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Sheep meat price volatility

The drop in sheep meat prices in 2023 came as an unwelcome shock after the better part of a decade of rising prices. This article

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Market Comment

Light lambs grounded

Despite a decrease in yardings week on week, the tightening of supply was not enough to support prices. Middle East airspace closures impacted demand at

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Market Analysis

US lamb demand stronger

The US has held the mantle as our largest market for lamb exports since lambs got very expensive back in 2020. As a single destination,

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Market Comment

A good week before Good Friday

It was a good week before Good Friday as most indicators improved. With processors being very busy the last few weeks, the appetite for both

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Market Comment

Small wins for big lambs

Lamb and sheep indicators saw a slight lift this week, with all bar one finishing the week higher than when it started. Reports from major

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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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