Higher global feed demand weighs in on stocks

The USDA published its April World Agriculture Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report early this week. Global ending stocks of wheat and corn were revised down on strong demand, while a boost to Brazil’s soybean crop saw the USDA lift global soybean ending stocks above expectations. Summary by Crop Wheat There were two small changes […]

Changing seasons moving supply and price spreads

We are into April and as cropping and sowing programs are ramping up, lamb finishing programs are winding down. This time of year generally sees a switch in lamb supply patterns through major growing areas, which has a relatively predictable impact on interstate lamb price spreads. While the weeks around Easter usually bring supply and […]

Fine merino price curves and discounts

wool being inspected

Feedback out of the supply chain continues to indicate that demand for knitwear is outstripping the demand for worsted wool. With this in mind this article takes a look at the current price curves and discounts for a range of fine merino wool types which are used in knitwear. Knitwear tends to use raw wool […]