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Wool in store
Market Comment

Luck of the draw

Erratic was the word used by AWEX to describe the wool market this week. In a mirror image of last week, the market opened weaker

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Market Analysis

Broad crossbred prices

Broad crossbred prices are reported to have picked up since early September in New Zealand so it seems like a good time to revisit prices

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Wool in bale bags
Market Analysis

Wool sale volume and price

Week to week variations in the volume of wool offered for sale in Australia gets some blame in press reports for the price volatility seen

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Market Comment

Two steps forward, one step back

This week the uncertainty of the wool market was apparent. Despite unsubstantiated rumours of possible Chinese government import bans, the wool market bounded out of

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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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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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