Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

Aus wheat basis continuing to shrink

Australian spot wheat prices continue to inch upwards as booked loads containing some residual spot exposure within our congested shipping stem begin to emerge. Grain

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Market Analysis

Farming in a war zone

This article will look at the impacts of the war in Ukraine on production and export potential. The information is from Masha Belikova, a Ukrainian

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2022

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for February 2022. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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Canola field
Market Analysis

Aus canola rallies on grain turmoil

All the excitement about the wheat rally has taken the spotlight off Canola in recent weeks, which has surged significantly both abroad, and domestically. Russia’s

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US wheat field rain
Market Analysis

Volatility and opportunity

There is nothing like war to create rampant volatility in commodity markets. When the war is between major grain and oilseed exporters it takes price

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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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