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Australian sheep producers are heading into the winter months in a strong position on a number of fronts.

Prices are high, the export market is buoyant. So when will it all end?

Not for a while according to industry analysts who say this is one of the strongest, if not the strongest era ever seen in the sheep industry.

The latest ABARES sheepmeat forecast shows the growth prospects for the Australian sheep flock over the next five years are stronger than any other of Australia’s main agricultural sectors.

ANZ’s director of industry insights and agribusiness Michael Whitehead said the sheep industry is not only in full rebuild mode, farmers are also looking for sheep as a diversification

“Sheep numbers couldn’t have got any lower,” Mr…

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