Recent Analysis
  • By Andrew Whitelaw & Matt Dalgleish

Deciles: November 2019

Deciles are an important tool in your marketing toolbox, to provide a view for strategic decisions. Our collection of updated deciles include dairy, wool, livestock, grain & inputs.

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Deciles
  • By Andrew Woods

Wool indicator price ranks

After a couple of years where raw wool prices continued to rise to generally historic levels, prices have fallen in the past year, so getting a perspective on where prices stand once more takes some work. This article takes a look at price percentiles (deciles) for wool indicators across a range of timeframes.

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Wool
  • By Angus Brown

Record Grainfed pricing matched by input costs

Grainfed Cattle prices recently reached record levels, before easing back to what are still very strong prices. Grain prices were expected to come off at harvest but this hasn’t really happened in the big feeding areas. Despite this, lotfeeding margins still look okay.

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Cattle
  • By Andrew Woods

Short Merino fleece discounts

In the second half of 2018, the Merino cardings market plunged, staging a minor rebound in early 2019 before plunging again last autumn. The Merino Cardings (MC) indicator fell from 0.7 of the 21 MPG in mid-2018 to a low of 0.47 of the 21 MPG in mid-2019. It has since recovered in relation to the combing indicator to be trading at 0.64 of the 21 MPG. With these wild fluctuations of the MC basis to the combing indicators in mind, this article takes a look at discounts for short staple combing Merino fleece.

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Wool
  • By Andrew Whitelaw

The price of GM crops

This morning the South Australian government are debating a bill to end the moratorium on GM crop cultivation. We received information from a contact related to erroneous claims from anti-gm activists. We provide some insights into GM pricing.

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Grain
  • By Angus Brown

Beef exports down but China still rising

Beef export figures for November are out, and we are getting a picture as to why export prices have been running rampant. While the total supply of beef for exports declined in November, it didn’t stop China posting yet another record import level.

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Cattle
  • By Andrew Woods

Micron price curve in November

Wool, as a fibre, encompasses a wide range of qualities and end uses. In effect, it is a mix of allied wool fibre markets which are in turn allied to other fibre markets such as cotton and cashmere. With this in mind, this article looks at the price curve from 14 to 39 micron operating in the auction market during November.

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Wool