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Market Analysis

Mutton money moves up on lamb

Mutton has moved even closer to lamb thanks to a wet end to spring and continuing export demand. While sheep and lamb prices are both

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – November 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for November 2020. 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 Comment

Flash flush in SA.

Lamb and sheep prices snuck higher this week and considering this was in step with increasing supplies to yards, tells the story of strong demand.

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Market Analysis

Restockers on the rise

The cost of ewes is often the focus at this time of the year, and in 2020 especially, as producers look to not only pick

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Market Comment

Plenty of profit left in lamb

It’s peak sucker season in the east, and yet we are seeing few headlines about the returns they are achieving. Sure, after lamb prices broke

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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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