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Feedlot Numbers Fall on Summer Quarter

29 November 2013

AUSTRALIA - Third quarter cattle on feed numbers increased for all states on the same period last year, although fell on the summer quarter.

Feedlot data shows that, while feedlot placements 10 per cent from September, they remained 10 per cent above numbers for the same period in 2012.

According to the Australian Lot Feeders Association and Meat and Livestock Australia data, South Australia numbers leapt 101 per cent.

Increases across the country contributed to numbers reaching 787,487.

Western Australia lifted 61 per cent, well clear of the five year average.

However, the biggest headage came in Queensland, the main feedlot area, seeing totals reach 504,078, after lifting nine per cent.

Meanwhile, turnoff through the period lifted 21 per cent, 12 per cent above the five year average. Again, all states saw increases with Queensland up 19 per cent being the biggest contributor at 424,699.


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