Spring price dip hits, but returns still stellar

Sheep and lambs

We look at lamb prices each week, and the trend over the past couple has been heading south, as more suckers make it to market. However, regardless of what category your lambs currently fall in, if you’re working off budget forecasts from 12 months ago, your returns should still be well ahead. In fact most […]

AWTA volumes October 2021

sheep in a field at sunset

The latest Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) core test volume data confirms the change in direction of the drift in the merino fibre diameter distribution evident during the past 15 months. This article takes a look at the eastern and western AWTA numbers. The AWTA has added a new report combining the core test data […]

Squeezing lotfeeder margins limiting further rises

cattle saleyards

The rise and rise of young cattle prices hasn’t been matched in it’s most recent push by increasing grainfed cattle prices. While grain prices have been relatively steady, it is the rising cost of feeders which is likely to come to a halt as lotfeeders feel the pinch. There have been plenty of reports citing […]

Regional merino wool supply


The article ‘AWTA volumes October 2021’ published today on Mecardo, looks at the latest AWTA core test volumes and the uneven impact of Western Australian merino wool supply across micron categories and different times of the year. This article pursues the theme further. Wool production in Australia covers regions from central Queensland to Tasmania across […]