Lamb slaughter numbers drop to eight-year low

FIGURES from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that May’s lamb slaughter was 33 per cent below year-ago levels and the lowest monthly total since 2012.

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Lamb slaughter is at an eight-year low. Picture Mark Saunders.

According to Meat & Livestock Australia, the May slaughter figure of 1.45 million head, followed significant reductions in every state.