Sheep

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Market Analysis

Danger lamb’s risk rainbow

Today, we look at a pretty typical lamb trading scenario that most producers would be familiar with- Buying lambs at 15kg cwt, growing them out

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Market Analysis

Suckers stream into saleyards

Green grass and a mild winter across much of the east coast means new season lambs have been streaming into the saleyards for a month

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Sheep and lambs
Market Comment

Bouncing towards spring

New season lambs are now fronting up in the south and are starting to dominate the yards. They were met with a more confident market

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Market Analysis

Spring lamb tsunami

With August already upon us, Spring is in the air, and the first of our new season lambs born as early as this March are

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an

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Sheep walking through a gate
Market Analysis

Restockers looking to lamb

We’ve heard plenty of talk about the rise and rise of the restocker cattle price, as it’s close to doubled in the past 12 months.

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Market Analysis

Lamb trends lower as throughput slows

“If Australia can maintain meat processing capacity, producers could benefit from supply disruptions in other red meat exporting countries. This may also help build on

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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