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.