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Market Comment

Rain backs a price boost

Lamb and sheep markets were broadly stronger this week. Noteworthy gains were made on store lambs and those at trade weights. Mutton managed to move

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – June 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for June 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

A turn before winter

Producers appeared keen to get lambs to the saleyard before winter arrived, with a spike in throughput in NSW last week. Most categories of lamb

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Market Analysis

Mutton money still strong in May

The buzz may have gone out of the restocker ewe price (except for recent shedding breed bonanzas) as producers accept the ‘new normal’ for replacements,

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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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