Cattle slaughter at four-year high

ACCORDING TO Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) with dry conditions persisting across much of the country, weekly cattle slaughter rose in the first week of June to levels not seen since 2015.

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Eastern states weekly slaughter totalled 159,000 head last week.

The MLA said with autumn rain deemed largely a failure in most regions, further destocking of the breeding herd occurred during May.