Yarding 3560 Change 510
There was a strong price direction to come out of Wagga on Monday, when all categories showed dearer trends after last week’s Queens birthday holiday.
The season remains the biggest influence on cattle values, and in recent weeks price trends have been driven up, where an abundance of feed and water have given producers confidence to hold back stock.
Light weight steers returning to the paddock sold at 460-510c to average $1264 per head. The heifer portion sold from 380-482c/kg.
Lighter weight feed steers 330-400kg sold 10c dearer making from 380-450c averaging 417c/kg.
Interest in feed heifers increased as bidding escalated driving rates up by 11c/kg. The bulk selling from 370-420c/kg.
The best trade steers and heifers to suit domestic processors made from 380-424c/kg.
Prices remained strong for heavy steers 500-600kg selling to 411c while other sales ranged from 345-400c/kg. Heavy bullocks were few and lifted 10c making from 375-390c/kg.
It was a mixed quality offering of cows and most buyers were operating over all classes. Heavy cows jumped 25c consistently making from 298-328c/kg. The middle run of D2 and D3 types gained 24c to average 296c/kg. Store cow buyers led the way pushing values 60c/kg higher. Store cows sold from 272-359c/kg.
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