Yarding 2740 Change -960
Restocker and feedlot demand continues to drive cattle prices at Wagga in a smaller yarding of 2740.
And while feedlot demand is the main factor impacting prices, summer restockers stepped into the market lifting their weight range to 330-400kg.
This weight category jumped in price with the bulk of the steers returning to the paddock averaging $2243.
Lights weights 200-280kg recorded a top price of 760c to average 736c/kg.
Heifers returning to the paddock were few with feedlots dominating all the lighter weight categories the bulk averaged $1988.
The trade cattle were almost non-existent prices ranged 460c to 478c/kg.
Feed steers were firm to 8c dearer making from 520c to 656c/kg.
Feed heifers topped at 595c making from 460c to 590c/kg
In the export run quality was outstanding with heavy steers 500-600kg in reasonable numbers. Heavy steers sold to weak demand from both feedlots and meat buyers resulting in a price dip of 14c/kg. The bulk of the finished steers making from 420c to 490c/kg.
Bullocks slipped 16c selling at 430-468c/kg.
The cow market sold to solid price trends throughout the sale as the sale. Heavy cows held firm selling at 384c to 418c/kg. Leaner types were few making from 326-400c/kg.
Market reporter: Leann Dax
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