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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

OTH vs Saleyards - What’s the difference?

In recent weeks we’ve been talking about saleyard throughput ramping up in South Australia and Victoria. With so many lambs going through saleyards, you’d think they were offering better value than selling over the hooks. Here we take a look at price spreads and costs, with the effort of selling over the hooks seemingly offering a handsome payoff.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/oth-vs-saleyards-what’s-the-difference.aspx
  • WOOL
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Carcass values continue to constrain flock

An astute observer of the wool industry pointed recently to a simple mechanism where meat and wool prices tussle for sheep, in this case, wethers. This is especially of interest in dry times when stock numbers are under severe pressure. This article takes a quick look at this mechanism.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/carcass-values-continue-to-constrain-flock.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Offshore mutton demand underpins prices despite high supply.

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) mutton trade figures were released recently for October and showed that offshore consignments continue to run at levels significantly higher than previous seasons. The solid export demand has come at a beneficial time for producers given the higher than normal sheep turnoff experienced from July to November, providing a buffer for domestic mutton prices.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/offshore-mutton-demand-underpins-prices-despite-high-supply.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Regional Rainfall Update - October 2018

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/sheep/analysis/regional-rainfall-update-october-2018.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mutton strong now but set for new records

A couple of weeks ago we took a look at Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) flock and slaughter projections for the sheep flock and lamb slaughter. While lamb supply and prices fill the headlines nicely, some of the more interesting, and volatile numbers came out of the sheep slaughter projections. Tightening sheep supply could see some record prices posted in the near future.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/mutton-strong-now-but-set-for-new-records.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Bendigo nearly done but spring flush just begun

We have been talking about Victorian lamb yardings for a couple of weeks now. Firstly, they were lower than normal, then they rapidly picked up last week, to be much higher than normal. We thought it timely to take a look at seasonal supply trends across the major yards, and what this might mean for supply, and price, in the coming weeks

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/bendigo-nearly-done-but-spring-flush-just-begun.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

What a difference a shipment makes.

The granting of a live sheep export license to Rural Export and Trading Western Australia (RETWA) has breathed life back into WA livestock prices, as 130,000 head of sheep are reported to be sent to the Middle East. WA Farmers president Tony York commented over the weekend that the shipment “should inject confidence into the industry”.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/what-a-difference-a-shipment-makes.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Victorian yarding levels spring into action.

Since the middle of 2018 Victorian lamb yarding levels have been elevated, with average weekly throughput since July running 48% above the seasonal five-year average levels. Into early October, the Victorian lamb yarding levels dipped below the seasonal trend, but the recent figures show volume is starting to expand. This piece takes a closer look at the Victorian spring flush pattern, particularly during drier and wetter scenarios

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/victorian-yarding-levels-spring-into-action.aspx
  • SHEEP
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Lamb price and average wages

Many years ago a smart farmer mentioned to me how a sheep cost half a week’s wages in the 1950s. He was thinking that meat prices (this is the early 1980s) were cheap in relation to his experience. This article takes a look at this proposition.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/sheep/analysis/lamb-price-and-average-wages.aspx
  • DECILES
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Deciles: October 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/sheep/analysis/deciles-october-2018.aspx

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