FEEDLOTS and restockers competed strongly to push prices up at the Jamestown market, held on Thursday.
SEVERAL lamb processor plants have been forced to slash their throughput capacity as inflated sheep meat prices cripple companies.
THE closure of Queensland's biggest sheep and goat processing plant at Wallangarra nearly one year ago was the first sign of the national flock shortage which has dragged several processors to a halt.
THE spread between over-the-hooks (OTH) and saleyard prices for mutton and lamb continues to widen as processors set limits well below the physical market.
AGENTS and woolgrowers could save $11 million over five years through the relocation of Sydney’s Yennora wool sales to Goulburn, a new report, Towards a new wool selling future in NSW, has shown.
AS the famine for European style wool intensifies, buyers showed their cards at the designated superfine sale in Sydney on Thursday with desperate bids more than 80 cents a kilogram up on last week.
Getting lumped with 100 cent a kilogram clean price penalty on woolgrower Tony Butler’s 200-bale wool clip was the catalyst for a shearing overall.