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.
Following rain over the weekend, lamb numbers at Dubbo declined 31% to 29,610 head.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has bolstered its commitment to improve productivity across the sheep industry through genetics with the endorsement of a new Sheep Genetics Business Plan.