As we enter October, we are hitting the biggest month of the year in terms of weanling sales. This week saw another increase in weanling numbers and the overall picture from a trade point of view remains very positive.

Mart managers are reporting perhaps a delayed turnout in numbers this year due to improved weather conditions experienced in September, as well as farmers in some cases holding on to calves a few weeks longer in order to meet BEEP-S targets around meal feeding at weaning.