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Market sensitive to supply

This week was a reminder of the fragility of demand when an increased offering resulted in a cheaper market and an increased pass-in rate. Despite

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Market Comment

Positive news all round

One quick way to check on the wool market is to look at the pass-in rate. This week it was 2.7% nationally; the last time

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Market Analysis

Staple strength – not an issue

Feedback indicates demand in the greasy wool market is skewed to Merino knitwear types, with much reduced demand for worsted (longer) Merino wool as Chinese

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Market Comment

Wool has a little run

Last week the reduced offering was noted as a contributor to the turnaround in the wool market, however this week a 5.3% EMI rise was

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Market Analysis

Microns matter for merino cardings

Traditionally, fibre diameter is seen as of more importance to combing (longer) length wool. Micron premiums and discounts vary in response to changes in supply

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – September 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for September 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel   Percentiles are

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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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