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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rainfall and sheep sales – what’s the fit?

By Andrew Woods, ICS  |  Source: ABS, AWPFC, BOM, ICS

Adult sheep sales to abattoirs are useful in assessing what the flock size is up to and as a component of supply that drives mutton prices. The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces regular data about sheep slaughter numbers, which gives some reasonably hard data to monitor the flock size with. This article looks at the relationship between rainfall and sheep offtake.

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