A TOTAL of 3300 cattle were sold at the Wagga market on Monday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service dry conditions and strong prices contributed to higher numbers.
The limited availability of good domestic trade cattle meant processors had to up the ante to purchase stock. Secondary cattle were well supplied with a large percentage destined for feedlots.
All the regular export and domestic buyers were in attendance.
There were several northern and local restocking orders in place however buyers struggled to find adequate numbers of well-bred types.