The 2020 weaner sales series in southern Australia will set the precedent for the year's beef cattle market.
Good pasture growth through winter and spring has put the cattle in Victoria's north-east in good stead, despite it having now dried off.
Poll Dorset powerhouse stud Tattykeel has taken out the inaugural WFI Champion of Champions competition.
The Douglas brothers travel from Woolomin in northern NSW each year to compete at the Australasian Dorset Championships in Bendigo.
As winter temperatures halt pasture growth and spring looks a long way away, the consistent price for mutton is one point of relief for sheep producers.
Lamb records have fallen again this week, and it's not just one standout pen skewing the perception of market outcomes.
Cattle prices are holding steady despite the lack of a widespread break and increased slaughter levels.
The lamb market is continuing to climb towards the high winter peaks the industry has been predicting.
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