Slaughter numbers rise, national flock numbers decline

Kristen Frost
By Kristen Frost
September 26 2018 - 4:00am
LIGHT WEIGHT: The ongoing dry conditions has placed downward pressure on carcase weights, with the national average lamb carcase weight for 2018 forecast to be 2pc lower than 2017.

National sheep slaughter numbers have run hot for the last seven weeks on the back of intensifying dry conditions across many of the nation’s key sheep production areas. 

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Kristen Frost

Kristen Frost

National Sheep and Wool Writer

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