Southern Brook Abattoir, Hopeland (west of Serpentine), has been in operation for 11 weeks but held its official opening last week when the media was invited to tour the facility.
A widespread price lift for all sheep and lamb categories suggest waning supply throughout the eastern states.
Prices hit unprecedented levels when they went beyond the $300 mark at Carlo and Jenny Varone’s flock dispersal at Little Italy via Hyden last week.
Our sheep industry has been searching for a single, united voice to share the importance of live sheep exports to government, regulators and the general public.
Producers should aim for a condition score of at least 2.7 if they have any chance of bearing lambs says industry specialist.
Prominent Lake Grace Prime SAMM pioneer and stud breeder Ross Taylor and his family team at Tiarri returned to the WAMMCO monthly winners circle with a line of 261 pure Prime SAMM lambs processed at Katanning on January 30.
If we’re not seeing the low for mutton prices now, we’re not far off it, says Mecardo's Andrew Whitelaw.