Sheep producers could be in for their best year yet according to predictions made at an MLA forum in Melbourne today.
VICTORIA’S decision to mandate electronic sheep and goat identification will be used to promote the state’s sheep meat products at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show in Dubai.
A strong finish to the year saw Australia’s 2016 lamb exports rise 3 percent over the previous year, while mutton exports fell 12pc. Total lamb exports last year reached 242,285 tonnes shipped weight, up from 240,000t the year before. Last year’s trade was back slightly from 2014’s record volume, but 23pc higher than the five-year average.
SHEEP meat exporters have fuelled a 500 percent increase in the number of lambs processed through Meat Standards Australia eating quality pathways and standards since 2010-11, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.
WOOL prices are expected to increase 6.9 percent in 2016-17 and boost production, according to National Australia Bank.
The impact on the Australian red meat industry from non-tariff trade barriers in export customer countries has been re-assessed, growing exponentially to $3.4 billion each year in latest findings.
VALUABLE wool, sheep meat and skin exports have helped maintain Victoria as the leading food and fibre exporting state in Australia.
AUSTRALIA’S competition watchdog needs to take a closer look at the national saleyard and sheep meat marketing system, according to former WAFarmers president Dale Park.
The red meat industry has been rocked by an unexpected discovery that a popular form of retail meat packaging appears to have a serious negative impact on tenderness performance in beef and lamb.
OPERATION Boomerang — Meat & Livestock Australia’s kale-torching Australia Day lamb advertisement has delivered Mumbrella’s TV Ad of the Year award to the red meat industry research and marketing body for the second consecutive year.