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Market Analysis

FSR falls to 10 year lows

With the buoyancy of the Australian cattle market in 2021, it will come as no surprise that female slaughter dropped further in the final three

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – February 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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Market Analysis

Processing the truth

Do national Processor Steer indicator index prices really provide a good guide as to changes in the value of trade cattle week to week? Or

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Market Comment

QLD demand pushes restockers higher

This week delivered positivity for anyone looking to sell young cattle, with the EYCI clawing back most of last week’s lost ground, and restocker prices

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Market Analysis

QLD monsoon key to rebuild

As the size of the Australian herd fluctuates with the whims of the seasons, not all areas of Australia are equal in their influence upon

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Market Analysis

Calling the top

After the early year rally, the young cattle market has shown some signs of weakness. It shouldn’t be surprising, we know how far in front

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Market Comment

Market absorbs supply boost

There was a return to relatively normal supply last week, but the market held its ground against the big lift in numbers. AuctionsPlus reported last

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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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