The current gap between mutton and lamb prices is fairly typical, according to Mecardo. Credit: Mark Saunders.

Mutton prices rise but discount to lamb remains

Mutton prices have risen from December lows but remain at a 50-60 per cent discount to lamb.

27 May 2024

Cattle producer sentiments are mixed across the country, the latest BPIS have revealed. Credit: Mark Saunders.

Beef producer survey reveals mixed sentiments

Beef producers across the country have mixed views about the next 12 months, a survey has found.

12 April 2024

Sheep and lamb production is expected to lift significantly this year.  Credit: Mark Saunders.

National flock set to decline while slaughter figures hit all-time high

National sheep flock tipped to decline to 76.5 million by June.

07 April 2024

New methane-reducing feed options may soon be available to producers. Credit: Pamela Lawson.

New research investigates methane-reducing lick blocks

Research looks at the potential of lick blocks for reducing methane while boosting production.

27 March 2024

A once-a-season vaccine could save the cattle industry millions.

Researchers closer to cracking tick vaccine

Once-per-season vaccine could save industry millions

30 July 2019

Heifers will be part of a new study focused on herd profitability.

Increasing herd profitability

New research optimises heifer development

14 July 2019

 WA sheep producer Matt Nield. Image: MLA

Heavier lambs and more pasture thanks to training

MLA’s training system improves lamb production

30 June 2019

Lamb skin prices 2017-19. Data source: MLA

Sheep skin values down due to synthetics

Demand down across fashion industry

25 June 2019


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