As supply of good cattle continues to fall, prices rise and the best lines at Grafton store sale on Thursday reflected the market trend.
There was very solid support from Southern Tablelands and Victorian buyers during the CTLX, Carcoar, store sale on Friday.
The cattle markets on Tuesday really gave the EYCI a burst of fuel, with some centres such as Carcoar recording a lift of more than 30c/kg (cwt) for EYCI-eligible cattle.
A significant number of cows in the marketplace have been going to processors including many better, heavier runs, with restockers able to competing in the medium to lighter runs of cattle.
Feedlotters from Queensland and Victorian backgrounders provided good competition at Grafton store sale on Thursday but prices were still in favour of the bidder.
Yearling steers bought by the processors were significantly dearer in the south of the state this week and averaged 308c/kg (liveweight).