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Herd rebuild in full swing as female slaughter hits decade low

FEMALE slaughter numbers have hit the lowest point in decades, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics today releasing its livestock statistics for the first quarter of 2022.

Overall production was similar to this time last year but down on last quarter, with 1,420 head passing through abattoirs producing 452,700 tonnes of beef. New South Wales has bucked the national trend with its kill increasing from last quarter to 297,000 head.

Females represented 41pc of this quarter’s kill, which is the lowest since Q4 2011, when it hit 39pc. The female slaughter ratio is often used as a marker…

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