Wagga cattle sale draw June 18 2018

VENDORS will sell 4440 cattle at the Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre on Monday.

Sales will resume again at Wagga after the public holiday recess on Monday. There was no weekly market due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

DETAILS FROM THE JUNE 4 SALE: Vendors sold 3500. Yearling steers and heifers suitable for the trade were in short supply. Grown steer and bullocks were in limited numbers however quality improved with odd lots supplementary fed. The usual turnout of export and domestic buyers attended. Vealers were limited with the bulk selling to feedlots and restockers. The better vealers to domestic processors sold from 260c to 280c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers were keenly sought resulting in prices lifting 9c to average 267c/kg. Trade steers were limited and prices averaged 280c/kg. Restocking competition was again erratic with buyers finding it difficult to set a base price. Overall weaner steers and heifers generally sold to dearer trends. Lighter weight steers back to the paddock sold from 216c to 294c/kg. Secondary light weight heifers lacking shape made from 110c to 180c, while the well-bred portion sold at 215c to 260c/kg. Feeder steers were in shorter supply. Both categories of light and medium weight steers sold to the usual group of buyers. Medium weight feeder steers sold 2c cheaper making from 248c to 301c/kg. Feeder heifer prices fluctuated throughout the sale and prices were up to 5c/kg dearer for heifers weighing from 330-400kg. Domestic and export processor competition was strong for both heavy steers and bullocks. The better quality pens of prime finished steers and bullocks made from 258c to 286c/kg. Cow numbers decreased and demand was solid over the mixed quality offering. Heavy cows topped at 221c/kg. The D3 medium weight lines were unchanged making from 142c to 182c/kg. Young cows back to the paddock sold to mixed price trends, making from 120c to 194c/kg. – MLA

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