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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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Market Analysis

VM levels changing

After three tough years in eastern Australia, good rainfall in 2020 has been a blessed relief for most regions. With a change in seasonal conditions

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Market Comment

Strong open for wool market

The positive sentiment over the summer wool sales recess translated into a strong open when wool sales resumed this week. Despite the Au$ continuing to

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – December 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for December 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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Market Comment

That’s a wrap for wool

The wool market ended the 2020 year on a softer note, with the increased supply pre-Christmas and a stronger Au$ weighing on the market. AWEX

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Market Analysis

Fine Merino premiums

Amongst the turmoil of 2020, and there has been plenty, one part of the greasy wool market has been having a good run – fine

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Market Comment

Market up with one week to go

In the second last sale for 2020, the wool market started strongly and continued apace over both selling days. The early indication of buyer interest

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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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