Lamb prices in the north were boosted by the prediction of rain, with buyer competition intensifying against a shortage of numbers at southern selling centres.
Prices for lambs are reflecting supply and seasonal conditions in different production areas, leading to mixed trends.
We are into the last four weeks of winter and surprisingly numbers have remained high at all selling centres.
Are we seeing a lamb market correction or is this a holding pattern until new season lambs come on board?
Stocks enter the August full year reporting season with very low expectations for 2019 on aggregate.