Ken Wilcock notes that anticipated lower US production coupled with improved packer demand is expected to drive prices higher in 2021.
FRIDAY'S Strathalbyn cattle market once again attracted impressive prices across the entire offering, buoyed by keen restocker interest both locally and interstate.
Prices in the final and largest heifer weaner sale for the season at Naracoorte came close to matching the strong steer cents a kilogram rates achieved the previous day.
Heavy feeder steers may have been back at least 10c/kg at the final Naracoorte weaner sale for the season but light weight steers took another jump selling to $5.52/kg.
A LARGE crowd turned out to see a sale that was "solid from start to finish" at the Mount Pleasant weaner and store cattle sale
There was strong demand for PTIC females at Naracoorte's annual breeder sale with young Angus heifers due to calve in late summer-autumn hitting a $3100 high.
Records continued to tumble at the first SA weaner sales for the new year last week, easily eclipsing the pre-Christmas highs.
A large buyer turnout at the first store cattle sale for 2021 in Mount Gambier on Friday, pushed prices back up.
Ken Wilcock reports that a late run of cattle before Christmas saw beef exports finish strongly for the year.