Mutton money keeps on keeping on

Sheep in yard

Mutton has remained the shining light in the sheep market this month, as the only category trading higher year-on-year. Lamb is still trading at historically strong levels while being down on last year, but mutton’s where the money has kept climbing. If we look at the national over the hook mutton indicator for the year […]

NZ export slowdown and the rise of Mexico

Cattle in a yard

The highly seasonal Kiwi slaughter cycle suggests that New Zealand beef export potential will most likely halve over the next few months, with export-grade slaughter already at a historically low level this year as it is. With NZ a significant competitor in Australia’s key export markets such as the US, this reduction in supply will […]

Barley pricing showing value for feeders

Close up image of barley head

Despite dropping out of the news cycle, the tariffs imposed by China on Australian Barley exports continue to impact the market. As always, what is bad for grain producers is good for consumers, who can look forward to cheaper feed grain over the coming year. New crop barley prices were already on the slide before […]