SHEEP breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend were told the consumer is king and that they just need to tell meat and wool consumers why they mules their animals.
DRYING conditions and a poor seasonal outlook across southern Australia has resulted in a greater percentage of lambs and sheep being turned off during May, Meat and Livestock Australia said.
MEAT and Livestock Australia hoped to have a cross-reactive footrot vaccine to protect against all serotypes of the crippling sheep condition by May 2018, MLA managing director Richard Norton told breeders in Bendigo last night.
FORUMS aimed at boosting carcase value, and lamb and wool production per hectare will held across Australia next month.
AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat producers have welcomed a new $14 million Meat & Livestock Australia contribution toward installation of DEXA objective measurement systems in red meat processing plants.
AUSTRALIAN goat meat exports during June totalled 1489 tonnes, up 59 percent year-on-year, according to Department of Agriculture statistics released last week.
OLD lamb prices continued to slide in saleyards this week, with processors applying additional price pressure through lower carcase grid rates and restockers seeking new season lambs with less weight and dentition risk.
MEAT & Livestock Australia’s lamb marketing campaign ‘You Never Lamb Alone’ has been named Mumbrella’s TV Ad of the Year for 2016. It is the third consecutive year that a MLA lamb marketing campaign has been awarded the accolade.
AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry was “very exposed” on the issue of mulesing, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told lamb and wool producers in Bendigo this week.
SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.