Yarding 2200 Change -1550
The season and looming Easter holiday break is continuing to be the major influence on prices and competition.
Wagga agents yarded a smaller yarding and most grades showed a softening in rates
Prices for feeder cattle weakened with feedlots only in pursuit of well bred stock, with some types not attracting all major buyers.
Heavy feeder steers 500-600kg sold to a smaller group of feedlot buyers with prices slipping 25c/kg.
Buyers paid from 440-540c/kg to spend an average of $2714.
Feeder steers 400-500kg lost traction falling 10c selling from 500-623c, while the lighter weights recorded a top price of 618c/kg.
Feeder heifer numbers were back, and quality was very good which meant prices edged up 2c to 4c/kg.
Rates ranging from 520-600c/kg.
In the trade market, steers and heifers both benefited from strong feedlot and domestic processor competition.
Prices were unchanged to a few cents cheaper with the heifer portion selling from 466-560c, while trade steers topped at 580c/kg.
There was an excellent selection of vealers in the trade offering which resulted in a price spike of 20c/kg.
The pick of the vealers sold from 560c to 616c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks lacked processor demand from southern processors which was reflected in cheaper trend of 10c/kg.
The bulk of the steers made from 430 to 524c/kg.
There were just over 300 cows, and most were well finished.
Heavy well finished cows sold to a small group of buyers selling 20c cheaper.
The bulk made from 344c to 372c/kg.
The middle run of leaner types sold from 280-350c/kg.
Market reporter: Leann Dax
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