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Sheep farm
Market Comment

Steady start becomes buy frenzy

It was a steady but solid start to the selling week, however this soon changed as buyers became animated, bidding strongly across all categories. This

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – June 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for June 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 shed
Market Comment

Wool bounces on

This week only Sydney & Melbourne offered, with AWEX reporting that the EMI rose for the fourth consecutive week, with “every sector posting rises.” The

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Wool australia
Market Analysis

The varying value of AWEX MPGs

AWEX wool market indicators (the MPGs primarily) do an excellent job in maintaining transparency in the Australian greasy wool market, but their relationship to the

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Australian wool manufacturer
Market Analysis

Wool prices and GDP

A subscriber has asked Mecardo to look at wool prices and GDP growth, which given the strong rebound in economic activity from 2020, is a

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Merino running from shed
Market Analysis

VM price effect

Last week Mecardo looked at the supply of vegetable matter (VM) in the Australian wool clip and how it was tracking past seasonal patterns. This

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Market Comment

Another fine market

The market overall was reported in a positive light this week, however there were opposing price moves that impacted specific microns and types. In summary,

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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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