New Zealand's sheep flock is unlikely to grow to grab lucrative export opportunities for sheepmeat.
St George will host what is believed the first auction of Boer goat bucks in Queensland at the end of next week.
The roll-out of DEXA carcase scanning systems will gather pace next year with another three abattoirs gearing up to install systems.
The Melbourne Cup holiday in Victoria and welcome rain in parts of parched NSW reduced lamb and sheep yarding at key saleyards during the start of this week.
Lamb will be the focus when author and Murdoch University professor Catherine Itsiopoulos completes her new book on the Mediterranean diet and heart health.