Percentiles – May 2022

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Mecardo’s Percentiles update for May 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. […]

Record cattle on feed despite herd rebuild

When there is a herd rebuild, plenty of grass and rising grain prices, the numbers of cattle on feed are supposed to fall. The latest Australian Lotfeeders Association (ALFA) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) lotfeeder survey for the end of March defied those expectations, and set a new record. The March numbers of cattle […]

Oil on fire

Biofuel storage and crops

If our federal election tells us anything, it is that people are concerned about climate change. For years, governments around the world have been trying to find the balance between reducing greenhouse gases, and limiting fossil fuel use but not sabotaging their economies that have become reliant on cheap energy sources. The evolution of biofuels […]

Wool quality schemes – an international perspective

Wool quality schemes operate in the main wool exporting nations, beyond the bounds of Australian production. This article, courtesy of some excellent data presented by the IWTO, takes a wider look at the supply of the main (selected) quality schemes from southern hemisphere wool exporting countries. Premiums for RWS accredited wool (see recent articles on […]