AUSTRALIA - It was a very stable week across the wholesale beef trade, with no changes recorded to average prices, although with spring now underway the quality of grass fed cattle has reportedly improved significantly, Meat and Livestock Australia reports.
The warm weather has also affected demand for whole carcasses, with large volumes of meat being broken down into portions to fill orders.
This has resulted in large amounts of left over portion needing to be boned in order to maintain full clearance of the chillers.
An excellent run of new season lambs filled the chillers this week and average prices for the light weight and trade weights jumped by 10¢/kg cwt due to the lift in demand.
However, large numbers of heavy lambs are still being broken down further to fill orders.
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