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How do cattle prices change throughout the year?

Posted by Augusto Semmelroth on 19 January 2016

Cattle prices are influenced by the supply and demand of cattle and beef, both in Australia and in our export markets. While they vary from year to year and over time, cattle prices exhibit within-year seasonality.

Overall, producers know all too well how their production systems operate and acknowledge the existence of supply and price seasonality. Yet, sourcing and going through vast amounts of data to quantify the timing and scope of seasonal price moves can be a pretty daunting exercise.

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Topics: Cattle market / cattle price, Webinars, Cattle market outlook, Market analysis

Have we jumped on the bullish cattle price bandwagon blindly?

Posted by Augusto Semmelroth on 4 August 2015

Cattle markets have rallied substantially since May to reach all-time highs in nominal terms. Yet, we all know too well the volatile nature of livestock markets and that record prices cannot be sustained for too long. Why would this time be different? Or perhaps, have we all blindly jumped onto a bullish bandwagon without really knowing what lies ahead?

Over the last two weeks, we have published a few articles on where we think cattle prices will be headed over the next five years. By any stretch of the imagination, these paint a remarkably positive outlook for cattle markets. To some, they may look over-optimistic, or even unrealistic.

However, our views are underpinned by systematic, robust analysis of key supply and demand fundamentals – and are updated regularly when new information is released.

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Topics: Cattle market outlook

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