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Vietnam swaps pork for Aussie cattle

The strengthened Australian dollar and domestic cattle price are impacting not just beef export markets, but the live cattle trade as well. Despite nearly 11,000

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Processors feel price pinch

The swings and roundabouts of the cattle market had processors feeling the price pinch this winter and there is little relief for them on the

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Market Analysis

La Niña to support cattle

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) are due to update their ENSO outlook today, with the call on ‘La Nina’ highly anticipated. With weather systems having

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Market Analysis

ECYI shines into spring

Nothing seems to be able to dampen young cattle prices this year, as restockers continue to see the upside in filling their paddocks with beef.

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New world cattle herds

Australian beef faces stiff competition in our key export markets from both their domestic herds and from other exporting countries. Today we have a look

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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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