Wool

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – February 2021

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for February 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 simple clip analysis

The shrinkage in discounts for poorer specifications in the past decade has taken pressure off clip preparation in terms of maximising the proportion of fleece

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Market Comment

Steady is good

A steady result over the two-day sales after the strong January open to wool sales was observed this week, with AWI calling the week a

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Market Analysis

Wool supply

As changes in the relative supply of different micron categories play a big role in the changes in the relative prices of the different categories,

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Market Comment

Wool market gets a rocket

While the fine end has been outperforming the market recently, in a week where all of the market lifted it was the medium Merino and

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Market Analysis

14 micron re-visited

Mecardo last looked at the 14 micron category in late 2017, concluding that supply was on the rise and price would be under downward pressure

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Market Comment

Upward trend continues

The second week of sales for 2021 was described as exhibiting “keen competition” on the large offering. The positive market continued up to the last

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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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