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April 2018

The world has been awash with wheat over the past six seasons. The adoption of modern farming practices and favorable weather around the world has created a situation where we have produced too much. We take a look at some new projections, and what has...

The wheat market has regained some of its strength on the back of fundamentals. This is great timing as we start to plant the crop for the coming season. In this week’s comment, we look at the SRW/HRW spread and the iron ore market. The wheat...

This week according to AWEX the wool market was “striding forward without retreat’. Despite the obvious military connotations, it’s not a bad description. Not only were buyers bidding higher for the “better spec’s” wool types, the strong demand was observed across the board. After last week...

Lamb markets had their usual reaction when prices fall heavily, supply contracted as producers looked for alternatives to selling. Not all prices steadied though, with restocker lambs taking a hit and now looking very cheap. Finished lamb supply tightened, but it seems unfinished lambs kept coming....

Sales resumed following the Easter break with the largest offering for the season requiring Melbourne to sell over three days. 54,409 bales were offered with 51,066 sold, well above the weekly average of 41,000 bales sold for this season. Despite the increased offering, the Eastern Market...

For those of a superstitious bent, Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky. In this week’s comment, we take a look at futures pricing & the USDA update to global wheat supply and demand, in order to determine whether we are lucky or not. The...

Persistent dry conditions, hitting NSW particularly hard, and a delay to the Autumn rains have forced higher than average seasonal yarding levels this week. Lamb and sheep prices are reacting to the higher saleyard numbers accordingly, with declines across all Eastern mainland state categories reported...

Supply in Australia continues to underperform for the broad merino categories, at a time when other greasy wool exporting countries are at a low point in their seasonal supply patterns. This article looks at the latest AWTA core test volume data, which allows a breakup...

The market has been knocked around this week, by both fundamental factors driving pricing and the black swan event in the form of President Trump. Although volatile, the market can provide pricing opportunities for Australian producers. This week has seen a huge degree of uncertainty across...

There was no post Easter price spike this week, with processors seeming to have their supplies booked up well in advance. Saleyards were well supplied, and the good news, again, is that prices remain relatively strong despite plenty of lambs and sheep being on offer. ...