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Online marketing and risk management training



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When is the data on Mecardo updated?

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Why can’t I see Mecardo’s market data on my phone?

The size limitations of an iPhone or android mean that it is not possible to display the data provided by Mecardo.  You can, however, view it on iPad or tablet.

Where do Mecardo's market indicators come from?

Mecardo reports market indicators from a range of different sources.  These include:

  • Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), including its National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) – livestock (saleyard and OTH) and meat market indicators; feeder cattle indicators; saleyard throughput; slaughter
  • Landmark – live export market indicator
  • Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) – wool market indicators and data
  • Riemann wool market – wool forward market
  • Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) – feed grain market indicators
  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) – exchange rates


View the specifications for the market indicators on Mecardo.

What is the Riemann wool market?

The Riemann Wool Forward Contract is a forward contract for physical wool including fine wool types (18 to 21MPG) and coarser types (22 to 30MPG).


The forward contracts are slightly different to exchange traded futures contracts as they are a bilateral agreement between a nominated seller and a buyer. In contrast to futures, the forwards have a certain degree of customisation which includes desired volume, delivery date, micron type and price. Furthermore, no margin deposits are required in order to trade.


Maturity dates go forward up to 2 wool clips, with dates linked to key wool auction sales. Grower’s offers are placed through their wool brokers and listed on an electronic trading platform where buyers and other market participants can have access to them. Participants’ identity is secured while prices and volumes are disclosed for public viewing.


Prior to contract settlement, growers’ contracted wool needs to be physically delivered to wool broker’s store in order to match physical auction sale with forward contract maturity date. Contracts are settled against the nominated MPG (Mid price of the North & South MPG’s) on the contract settlement date with cash being transferred from owing party to receiving party.


For further information contact your wool broker or Ag Concepts Unlimited.

Mecardo information is provided to assist in your marketing decisions. It contains a range of data and views on the current market. It is not intended to constitute advice for a specific purpose. Before taking any action in relation to information contained within this report, you should seek advice from a qualified professional. The information is obtained from a variety of sources and neither Mecardo nor Ag Concepts Advisory will be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that may arise from the use of information or for any error or mis-statement contained in this report. 


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