Drafting lambs: The lamb trade is flying with factory prices increasing by 20c/kg in the last week. This is feeding into a vibrant store lamb trade, meaning farmers that want to move lambs have lots of outlets to select from. Given the strength of the store lamb trade, producers should not be sending light or underfleshed lambs to the factory.

These lambs will be a much better seller live with strong farmer and specialist feeder interest at present.