It's knowing when to hold 'em | The First Draft

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Stephen Burns
September 2 2023 - 2:00pm
Price trends for sheep and lambs have been variable in the past week. Some producers have decided to sell now, while others with feed are holding on. Picture by Karen Bailey.
Price trends for sheep and lambs have been variable in the past week. Some producers have decided to sell now, while others with feed are holding on. Picture by Karen Bailey.

The tough lamb and mutton market and variable season pushed bigger supplies onto the market last week and while some producers opted to sell rather than wait for a shift in the season, others are passing in pens and taking them home.

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Karen Bailey

Market analyst

Agricultural markets analyst and journalist for The Land newspaper. Former national cattle and lamb/sheep market analyst with Meat and Livestock Australia.

Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College

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