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New season lamb supply lags behind 2021 as prices hold firm

30 November

New season lamb prices are operating 19% (or $29/head) higher than the five-year average. Most states are experiencing mixed demand, with wet weather hampering ability of stock to be sent to market. A rollover of new season lambs into 2023 is looking increasingly likely as lambs are held back from sale.

Poll Dorsets are the breed of choice for a growing number of farmers across Australia, Here our members tell us why.

Buyers I know – whether chasing trade or export lambs – all prefer the Poll Dorset first-cross, which I think comes down to the lamb’s shape, fat content, yield and clean, white skin

Tom Pattinson, Prime Lamb Producer,
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Preferred Prime Lamb Sire

More about the breed

Formed in 1954, we are the largest representative association of Poll Dorset breeders in Australia.As a member you can:

  • Breed, register and sell pedigreed Poll Dorsets
  • Benefits derived from APDA’s marketing, promotion and communications activities targeted to further grow and develop the Poll Dorset breed
  • Ability to certify animal health (eg, Brucellosis Accreditation)
  • Exhibit sheep at various agricultural shows and events
  • Sell rams at multi-vendor events eg. Australasian Championships
Read about our membership