Seasonal patterns in the 21 micron category

Wool sheep in front of shed

Seasonal price patterns are useful guideposts when making short-term selling decisions for commodities, although they do change with time. In response to a reader’s question this article takes a look at the interaction between seasonal patterns for both price and sales in the 21-micron category. Mecardo looked at the changing seasonal patterns for the 21-micron […]

Lamb supply rise likely to bring lower prices

Lambs running in paddock

The Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Sheep Industry Projections released earlier this week are tipping 2020 to be the low point for lamb slaughter. With lamb supply expected to be on the rise, we look at how this might pan out over the coming year. MLA are forecasting Australian lamb slaughter to lift 800,000 head […]

Scarce supply sees scant slaughter

Cattle swimming in grass

We are one month into 2021, and the lack of cattle supply continues to drive cattle prices higher. While it was speculated many times last year that the push-back from international markets on Australia’s sky-high beef prices would counteract our domestic low herd figures – and positive seasonal conditions – it definitely hasn’t yet. There’s […]