There's been a "bit more optimism" from farmers when it comes to the store market with drought conditions easing lately, says Wayne McEntee, Heartland Bank's head of livestock.
McEntee spoke to Rural Exchange to give an update on livestock markets.
"In the store market there's been a little bit more confidence, particularly in the cattle," McEntee said.
"People think they might actually be able to on-board a bit of stock after culling quite heavily due to the dry spell and just seeing where they're going to get to in terms of their winter feeding - I think there's a little bit more optimism at present."
Listen to the interview with McEntee for the full market update.
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