HIGH demand for restocker lamb and cattle has continued to drive up prices at the Tamworth saleyards.
Sellers were rewarded for their efforts as prices continued to climb across most categories.
Heavy lambs were the highlight of Tamworth's weekly sheep sale, topping the market at $202 a head.
Rams ($141), ewes ($169) and weathers ($173) also attracted top prices.
Pitt and Son stock agent Stuart Bell said he expected more quality lambs to enter the market in the coming weeks.
"There's lots of oats in the ground around here at the moment including a good amount of wheat, so there should be good quality new season lambs," Mr Bell said.
It was a similar story at Tamworth's weekly cattle sale as veeler steers cracked the 560 cents a kilogram mark.
Nutrien Ag Solutions stock agent Scott Simshauser a pen of angus steers that sold for $2274 a head was the highlight of the sale.
"Their brothers in the pen beside them also did well, weighing a bit less but fetched 415 cents per kilo," Mr Simshauser said.
"The quality at the sale was very good and we found in a sale that wanted to be somewhat cheaper in the plain cattle, the heavy, high yielding cattle were 10 to 15 cents per kilo dearer."
Mr Simhauser said restockers took advantage of the large yarding of cattle at the sale.
"We had a big run of well-finished heavier cattle, they topped at around 299 cents per kilo," he said.
"We had our regular buyers with a lot of the cattle going to feedlotters and processors, but a big run of the cows went out to the North West and New England regions.
"Most of the cows have been bought for fattening purposes only and their meat value, some may have been a bit below standard to be bought for their breeding value."