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Market Analysis

Aus Vs USA lamb prices

Australian lamb and sheep prices are currently holding at very strong levels, but how do they compare to livestock prices in the USA, one of

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Market Analysis

Lamb price steady as she goes

An unseasonal, but not unexpected, crop of summer finished lambs are currently being turned off from parts of NSW where feed was abundant. Now producers

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Market Comment

ESTLI slides, VIC light Lambs dip

The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) lost ground again, dipping 19¢ (2%) to finish at 808¢/kg cwt on Thursday’s close, down from 827¢/kg last

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Market Analysis

Sheep and lamb offtake

Good seasonal conditions across eastern Australia during 2020 have provided relief to the flock size, by allowing farmers to hold stock back from sale in

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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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