Despite the livestock market being "relatively flat" there has been a slight increase in demand for store cattle, says Wayne McEntee, Heartland Bank's head of livestock.
McEntee spoke to Rural Exchange to give an update on the livestock markets.
He said although prices for lamb were down compared to this time last year, there was more buyer interest in steers and longer-term cattle.
"There's good money being paid for prime steers out there - $5.80 for some really good Angus cattle."
Listen to the interview with McEntee for the full market update.
This article was created for Heartland Bank as the sponsor of the Rural Exchange Market Update.
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