Yarding 1530 Change -800
Prices lifted at Wagga Wagga in a much smaller yarding of 1530.
Heavy rain across the supply area contributed greatly to the reduction in numbers.
Quality was fair, to very good for some of the trade yearlings, with prices arguably dearer than the previous sale.
Undoubtably there was strong indications from restockers paying up to 665c for heifers weighing 200-280kg with the bulk averaging $1521 per head. The steers portion jumped 23c to average $1803.
Angus feeder heifers attracted premium rates with the light weights 12c/kg dearer making from 478-580c/kg. Medium weight feed heifers topped at 535c to average 515c/kg.
Feeder steers sold to stronger demand with a pen of Angus steers 351kg reaching a top price 638c/kg. The bulk of the medium weight steers sold at 495-583c/kg.
Trade heifer numbers increased and quality improved causing prices to bounce 46c to average 556c/kg.
Steers suitable for domestic processors lifted 7c selling from 530-608c/kg.
Heavy grown steers 500 to 600kg sold 49c dearer with a major supermarket pushing prices higher for the top pens. The bulk of the steers made from 490-522c/kg.
A small line-up of 185 cows ignited the bidding for all weights and grades.
Heavy cows rallied 17c making from 410c- 438c/kg.
The middle run of leaner type were limited selling from 323-386c/kg.
Market reporter: Leann Dax
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