Wool

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Market Analysis

VM discounts

In November Mecardo looked at discounts for vegetable fault, as the market moved into its seasonal low period of supply for this fault. Now the

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Sheep flock
Market Analysis

Slaughter numbers remain low

Seasonal conditions have been generally good in most sheep regions, almost too good in some regions since Mecardo last looked at the sheep and lamb

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Polyester
Market Analysis

Apparel fibres

Apparel fibres tend to trend and cycle in unison, unless some particular factor pushes a fibre onto a different path. With this framework of apparel

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Sheep being shorn for wool
Market Analysis

Vegetable matter limits

Vegetable matter (VM) has been mentioned often in recent greasy wool market reports as an issue, especially for the broader merino categories. This article takes

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Wool
Market Comment

Caution in the market

The Australian wool market recorded falls across the board this week, in tandem with a large rise in the Aussie dollar. AWEX reported that the

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Wool being sheared off
Market Analysis

Non-mulesed and RWS premiums

The demand for RWS accredited wool continues to develop, with large premiums paid in the greasy wool market in South Africa, Australia and presumably also

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Wool
Market Comment

EMI roller coaster continues

The wool market was mostly weaker this week although some of the indicators posted modest gains. AWEX reported that good style wools carrying less than

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Market Analysis

Crude oil and fibre prices

Energy prices have jumped this season with crude oil up in Australian dollar terms from $70 last season to $108 per barrel to February. Energy

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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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