Constant rainfall in Gunnedah and surrounds means cattle prices have gone up, and sellers are "rejoicing".
Both heavy and light cattle prices are on the up and purchasers are getting in now before they go up even further.
Gunnedah stock agent Guy Gallen said the market is "really, really strong" since the rain hit.
"I would say that export cattle are up 30 per cent in the last month, and you'll find all the little light cattle which had nowhere to go before it rained are ... now 100 per cent dearer what they were and still going north," Mr Gallen said.
"Before it rained you could buy a store cow for 130 to 160 cents, and now you can take those cows out to 250 to 270, so they're up considerably."
Mr Gallen doesn't believe prices will keep getting higher, and that there will be a "levelling-out" soon.
"You get to a stage where they stop, they'll pull up, particularly the cattle that go to slaughter," he said.
The stock agent said the best part of the rain was seeing "everyone with a smile on their face".
"The spell that the country has had with the drought means all the soil is warm and ready to burst into life, and then it did rain and that's what happened," Mr Gallen said.
"It's just your mental wellbeing - the dams are full, rivers are running again, you drive over Cohen's Bridge now and it's not an empty river down the bottom where you could see papers and bottles and that sort of thing."
He also said the rain meant more feed for cattle too, further helping graziers.
"There's liverseed grass there where there was no feed in the paddock," he said.
"It's fun times ahead for both sheep and cattle."