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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Falling beef and rising grain bad news for feeders

It’s all about the Covid-19 outbreak at the moment, with all the talk centred on the impact. This week it has been a surprise rise in grain prices and a dramatic drop in finished cattle prices which has taken our interest. Obviously these market movements are bad news for lotfeeders.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/falling-beef-and-rising-grain-bad-news-for-feeders.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Still destocking, but for how long?

The female slaughter ratio (FSR) is a key cattle market indicator that tells us what is happening to the herd with regard to liquidation or rebuild. The January figures were released this month and it shows we are still very much in a destocking phase, but this may change as the restocking activity seen in during February/March starts to show up in the data.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/still-destocking-but-for-how-long.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Feeder Steer Forecasting

In a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) funded webinar that Mecardo delivered for Holmes and Sackett on restockers last week we were asked a great question on what our national heavy steer forecast means for feeder steer prices for the 2020/21 season. This piece looks at the relationship between heavy steer, feeder steer and feed grain prices and what it can tell us about feeder steer forecast levels for the next few years.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/feeder-steer-forecasting.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Black swan beating US Cattle

Unlike here in Australia, there is no real shortage of cattle in the US. The US cattle finishing system is also almost exclusively grain-fed, and as such, there is limited ability to hold cattle in the face of lower prices. US cattle futures, and therefore the cattle market, has followed equities sharply lower, as appetite for risk has disappeared. Impacts are yet to be seen here, but we’re about to hit the ceiling.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/black-swan-beating-us-cattle.aspx
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  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Regional Rainfall Update February 2020

Mecardo have created a series of regional rainfall charts across the nation in order to compare the current seasonal rainfall on a monthly basis to the long term average levels and the normal/extreme ranges.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/regional-rainfall-update-february-2020.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Oil be damned

May you live in interesting times. A phrase which absolutely applies to 2020. As well as Coronavirus, we are also an ‘oil war’ between OPEC nations. This has resulted in big moves in the oil industry.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/oil-be-damned.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cattle margins down but will be back

Last week we looked at Agriculture Victoria’s Lifestock Farm Monitor Project (LFMP) in regards to the profitability of lamb and wool enterprises. This week we turn to cattle enterprises, and find things were a bit tougher, but better times are ahead.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/cattle-margins-down-but-will-be-back.aspx
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  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

China’s Corona shiner for beef exports

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) beef export flows for February demonstrate somewhat of a Corona virus (Covid19) black eye for China after their percentage market share is knocked back to second place behind Japan. But it is not all doom and gloom for beef exports in a broader sense with total export levels still showing vigour.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/chinas-corona-shiner-for-beef-exports.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Big moves in the market leave lotfeeders in the red

The last month has seen both Grainfed cattle and feeder cattle prices hit new records, as rain has tightened supply of all cattle. As expected, moves in feeder prices have outstripped even the record levels seen for finished cattle, leaving lotfeeders in the red.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/big-moves-in-the-market-leave-lotfeeders-in-the-red.aspx
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  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

If a bat flaps it’s wings in China…….does the world stop?

Coronavirus is no longer an Asia centric outbreak. The disease has wide ranging impacts to global growth and supply chains. This short update provides some insights into some of the potential consequences of the slow down in China on Agriculture.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/if-a-bat-flaps-its-wings-in-china-does-the-world-stop.aspx

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