Wool yield still low

Merino wool sheep grazing

Exporters, when constructing consignments, have to pay attention to both price and specifications (micron, staple length, and staple strength, pointy of break in the middle and such). Yield is not usually a major constraint on building consignments but has been so in 2020. This article takes a look at yield in the Australian wool clip. […]

Forecast for yield recovery but there is a way to go

Golden grain harvest

After two ordinary harvests in a row, it would be an understatement to say the 2020 crop is much anticipated. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its June Crop Report last week, and, at this stage at least, things are looking a lot more positive for production. The headline […]

Lamb supplies on road to recovery

Sheep moving through gate

As we move through the depths of winter and tight ovine supply, attention is turning to the spring and summer. With winter lambs hitting the ground now, and many of the new season supply coming in the next two months, we take a look at what we might see in terms of lamb and sheep […]