Shedding sheep spike amid shearer shortage

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated November 3 2021 - 9:25pm, first published 5:00am
Returns: Thomas Elder Markets reported shedding breeds exceeded $700 a head in September for SIL ewes, while prices plateaued to average $380 in October.

THE nation's shearer shortage is driving record prices for commercial shedding sheep in Victoria.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland is a Stock & Land journalist. She has worked at Australian Community Media for more than a decade serving in a number of roles including editor, senior journalist and national sheep & wool writer. She runs a fine Merino wool property with her young family in North-East Victoria.

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