Wagga cattle market | July 17 2017

A TOTAL of 2800 cattle went under the hammer at Wagga on Monday. 

The market dropped by 500 compared to the previous week. 

Quality improved, with good numbers of well-bred cattle and quality consistent in the offering.

Grown steer numbers lifted while there were insufficient numbers of bullocks to quote.

There were increased orders in place this week for steers and heifers suitable to feed on.

The fair quality supply of vealers sold to solid demand making from 305c to 344c/kg. Medium weight grass finished trade heifers met stronger demand due impart to stronger feedlot competition.

The better covered medium weight trade heifers sold from 282c to 305c/kg.

Trade weight steers were in reasonable supply and prices lifted by 7c/kg. Well finished steers sold from 300c to 330c/kg. Feeder steers sold to strong demand, with several feedlots keen to acquire well-bred Angus lines.

Medium weight steers sold from 300c to 346c/kg. Light weight feeder heifers lifted 5c making from 265c to 310c/kg.

Not all processors operated or attended in the export market. The better quality pens of prime finished steer sold a few cents cheaper making from 280c to 300c/kg. Cow numbers lifted and southern processor competition was solid on higher yielding types.

Heavy cows topped at 258c to average 251c/kg. The D3 medium weight lines sold to slightly weaker demand making from 215c to 252c/kg.

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