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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2021. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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Cows WA
Market Analysis

FSR skewed by price and supply

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their quarterly data for March to June, and it may have us rethinking our traditional herd rebuild

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Limousin cattle
Market Comment

Cattle market treads water

The market for young cattle continues to show sustained strength as the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator holds its ground above the 1,000ȼ mark just below

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Cattle on Feed
Market Analysis

Lotfeeders load up

Feeder steer and grain prices were both on the rise in the June quarter, but that hasn’t deterred lotfeeders, with cattle on feed numbers lifting

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Market Analysis

Dissecting the EYCI

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) has risen to dizzying heights recently. We all know that it’s a reflection of a tight supply and demand

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Market Comment

Heavy steers reach for the moon

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) has continued on its recovery trajectory, cracking 1,000¢/kg again. Heavy steer prices also jumped an incredible 9% in the

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Minecraft cow
Market Analysis

Digital cattle sales

Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in 2020 saw producers look at alternate methods of marketing their stock to the traditional physical saleyard, creating a surge in buyers

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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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