Wagga 9 Jan 2016: Mixed trends in first sale of 2017

The first sale of 2017 at Wagga produced mixed price trends in a yarding of 3,200. Light weight store cattle rates softened due to fewer restocking orders in place. Light weight straight bred weaner steers, 200-280kg returning to the paddock made from 320c to 396c/kg. Plain-quality steers sold down to 318c, while the better conditioned heifers to the paddock ranged from 314c to 368c to average 354c/kg. The feeder steer market showed solid resilience, to any downside prior to the Christmas break. Demand for quality steers and heifers were evident, with steer prices firm to 7c dearer. A total of…

Source: Beef Central
Wagga 9 Jan 2016: Mixed trends in first sale of 2017