Pork shortfall triggers meat supply crisis

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated October 2 2019 - 2:35am, first published September 30 2019 - 10:29am
FINE BALANCE: Seymour wool classer John Bassett said there was a growing movement of growers producing a dual-purpose sheep in order to capitalise on Australia's growing export meat market.
Volatile times: The dramatic price fluctuations in the wool market could be a common trend, says analyst Robert Herrmann. Pictured, Jackson Crowe.

Victorian sheepmeat exports are forecast to skyrocket in the coming months, as African swine fever decimates nearly 20 per cent of the global meat market.

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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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