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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

No money in feeding and something has to move.

When the March cattle on feed survey came out, we took a look at lotfeeder margins and concluded there were a lot of cattle on feed making not much money. In the period from March to June, more cattle went into feedlots and grain price rallied. Margins have been squeezed further which will add serious pressure to feeder and grain-fed cattle prices, in opposite directions.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/no-money-in-feeding-and-something-has-to-move.aspx
  • DECILES
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Deciles: August 2018

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.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/deciles-august-2018.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hay Market just a reflection of the overall Domestic Feed Market

It's extreme times in the Feed and Fodder Markets. Some that have been in the game for many years haven't seen it like this before; such is the volatility and uncertainty.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/hay-market-just-a-reflection-of-the-overall-domestic-feed-market.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dry drives cattle into feedlots.

The latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) show the numbers of cattle on feed are at new record highs. The figures to the end of June were a little before the latest boom in grain prices, with the main driver seemingly a lack of grass, rather than strong feeding margins.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/dry-drives-cattle-into-feedlots.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Processor margins remain strong despite a mid-Winter dip.

Average monthly processor margins have returned to the normal seasonal range during July after exhibiting extreme highs in May and June. The monthly processor margin for July remains in the black and above the seasonal July average at $81.50 per head of cattle processed. This suggests the dry times are continuing to benefit meat works.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/processor-margins-remain-strong-despite-a-mid-winter-dip.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, August 09, 2018

To feed or sell version 2.

We wrote our initial article on whether to feed, agist or sell back in May, with the conclusion that if it rained in the winter, feeding, or agisting would be the best option. Hindsight is a wonderful tool, and as it has panned out the smart money was on selling cattle and retaining feed. It’s time for an update.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/to-feed-or-sell-version-2.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

History sometimes repeats.

In early May we published a piece on the likely impact of a dry Autumn on young cattle prices which suggested that a fall to the 470¢ region was on the cards for the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) if it remained dry. This analysis provides an update on the EYCI into Spring, based on the current Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) rainfall forecast.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/history-sometimes-repeats.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Any quality Hay out there has a 3 in front of the price.

Prices of good quality hay jumped considerably in the last fortnight with most worth around or beyond $300 right now. But the fact of the matter is that many of these parcels are not out there or are unattainable.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/any-quality-hay-out-there-has-a-3-in-front-of-the-price.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, August 02, 2018

US cattle futures limiting in short term but supportive longer term.

The growth in the US cattle herd might be slowing, but there are still plenty of cattle coming through the system. Cattle prices in the US are reflecting the stronger supply situation, and as we know, what happens in US cattle markets affects what happens here.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/us-cattle-futures-limiting-in-short-term-but-supportive-longer-term.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Is the US herd in liquidation too?

Last month we released an analysis on the Australian herd which highlighted that dry conditions have forced a move into liquidation phase for producers. The annual proportion of female cattle slaughtered as a percentage of total slaughter had crept above the 47% threshold - which signifies herd destocking. However, the US is going through a drought too, so we thought it prudent to see where they are placed in their cattle cycle.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/cattle/analysis/is-the-us-herd-in-liquidation-too.aspx

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