| Rural News |
Southland sheep farmers are rebuking claims of an approaching lamb shortage, saying percentages are looking better than last year.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says it has heard anecdotal evidence that more single lambs have been seen by scanners than usual in the deep south.
Bumper pastoral growth over the past 12 months has boosted scanning numbers nationwide, and Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman Andrew Morrison says the prognosis for Southland was pleasing.
He says scanning percentages on his Eastern Southland farm were up five per cent and his South Otago farm was fetching numbers of close to eight per cent on last year.