Ken Wilcock looks at the potential influences of COVID-19 on the US beef trade.
PRICES held up reasonably well at the Naracoorte combined agents' monthly store cattle sale on Thursday under the COVID-19 uncertainty and tight restrictions to the buying gallery with most steers making $3.60/kg plus.
SHEEP and cattle numbers at Dublin are expected to dip significantly, with the selling exchange limiting buyer numbers and suspending the regular calf market until further notice in an effort to comply with social distancing measures.
Though not designed with a global pandemic in mind, a live stream selling platform installed at the Southern Livestock Exchange, Mount Compass, could prove a useful tool for Pro-Stock Livestock.
Many selling centres are moving to confirm that they are open to business after a string of cancellations in Victoria yesterday.
The effects of COVID-19 on Australia's meat exports may not be evident for some time, writes Ken Wilcock.
The Ballarat steer sale saw grown steers sell at firm rates while the light weaners overshadowed their heavier mates.