New Zealand sheep flock and offtake

Sheep in a yard

New Zealand is the other major sheepmeat exporter in the world and is the major carpet wool producer, so the New Zealand sheep flock is of interest to the Australian sheep and wool industry. It can also be insightful to see how farmers in other countries are responding to world prices for agricultural commodities. This […]

US slaughter recovering

Black cattle in a feedlot

Back at the end of April, we took a look at the cattle processor shutdowns in the US due to COVID-19 and the impact on US beef production and price. Six weeks later things have turned around, cattle slaughter has recovered, and this is impacting US beef prices. The height of the COVID-19 crisis for […]

Percentiles – June 2020

Percentiles with a background image of hay bales

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for June 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel   Percentiles are an important tool for assisting in the decision-making process. They can provide an indication of the range in which prices have moved and how much time they have spent at […]