Ovine slaughter forecasts suggesting strong lamb prices

Sheep in paddock

Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) sheep industry projections released a fortnight ago made some adjustments to sheep and lamb slaughter for 2021 to the downside. With slaughter having been stronger than last year from April to June, slaughter for the rest of the year looks positive for prices. It was this time last year that […]

Grainfed cattle make moves in Australian beef industry

Loading cows onto a truck

Grain-fed cattle made up nearly half of total slaughter in the March quarter – the highest percentage on record. The number of cattle on feed in Australia has been steadily increasing over the past 30 years – and with the country being drought declared for more than a third of that time, it is little […]

Quality schemes volumes – an update

Merino sheep

Readers have been asking about quality scheme volumes, trends and price effects. This article has a look at recent volumes and trends in volumes for the key quality schemes. Mecardo looked at quality schemes operating in the Australian greasy wool market in March. That article is a primer to this article, and we will not […]