Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

Waxing oilseed markets

Canola prices both here and overseas are reaching rare air. It is easy to point the finger squarely at Canada as the reason for the

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Canola field
Market Analysis

Canadian canola disaster worse than thought

Statistics Canada has released its latest canola production forecasts yesterday and they are even more pessimistic than previous forecasts. Canola production estimates were slashed 2.1mmt

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Wheat field Australia
Market Comment

Let the harvest begin

The focus shifted from global to local this week, 2021/22 harvest has begun in Central Queensland and we have new expectations for production with ABARES

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Market Comment

Spotlight turns to the south

The wheat (and broader Ag commodity) market stalled this week, falling in sympathy with a slow down in economic data. Adding to the tone, there

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 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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Grain tower
Market Analysis

Taking stock of China’s hoarding

China takes its food security situation extremely seriously, and has accumulated vast volumes of key food and feed grains, now representing the largest strategic food

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Market Comment

Post USDA blues

After the excitement of last week’s USDA report and the undeniably bullish enthusiasm it generated, this week has been a little more subdued. The past

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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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