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Global lamb demand undeniable

Lamb exports are expected to power through the impacts of both drought and pandemic, thanks to the growing population and level of wealth of consumers

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Market Comment

Lamb lockdown

They say there’s very few lambs left in the south, and tight supply certainly got tighter last week with the public holiday stripping weekly saleyard

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Market Analysis

Flock figures on the rebound

Short supply will continue to offset global market challenges, created by Covid-19, in the short term, but the flock rebuild is certainly underway. Meat and

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Market Analysis

Restockers required

Restocker lambs have opened the year as one of the hottest commodities, surging higher as producers, feeders and processors compete for whatever livestock they can

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Market Analysis

Australia doesn’t lamb alone

The annual Australian Lamb summer campaign launched the industry’s domestic marketing campaign for 2021 and so far seems to have hit the right note with

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Market Analysis

Happy new lamb

What a difference a year makes! A phrase uttered by many producers in the south east over the past few months, as one of the

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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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