Early season wool price performances in recent years

wool bale shed

The wool selling season recommences this week after a three-week recess in auction sales, with COVID causing problems in China, especially in the region west of Shanghai which has a lot of wool processing mills located there. This article takes a look at recent wool early-season wool price patterns. In 2019 the apparel fibre complex […]

Export demand doesn’t waiver

lamb shanks

A domestic heavy lamb price 287ȼ/kg higher than this time last year hasn’t put the brakes on overseas demand, with export volumes tracking higher year-on-year. National lamb slaughter for the year-to-July is up 10%, shoring up supply for export customers, who don’t seem to be baulking at strong prices. Mutton slaughter has fallen 5 % […]

Gold for Japan in the beef export games

Aussie Wagyu

Whilst our Australian athletes have been competing for gold in Japan, our beef exports have also been very competitive there, taking out the gold medal for imports of Aussie beef. Total beef exports picked up in July despite the usual winter supply issues. Cattle slaughter wasn’t particularly strong in July, but with no public holidays […]

Regional Rainfall Update July 2021

Clouds in sky

Mecardo’s regional rainfall update for July 2021. Click here to view the latest update This report highlights: Current season’s monthly rainfall trend Last season’s monthly rainfall trend Average monthly trend over 50 years 70% range in monthly rainfall over last 50 years 95% range Rainfall within the 70% range would be considered reflective of a […]