Regional Rainfall Update November 2021

Clouds in sky

Mecardo’s regional rainfall update for November 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 […]

Grainfed resilience against price hike

Feedlot cattle

Record feeder prices haven’t put too much of a dent in cattle on feed numbers for the September quarter, with the figure remaining above 1 million. Despite a 4.6% decline on the June quarter, lotfed cattle volumes were 10.4% above the five-year average for the September period, and 10.8% higher than the same quarter the […]

Merino prices

Wool shed

Amongst all the commentary about supply, demand, quality schemes, power shortages, fashion and so on it is the price received when selling wool which is the key to that wool being produced. This article takes a look at merino prices in the current market. Wool covers a wide range of qualities. This article will focus […]

Lamb weights defy the trend in September


Since the Australian Bureau of Statistics switched to quarterly reporting on livestock production we can’t get as accurate a picture of what is happening with lamb carcase weights, and as such we haven’t looked at it for a while. The quarterly data is interesting nonetheless and offers some insights. To calculate lamb carcase weights we […]