Drought impact tipped to be worst in six decades as sheep numbers tumble - Sydney Morning Herald

Drought impact tipped to be worst in six decades as sheep numbers tumble - Sydney Morning Herald

The national sheep flock is expected to fall to its smallest size since 1904 as the drought's grip tightens.

But the livestock sector is facing the toughest recovery once the drought breaks. ABARES is forecasting the national flock to fall to 64.9 million as farmers, without access to water and feed, reduce their sheep numbers. It would take the flock to its smalle… [+2314 chars]

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