Merino fleece dark fibre risk rating

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A premium Mecardo subscriber has asked whether there is any difference in price between Merino fleece with a Dark and Medullated Fibre Risk Scheme (DMFR) ratings of 1 and 2. As a primer, this article looks at the supply of Merino fleece of different DMFR ratings. The background to the DMFR scheme is covered in […]

Export values limiting ovine price upside

Looking at lamb and mutton export values can help provide some explanation about why lamb and mutton prices haven’t been able to reach the record highs seen in cattle. Admittedly, the data is three months old, so doesn’t provide direct real time insight, but recent lamb price trends are suggestive that it’s unlikely that the […]