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Market Comment

Wet, wet, wet (even in NSW)

Throughput returns to normal, but slaughter levels remain low with processors watching export market activity as a higher A$ and Covid-19 disruptions continue to cause

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Market Analysis

The Wagga Wagga effect

In a 2017 report for Sheep Producers Australia, the Mecardo team identified that the Wagga Wagga saleyard was a key selling centre, setting the pricing

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China back on the lamb job

Release of the March Department of Agriculture Water and Environment (DAWE) red meat trade figures show that total Australian lamb export volumes remain on a

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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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