THE last cattle sale of 2015 at Wagga was a big one with 3820 head going under the hammer.
Despite the big numbers prices flattened out and quality was described as “plain”.
Meat and Livestock Australia market reporter, Leann Dax said trade steers were back by 10c/kg to sell from 270c/kg to 280c/kg.
Steers weighing 330kg to 400kg were firm and made 298c/kg to 328c/kg.
Trade heifers weighing 400kg to 500 kg were back by 5c/kg and received 255c/kg to 278c/kg. Feeder heifers weighing weighing 330kg to 400kg were firm to make as much as 310c/kg. One pen of feeder heifers, weighing more than 400kg, made 284c. Grown steers, 500kg to 600kg, traded at 7c/kg less, with a price range of 260c/kg to 278c/kg.
Bullocks were down by 20c/kg and made 250c/kg to 273c/kg.
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