Wool

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Market Analysis

Greasy wool stocks

With Melbourne auction sales limited for a large part of 2020 (to two sale days and a limited number of lots per sale room per

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Market Comment

Little change to report

AWEX reported that on the first day of selling the market saw MPG’s ease by between 1 & 44 cents, however on the final day

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Market Analysis

Apparel fibre prices

With the Merino market relatively steady in recent weeks, this section of the greasy wool market looks to be consolidating the gains made since recovering

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Market Analysis

World Merino production

A Mecardo reader has asked about the volume of 18 micron wool production and at what level does the market for this wool reach saturation

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Market Comment

Steady but selective wool market

In contrast with recent weeks the wool market this week was remarkably steady. AWEX reported that over the previous ten selling days the market fluctuated

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Market Analysis

Uruguayan wool clip

Australia produces about three quarters of the world Merino clip and combined with geographical isolation it is easy to overlook wool production in other countries.

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – November 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for November 2020. 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

Price volatility in apparel fibres

Following on from the article earlier this week which looked at price volatility for greasy wool prices, this article compares Merino price volatility to other

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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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