Ken Wilcock notes that beef exports dropped from 83,000 tonnes to just 72,502 in April.
HEAVY lambs were $5 to $8 easier at Ouyen Livestock Exchange on Thursday last week, while trade lambs were firm to $5 cheaper.
ROBUST COMPETITION for heavy steers was evident at the Naracoorte store cattle sale on Thursday last week, with prices firmly up on the previous market.
Despite the small yarding of cattle at Mount Pleasant last week, what was on offer was met with good demand, while the sheep market was on par with the market a fortnight beforehand.
There is still a chance the EU-Mercosur trade agreement might not get across the line, writes Ken Wilcock.
IT WAS Groundhog Day again on Friday, with another cracking store sale at Mount Gambier, where prices showed no signs of easing.