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Market Analysis

Quantifying Omicron Impacts

It seems like this is the hundredth article we’ve written on Covid-19 impacts on livestock slaughter, but here we are again. This time it’s not

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Market Analysis

Important October lamb numbers

The Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Wool and Sheepmeat survey is conducted three times a year, but October is the

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – December 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for December 2021. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy* Fuel *Dairy data unavailable for

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Market Analysis

Demanding more mutton

The mutton market doesn’t get a lot of attention at this time of year, with lambs flooding in and cattle prices at records. However, with

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Market Analysis

Mutton set for record annual average

The mutton price has fallen since its mid-year peak, but remains resilient against increased supply, and the lamb price. The National Mutton Indicator is averaging

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Market Comment

Market soaks up southern supply

Despite the extra supply of lamb and sheep, the market held its own and prices were slightly firmer across most categories. Lamb supply is tracking

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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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