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Wagga sale 3 Sep 2018: 500 weaners heading for Tasmania

Leann Dax, 04/09/2018

Yarding 3800 Change 1440

Another wave of light weight veal and yearlings were offered at Wagga in a bigger yarding 3800 cattle. Quality was plain with the bulk of the offering secondary types.

No less than 500 light weight weaners (including veal) found a new home in Tasmania. A Tasmanian stock agent kept a floor in prices with little demand from the usual field of store buyers. Well-bred steers 200-280kg held their values best making from 198-274c/kg to average $619 per head.

The heifer portion to turn out made from 150-217c averaging $460 per head.

Feeder steers in all weight categories eased 10-11c/kg the bulk of the steers making from 198-304c/kg.

Feeder heifers were well supplied and prices were unchanged to a few cents easier at the heavier end. The main run of heifers 330-400kg sold at 198-283c/kg.

In the trade market buyers were dependent on the heifer portion with all 400-500kg steers’ secondary stock. Trade heifers 400-500kg sold 2c cheaper making from 252-296c/kg.

Despite heavy grown steers and bullocks being in short supply prices slipped 11c/kg. The better finished steers making from 276c-282c/kg.

Heavy cows were keenly sought gaining 6c to average 226c/kg. The biggest price lift was for leaner types with prices up to 40c dearer. The middle run of D2 ad D3 cows sold at 174-214c/kg.

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