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Originally this week was scheduled as the Easter recess, however a decision was made to provide an additional selling opportunity for growers on the back

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Market Analysis

Sub-16.5 micron prices

AWEX MPGs do a good job of tracking the main value part of the greasy wool market (the fleece lines between 16.5 and 32 micron)

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Market Analysis

Fibre prices

Mecardo last looked at fibre prices in early February, concluding that uncertainty due to COVID-19 had a reasonable chance of leading to lower prices. This

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Market Analysis

Greasy wool stocks set to rise

With the supply chain which greasy wool supplies disrupted by delays to orders and payments, the effective demand for greasy wool has fallen quickly. The

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Merino sheep flock wool at Tolarno
Market Analysis

A century of Merino prices

The scale of COVID-19 and its economic repercussions are staggering. Nearly all sectors of society and the economy are struggling to come to terms with

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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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