What has caused sheep meat market woes: MLA

Victoria Nugent
November 28 2023 - 3:00pm
Ripley Atkinson addresses MLA Updates in Bendigo. Photo: Shan Goodwin.
Ripley Atkinson addresses MLA Updates in Bendigo. Photo: Shan Goodwin.

Exponential growth in the national flock, record lamb production and producer fears driven by media scrutiny of El Nino conditions that did not eventuate are among the key factors that have driven this year's low sheep meat prices, according to Meat & Livestock Australia senior market analyst Ripley Atkinson.

Victoria Nugent

Victoria Nugent

National sheep and wool writer

National sheep and wool writer for ACM's agricultural publications. Former livestock editor for Queensland Country Life. Send your story tips to vnugent@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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