The numbers of sheep offered through MLA’s NLRS reported saleyards during July increased 24% year-on-year - a combination of the very low supplies from July 2011 and increase in turnoff as producer’s culled unproductive sheep from flocks.
Contrasting seasonal factors contributed to a 56% year-on-year increase in Victoria, from cold, wet weather in the Ballarat region, to drier conditions in northern regions.
NSW recorded a 4% lift in sheep supply, while offerings in SA climbed 33% year-on-year.
The lack of rain in WA resulted in a 47% year-on-year rise in mutton throughput for July.
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