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Market Analysis

Sheep demand stalls

Money for mutton surged higher for the start of April, gaining more than 50¢/kg for the first two weeks of the month, before losing all

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Market Comment

An unseasonal influx

Lambs and sheep poured into yards last week in the east, with total throughput at levels rarely seen in April. Supply continued to pressure the

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Market Analysis

Lamb exports March on

Despite lagging behind the record highs of 2019/20, lamb exports are showing all the right signs so far in 2021, with continued demand from the

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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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