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Cattle exports fiscal year fall
For the 2016-17 fiscal year, feeder and slaughter cattle exports were just below 802,000 head, a 27% decline year-on-year. For the calendar year-to-June feeder and slaughter cattle exports are back 38%, compared with the same period last year...
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Sheep exports stable
For the 2016-17 fiscal year, sheep exports totalled 1,850,000 head, a decline of 1% year-on-year. For the calendar year-to-June, sheep exports were also back 1%, at 822,500 head, with demand from a number of Middle Eastern countries...
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Goats gain ground
In 2016-17, the over-the-hook goat indicator (12-16kg cwt) averaged 616¢/kg cwt – up 116¢ from the previous year. In June, the indicator hit a new high of 682¢/kg cwt and surpassed the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator....
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Food Prices fare well
June marked the second consecutive month of the FAO Food Price Index* increasing – driven by higher dairy, cereal and meat quotations...
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