Wagga sale 17 Jan 2022: Staff shortages cause vendor caution

Leann Dax, 18/01/2022

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Numbers remained extremely low at Wagga cattle sale with agents mustering only 830 head

Vendors have become cautious in selling their cattle, with a wait and see approach owing to the staff shortages at most abattoirs.

Most of the usual buying group attended however, very few purchases were made by domestic or export companies, with feedlots purchasing the bulk of the offering.

Trade steers and heifers were few prices ranged from 476c to 540c/kg.

Feeder steers sold to patchy competition throughout the sale. Medium weight steers sold from 460 to 555c/kg.

Light weights feed steers 330-400kg made from 510 to 560c/kg gaining 5c/kg.

In the heifer run there were some outstanding lines of 330-400kg Angus heifers.

These well-bred lines sold from 465 to 560c lifting 35c/kg on last weeks lack lustre market.

Heavy steers and bullocks were in reasonable supply and quality was very good.

Despite the excellent quality line up of stock all steers sold to feedlots, with no competition coming from export or domestic buyers.

Heavy steers and bullocks to feed on sold at 438c to 540c/kg

Heavy cows sold to a small group of buyers.

Prices were unchanged selling from 328c to 450c with a single to 480c/kg.

Market reporter: Leann Dax

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