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.
There was very solid support from Southern Tablelands and Victorian buyers during the CTLX, Carcoar, store sale on Friday.