It has not been a walk in the park for the developing corn crop since planting.
Top quality lambs continue to attract solid competition at saleyards right across NSW and the season topping highs show little sign of slowing down.
Moscow's leading agricultural consultancies, SovEcon and IKAR downgraded its production and export estimates last week.
Seasonal conditions across large sections of Australia continue to bite rapidly driving ewe numbers down writes Jason Trompf
The tighter supply of recent years combined with increased overseas demand has fuelled price gains for lamb and mutton at the saleyard.
The key Eastern States Trade lamb indicator has hit a record 900c a kg as turn-off of prime lambs and sheep starts to slow down.
Andy Madigan says the time is right for him to retire and step aside so ALPA can have a new person at the helm.