Rising numbers took the sting out of rates in a bigger yarding of 5100 at Wagga.
The market reacted to the prediction of heavy rains to hit late this week.
The start of summer has seen some unexpected price corrections at Wagga in a bigger yarding of 4300. Buyer demand was erratic and at lower levels, with some classes of yearlings and some vealers falling 10-15c/kg.
The market rallied following heavy rain last week for secondary cattle, while the prime cattle sold to mixed price trends.
Cattle prices reflected the variation in demand at Wagga market this week, ranging from cheaper to dearer in a much smaller offering of 3680 cattle.
The volatile market continued this week at Wagga as another wave of secondary cattle hit the sale. Prices varied amongst categories managing a big lift for Angus feeder heifers. But the general trend for beef cattle was weaker.
Prices continued to fluctuate in a bigger yarding at Wagga of 6080. The market struggled to find a base amongst secondary categories amid the very tough seasonal conditions.
Rain in the north drove rates higher at Wagga in a bigger yarding of 5080.
The price rally after recent rain was maintained at Wagga Wagga. More than 3700 cattle were yarded. Price results over all categories lifted as buyers struggle to find supplies.
Cattle markets in the past week have been erratic and Wagga experienced the same fluctuating price trends, depending on quality and competition. Agents yarded 5000 cattle, 1000 less than the previous market.