Weekly kill: Slaughter rates plunge on earlier rain

PREDICTIONS that last week’s Eastern States kill might descend into record territory have proved true enough, with the big impact of heavy rainfall and flooding in some areas dragging numbers back dramatically. The National Livestock Reporting Service logged a seven-day kill for the week ended Friday of just 104,490 head – perhaps unprecedented for a September week in the Australian beef industry. The rain impact, thrown on top of the underlying shortage of cattle after two big drought years, has forced beef plants across much of Eastern Australia into skeleton kills, with numerous reports this week of three-day and even…

Source: Beef Central
Weekly kill: Slaughter rates plunge on earlier rain