Right now the cool, and in parts, wet conditions mean cattle are not going to market. But for those doing it tough with dry conditions, strong prices make the decision to sell a little easier.
MLA statistics show that Australia's adult cattle kill is still at an all time high, with female cattle numbers a major driver.
The latest young auctioneers school has been held in Victoria, bringing in 17 young sellers from Victoria and Tasmania.
Australian beef exports began to ease in May and the lower than average volumes continued through to June writes Mecardo's Matt Dalgleish
Recognition has been given to the 30th anniversary of the opening of Korea as a market for Australian beef.
Experienced corporate communications executive, Peta Slack-Smith, will start a senior role at MLA in August.
Good rain in southern Australia appears to have convinced some suppliers to hold on to their cattle over winter, despite strong demand.
While the north is still in drought, the good potential in other areas mean livestock industries will be able to source sufficient grain.