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The wool market opened after the winter recess with what appeared early to be a negative sentiment on the back of an increased offering. This didn’t last long, as by the end of the week buyers were keen to purchase and pushed the market above...

There is an old market adage that the best cure for high prices is high prices. They often encourage additional supply to come to the market and lead to a price easing which was certainly the case for most lamb and sheep categories this week. ...

Price volatility, market uncertainty and climate variability across regions can play havoc with the normal seasonal spread behaviour between categories of sheep and lamb. With the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) coming off record highs, the ongoing live sheep export issues facing WA producers...

We are big fans of social media. It’s a great tool for communication around the world, but it can unfortunately have issues with miscommunication. In this weeks update, we take a look at the Facebook post which gave wheat futures a 6% rise overnight! Over the...

The rally in lamb and sheep prices has come to an end, for now. Trade lambs lost a little ground, heavy lambs are as rare as hens teeth, and sheep supplies seem to have started to flow. Restocker lambs can’t find any friends, as expected...

In our lamb analysis this week we have looked at the demand-based reasons as to why the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) has been on the improve since the 2000’s. Given the market recess for wool, we thought a demand and supply retrospective would...

In last week’s piece on deflated lamb prices, we mentioned that the underlying reason behind the increased lamb prices we have seen since 2000 has been increasing demand. This analysis highlights the lamb demand curve and shows why prices have risen despite increasing levels of...

Robust lamb prices have been encouraging Victorian producers to come forward with lambs earlier than usual, but a dip in throughput this week has seen the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) rocket to a breath away from the 800¢ barrier.   Trade lamb prices across...

Earlier in the week, we looked at lamb prices in deflated terms, and they are indeed near record highs. We know that export markets are helping drive lamb prices, so it’s worth assessing whether lamb importers are also forking out record dollars for lamb. When I...

There was a lot of talk back at the end of May around the slaughter of 150,000 New Zealand Dairy Cows, and how it might impact manufacturing beef markets.  With NZ’s seasonal cow slaughter peak now behind us, we take a look at whether how...