium weight feeders steers were in limited supply and there were no lines of well-bred steers.

Prices dipped 42c to average 333c/kg. In the export sale most processors operated however, at lower price levels. Heavy bullocks slipped 25c making from 322c to 359c/kg. Heavy steers softened 15c to average 345c/kg.

In the cow market buyers were reluctant to enter bidding duels. Most sales were 10c to 12c cheaper. The better finished heavy cows sold at 280c to 305c/kg. Heavy bulls sold at 283c to 300c/kg.

Market reporter: Leann Dax

Source: NLRS. To view full NVLX Wodonga market report and prices click here


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