VENDORS sold 2910 cattle at the Wagga market on Monday.
According to NLRS (NLRS) market reporter, Leann Dax numbers increased with the dry conditions intensifying.
There were a few more feedlot and restocker orders in the market, which helped push feeder steer prices higher.
In the trade market domestic buyers competed strongly to acquire steers 400-500kg, steers suitable for the trade averaged 476c/kg.
A single pen of European cross steers recorded a top price of 490c/kg. Trade heifers sold to similar price trends of last week, making from 374c to 450c/kg. Light weight secondary steers 200-280kg sold to a top price of 685c/kg to average $1560 per head.
The heifer portion sold to a top price of 504c/kg. Prices for feeder steers was stronger for all weight categories. Steers 400-500kg sold from 410c to 491c to average approximately 470c/kg.
Medium weight feeder heifers sold to a bigger group of feedlots. Medium weight feeder heifers sold from 404c to 460c/kg.
Not all processors operated in the export run. Prices for heavy steers and bullocks rallied up to 20c/kg in places, with demand notably stronger.
Prices for C3 steers and C4 bullocks ranged from 330c to 430c/kg. Heavy steers 500-600kg to feed on made from 410c to 466c/kg. In the cow market not all processors operated.
Heavy weight well finished cows sold 20c dearer, selling from 295c to 330c/kg. Lean condition cows were in short supply making from 255c to 318c/kg.