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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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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for March 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

Mutton exports up, but not much

Chinese demand for mutton has returned to pre-Covid-19 levels, with Australian exports to the country matching 2019 volumes for February. This has pushed total mutton

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Market Analysis

International Lamb prices

The price for Australian lamb rose to dizzying heights in 2020, and maintained its elevated status into 2021, but is Australian lamb expensive on the

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Market Comment

Lamb market gets comfy

Lamb prices have been moving within a fairly narrow band over the recent weeks, suggesting that sellers and buyers are content with the market. Restockers

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Market Analysis

Play the long game on mutton

The mutton market hasn’t hit the highs of this time last year, but is still offering good returns for those with sheep to turn off.

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Market Comment

Jump in lamb to encourage supply?

The lamb market lifted this week along with slaughter numbers, however yarding’s and sheep slaughter were down, while the NMI mutton indicator eased slightly. After

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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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