Fewer cattle in Australian feedlots

16-08-2007 | |

There has been a major drop in the number of cattle in feedlots across Australia The number is down 70,000 on this time last year to 870,000 head.

The largest fall occurred in Queensland, where 79,000 fewer cattle are being
fed.

Numbers have risen strongly in South Australia and Western
Australia, while New South Wales saw a small drop.

Australian Lot Feeders
Association president Malcolm Foster blames the overall drop in numbers on the
industry’s lack of profitability.

Source:
abc.net.au

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