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Sheep

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...

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 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...

A number of mixed market signals this week across state saleyards for sheep and lamb, as the seasonal Spring price decline looms. Needless to say, on a countrywide level all categories posted price increases between 0.2% to 3%, apart from Restocker Lambs with the national...

Trade Lamb prices are continuing to defy gravity, and carrying other categories along with them.  Store lamb prices are at record highs for October, and some forward contracts have just been released.  The equation is pretty simple for January, when prices can be locked in,...