Lamb and sheep slaughter increase but prices hold

Sheep flock in paddock

Lamb and sheep slaughter has managed to post consecutive year-on-year increases in monthly levels for the first time since winter 2020. Slaughter was not all that high, but last year’s Covid induced uncertainty helped. Here we look at how many there are to come. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) doesn’t produce monthly data anymore, […]

Cashmere and fine merino prices

Middle eastern market

Cashmere is luxury fine micron apparel fibre, often claimed for apparel sold in souks and markets around the world when the price level being negotiated tells the buyer that there is no cashmere in the piece. Production is basically limited to an area bordered by China, Mongolia and Iran, so fine merino is often blended […]