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Market Analysis

Northern restocker premiums

When we talk about cattle pricing we often talk about the average price fetched across the nation, or the eastern states, especially when discussing what

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Market Comment

Restockers take the reins

This week saw a solid recovery in prices, as we head towards the end of the year, most likely driven by the steep decline in

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Market Analysis

A long march to rebuild

The official data on cattle slaughter has been released, and indications are that while we are moving towards a rebuild, we aren’t quite there just

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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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