Wagga cattle market, September 10 2018

PLACING THEIR BIDS: View from the gallery at the Wagga cattle market.
PLACING THEIR BIDS: View from the gallery at the Wagga cattle market.

VENDORS sold 3360 cattle at the Wagga market and the yarding was back by 440 head. 

Restocker interest declined which was reflected in the cheaper trends.

Vealers were few and the better covered vealers sold from 180c to 268c/kg. Trade heifers benefited from steady competition. Medium weight trade heifers sold from 238c to 298c averaging 273c/kg. Trade steer numbers increased and quality was very good, the better finished selling from 276c to 302/kg.

Weaner cattle sold to weak demand, with some of the buying group inactive.

The bulk of the steers returning to the paddock sold from 170c to 279c/kg. Secondary light weight heifers sold to much cheaper trends averaging 207c/kg.

Light and medium weight feeder steers sold to all of the usual buyers.

Medium weight feeder steers gained 6c to 10c, making from 288c to 313c, while the lighter weights sold 10c dearer to average 283c/kg.

Feeder heifers 330-400kg were 47c dearer selling from 220c to 275c/kg.

Domestic and export processor struggled to fill loads which resulted in a dearer trend.

The better quality pens of prime finished steers and bullocks made from 280c to 314c/kg.

There was a limited supply of bullocks that averaged 267c/kg. In the cow market all weights and grades were represented.

Heavy cows gained 8c to average 234c/kg. The D3 medium weight lines tracked 6c dearer making from 175c to 234c/kg. Plainer cows sold from 120c to 155c/kg.