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Goat and sheepmeat correlations

The drop in meat prices since mid-2022 has affected beef, lamb, mutton, and goat. This article investigates the relationship between goat meat prices and other

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – May 2023

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for May 2023 Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and Lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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Percentiles – April 2023

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for April 2023 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

Commodity price variability

It is some seven years since Mecardo looked at commodity price volatility across a wide spectrum of commodities, beyond apparel fibres and those commodities produced

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2023

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for March 2023 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

Cost of farming up 28% in 3 years

Anecdotally, all producers have noticed the cost of doing business rising rapidly, especially in recent times. It’s not our imagination – the ABS keeps track

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Market Analysis

Consumers shun alternative meat

After all the hype and song about alternative meats, there are strong indications that consumers have increasingly satisfied their curiosity about them, and promptly turned

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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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