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Australia has Lower Lamb Slaughter in November

16 January 2012
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb slaughter slipped six per cent year-on-year during November, to 1.67 million head, which was matched by a six per cent fall in production, to 35,638 tonnes cwt (Australian Bureau of Statistics), reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

MLA reports that this follows a similar result in October, with lamb turnoff lower during spring, as producers took advantage of widely available feed across much of the country.

The decline in both slaughter and production was led by three of the four largest lamb producing states. Victorian slaughter dropped 15 per cent, to 682,921 head, SA was seven per cent lower, at 339,521 head, and WA eased three per cent, to 194,180 head.

NSW lamb slaughter bucked the trend, lifting six per cent year-on-year, to 393,039 head, while Tasmania jumped 15 per cent.

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