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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lamb offtake - an indicator of production?

By Andrew Woods  |  Source: ABS, AWPFC, ABARES, MLA/AWI, Holmes Sackett, ICS

The production of lamb has risen in Australia by 80% since the mid-1990s. In contrast, sheep numbers have fallen by 38% as farmers re-adjusted the structure of the Australian flock from the extreme concentration on merino production reached in the early 1990s. This article looks at the drivers of lamb offtake, the number of lambs sold to abattoirs expressed as a proportion of the flock size.

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