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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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Market Analysis

Cotton outlook soft

Cotton prices hit extreme highs of AUD 490¢/kg in May before collapsing sharply back to 319¢/kg currently. What happened? And what is the outlook? The

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Market Analysis

Record global food prices

It won’t come as a surprise to readers that most agricultural commodities have increased in $ value both here in Australia and internationally over the

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Market Analysis

Have diesel prices peaked yet?

Agriculture and regional Australia are incredibly reliant on diesel fuel, so when Black Sea turmoil sends prices through the roof, it’s of concern to everyone.

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Rainfall

Regional Rainfall Update December 2021

Mecardo’s regional rainfall update for December 2021. Click here to view the latest update This report highlights: Current season’s monthly rainfall trend  Last season’s monthly

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Market Analysis

GHG emissions by agriculture

Criticism of livestock production systems greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) tend to revolve around the emissions intensity. This intensity of emissions was the lead argument in

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Rainfall

Regional Rainfall Update November 2021

Mecardo’s regional rainfall update for November 2021. Click here to view the latest update This report highlights: Current season’s monthly rainfall trend  Last season’s monthly

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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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