Wagga cattle market, June 29 2020

VENDORS sold 2500 cattle at the Wagga cattle market on Monday.

There was weaker demand for light weight secondary weaner steers and heifers, with not the usual orders in place.

IN STORE: Action from the store pens at Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre. Picture: File image

IN STORE: Action from the store pens at Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre. Picture: File image

Young weaner steers, 280 to 330kg, returning to the paddock sold to erratic bidding making from 410c to 505c/kg.

There were a few orders in place for store heifers, 200 to 280kg with the bulk averaging $964/head.

Secondary steers suitable to feed-on sold to the regular group of buyers.

Medium weight steers, 400 to 500kg softened 5c making from 339c to 433c/kg.

The lighter weight portion sold from 390c to 435c/kg.

Feed heifers were unchanged to a few cents cheaper making from 365c to 410c/kg.

Heifers suitable for the trade sold to weak demand from some processors and feedlots resulting in a cheaper trend of 13c/kg.

Trade steers sold 27c cheaper, with buyers reluctant to push against feedlot competition.

Trade steers sold from 380c to 420c/kg.

Both export and domestic buyer competition was solid over the limited supplies of heavy steers and bullocks.

Heavy grown steers reached a top price of 410c and bullocks made to 390c/kg.

The cow market gained traction, with sales strong over all classes.

Heavy cows picked up 10c making from 295c to 347c/kg. Store cows were keenly sought selling at 277c to 360c/kg.