The roll-out of DEXA carcase scanning systems will gather pace next year with another three abattoirs gearing up to install systems.
The Melbourne Cup holiday in Victoria and welcome rain in parts of parched NSW reduced lamb and sheep yarding at key saleyards during the start of this week.
Elders Charleville livestock assessor Gus Foott has only been assessing sheep and goats for 10 months but that hasn't stopped him from being announced as the Queensland sheep award winner of the annual Elders AuctionsPlus awards.
Downward pressure on lamb prices is continuing with more lightweight new-season suckers hitting the market in drought-hit NSW.
Results from live exports to the Middle East continue to improve after the Al Messilah arrived in the Persian Gulf recently with a 99.86 per cent success rate for sheep and a 100pc delivery rate for cattle.