Wagga sale 8 May

Leann Dax, 08/05/2023

Wagga cattle market struggled for momentum in a bigger yarding of 3500 this morning.

Not even the best heavy cattle could hold their form with prices coming off the boil 30c to 50c/kg.

Heavy steers 500-500kg sold from 270-350c while bullocks topped at 350c to average 326c/kg.

It was more of the same for well-shaped heavy heifers, with rates up to 50c/kg cheaper.

Meat buyers were selective across yearling trade categories pulling rates back 33c/kg.

Trade heifers 400 to 500kg sold from 320c to 345c/kg. The only category to hold form was for trade steers 400 to 500kg . Prices topped at 398c/kg.

A run of over 500 yearling steers 400-to 500kg made from 270c to 396c falling 38c/kg to average $1578 per head.

Feeder heifers met the same fate softening 30c for the medium weighs averaging $1445.

There was just over 880 cows yarded with all types making up the offering. Cow rates generally dipped 30c to 40c/kg with leaner types hardest hit.

Heavy cows sold from 236c to 281c/kg.

Leaner cows sold from 170c to 230c/kg. Store cows were well supplied selling at 170c to 250c/kg.


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