SHEEP

Sheep numbers hit highest level in more than 15 years

AUSTRALIA’S sheep flock and its breeding ewe numbers have reached their highest levels since 2007, according to the latest Sheep Projections update from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

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 MLA's latest forecast has sheep and lamb numbers at 78.75 million. Photo Mark Saunders.

MLA's latest forecast has sheep and lamb numbers at 78.75 million. Photo Mark Saunders.

The update noted a national sheep flock of 78.75 million and breeding ewe numbers of 46.14 million head. The flock growth follows three consecutive years of above-average rainfall in Australia's sheep-producing...

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