MLA’s Market Information team has released four improved indicators to the MLA website last Friday. The improved indicators will operate alongside the existing ones for a fortnight before the old indicators are retired.
These are an improved Heavy Steer Indicator (medium steer specifications amalgamated into this), a renamed and improved Processor Cow Indicator, an improved Heavy Lamb Indicator and an improved Mutton Indicator.
The retirement of the Processor Yearling Steer, Medium Cow, Vealer Steer, Light Dairy Cow and the Manufacturing Dairy Steer will occur on Thursday 16 February.
These improvements and retirements have been made as a result of the extensive industry consultation conducted in H2 2022 as well as significant data analysis to ensure changes were reflective of current and future industry needs and livestock specifications.
Further improvements to existing indicators will be made over the coming months.
To view these changes on the Prices and Markets page click the buttons to the improved indicators under the ‘New indicator reports’ subheading.