FAVOURABLE LAND CONDITIONS LEADING TO STRONG FLOCK REBUILD

Plenty of moisture, green grass and good feed is leading New South Wales farmers to rebuild their flock, faster.

Meat and Livestock Australia estimates sheep numbers will grow by a further 6-point-3 percent this year – to total more than 68 million head nationwide.

It follows dire numbers in 2020 – the lowest on record, at 64 million head – following the drought.

The rebuild is partly due to lower slaughter numbers.

Producers are instead opting to keep hold of quality stock, for longer.

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.