Organic beef, lamb, fruit and vegetable prices

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Beef prices differ depending on location and buyers. The following beef prices are indicative only. In Northern Australia NOP certified young prime cattle have been fetching premiums of $1.45 and cows .95. On the domestic market $1.30 for young prime cattle and cows .20.

In southern areas NOP certified young prime cattle have been fetching $1.05 and cows .70. On the domestic market $1.05 for young prime cattle and cows .20.

Lamb prices have increased significantly. Arcadian Organic and Natural Meat Company is paying primary producers on average $5.80 a kilo, expected to go to $6 a kilo.

Australian Certified Organic wholesaler Eco Farms’ top-selling organic vegetables in the last four weeks were broccoli ($5 kg), cauliflower ($4.60 kg) and carrots ($3.22 kg). Beetroot isn’t selling as well as expected for this time of the year. Bananas are selling consistently ($3.8 kg), followed by apples ($4.80 kg) and mandarins ($5 kg). Demand for strawberries ($6.50 punnet) is high but supply is inconsistent.

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