Yarding 2650 Change -260
At Wagga cattle prices strengthened in a smaller yarding of 2650.
All Good quality slaughter cattle sold to dearer prices ,with the cow market experiencing the biggest gains after softening prices in recent weeks.
Heavy cow’s fat score 3 and 4 sold from 296c to a top of 340c/kg. The average price for heavy cows in dollar per head terms was $2193.
Trade cattle quality was very mixed reflecting the dry conditions. The better shaped steers and with good fat cover sold from 440c to 490c/kg.
Trade heifers were keenly sought with the grain assisted pushing prices 14c higher to record a top price of 480c/kg.
Quality vealers were in limited numbers and most were under 340kg. Prices ranged from 454c to 512c/kg.
Feeder steers prices were buoyant with the lighter weights 25c dearer selling at 440c to 528c/kg.
Medium weights sold at 440c to 484c to average 467c/kg.
Feeder heifers were not the quality of previous weeks and supplies were lower.
Despite quality and reduced supplies rates were unchanged making from 400-475c/kg.
Restocking steers back to the paddock 200-280kg sold to strong northern competition making from 510c to 646c/kg.
The heifer portion jumped 32c making from 440-576c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were unchanged selling from 355c to 414c/kg. Heavy steers to feed on 500-600kg sold from 395c to 480c/kg. Heavy heifers with shape sold from 350c to 402c/kg.
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