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Market Comment

Heavy Steers and Vealers charge

Yardings and slaughter are up and the EYCI climbed again. Heavy steers and vealers are charging ahead but the Australian dollar has stubbornly pushed higher,

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Market Analysis

US beef market holds steady

Let’s look at the US 90CL indicator – a price measure that historically the Australian market has been reflective of. Latest available data for the

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Market Comment

Slaughter slides south

Cattle slaughter went down down down last week, with the lack of supply continuing to support prices. Eastern states cattle kill fell 17 per cent

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an

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Market Comment

Tight supply, veal gets some love

Another encouraging week to report on, with tight supply supporting prices, slaughter up, and the EYCI up a smidgen, with a surprising highlight being that

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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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