Western Australian (WA) sheep producers have two primary alternatives to live export: channeling their livestock into the domestic processing sector within WA, provided the sector has the capacity and labor force to handle the increased volume, or transporting their sheep to the eastern states. However, the eastern states can be an unreliable destination.

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Episode 3 aren’t in favour of a live sheep export phaseout as the science and the data doesn’t support the decision. However, if i...
Total Australian mutton exports are holding up well, especially considering the demand from the two top destinations, China & ...
Key points: Heavy lambs fetch a 162¢ premium to light lambs in saleyards. Elevated US demand for heavier carcase weights has suppo...
Learn about the proposed long-term phaseout process for live sheep export in Australia, including industry consultations, genetic improvements, and market expansions. Explore the challenges and opportunities in transitioning the supply chain by May 2028.
Discover how Australian mutton exports remain robust despite softening demand from top destinations like China and Malaysia, with record volumes in April 2024.
The price disparity between light and heavy lambs has grown. Currently, the indicators are showing a 162¢ light lamb discount, the largest discount this year.
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Stay informed about the latest sheep industry projections and fair value models for lamb pricing in 2024 and beyond. Explore insights from Meat & Livestock Australia and forecasts by Matt Dalgleish.
The price gap in c/kg between online and physical markets has hit the highest premium since early August 2023.
Rabobank says restocker cattle throughput has been high but good seasonal conditions have kept producers in the market and happy to be spending.
February was a record for lamb exports and is a third higher than the five year average. All top four trade destinations are at above average demand.
After three years of consecutive growth, the Australian sheep flock is set to decrease by 2.9% to 76,500,000 in 2024, according to the latest Sheep Industry Projections from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).  

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