Wool

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Market Analysis

Uruguayan wool clip

Australia produces about three quarters of the world Merino clip and combined with geographical isolation it is easy to overlook wool production in other countries.

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – November 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for November 2020. 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 Analysis

Price volatility in apparel fibres

Following on from the article earlier this week which looked at price volatility for greasy wool prices, this article compares Merino price volatility to other

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Market Comment

Luck of the draw

Erratic was the word used by AWEX to describe the wool market this week. In a mirror image of last week, the market opened weaker

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Market Analysis

Broad crossbred prices

Broad crossbred prices are reported to have picked up since early September in New Zealand so it seems like a good time to revisit prices

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Market Analysis

Wool sale volume and price

Week to week variations in the volume of wool offered for sale in Australia gets some blame in press reports for the price volatility seen

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Market Comment

Two steps forward, one step back

This week the uncertainty of the wool market was apparent. Despite unsubstantiated rumours of possible Chinese government import bans, the wool market bounded out of

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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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