Wagga sale 4 May 2020: Numbers hold up despite rain

Leann Dax, 05/05/2020

Yarding 2055 Change -25

Despite heavy rain across the supply area numbers remained similar at Wagga with 2055 yarded.

Quality was on the plainer side resulting in very few trade or export cattle offered.

A large percentage of the offering was secondary cattle from the Monaro in NSW which is still experiencing drought like conditions.

Trade steers sold from 370-390c while trade heifers sold at 360-380c/kg.

Light weight cattle were in limited supply and prices were up to 10c dearer than the previous week.

Light weight steers 200-280kg sold from 450-530c/kg.

Steers under 200kg topped at 600c/kg. The heifer portion 200-280kg, sold from 390-460c/kg.

Feeder steers recorded another stable week with prices continuing to sit around the 370c-394c/kg range.

The main run of heifers 330-400kg were within a few cents of last week ,with more upside for the Angus portion. Prices ranged from 355-380c/kg.

Heavy steers were in short supply and buyers were all eager for a market share lifting rates by 40c/kg. The limited pen lots sold from 350-380c/kg.

The cow market offered up 635 cows in a mixed quality offering.

Northern and southern buyers along with restockers clashed across the middle run of leaner types.

Heavy cows gained 10-12c making from 288-307c/kg. Leaner cows lifted 10-15c selling at 270-295c/kg.

Store cows were in favour pushing prices for joined cows up to 350c/kg.


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