With the difficult seasonal conditions, it's important not to miss securing a kill before the closure.
The small rise in the national cattle hard masks some large changes on a state and regional scale according to Mecardo's Angus Brown.
In this week's Over the Hooks column Ken Wilcock takes a deep dive into the murky world of fake meat.
While most of the media attention has been on cattle destocking in the Eastern States, WA cattle producers are also now feeling the pinch.
Early sales this week continued the trend for northern and southern rates to move into closer alignment.