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Record 1.5 million sheep sold to the east | The Land




SHEEP transfer figures to the Eastern States are entering new territory after the record 1.5 million head mark was reached at the end of October, with the monthly figure the second highest number of sheep transferred since October 2010.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) latest interstate sheep transfer figures show a total of 315,100 sheep and lambs went east last month, slightly down on October 2010, when 388,000 sheep headed east, due to severe dry seasonal conditions in Western Australia.

The yearly total from January-October, of 1.5m, was made up of 54 per cent lambs and 46pc adult sheep.

Of last month’s total transfer figures, 209,100 were lambs and 106,000 were adult sheep.

In September, 105,600…

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