Lamb restrictions eased as market prices sit at record high

Sheep TBW Newsgroup
ON PAR: The Australian lamb industry has aligned its policy on what is classed as a lamb with its biggest export competitor New Zealand this week. Under the new regulations, a a lamb will no longer be classed as a hogget when its permanent incisors erupt as long as the teeth are not in wear.

REGULATIONS about what constitutes a lamb at market have changed, with further flexibility in regard to the rupturing of a lamb’s permanent incisors.

Under the new regulations, the lamb classification still apples if it is a “young sheep under 12 months of age or does not have any permanent incisor teeth in wear”.

This means a lamb is able to

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