Percentiles – April 2022

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Mecardo’s Percentiles update for April 2022. 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. […]

Lamb forwards behind last year but might still be value

WA sheep in yard

The sliding lamb market as we head toward Easter has raised more than a little concern for lamb producers. About the only end of the market which hasn’t eased is the restocker category. This is likely due to some forward contracts which have been on offer for the winter. Here we look at how they […]

Merino combing fleece prices

Wool in shearing shed

While average merino prices have rebounded from the pandemic lows of 2020 (along with a lot of commodities) the range of rebound has been uneven. This article takes a look at merino fleece prices across the micron ranges. AWEX Micron Price Guides (MPG) runs from 16.5 micron to 32 micron, reflecting prices for representative types […]

Renewable – but at what cost?

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The rise and rise of renewable energy sources has been at the fundamental core of agricultural commodity strength since the early 2000’s. The addition of food for fuel has seen demand outstrip supply recently and contributed to some of the tightness we are seeing in global markets. Environmental, energy and food security are all now […]