This week, eastern states over-the-hook goat indicators moved lower for the first time in 2017, although remain at record levels. The 12-16kg cwt goat indicator averaged 643¢, down from the March average of 655¢/kg cwt. Across all weight ranges this week, quotes topped at 720¢/kg cwt.
For the first quarter of 2017, average weekly goat slaughter across the eastern states was 15% higher year-on-year, at 44,908 head. For the March quarter:
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