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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 days ago

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  • Are sheep & lamb buyers crazy?

    In a recent Mecardo lamb analysis article we highlighted the discrepancy between the sheep &  lamb price quotes coming out of the saleyards compared to the prices quoted for “Over-the-hooks” (OTH) lambs. At the moment, everyone continues to quote saleyard prices as being miles ahead of OTH prices. We need to remember that not a single lamb in those saleyards has been weighed.  No-one ...

Mecardo - www.mecardo.com.au

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • An evolution in sheep shearing

    The wool industry relies on the shearer as the first stage in the harvesting and movement of wool to its ultimate market. And while this process has been successfully carried out since sheep first arrived in Australia, it is curious that this harvesting system has progressed little over time. The timeline for the evolution of shearing is slow, interrupted with disputes and false starts...

Mecardo - www.mecardo.com.au

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Trump has won, now what?

    As you will be aware the United States have elected their 45th President. In what can only be considered a heated contest, Trump was victorious. The media and the pollsters got it all wrong, but they were also wrong about Brexit. During the campaign, policy took a back seat to personal attacks. In this update, we will highlight the initial obvious impacts likely to be felt on agricultu...

  • Grain & Canola NPE contracts, the simple facts

    In an attempt to secure supply a recent response from grain traders and merchants to the low world prices is to offer and promote to grain growers No Price Established (NPE) contracts. As with any contract there has to be something in it for the seller, and also something for the buyer. Lets have a quick overview looking from both sides.It is important to note that NPE contracts come u...

  • How do you reduce price volatility in wool?

    This blog article takes a look at managing downside price risk exposure for a wool grower using forward contracts and minimum price contracts. There are two predominant strategies to reduce the effect of price volatility when selling physical wool for a date in the future. These are by using a forward contract or using a minimum price contract (MPC).

  • Long-range weather forecasts by Dr David Stephens

    Since 2001, Long-range weather forecasts were issued by the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) by Dr David Stephens. Dr Stephens has a reputation for producing the most accurate weather and crop yield forecasts in Australia, and has agreed to write occasional articles on Mecardo to help provide weather insight...

  • Let's make merino great again

    There are times when you just have to stand up; “it’s now or never”. Coaches espouse the need to win the crucial 3rd quarter, the “break” point in a tennis game, or bowl the “dot” ball at a crucial time of a cricket match. “Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never." The playwright Alan Bennet probably wasn’t talking about the wool in...

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