Grains & Oilseeds

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Golden grain harvest
Market Comment

Demand in the driving seat

The recent activity in the wheat market has been both a little surprising and welcome at the same time. Dec ’20 CBOT wheat futures rallied

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Market Comment

The politics of wheat

China has indicated that ‘enhanced inspections’ on Australian wheat will be enforced going forward. It is another shot across the bow amid increasing tension with

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – September 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for September 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel   Percentiles are

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Market Analysis

Plenty of bean counting ahead

This week, we continue our coverage of the Australian pulse market by looking at Faba Beans, for which a 50% larger harvest than last year

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Market Analysis

WASDE supports corn and soybeans

The September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was much anticipated. There was plenty of conjecture

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Market Comment

Corn is steering the ship

The market has effectively paused this week while it awaits the September USDA Crop Report, to be released on Friday. Typically not a massive market

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Market Analysis

Worldy desi chicks

Following on from last week’s article where we looked at chickpea production in Australia, we now look at this crop through an international market lens

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Market Comment

Balance of funds

The wheat market has continued its recent strength, climbing by around 20¢/bu for the week. The slow, incremental rises are a little perplexing at a

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Market Analysis

Chick, Chick, Chick, SPLAT!

The reporting of pulses regarding supply, price & demand is far less than the major broad acre grains and oilseeds in Australia. In this article

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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