Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

A very un-USDA-like report

The much anticipated USDA supply and demand (WASDE) report did not fail to disappoint. Most in the trade were expecting the USDA to publish fairly

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Market Comment

Death by a thousand cuts

Looks like we are jumping straight into the silly season and skipping the boring mid-season slump. From being in a seemingly comfortable place, wheat has,

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Market Analysis

Barley off the rollercoaster

Despite the rises and falls seen in international grain markets over the last year, local barley and feed grain markets have been remarkably steady. Looking

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Market Analysis

The future of biodiesel

Last week we touched briefly the relationship between biodiesel production and world demand for oilseeds. Today we take a closer look at what is driving

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Market Comment

A week in wheat

The market continues to revolve around three main storylines – Canadian drought, Brazilian corn and Chinese demand. There are a few side issues going on

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – July 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for July 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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Rain on grass
Market Comment

Rains on the Plains?

The merry-go-round that is the weather market remains firmly in place. After last week’s WASDE fireworks, the weather forecast flipped to a cooler, wetter system

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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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