There has been a recent uptick in trade with China, writes Ken Wilcock.
THE Naracoorte combined agents' monthly store cattle sale again entered unchartered territory with heavy steers and heifers lifting another 10c-15c/kg on the previous month's astonishing sale.
Cattle values at the Kerr & Co sale were boosted by the season and top genetics with strong demand across the board.
With a full gallery of buyers all fiercely bidding for a smaller yarding of 1014 head, the laws of supply and demand kicked in, driving prices to never before seen rates at the Glenburnie saleyards on Friday.
HEALTHY competition from processors and restockers pushed new-season lamb prices to $212 at Mount Pleasant on Thursday last week.
HEAVY feeder steers sold to similar rates as the previous month at the Naracoorte combined agents' monthly store cattle sale last Thursday, but it was the lighter weight cattle where prices soared.