Eye-watering prices for weaner steers in the Central Tablelands in recent weeks have graziers wondering if there’s any money to be made in finishing cattle right now.
One Perthville grazier, working closely with his Bathurst agent, is confident there is. But just how much? Only time will tell.
Weaners hit a high of $2050 a head and few pens slipped below $1800 during the Central Tablelands Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale near Carcoar a fortnight ago.
Bill Lawson, Bald Hill, Perthville, paid $1970 a head for well-bred Angus weaner steers during that sale under the guidance of his trusted agent Scott Johnston, PR Masters Stephens and Company, Bathurst.
Mr Lawson intends to grow the 360 kilogram steers out to bullock weights.