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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cattle slaughter weight trends and the weather

By Augusto Semmelroth  |  Source: ABS

Over the last 30 years the average cattle slaughter weight of cattle in Australia increased 42% to reach a peak of 287kg cwt in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, average weights fell back to 278kg cwt as a result of poor seasonal conditions. This article looks at the impact of drought years on the long term trends and what to expect next.

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