BUTCHERS have begun slashing lamb purchases as shop owners struggle to pass on unprecedented price rises.
The lamb supply shortage has failed to feed the unquenchable appetite of the country’s processors and producers, propelling recent prices by up to 18 per cent year-on-year.
In our first NQ Dry Tropics column, Collinsville beef producer, Tom Murphy, talks about why he became involved in the Landholders Driving Change project.
THE closure of Queensland's biggest sheep and goat processing plant at Wallangarra nearly one year ago was the first sign of the national flock shortage which has dragged several processors to a halt.
SEVERAL lamb processor plants have been forced to slash their throughput capacity as inflated sheep meat prices cripple companies.
Ten central west producer groups are hoping it will be a case of second time lucky as they await news of the latest successful applicants of the Remote Area Planning and Development Board-administered cluster fencing program.
THE extreme shift in weather conditions from mild to scorching temperatures has caused a spike in summer pneumonia in sheep, as veterinarians warn producers of the consequences of nutrition loss.
SHEEP and wool producers are staring down the barrel of having two different technologies imposed on them as the Victorian government “whitewashes” alarms about the enforcement of an inferior electronic identification system.
ON the back of extraordinary lamb and sheep meat prices, Merino wethers are becoming an unlikely hero in producers’ enterprises.