Wool

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – September 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for September 2021. Click below to view the latest report Grains Oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an important

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Wool
Market Analysis

Staple length in 17 micron

Last week Mecardo looked at staple strength and its effect on price for 17 micron fleece. In processing terms the closely related wool characteristics to

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mongolia cashmere goats
Market Analysis

Chinese cashmere

Cashmere is the big luxury fibre, for which the 16 micron wool price trades at a ratio between 0.1 and 0.2 (10% to 20%) as

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Wool
Market Analysis

Micron supply and price

Change in supply does not explain all of the changes seen in micron premiums and discounts, but it does explain a lot of it. The

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Wool bales
Market Comment

A good bounce

With reports that significant export orders were secured before this week’s sale, the expectation was that the market would be stronger. This was in fact

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Flock of sheep
Market Analysis

Non-mulesed premiums

Pricing in the greasy wool market has been extremely tricky in recent months with high vegetable fault levels leading to extreme discounts, while at the

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Sheep
Market Comment

Weaker tone continues

The wool market was again showing a weaker tone across the week with buyer sentiment remaining subdued. AWEX noted that the final day there were

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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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