Sheep

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an

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Market Analysis

Restockers looking to lamb

We’ve heard plenty of talk about the rise and rise of the restocker cattle price, as it’s close to doubled in the past 12 months.

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Market Analysis

Lamb trends lower as throughput slows

“If Australia can maintain meat processing capacity, producers could benefit from supply disruptions in other red meat exporting countries. This may also help build on

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Market Analysis

Lamb price border divide

Keeping up with the lamb market at the moment is about as difficult as keeping track of how many mates you can have over for

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Market Comment

Lamb getting back to business

This weeks’ lamb and sheep market was a positive story amidst the disorder. While a number of processing plants in Victoria closed due to COVID-19

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Market Analysis

Mutton money keeps on keeping on

Mutton has remained the shining light in the sheep market this month, as the only category trading higher year-on-year. Lamb is still trading at historically

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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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