Yearling steers bought by the processors were significantly dearer in the south of the state this week and averaged 308c/kg (liveweight).
The supply of cattle at central NSW markets has jumped as producers take the opportunity to sell on a stronger market.
Northern NSW producers continued to offload cows in large numbers, but vealers and yearlings were also well supplied.
Agents say the way the season is, it is surprising the numbers of prime cattle for sale ... it just shows what producers are doing supplementary feeding their stock.
The sniff of potential rain this weekend and showers in the past fortnight across patches of NSW certainly helped boost prices at the CTLX, Carcoar, weaner sale on Friday.
An estimated 17,000 weaner steers and heifers will go under the hammer at Gunnedah, Tamworth, Tenterfield and Glen Innes later this week.