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The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson's Mid-South Canterbury Livestock Manager, Joe Higgins, to talk about New Zealand's livestock market.
The weather had been a blessing with rains preventing droughts. Higgins said that they were looking down the barrel of a potential drought pre-Christmas.
However, the rain was bringing trouble for grass seed farmers in mid Canterbury who needed the hot dry sun to process their crops.
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Mackay said that prime lambs were back quite a bit, and they would be facing a challenging year compared to previous years, as Covid-19 was still impacting market prices on prime red meats - especially venison.
Mackay asked about the popularity of mutton, saying that "an old ewe is worth more than a lamb."
Higgins agreed, adding that this has been the case for the past few years.