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Market Analysis

Aussie beef exports slide again

Total Australian beef export volumes continue to decline, with export volumes dipping again by 4% in June. The previously strong volumes to South Korea seem

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Market Comment

New highs for EOFY

The cattle market finished the end of the financial year on a strong note, with robust demand from restockers and feeders continuing to corner the

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Market Comment

EYCI’s a recordbreaker, again

A strong week on the cattle markets, with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) reaching a new height of 932¢/kg cwt on Wednesday. Feeder and

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Market Analysis

Tasty premiums for Wagyu available

Wagyu cattle are considered the world’s most desirable and expensive source of beef, with quality Australian ribeye steaks currently being advertised at upwards of $300

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Market Comment

EYCI stays strong & AUD drops

After reaching a new all-time high last Thursday, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator ran out of steam momentarily early this week, before reverting back to

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – June 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for June 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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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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