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Market Analysis

Who is driving demand?

Looking at the EYCI (Eastern Young Cattle Indicator) it’s a refreshing sight to see a positive gradient, after what has been a long downward slide.

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Market Comment

Confident start to the year

The first sales of the new year have shown a positive start for cattle markets with the majority of indicators finishing above the peaks of

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Market Analysis

Beef exports finishing year strong

Australian beef exports generally maintained their momentum last month, staying well above both year-ago and five-year-average volumes. The trade did back off from the bumper

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Market Comment

Grass is greener?

Large amounts of rain across the East coast saw producers opting to hold onto cattle as feed concerns eased. This had a positive impact on

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Market Comment

Positive market moves continue

National cattle yardings jumped significantly this week, but it didn’t put downward pressure on prices, as indicators rose across the board. Young cattle, feeders, and

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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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