Cattle prices drop by 5-10c/kg amid pressure
Many farmers would like to take a leaf out the British farmer rule-book and confront some of the processors, such is the annoyance with the downward pressure on the moolah the factories are prepared to pay for cattle.
Quotes are down by between 5-10c/kg across the board. At the same time, the trade in Britain is firm and in Italy R3 young bulls improved by up to 15c/kg.
The estimated kill remained slightly over 27,000hd last week.
This isn't the first time that July has proven to be a dodgy month on prices, and while it is no guarantee, other years have seen prices stabilise again after a factory-induced wobble.
But after the year we've had farmers just cannot afford to sell at prices that are any lower.
Processors need to show a bit of responsibility. Farmers, on the other hand, need to shop around and ensure they secure the best price possible.
While factories are talking the trade down, they remain anxious for stock.
Quotes and prices for steers range from 435c/kg to 445c/kg, with the east of the country reporting better prices.