Mutton surge the start of epic price rise

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated May 31 2017 - 9:18pm, first published 8:30pm
Despite the record mutton prices this season, Mecardo market analyst Matt Dalgleish said the 2017 trend had mirrored the ten-year average pattern, similar to how 2016 played out.

MUTTON’S crazy prices is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come this winter, with analysts forecasting a 610 cents a kilogram peak.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland

National Sheep & Wool Writer

Annabelle Cleeland is Fairfax Media’s national sheep and wool writer. Annabelle joined the Fairfax team in 2012 to nurture her love of Australian agriculture. She began as the Victorian western district reporter at Stock & Land before taking on a senior position as a journalist reporting on all industries statewide. Annabelle’s appetite to report on issues which affect the sheep and wool industry has seen her travel to many parts of Australia and abroad. She is excited to spin industry yarns during a period of substantial demand for the sheepmeat and wool industries. Annabelle enjoys horse riding and climbing mountains, and is a lazy supporter of the Geelong Football Club.