Wool

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Wool being touched
Market Analysis

Greasy wool stocks building

A couple of weeks ago Mecardo looked at the seasonal flow of wool from the major southern hemisphere exporters in order to estimate the likely

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Sheep for shearing
Market Comment

Smallest offering since 2009

Originally this week was scheduled as the Easter recess, however a decision was made to provide an additional selling opportunity for growers on the back

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Shorn wool fibres
Market Analysis

Sub-16.5 micron prices

AWEX MPGs do a good job of tracking the main value part of the greasy wool market (the fleece lines between 16.5 and 32 micron)

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Cotton crop in field
Market Analysis

Fibre prices

Mecardo last looked at fibre prices in early February, concluding that uncertainty due to COVID-19 had a reasonable chance of leading to lower prices. This

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Man shearing a sheep in a shearing shed
Market Analysis

Greasy wool stocks set to rise

With the supply chain which greasy wool supplies disrupted by delays to orders and payments, the effective demand for greasy wool has fallen quickly. The

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Merino sheep flock wool at Tolarno
Market Analysis

A century of Merino prices

The scale of COVID-19 and its economic repercussions are staggering. Nearly all sectors of society and the economy are struggling to come to terms with

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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