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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

WEBINAR: What will drive sheep and lamb prices?

Posted by Jenianne Hall on 23 July 2015

Lamb and sheep markets have weathered the dry conditions of the last two years well compared to cattle, but haven’t seen the surge in prices we’ve seen for cattle recently.  Strong prices and rainfall are likely to see a flock rebuild, which will weaken sheep supply. On the other hand, if recent joining trends continue, lamb supply is likely to remain steady or continue to grow.

So will this see prices face headwinds? What's the lamb market outlook? Importantly, what prices can we budget on for the coming years?

In this webinar, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Manager Market Information, Ben Thomas, will outline MLA's sheepmeat industry projections for the next five years.  Mecardo's Angus Brown will then take a look at what these projections might mean for sheep and lamb prices down the track.

Attend free sheepmeat market outlook webinar

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Topics: Sheepmeat market, General Mecardo information, Sheep market, Lamb market / lamb price, Webinars