Sheep offtake turns positive for flock

Merino sheep in sunset

Sheep slaughter numbers have fallen heavily this calendar year as late summer/autumn rainfall allowed farmers to move out of drought conditions in many eastern regions. This article takes a look at the slower moving, rolling 12 month calculation of sheep offtake which is a good objective measure of whether the Australian sheep flock is expanding […]

Looking for the COVID impact

Queensland cattle in yard

As we move into the fourth month since the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic, we are beginning to see some data on domestic meat production and price. Attributing impacts to the pandemic and subsequent panic buying is difficult, but we can look at the numbers in search of some trends. Last week the Australian Bureau […]