Cattle herd size to ease slightly, MLA's first projections for 2024 say

February 27 2024 - 10:00am
MLA's first cattle industry projections for 2024 say the herd has entered a maintenance phase.
MLA's first cattle industry projections for 2024 say the herd has entered a maintenance phase.

Following three years of herd growth leading to the largest cattle herd in 10 years in 2023, the Australian cattle herd is expected to ease by less than 1 per cent to 28.6 million head by 30 June 2024, according to Meat & Livestock Australia's latest cattle industry projections.

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