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Eastern cattle buyers raid WA for scarce stock

Demand for cattle to restock paddocks in Queensland and New South Wales following recent February rains is now reaching across the Nullabor as restockers and lot feeders scour the country for supply options…Read More

James Nason, February 18, 2020

Are live cattle shipments from WA to Qld a possibility?

If it made economic sense to ship grain by sea from Western Australia to eastern Australia to fill a feed void during drought, does the same principle apply to cattle?..Read More

James Nason, February 18, 2020

Wagga sale 17 Feb 2020: Big jump in numbers

Highlights in a yarding of 6440 cattle included 200-280kg weaner steers which reached a high of 465c/kg…Read More

Leann Dax, February 18, 2020

Ballarat female sale: Northern feedlots drive prices higher + VIDEO

Rain in the northern states, a good season in most of Victoria, and an excellent quality offering of yearling and younger heifers combined to drive prices higher at the Ballarat grown female and weaner heifer sale on Friday…Read More

Peter Kostos, February 15, 2020

Sharp price rises continue on AuctionsPlus

Sharp rises continued in most young cattle categories on AuctionsPlus this week, where an offering of 10,843 head achieved an 89pc clearance across all three sales. Feeder steers 330-400kg averaged 408c, up 30c from last week. ..Read More

Beef Central, February 15, 2020

Feeder cattle prices explode, as the restocker/lotfeeder challenge builds

Dramatic rises have been seen in the feeder steer and heifer market this week, as the much-anticipated clash between restockers and lotfeeders for young cattle gathers momentum, following recent rain…Read More

Jon Condon, February 14, 2020

Dubbo sale 13 Feb 2020: All sections dearer in rain affected yarding

A good quality yarding with good numbers of young cattle in prime condition, with several growers obviously holding cattle back in anticipation of stronger markets following good rains…Read More

David Monk, February 14, 2020

Dalby sale 12 Feb 2020: Record highs for prime and feeder cattle

Buyer attendance was generally good, however also similar to the previous sale, not all were operating in the dearer market…Read More

Beef Central, February 13, 2020

Roma store sale 11 Feb: Price rises as numbers drop

Prices continued to improve due to the reduced supply and recent rainfall…Read More

James Nason, February 12, 2020

Wagga sale 10 Feb 2020: Restockers lift rates 20c/kg

Widespread rain and higher prices caused numbers to lift in a bigger yarding of 6390…Read More

Leann Dax, February 11, 2020

Surge continues in young cattle prices on AuctionsPlus

Further big price gains were seen across all young cattle categories on AuctionsPlus this week, as welcome rain continues to impact buyer sentiment. Listing numbers jumped about 20pc to 10,436 head, with buyer interest remaining strong, producing a clearance of 88pc across all cattle sales…Read More

Beef Central, February 9, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Prices slump on northern rain

Prices for wheat and barley have dropped by $5-$20 per tonne as the promise of pastures clips demand from custom feeders in the north, and modest tonnages come forward from growers and pool operators in the south…Read More

Beef Central, February 7, 2020

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