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Cattle saleyards, people

Green ink lights up the market

This week was characterised by a dose of broad positivity, as the national indicators for all cattle categories climbed further upwards. News that new all-time

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Wool yarn

Volatile ride continues

It was noticeable that Chinese demand remained subdued this week and this was reflected in a generally sluggish wool market. The reported concerns related to

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NSW harvesting wheat crop
Grains & Oilseeds

Wheat is now driving the bus

This week the USDA released their October WASDE report with numbers largely in line with expectations. The word pre-release was to expect higher corn and

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Merino lambs

Flock growth flying forward

Flock growth is flying according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s latest sheep industry projections, with numbers rebuilding much faster than anticipated. Which means this year’s

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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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