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Market Analysis

Merino micron price curves

Amongst the collapse and now partial recovery of greasy wool prices in 2020 micron premiums and discounts have been steadily widening in response to changing

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – October 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for October 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 Comment

Wow! Wool markets hot

A two-day selling week that had nothing but good news for wool sellers, as buyers competed strongly across all types & styles offered. This is

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Market Analysis

Broad Merino volumes on the rise

The flip side to falling fine Merino volumes as a consequence of improved seasonal conditions is the increase in broad Merino micron production. This article

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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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