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Market Analysis

Broad crossbred wool prices

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic created severe economic damage across the world, apparel fibre prices were in a down cycle, with the broad crossbred categories

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Market Comment

Wool is hanging in …just!

It seems the big correction last week generated some buyer interest as well as lowering sellers price expectation, with sales this week “solid” and clearance

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Market Analysis

Wool supply lower in July

While demand, or a lack of demand, is driving the wool market lower, supply remains of interest. The gap between supply and demand has seen

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – July 2020

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

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Market Analysis

Merino price and volume ratios

Recent Mecardo articles have reinforced the point that wool prices tend to “run with the apparel textile fibres pack of prices”, which means wool fortunes

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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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