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Cattle field
Market Analysis

Downside keeps going up

The young cattle market hit yet another record high this week as the herd rebuild combines with tight international supply to push prices in the

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Cattle in a field
Market Comment

Tight supply, and red hot demand

Another strong week on the cattle markets, with the Eastern States young cattle Indicator (EYCI) advancing towards record territory again, with signs of generally tightening

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Market Analysis

Nothing off about offal prices

While steaks, silversides and stirfrys are the types of cuts most Aussies look forward to from beef production, there are plenty more parts of the

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Angus Cattle
Market Comment

Heavy cattle charge higher

The Australian cattle markets were upbeat this week with Heavy Steer prices surging ahead 9% to reach new records, and Medium Cow prices have kept

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Market Comment

Heavy cattle continue sliding

A mixed result on the markets this week, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) falling back under the 1,000ȼ/kg mark, led by the key

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