New world cattle herds

USA texas longhorn

Australian beef faces stiff competition in our key export markets from both their domestic herds and from other exporting countries. Today we have a look at the size and structure of the herds that exist in the Americas, namely the US, Canada and Mexico. USDA data indicates that in 2020, the opening US cattle herd, […]

NZ competition not a problem for lambs yet

Last week we had a query regarding our main competitor in sheepmeat markets, New Zealand, and how their heavily seasonal turnoff might impact prices in the coming months. The good news is that New Zealand’s peak comes after Australia, but when lots of lambs are carried through to the New Year, NZ can impact prices […]

Staple strength – not an issue

Feedback indicates demand in the greasy wool market is skewed to Merino knitwear types, with much reduced demand for worsted (longer) Merino wool as Chinese exports of this category remain limited by the effect of COVID-19 on key markets. With this in mind this article takes a look at the current effect of staple strength […]