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Slaughter numbers remain low

Seasonal conditions have been generally good in most sheep regions, almost too good in some regions since Mecardo last looked at the sheep and lamb

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Market Analysis

Lowest live ex in 50 years

Live sheep exports have begun 2022 stronger year-on-year, but numbers are still well below pre Covid-19 pandemic levels. Last year 575,000 sheep were sent offshore,

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2022

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for February 2022. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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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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