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The change in cattle price from December to January usually sets the scene for the year ahead, and the past few years have been no exception.
Recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics data confirms 9.01 million head of adult cattle were slaughtered during 2015 – down just 2% from the previous year. This created the sequence of back to back years with more than 9 million head killed for only the second time in Australian history.
Lamb production in 2015 increased 5% year-on-year, to 508,570 tonnes cwt – the first time Australia has produced in excess of half a million tonnes of lamb in a calendar year
Consignments eased at Dubbo this week, with a total of 23,650 sheep and lamb yarded. There was a good selection of heavy weight lambs and Dorper lambs were well supplied.
As expected, eastern states weekly cattle, lamb and sheep slaughter all increased significantly from the preceding Australia Day shortened week.
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