Beef brings good returns at market

FAT cattle prices are beginning their climb back up again with the Melbourne market growing in demand.

Bullocks and steers were 10c/kg dearer last Thursday than previous weeks and heifers were 5-8c/kg dearer.

The best vealers were fully firm and the plainer and secondary type cattle were 10c/kg more expensive, while cows were 5c/kg more.

Corcoran and Parker stock agent Kevin Sanderson said the shift in demand has arrived with the market “thinning out” in Melbourne.

“Rain in Queensland and northern NSW has also had a positive effect on the market.”

The monthly store sale was also held on Friday, with 450 head of cattle yarded.

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