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Cattle on feed
Market Analysis

How long can strong feeders last

The feeder cattle market looks to have peaked, but remains at extremely strong levels. A subscriber enquired recently as to whether there is more upside,

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Market Comment

Young cattle in strong supply

Both yardings and slaughter dipped last week in line with the seasonal trends , but while the EYCI strengthened, the restocker indicator has continued to

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Cows WA
Market Analysis

Cow price picks up pace

Cows are still in strong demand as the industry works towards the forecast 1.1 million head herd growth in 2022. Last week the National Medium

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Cattle in yards
Market Comment

Resolved logistics boosts cattle flow

With the Brisbane port returning to service and alleviating logistics constraints in QLD, slaughter surged higher last week, and with it, producer confidence, as cattle

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2022

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for February 2022. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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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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