Some cattle farmers are cashing in on record prices after widespread rain - and rapidly growing paddocks, sparked a shopping spree.
Prices for young cattle have made more than $5 a kilogram in Singleton, Maitland and other parts of the state including Tamworth.
That's the highest price cattle have fetched in years.
Just last month Singleton saleyards were selling young cattle for $1.18 less at $3.82 a kilogram - and that was 66 cents more than December.
There's no question that this month's deluge is behind the sudden price rise, but producers are wondering if it will stick around.
The demand for young cattle, and the conditions going forward, will certainly have a big say in that.
"The restocker market is a lot stronger now and hopefully we will continue to see strong prices going forward," Singleton Centre manager Steve Davidge, who runs Hunter Regional Livestock Saleyards, said.
"Whether these kind of prices will be sustainable is yet to be seen, I'm not sure if it will," Bowe and Lidbury director Tony Bowe added.
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Young cattle are suited to restockers who want to fatten them before sending them back to market to inevitably end up on a plate.
Other types of cattle are also now more expensive. Maitland saleyards is seeing them making $4.60 a kilogram. In Singleton a month ago cows and bulls were making just $2.70 to $2.80 per kilogram.
Mr Bowe said cattle conditions had taken a dramatic turn across the Hunter since this month's rainfall.
"Six weeks ago water was our main issue, dam after dam after dam was dry and farmers had no choice but to sell," he said.
"Now those dams are full and the pasture is rapidly growing. It's given people hope."
Mr Bowe said some farmers were choosing to hold onto their animals while others were selling some to help pay their bills.
"They've got bills coming in that need to be paid, there's council rates due at the end of the month for example," he said.
Victorian buyers were scooping up cattle from the Maitland yards and now that has slowed down.