National sheep and lamb over-the-hooks (OTH) indicators have been on a downwards trajectory since June, with saleyard prices also following the same trend. The national trade lamb indicator (NTLI) averaged 694¢/kg carcase weight (cwt), a 47¢/kg premium to the national medium trade lamb OTH indicator, which averaged 647¢/kg cwt. While a lag between price trends … Continue reading Sheep meat prices heading downwards
In a time where Australian farmers are being challenged by adversity in every direction, a new e-commerce platform has been developed to bridge the gap between customer and farmer with a buy direct system. The PDLmarketplac e-commerce platform has been developed to provide lamb consumers with quality assured Prime Dorper Lamb directly from Australian farmers, … Continue reading E-commerce platform allows farmers to sell lamb direct to consumers
A discussion paper outlining policy options for sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the northern summer months is now available for stakeholder comment. Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said that live sheep exports were an important part of Australia’s agricultural sector, and underpinned 3,450 jobs across rural and regional Australia. “The export … Continue reading Input sought on Middle East sheep exports
An independent inspector-general of Live Animal Exports to oversee regulation of the industry is a step closer today with the Bill to establish the position as a statutory appointment passing the Senate. Agriculture Minister, Bridget McKenzie, said the community deserved greater assurance that animal welfare outcomes for export livestock were being met and monitored. “Australia’s … Continue reading Improving oversight of live animal exports
Australian lamb slaughter is forecast to reach its lowest level since 2012 as poor conditions that impacted 2018 are expected to continue to affect sheep meat supply this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2019 Sheep Industry Projections. Lamb slaughter is forecast to decline 7 per cent in 2019 to 21.2 million head, … Continue reading Australian lamb slaughter to decline in 2019
Lamb entries have defied Australian drought conditions to be named the winner of the 2018 Dick Stone perpetual trophy at the Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence Awards. The trophy was won by Victoria’s Woodward Foods Australia for its export grade Lamb (USA). The awards night was held at the Sydney Showground on the 21st of … Continue reading Lamb wins big at Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence Awards despite drought
Australia is the leading supplier of red meat to the world and Australians are among the highest red meat consumers according to a new report.
China’s dominance in world meat trade is set to grow out to 2020, albeit at a slowing rate, seeing opportunities for Australia’s beef and sheepmeat exports to China come from extracting value, rather than volume growth in an increasingly competitive market. This is the key finding from Rabobank’s recently-released paper, Australian Red Meat Exports to … Continue reading Value key to beef & sheepmeat exports to China: report
The producer of New Zealand’s most consistently tender and tasty lamb in the last ten years has been announced today at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards, aka the Glammies.
South Australian meat processor, Thomas Foods International says it will boost its beef processing capacity by up to 25 per cent with a new beef boning facility.