Tight supply spur prices

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated August 9 2016 - 3:30am, first published August 8 2016 - 6:30pm
The fourth consecutive record for lamb slaughter is expected this year.

WHILE lamb slaughter is expected to reach 23 million head this year, its fourth consecutive record, mutton slaughter is bottoming out to its fourth lowest level in over 50 years.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland

National Sheep & Wool Writer

Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

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