Some producers have no choice but to open the gates and graze crops, but these animal health aspects must be considered.
A big crowd of buyers, friends and family gathered at Weebollabolla, Moree, for the 50th on-property bull sale, held by the Munro family.
For Wilga Feedlot owners Ian and Louise MacCue, the RAS Sydney Royal Beef Challenge validates the decisions they make in the business each day.
Now is the time to start planning and working out the critical decision-making points to deal with ongoing dry weather.
Grafton store market fell back compared with previous months, as expected, but buyer interest was strong with big bullocks and pregnant cows pulling the biggest return, with a market top of $1625 for red-tagged black Angus females.
After months of price pressure, rendered beef products such as tallow have finally started to stabilise.
The final Sevenbardot bull sale at "Wigelmar", Bylong, cleared 64 bulls topping at $16,000 twice and averaging $7078.