Smaller saleyards in regional locations have been under pressure in recent years to compete with larger selling centres but livestock agents argue otherwise
Cattle prices have lifted another 40c/kg (cwt) in the past week as processors battle with restockers for limited supplies at saleyards.
Wharves start to re-open in China after coronavirus lockdown, but delays getting back to full manufacturing could continue for weeks.
Rain has certainly changed the beef cattle market with hands opening pockets as graziers view the future holding investment returns.
Excellent but patchy rain along the New England Tablelands, including the fire affected Eastern Fall, has lifted prices in northern prime sales this week.