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Another strong week for wool

The wool market had a positive week all round with even the crossbreds lifting meanwhile the EMI continues its path upward. The EMI improved for

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Market Analysis

AWTA volumes in April 2022

Wool production in Australia is currently quite varied when broken down into micron categories. This will be challenging for the supply chain which effectively assumes

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Market Analysis

USD merino fleece prices

Before Easter, Mecardo published 10 year percentile tables for merino combing fleece prices, ranging from 14.5 to 23 micron. Our readers in South America have

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – April 2022

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for April 2022. 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

Merino combing fleece prices

While average merino prices have rebounded from the pandemic lows of 2020 (along with a lot of commodities) the range of rebound has been uneven.

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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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