Sheep

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Market Analysis

To-have-or-to-hold

With both saleyard and over the hook lamb prices trending below year-ago levels, lamb producers that have yet to turn off suckers in the early

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Market Comment

They’re out in force in NSW

Yards felt busy last week according to those on the ground and combined with the stronger market was very encouraging. Now we have the numbers

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Market Comment

Positive price correction continues

The winning combination of increasing supply and higher prices points to the lift in competitive spirit for lamb markets. This weeks’ cross-category price rises pushed

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – September 2020

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

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Market Analysis

What’s left for lambs?

As we approach three quarter time in 2020, we can run our regular analysis of what is left for lamb slaughter. We know the season

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Market Analysis

Sheep sales directed online

A statistic posted by AuctionsPlus caught the eye this week, in terms of sheep throughput. Their current record for the volume of sheep offered on

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Market Comment

Mutton much to see here

The lamb market extended its state of calm for another week, with the key price indicators barely budging. The underlying higher supply combined with stable

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Market Analysis

US takes more Aussie lamb

Lamb exports are holding firm despite domestic processing challenges and international economic shortfalls. Australia sent an extra 9 per cent of lamb offshore in August

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Market Comment

Lamb market momentum holds

Rising lamb prices is one trend we’re very pleased to see, no matter how out of character for the time of year. Last week’s price

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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