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Lamb weights on a sumo sized trend.

2020 has delivered brilliant seasonal conditions for lamb producers across the country, with the break of the drought and consistent rainfall resulting on excellent feed

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Market Comment

The good news delivered

All the motions were in place for another week of positive prices and boy did it deliver. Fewer lambs in yards, another splash of the

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Market Analysis


With both saleyard and over the hook lamb prices trending below year-ago levels, lamb producers that have yet to turn off suckers in the early

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Sheep in field
Market Comment

They’re out in force in NSW

Yards felt busy last week according to those on the ground and combined with the stronger market was very encouraging. Now we have the numbers

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Market Comment

Positive price correction continues

The winning combination of increasing supply and higher prices points to the lift in competitive spirit for lamb markets. This weeks’ cross-category price rises pushed

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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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