Yarding 2080 Change -295
A big drop in numbers at Wagga put some fire back into lighter weight secondary cattle categories. The mixture of rain and price reductions over recent weeks resulted in a smaller offering of 2080.
The price lift was most noticeable for light weight steers 200-280kg with prices jumping 25c/kg. Herefords made to 504c while Angus steers topped at 528c/kg.
Steers 280-330 kg found strong support from restockers gaining 10c selling from 370-404c/kg.
The lightweight heifer portion attracted strong bidding from agents and commission buyers. with prices ranging from 380-480c/kg.
Feeder steers sold to selective demand depending on breeding. There were isolated sales to 394c however, most sold from 340-380c/kg.
Feeder heifers held their ground with most buyers eager to acquire numbers. Prices were unchanged making from 330-385c/kg.
Trade heifers were few and prices were inline with last weeks rates selling at 330-390c/kg. There were to few trade steers to quote with the top pen making 380c/kg.
A seasonal shortage of bullocks meant prices lifted 3c selling from 310-345c/kg. A single pen of bullocks made 315c/kg. Heavy heifers with shape sold at 300-330c/kg.
The cow market sold to weaker southern competition and prices generally eased 5-6c/kg. Heavy cows sold from 280-299c/kg. The middle run of leaner types was unchanged due to strong restocker demand, with the bulk making from 250-275c/kg. store cows sold from 26-294c/kg.
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