Eggspect tight cattle supply

The combination of the recent east coast downpour, transport challenges and the upcoming Easter break has seen yardings plummet for the week ending 26th March 2021. Processor closures are also expected to impact the market in the weeks ahead. Only 26,025 cattle were yarded on the east coast last week, down 10,000 head or 30% […]

USDA lights up the bull pen

Golden grain harvest

The USDA seems to get a thrill from keeping people guessing. At the start of this week, all the news pointed to a falling commodity market. Improving crop conditions in the Northern Hemisphere, declining demand from key importers as they stared into new crop availability and the expectation that the US farmer in particular, would […]

Solid market before Easter break

easter shaun the sheep

The wool market finished in positive territory in the lead-up to the traditional one-week recess over easter. Exporters competed strongly to fill orders for immediate shipment resulting in almost all categories showing gains across the regions. The Eastern Market Indicator lifted for the second week in a row to post a 15¢ gain to finish […]

Don’t let the green grass fool ewe

Volatile supply is the norm for livestock markets in April due to the public holidays and producers looking to the sky for the autumn break in their region. The early, widespread rains certainly kicked the market into gear, but in the week so far some of the price rally has been lost. As American soul […]