It has been a massive week at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Market with 29,290 sheep and almost 10,000 cattle passing through the facility this week.
Local agents experienced the largest prime cattle sale so far this year, with 7100 head sold in Thursday’s sale.
Dry seasonal conditions are prompting producers to clean out their stock, according to local selling agent, Graham Anderson, Peter Milling and Company.
“The market was about 10 cents a kilogram cheaper across the board for most of the cattle however restocker cattle are still selling very well,” he said.
Friday’s store sale saw 2500 cattle yarded, with great opportunities for buyers.
Mr Anderson said steers sold between $50 to $80 a head cheaper while cows and calves offered great buying.
“Big framed cows with first or second calves at foot sold for $1500/unit which is good buying,” he said. “These units would probably make $2000 when it’s been raining.”
While sales are trending cheaper, Mr Anderson said vendors were still getting reasonable prices for the stock.
“Producers are scratching their heads as to when it’s going to rain again but we have to remain positive because it doesn’t last forever.”