Long term oilseed outlook indicates solid future for Canola

The current high prices in the oilseed complex were triggered by a combination of poor growing conditions in multiple key growing regions and voracious oilseed import demand from China, but what can we expect over the longer term for oilseeds, including Canola? The latest FAO/OECD agricultural commodity outlook paints a relatively stable picture for oilseed […]

Price climb slows as spring draws near

All eyes are on the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator, with record highs becoming the norm so far in 2021. Just five years ago avid EYCI followers were waiting anxiously for the indicator to break the 600ȼ/kg barrier, and now 1000ȼ/kg seems inevitable. Last week we had an in-depth look at the EYCI including its premium […]

Official data shows flock coming from low lows

Sheep in a field

Many farmers will have recently received their annual Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey for the 2020/21 statistics. The 2019/20 stats were quietly released in May, and despite the data being a year out of date, it’s worth taking a look. The ABS data goes all the way back to 1885, figure 1 shows that […]