Herd rebuild, holidays and weather weigh on beef exports

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The lower cattle slaughter volumes over September and late August compared to prior months had a predictable impact upon beef export tonnage for the month of September. We exported considerably less beef than in August, both in total, and to most key destinations. After clocking up the highest monthly beef export tonnage for the year […]

Wool price decline not good timing for merinos

It has been over a year since the wool versus lamb chart was updated, and a crash in wool prices always prompts a review. Here we look at how wool prices are performing relative to lamb, and how this might alter flock decisions. The difference between merino wool and lamb prices is able to move […]

Time of lambing and staple strength

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A lambing break is a common observation in the staple of ewes when being shorn. This article puts together work carried out and published in 2009 by the Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food on time of lambing patterns in the Australian flock and subsequent staple strength in wool sold six months later. Seasonal […]