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Merino sheep in Tasmania
Market Analysis

Tasmanian wool production

Following feedback from the article on North Queensland wool production, requests for more regional analysis of wool production were made to Mecardo. This article takes

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Market Comment

Wool ends on a confident note

While a comment that a market ended confidently for the week, without any real upward movement, might seem strange, the wool market’s recent strength alongside

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Market Comment

Prices down, pass-in rate up

The wool market has ended it’s positive run this week with almost all Merino types finishing lower than the week previous. AWEX noted that last

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Market Analysis

North Queensland wool value

This article follows on from one earlier in the week, which was a preliminary look at the volume and value of wool produced in northern

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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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