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Tracking lamb slaughter

It’s been a funny season for lamb supply and those with “steaks” in the supply chain have had to manage the ups and downs. While

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Market Analysis

When is this supply glut coming?

It’s a question that comes up every spring, when will the lamb supply glut come? Lamb producers, especially in the south are perpetually trying to

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Market Analysis

Crossbred wool and acrylic

At the risk of flogging a subject to death Mecardo has another look at crossbred wool prices this week, in relation to acrylic staple fibre

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Market Comment

Mutton bounces back

The spring flush of lambs in Victoria is picking up steam which added pressure to the lamb market. Mutton prices have bounced back after a

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Market Comment

Southern lamb supply is on

Another wet week in the east was met with continued strength in lamb and sheep markets. Lamb numbers in the south are driving higher, and

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – November 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for November 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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Market Analysis

The flocks within the flock

A few weeks back we had a query on the seemingly strange anomaly in the long term sheep and lamb charts, where a falling flock

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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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