Wool

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Warrnambool woolen mill
Market Analysis

Industrial commodities

Wool is essentially a feedstock for an industrial process, with fashion tacked on the end of the supply chain. That is not how the marketers

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easter shaun the sheep
Market Comment

Solid market before Easter break

The wool market finished in positive territory in the lead-up to the traditional one-week recess over easter. Exporters competed strongly to fill orders for immediate

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Wool clip on table
Market Analysis

Merino micron price curves

Premiums and discounts in the wool market are constantly on the move, responding to changes in supply and demand. The supply changes tend to be

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Market Comment

Au$ assists wool market

The wool market remains subdued although an easing in the Au$ this week assisted the market to post a modest rise. Despite the relatively stable

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Wool sheep moving through yards
Market Comment

Falls across the board

After weeks of incremental rises across most categories; all market indicators fell apart from one for the week ending 19th of March 2021. The Eastern

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Sheep in paddock with farmer in distance
Market Analysis

Sheep and lamb offtake

Good seasonal conditions across eastern Australia during 2020 have provided relief to the flock size, by allowing farmers to hold stock back from sale in

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Market Analysis

World non-mulesed merino supply

Discussion of the supply of non-mulesed merino wool (for this article we will include both ceased mulesed and non-mulesed wool) in Australia tends to be

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – March 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for March 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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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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