GROWING up, one of the favourite staple meals in our household was crumbed lamb cutlets. But it's been a long-time since they were anything but a special-occasion food.
That's definitely the case when they come with a price-tag of $99.90 a kilogram, as is the case at a Sydney butcher. But I am not begrudging producers these rising returns.
Usually when we see these high prices, it comes with a hit somewhere else. High prices usually mean drought or high inputs or some other thorn. New benchmarking has shown that inputs into livestock have actually subsided somewhat.
Of course, anyone in farming knows that the good times don't last forever. But after the tough times of the past few years, it's nice to have a little lull to try and restore some of that capital.
The good times also flow through to regional communities. It's a commonly acknowledged reality that when farming businesses have cash flow, they tend to use that for upgrades in infrastructure - so everyone benefits.
On the topic of regional SA, we want to know what matters most to you as next month's election approaches.
Stock Journal has created a survey to see how you think the state is tracking and what you'd like to see more of. Have your say on the key issues here.
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