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Market Comment

Restockers take the flag

Green was splashed across the board this week with lamb and sheep markets revelling in strong competition at yards in NSW and SA. Supply increased

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Market Analysis

Shederingly expensive

The flock rebuild is well and truly underway, with breeding ewe prices hitting new extremes this spring. While conventional breeding ewes, Merinos and First Cross

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Sheep & lambs in a paddock
Market Comment

Supply slipping behind

Lamb prices ended the week lower in most states. It does seem that supply is driving the price moves, with last week’s price improvements on

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Sheep yarded
Market Analysis

How much fat in store lambs

With the lamb market and the season still going strong as we move through spring, it comes as little surprise to see restocker lambs hitting

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Sheep and lamb in yard
Market Analysis

Restockers buck the trend

Lamb prices seem to be ignoring usual seasonal dynamics, proving demand isn’t wavering. Despite higher lamb yardings and slaughter in August compared to the same

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Market Comment

Spring starting strong

To see finished lambs prices starting with a 9 (on a carcase weight basis) in spring is nothing short of impressive. While prices slipped across

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