Sheep meat researchers are tackling the problem of what impact long-haul shipping routes have on eating quality, with a new series of consumer trials planned for the United States.
The national mutton indicator remained in the upper realms of price records, closing sales at 412¢/kg cwt.
Thirty-three producers across Victoria will share in more than $72,000 in funding in the Victorian Government's initial roll out of the sheep and goat electronic identification transition package.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is calling for individuals, organisations and project teams to submit preliminary proposals for on-farm research, development and adoption (RD&A) projects that benefit sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers.
WA sheep and lamb producers are becoming increasingly disappointed with the constant price disparity paid by meat processors in the west for mutton, lamb and skins, as compared to the prices paid for the same products in the east.
High prices and a bumper spring for pasture growth have created a potent mix for a longer term positive outlook for Australia’s sheep industry, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s 2016 Australian Sheep Update.