Cattle supply was reduced for the last store sale of the year at the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, store cattle sale last Friday.
Producer confidence buoyed by the potential for better seasons in 2018 has been backed up by cattle, lamb and wool markets riding on a wave of high prices.
The finalists for the ALPA NSW Young Auctioneers Competition have been announced following two days of intensive training in Wagga Wagga this week.
Summer feed prospects following recent rain has renewed restocker interest for Dubbo store cattle with northwestern and southwestern buyers seen to be keen on drafts last Friday.
Cows with calves and yearlings have been the standout at store markets as restockers look to replenish herds after a drier winter and spring.
The Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association annual general meeting was held in Adelaide last Friday, along with an ALPA board meeting.
A significant reduction in the number of cattle being sold at NSW saleyards in the past financial year has been confirmed by the results of the Meat and Livestock Australia saleyards survey.
The price direction of Australia’s cattle market and national herd rebuild now hinges on a solid seasonal break, following a dry finish to winter and hot September across much of Australia.