The empire strikes back?

Image of London with Big Ben

The reality of the barley tariff has sunk in. However, there is another nation that is staring down the barrel of potential tariff action. In this article, we take a look at Great British barley and whether it is a competitor. Australian barley is now subject to an 80.5% tariff on exports into China. Unless […]

34 micron prices low against polyester staple fibres

Wool fleece

Broad crossbred prices continue to plumb new lows, a mere five years after they had spent five years (2010 to 2015) trading at stratospheric levels. This article takes a look at an Australian 34 micron prices series and its relationship to polyester staple fibre prices. In Figure 1 a 34 micron price series from Australian […]

Is there money in $446 Ewes?

Lots of herded sheep in a pen

Last week saw a new online record set on Auctionsplus of $446/head for some scanned in-lamb first cross ewes. The rise in breeder prices is no doubt in response to abundant feed in destocked areas, here we’ll take a look at how we might justify such a price for ewes. It wasn’t just one lot […]