Wagga sale 22 May 2023: Prices strengthen in smaller yarding

Leann Dax, 22/05/2023

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At Wagga cattle prices strengthened in a smaller yarding of 2270.

All good quality slaughter cattle sold to dearer prices, with the cow market experiencing the modest gains after prices softening  in recent weeks.

Heavy cow’s fat score 3 and 4 sold from 228c to a top of 268c/kg. The average price for heavy cows in dollar per head terms was $1703.

Trade cattle quality was mixed reflecting the colder conditions. The better shaped  steers and with good fat cover sold from 290c to 352c/kg.

Trade heifers were keenly sought with the grain assisted pushing prices 15c higher to record a top price of 328c/kg.

Quality vealers were in limited numbers and most were under 350kg. Prices ranged from 275c to 376c/kg.

Feeder steers prices were buoyant with the medium weights 7c dearer selling at 270c to 374c/kg.

Lighter weights sold at 325c to 395c to average 371c/kg.

Feeder heifers were not the quality of previous weeks and supplies were lower.

Despite quality and reduced supplies rates were 20c higher making from 244-342c/kg.

Restocking steers back to the paddock 200-280kg sold to stronger local competition making from 270c to 376c/kg.

Heavy steers and bullocks were unchanged  to 5c dearer selling from 270c to 318c/kg. Heavy steers to feed on 500-600kg sold from 308c to 335c/kg. Heavy heifers with shape sold from 251c to 317c/kg.

Market reporter: Leanne Dax

Source: NLRS Click here to view full Wagga report on NLRS website.


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