Wagga sale 22 Feb 2021: Heifer and steer prices lift 10c/kg

Leann Dax, 23/02/2021

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THE Wagga cattle market ramped up again this week as the wet weather last week impacted supply.

In a smaller offering, trade cattle attracted premium prices, with both heifers and steers jumping 10c/kg. Trade steers sold from 420-435c, while the heifer portion sold at 376-441c/kg.

The pick of the veal was few selling at 410-468c/kg.

Feeder heifers increased in value across light and medium weight categories with prices bouncing 5-15c/kg. The bulk of the heifers sold from 400-470c/kg.

Feeders steers gained 2c with light weight making from 450-478c/kg. Medium weight sold from 396-468c/kg.

Steers returning to the paddock sold to a smaller group of buyers making from 490-575c/kg. The heifer portion made 414-480c/kg.

Heavy steers 500-600kg sold to strong demand from processors and feedlots with feedlots dominating on the younger steers.

Steers to kill were unchanged averaging 393c/kg. The steers portion to feed on eased 13c to average 416c/kg.

Bullocks sold to fluctuating price trend slipping 10c/kg. The bulk selling at 340-392c/kg.

In the cow market heavy well finished cows were unchanged averaging 312c/kg. Leaner types sold to erratic competition with buyers trying to out bid restockers. Leaner cows made from 268-286c/kg.

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