Wool

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Market Analysis

Vegetable matter update

Vegetable matter (VM) levels are up this year as was expected from the much improved seasonal conditions in 2020, which has caused problems for exporters

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – May 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for May 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 Australia
Market Analysis

Fine Merino volume and price

A premium Mecardo subscriber asked if we could look at the finer Merino micron categories with respect to the relationship between supply, price and gross

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Market Comment

Minimal price movements

The wool market opened to a weaker tone as a stronger Au$ pressured buyers, although AWEX noted that Ceased Mulsed (CM)/ Non-Mulsed (NM) wool at

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Market Analysis

21 micron price and volume

Following from the article earlier this week, this article zeroes in on the 21 micron category with regards to gross sales value, price and volume

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Market Comment

Wools run comes to an end

After 3 consecutive weeks of price increases the wool market retraced this week, with all types and all centres impacted. After lifting by 30¢ last

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Muddy sheep
Market Analysis

Rainfall and micron

Seasonal conditions drive changes in the quality of wool, which is a challenge for the supply chain – linking up agricultural supply with all its

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Cotton
Market Analysis

Apparel fibre prices

It is five months since Mecardo looked at the apparel fibre backdrop to the greasy wool market. It seems timely to check what is going

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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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