A nationwide eID system for sheep is the obvious next step.
Growers, agronomists and merchants have been heading out into the field to inspect the conditions of canola crops across NSW.
Rebuilding the national herd is going to be very tough when rain does come because heifers will be very dear and there wont be many around.
On an aggregated basis across major agricultural futures markets, non-commercials make up 38-39 per cent of total positions, or open trades, in the market.
Right on cue the August winds have stepped into gear this week and placed even further pressure on the landscape.
Actions at saleyards suggest some key processors have wound back production of lamb and sheep kills.