WELL-bred light steers soared above 200 cents a kilogram at the Leongatha store sale last Thursday, with many local farmers eager to restock their paddocks after recent rains.
Elders agent, James Kyle, said Gippsland had been witnessing high cattle prices right across the region and the Leongatha sale was "right up there with the best of them".
"It was a very successful sale," Mr Kyle said.
"We've had a good season and we need to keep getting that rain for it to continue."
He said strong local and feedlot competition helped prices to remain firm.
"There were a lot of local buyers here today. Especially with people having such a good season and they haven’t yet restocked their paddocks."
The steer market saw 1750 head yarded with grown cattle in the 170-175c/kg price bracket.
A full market report will appear in Stock & Land, August 20 edition.
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