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Market Comment

More disruption ahead

If our supply chains hadn’t been stretched enough already, they will once again take a hit in the areas affected by floods, and surrounding regions.

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Market Analysis

Opportunity in restocker lambs

Restocker lambs have been trading at or around the same levels as last year for almost the entire summer. Last week, however, restocker lambs hit

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Market Analysis

Lamb demand lifts in WA

The lamb market in the west is running its own race so far this year as the state experiences strong demand and tightening supply. While

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Market Comment

Heavy on the lamb market

Saleyard lamb prices fell across the eastern seaboard this week with softer bidding intensity noted, despite a good show of quality at many yards. In

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – February 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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Market Analysis

Forecast finds flock flourishing

The February forecast for Australia’s sheep flock has been revised higher, with the rebuild expected to kick on this year. Meat and Livestock Australia’s tri-annual

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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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