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Market Analysis

EYCI premium pushes on

After spending all of 2019 trading at a discount of at least 100¢/kg to the 90CL price, the Eastern States Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) has

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – October 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for October 2020. 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

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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Market Analysis

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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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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