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NSW leads the charge

National Trade, Heavy & Merino Lamb indicators all performed strongly this week, while the Light, Restocker & Mutton indicators fell. Mutton was popular in NSW

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Market Comment

Lamb prices creep higher

Lamb markets consolidated the gains over recent weeks to see prices improving for most categories. The Winter rally may be running out of steam, but

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – July 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for July 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

Expensive US lambs drive exports

Lamb and mutton export demand appears to have recovered significantly this year. Despite higher lamb prices, and a stronger Australian dollar, lamb exports to the

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Market Comment

Glory for mutton

Mutton is back in the limelight. You could argue that it never really left considering how strong the market has been, however this week prices

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Market Comment

Lamb market races ahead

A boost in supply last week wasn’t enough to hold lamb and sheep markets in their place. Prices are on the up, and the Eastern

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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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