India bans wheat exports, or have they?

Indian wheat farmers

When the war in Ukraine plunged world food security into doubt by taking a huge chunk of world production & export trade out of the global breadbasket, India looked to be emerging as a saviour to fill part of the trade gap. There has been a sudden turnaround though, with India effectively banning wheat exports. […]

The problem isn’t lamb export demand

Image of shipping containers at sea

Lamb prices remain in the doldrums, at least relative to the last couple of years. We have been blaming higher supply and processing limitations, and export data seems to confirm this. Without constraints, we could be at record prices. Export data for lamb was relatively benign in April. Fewer slaughter days saw total exports fall […]

Crossbred fleece and RWS premiums

Wool in shearing shed

The crossbred wool market is in dire need of some good news, which this article can deliver for a change. Premiums for RWS accredited crossbred fleece (there are some quality considerations) which were present for New Zealand crossbred wool sold in Australia during the first half of the season have appeared for Australian crossbred wool […]