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Market Analysis

Crossbred wool and acrylic

At the risk of flogging a subject to death Mecardo has another look at crossbred wool prices this week, in relation to acrylic staple fibre

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Market Comment

Slow start, then action!

AWI reported the first day of selling had buyers operating in an atmosphere “devoid of confidence”, which despite a weaker Au$ saw prices fall. However,

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Market Analysis

Vegetable matter discounts

Mecardo looked at vegetable matter (VM) discounts for broad merino in mid-August, when they had blown out to extreme levels. This article takes a look

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – November 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for November 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 Analysis

RWS premiums in absolute terms

Last week Mecardo looked at RWS premiums, using South African quotes as a base by which to compare some Australian price effects. The initial analysis

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Market Analysis

RWS premiums in the merino market

Demand for RWS accredited wool continues to roil away with demand flowing upstream from retail brands, without having secured supply. The consequence is that premiums

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Market Comment

Mixed messages from the market

The wool market opened post Melbourne Cup holiday to a steady result with medium merino types broader than 18.5 microns all stronger however the 18.5

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Market Analysis

AWTA volumes October 2021

The latest Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) core test volume data confirms the change in direction of the drift in the merino fibre diameter distribution

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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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