Reduced supplies have failed to correct the massive slump in lamb market prices.
Numbers offered at auction yards this week were trimmed by 10 per cent overall, however week-on-week results have seen an average of 120-150c/kg erased from lamb prices over the fortnight.
The cattle market, too, has seen better weeks. While supplies overall was also cut by double-digit figures (cow numbers unchanged) prices remained on the softer side of firm with cow prices relaxed by 10c/kg live.
The running of the Melbourne Cup whilst darkening some metro-based plants in Victoria stopped only one country livestock market from operating to further compound the backlog of stock cued for processing.