The romance of the Mountain Calf Sales in Victoria's high country was real for vendors this year as prices pushed above $2000/head.
Too many years of below average rainfall and too long between decent falls is really starting to show in central west Qld.
Ken Wilcock notes that delayed starts and short weeks due to tight supply of slaughter cattle have resulted in a sharp drop in exports.
Ken Wilcock notes that in contrast to the Mexican standoff between Australia and China at present, NZ and China have signed an upgraded trade deal.
Ken Wilcock notes that anticipated lower US production coupled with improved packer demand is expected to drive prices higher in 2021.
Ken Wilcock reports that a late run of cattle before Christmas saw beef exports finish strongly for the year.