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Restockers on the rise

The cost of ewes is often the focus at this time of the year, and in 2020 especially, as producers look to not only pick

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Market Comment

Plenty of profit left in lamb

It’s peak sucker season in the east, and yet we are seeing few headlines about the returns they are achieving. Sure, after lamb prices broke

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Market Comment

Young lambs take to the field

After last week’s market was defeated by a surge in lamb supplies, the correction kept some sellers away and most yards reported lower throughput this

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – October 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for October 2020. 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

What ewes owe you

Speculation about what the coming replacement ewe sale season will bring is not uncommon at this time of year. Looking back just a couple of

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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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