n Farmer’s Weekly - Drought sees higher slaughter rates : market analysis

Volume 2015, Issue 15045
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



US beef prices continue to depress the market, despite low supplies from Australia and New Zealand. In South Africa, slaughtering numbers have increased, due in part to the drought which is affecting pasture quality. The World Health Organisation, meanwhile, has issued a follow-up statement on its report linking processed meat with cancer, saying that it had not called for consumers to stop eating processed meat altogether, but that eating less of these foods would lessen the risk of colorectal cancer.

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