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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2021. 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 Comment

Now that’s a bounce!

The lamb market had us fooled into believing we’d passed the winter price peak and were well and truly on the downward run towards spring.

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Market Analysis

Sheep price spring pain limited

Mutton prices continue to outpace last year, despite supply having also increased. And while prices have come back slightly in the past week, returns are

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Market Analysis

Export demand doesn’t waiver

A domestic heavy lamb price 287ȼ/kg higher than this time last year hasn’t put the brakes on overseas demand, with export volumes tracking higher year-on-year.

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Market Comment

Snap turn in the market

It looks like the winter price peak is behind us now with the lamb market taking a quick turn south in most regions. Mutton is

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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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