Rainfall and micron

Muddy sheep

Seasonal conditions drive changes in the quality of wool, which is a challenge for the supply chain – linking up agricultural supply with all its variability to industrial processors who by definition prize consistency. With this in mind this article takes a quick look at where the merino fibre diameter is in relation to rainfall. […]

Aussie beef on a roll in South Korea


Tight supply and record-high cattle prices, at a time of out of the ordinary global trade patterns, has prompted some changes to Australia’s beef export flows. In the new order of things, South Korea has leapt over both China and the US, to take the spot of our second-largest beef export destination so far in […]

The US export market recovery

US restaurant

This time last year we were bemoaning the decline of lamb export prices to the US, and its impact on heavy lambs. The latest export data shows US demand for lamb continues to improve, and export prices are supporting lambs at saleyard levels. April lamb export data was released this week and it is relatively […]