The ABARES Agricultural Commodities report has agricultural production tipped to rise from $60.5 billion in 2017-18 to $61.4 billion in 2018-19.
SLIGHTLY improved yarding numbers and stock condition had buyers competing strongly at the Mount Pleasant sale on Thursday last week.
THERE were 6515 lambs and 1537 mutton yarded at Ouyen, Vic, on Thursday, for a total yarding of 8052.
THERE were about 150 sheep and lambs yarded at the regular Murray Bridge market on Wednesday, June 13.
SOLID FEEDLOT demand ensured heavy weight steers outsold lighter weight cattle on a cents a kilogram basis at the Naracoorte combined agents’ monthly store cattle sale, on Thursday last week. But dry conditions in the eastern states "kept a lid on prices."
Ewe and wether lamb prices improved at the Jamestown store sale on Thursday last week but it was a pen of slightly older breeding ewes that made the auction’s top price to $162.