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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What drives the price of adult sheep?

By Andrew Woods  |  Source: AMLC, MLA, ICA

Changes in supply explain a lot of the movements in adult sheep prices. However, the relationship between supply and price weakened significantly in 2009-2011 when adult sheep prices went sky high. Comparing the mutton price to a young cattle price (ie the spread), and looking at the drivers of this spread offers an alternative way to look at the adult sheep price drivers.

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