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Market Analysis

Supply, demand or both

The young cattle market has made a leap early in 2020, as rain and flooding strikes the east and west coasts. The Eastern Young Cattle

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Young cattle
Market Analysis

Drought paradox remains in place

The headline numbers for the southern weaner sales look good, but the ‘drought paradox’, where heavy cattle are more expensive in ¢/kg than light ones

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2019 feature
Market Analysis

I’ll tell you what

Everyone loves statistics. You can’t watch sport now without being bombarded by them. For our last article of 2019 here is a review of the

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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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