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July 2019

There has been more rain in the far south and nothing to speak of in the north, yet the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) continues to climb.  This week we saw the EYCI hit a new 2019 high, and tip just past the five-year average. The...

In this week’s comment we take a look at local pricing and the current environment in Europe. Will the weather help or hinder the crop? The futures market has largely been bereft of data to drive it during the past week and has largely traded in...

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) managed to eke out a limited gain this week, lifting 4.45¢ to close at 520¢/kg cwt. Limited rainfall across much of the nation, except Victoria, acted as a headwind. Meanwhile, tightening supply across the east coast stopped the market...

Lamb supply continues to contract and with it, prices are on the rise, mostly.  There were a couple of negative spots, especially in the restocker department, but we did see an indicator break through the extraordinary 1000¢ level. New South Wales was where the action was...

In the past week A$18 has been lost from the December CBOT wheat futures, back to mid-May levels.Figure 1 outlines the movements of the wheat market since the start of the season. The reasons for the recent falls are as follows:Harvest has commenced in...

In this analysis we look at the overall Chicago wheat each year since 1973 to examine the skewness of the market. This provides an indication of how far the market trades from the normal distribution and provide some insight into where prices have historically been.In...

It is important to keep an eye on the market for pricing opportunities, especially beyond the current season.In the past few years, there have been excellent opportunities at this point of the year to lock in strong futures levels, especially offshore. How does it stack...

Remember last year when lamb prices moved through 800¢ and we thought it couldn’t go much further?  We have had a case of Déjà vu this year, although prices were 100¢ higher, and this week have continued to rally. Lamb prices didn’t just creep higher either,...

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) is finally having a go at its winter rally. Seasonal conditions are on the improve in the south and it appears restockers might have decided it is time to take on some risk.The rain was concentrated in southern areas...

The wool market is now taking the Winter recess over the next three weeks. Buyers were active as they completed delivery orders, lifting the market into a positive finish. Generally, a 10 to 40 cent lift across the individual MPG’s was observed, with the Sydney...