Calves are likely to be presented in impressive form at the western district's annual weaner sales series.
As winter temperatures halt pasture growth and spring looks a long way away, the consistent price for mutton is one point of relief for sheep producers.
Lamb records have fallen again this week, and it's not just one standout pen skewing the perception of market outcomes.
Cattle prices are holding steady despite the lack of a widespread break and increased slaughter levels.
The lamb market is continuing to climb towards the high winter peaks the industry has been predicting.
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