Sheep supplies forecast down but are up

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We took a detailed look at lamb slaughter forecasts for both the long and short term last week, and this week it’s time for sheep and mutton. The Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) sheep slaughter projections were pulled back significantly in the October update, but given what we’ve seen in September and October, it might […]

12-13 micron wool


A fine 12 micron lot of wool from the New England made a splash this week by selling for $150 per greasy kg ($212 per clean kg). While the price was high by recent standards what was surprising was the appearance of such wool at auction. This article takes a look 12 and 13 micron […]

Soaring natural gas costs add to the tight fertiliser outlook

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Fertiliser has joined the list of commodities like cattle, canola and mutton that have a record high price tag attached this year. For urea, prices have been high for most of this year and supply chains have risen to many challenges, but surging natural gas costs and export controls on urea in China are just […]

Percentiles – October 2021

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Mecardo’s Percentiles update for October 2021. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important tool for assisting in the decision-making process. They can provide an indication of the range in which prices have moved and how much time they have spent at varying levels. […]