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Combing carding basis

Back in 2015 Mecardo looked at the difference between the 21 MPG and the Merino Cardings indicator (combing to carding basis) as a measure of

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Market Comment

Market up on reduced offering

The reduced offering this week triggered spirited bidding when sales in Sydney & Melbourne opened on Tuesday, with individual fleece MPG’s rising 27 to 53

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Market Analysis

Climbing back out of a down cycle

With articles in the press about growers holding greasy stock for the medium term and brokers fielding enquiries from farmers about buying greasy wool, it

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Market Comment

Market selective on quality

On an increased offering, the market again failed to hold prices at the previous weeks levels. Price fell while the AUD, the bales offered and

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Market Analysis

Sale volumes up in August

Demand, or lack of it, remains the key focus of the greasy wool market which is trading in the toughest conditions of a generation, since

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Market Analysis

Apparel fibre price ranks

In this article Mecardo has a look at the rolling five year price ranks for Merino wool against a range of other non-wool apparel fibres,

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Market Comment

AUD pressure pushes market lower

The selling week began with further uncertainty leading up to this weeks Melbourne sales as a result of Vic government interpretation of CV -19 rules.

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Market Analysis

Percentiles – August 2020

Mecardo’s Percentiles update for August 2020. Click below to view the latest report Grains and oilseeds Sheep and lambs Cattle Wool Dairy Fuel Percentiles are an

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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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