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February 2018

In a good week for grain growers the Aussie dollar is a bit lower, and international oilseed prices have found a bit of strength.   CBOT Wheat steadied after a down week, which didn’t impact locally.  All this translated into higher physical canola prices yesterday, and...

Sheep and lamb markets made a bit of a comeback this week. Lower prices had the usual impact, seeing more growers keep their sheep at home, forcing processors to pay a bit more for lambs and sheep.  The spectre of rain, and of course lower...

The grain market stands at a cross roads. In the past two years, we have seen concerns in the market which have led to short rallies. Will conditions provide the opportunity for a sustained rally, or will it fizzle out? After a strong January & early...

This was a week of “toing & froing”; in early sales buyers tested the market to see if some of the gains from last week could be taken back. However, by the end of the week, buyers were forced to re-engage to secure volume. A small...

It was another unusually steady week for lamb prices, as supply seems to be closely matching demand.  Mutton prices found some strength however, especially in NSW, but regular readers will know this was not unexpected. The thing about writing market analysis weekly is that no one...

This AWEX report probably summed up the sentiment of the wool market this week – “The recent wool market decline halted in stunning fashion”. Every one of the AWEX reported indices posted an improvement, some of the increases had to be seen to be believed. The...

An exciting week in markets, with volatility across equities and currency. In the past week wheat futures have performed well, but has the benefit been passed onto local growers? Overnight the WASDE was released, and it provides some data that is good for Australian grain...

This week the wool market appeared to draw breathe after the sharp falls of the previous two weeks. It was the fine end that fared the best, and of note was the strong competition for sound wool with low mid-breaks. The higher A$ saw only a...

Time flows like water down the river rapids, we are now into February and the holiday season is now but a distant memory. January has come to an end, and it’s worth examining how the start of the year has gone. The futures market has...

After a significant spike to throughput for sheep and lamb at the start of January yardings figures have returned back within the normal seasonal range, combined with cool temperatures and a bit rain, prices have managed to hold firm for most categories of sheep and...