Farm Tender

Eastern states Cattle kill down 17 percent

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Opinion
  • Aug 24, 2020
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By Jamie-Lee Oldfield - Mecardo

Eastern states cattle kill fell 17% for the week to 97,793 head - a 30% dip year-on-year.

To put this figure into perspective, there is no week in August with below 100,000 head slaughter totals for the past 20 years. In fact, the only weeks in the past 20 years that have fallen below the 100,000 mark were either in the December/January holiday period, over the Easter break, or in just one instance the week of Australia Day.