Banking on spring rain to keep cattle prices firm

KB
Stephen Burns
August 3 2023 - 12:30pm
Talk about El Nino is giving some producers the jitters and a few have already unloaded some of their cattle. Picture by Karen Bailey.
Talk about El Nino is giving some producers the jitters and a few have already unloaded some of their cattle. Picture by Karen Bailey.

Time to get out the crystal ball as the probability of rain heading into spring is set to be the main driver of store cattle prices in the next few weeks.

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Karen Bailey

Market analyst

Agricultural markets analyst and journalist for The Land newspaper. Former national cattle and lamb/sheep market analyst with Meat and Livestock Australia.

Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College

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