Livestock market prices are above the five year average, but they're still a long way from top prices seen this time last year.
Head of livestock at Heartland Bank, Wayne McEntee, says uncertainty in the restaurant trade due to COVID-19 creates flow on effects, influencing prices at the processor end and sale yards.
"You know the prices are held back because there'll be second and third waves of COVID-19 upsetting the restaurant trade," McEntee told Rural Exchange.
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