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It will come as no surprise that retail lamb prices follow the saleyard and with lamb prices holding their ground into Spring this piece takes a look at what that may mean for the end consumer into the coming season. Figure 1 highlights the price pattern...

With the Christmas recess looming the market regained some upward pressure this week as exporters tried to lock in their requirements. Fine and medium fibre prices built up gradually across the sales, while most of the crossbred market moved into negative territory. The Eastern Market Indicator...

We set out trying to work out what the heavy rain which is falling across all eastern cropping zones over the coming days will do to prices.  It’s not as simple as looking back at 2010-11 when harvest was delayed, as that was a bumper...

Unseasonal rain will have an impact on sheep markets.  This week it had an impact even before it fell, with the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator rallying back to 613¢/kg cwt this week.  The unpredictable weather might see more surprises yet. The supply, demand and price...

The Chicago futures market was closed for the thanksgiving holiday, causing the market to be quiet. In this update we take a look at pricing, and radioactive issues in Russia. We know the Russian crop is growing, but is it also glowing? The markets were quiet this week,...

After weeks of a glowing market that seemed to keep on rising with record on record, the peak was finally reached and the market edged over the other side. Nearly all categories and microns across the country retracted on the week, however it wasn’t enough...

The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) continues to hold its ground in the face of strong lamb throughout figures being recorded in South Australia and Victoria, closing yesterday just 1¢ softer at 610¢. East coast mutton was even more defiant in the face of...

It could be the beginning of the spring flush, or it could be another blip in what has been an exceptional spring for prices. The rainfall this week might also have something to say about lamb prices in the east, but in the west they...

AWEX identified an interesting statistic this week; the turnover of wool sold this week of $96 million was the largest since 2002. The kicker is that while this week it was generated by the sale of 49,000 bales, in 2002 it was on the back...

The US Department of Agriculture released their World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates overnight. In this week’s comment, we will take a look at the impact on wheat, and report on new import barriers being erected in India. In last week’s comment, I mentioned that...