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Market Analysis

AWTA volume update

The AWTA provides monthly volume data which captures most of the wool produced and sold in Australia, thereby providing an excellent measure of production. This

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 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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Market Analysis

A long term look at 30 micron

After a stellar run from 2011, when the massive cotton price cycle dragged apparel fibres upwards, through to 2019 crossbred wool prices (or more generally

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Market Analysis

The New Zealand Merino Clip

This article follows on from recent articles looking at the Argentine and South African Merino clips, by taking a close look at the New Zealand

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Market Analysis

Argentine wool clip

Following on from last week’s article which looked at the South African Merino clip in some detail and compared it to the Australian Merino clip.

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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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