ISOLATED storms and summer growth in northern NSW are not expected to drive NSW graziers to the new year weaner calf sales.
The famed new year weaner calf sale, which begin next Thursday, feature a total yarding of almost 100,000 cattle.
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Landmark Tamworth livestock manager Scott Simshauser said large parts of NSW were dry and rain this week was isolated.
"The biggest falls anyone has had around here since July is 12mm," Mr Simshauser said.
"Even if we got two inches (50mm) of rain over a big area, I don't think we'll get a lot people heading south."
Mr Simshauser said he didn't know anyone making the trip.
However, Elders livestock manager Matt Tinkler said he'd had some inquiries.
Bureau of Meteorology NSW senior forecaster Chris Webb said the Tamworth area had expected isolated thunderstorms bringing up to 50mm in an hour on Christmas Day as a front crossed the state.
However, there was less than 10mm in the local gauge Tuesday morning.
Severe localised storms forecast for southeast NSW also amounted to little. On the south coast, Batemans Bay recorded just 9.6mm and Bega less than 6mm on Monday and Tuesday.
BOM NSW senior forecaster Peter Zmijewski said showers and thunderstorms were expected Tuesday and would move west yesterday. BOM Victoria senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said a forecast change yesterday was not expected to bring rain and conditions should be dry through next week.
"There hasn't been much rain up there in the past few months," Mr Carlyon said
But up to 20mm of rain was forecast in Gippsland yesterday and today.
Temperatures will be in the low 30Cs.
GrainCorp spokesman Angus Trigg said the Victorian harvest was nearly finished, following weeks of fine weather.
He said the busiest silos would be Willaura, Westmere, Hamilton and Skipton.
He said yields were down in the Mallee.