Category: International Trading

SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs

Market consensus points to further price falls in Indonesia given large feedlot inventories and static demand, while an important deadline is fast approaching for the trade, as Dr Ross Ainsworth reports this month. The post SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

America's love of burgers sees rise in demand for Aussie beef

An abattoir in WA says the US has become a key market for their lean beef, with plans they will take up to 50 per cent of their annual beef exports. Source: ABC Livestock America’s love of burgers sees rise in demand for Aussie beef

John Kaus remembered as a pioneering cattle exporter to Philippines

John Kaus, a man who helped to build Australia’s northern cattle trade into south east Asia for the past 40 years, has been remembered as a pioneer of the Australia-Philippines cattle trade, an approachable and generous leader, a tireless marketing man, a fighter against insurmountable odds and someone to whom personal relationships and trust were… Read more »

Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States

AUSTRALIA is still on track for a record year of lamb exports to the United States, despite fewer shipments in the past two months and high cold store inventories. The post Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia set for… Read more »

Unfair trade barriers targeted

IT is not just foreign markets where Australian exporters need help to remove unjustified non-tariff trade barriers, but within Australia itself. The post Unfair trade barriers targeted appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Unfair trade barriers targeted

Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality

Grainfed heifers are the unsung heroes of the US beef industry this year, helping deliver record proportions of USDA Prime beef, writes US industry analyst, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to… Read more »

Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale

LISTED live export shipping company Wellard has sold its Western Australian feed mill and sheep feeding operations for an undisclosed sum. The post Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility… Read more »

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

China on track for record Australian beef import year

China remains on track to set a calendar year volume record for Australian beef imports this year, following the release of November export data yesterday. The post China on track for record Australian beef import year appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China on track for record Australian beef import year

Analysis underscores value of live export trade to cattle industry

An analysis of the value of live exports in the Australian cattle industry shows that over $620 million of the industry’s average annual revenue is returned to the farmgate. The post Analysis underscores value of live export trade to cattle industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Analysis underscores value of live… Read more »

Argentina to regain US market access after 17 years

Argentina is set to regain access for its beef into the United States for the first time in almost two decades years after proving its sanitary credentials to the USDA. The post Argentina to regain US market access after 17 years appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Argentina to regain US market… Read more »

Australia needs more independent live export observers

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is under fire over delays in the release of independent observer reports from live sheep and cattle shipments, including from some voyages completed seven months ago. The post Australia needs more independent live export observers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia needs more independent live export observers

Australian vet group signs deal to double Chinese sheep flock meat output

A JOINT Australian-Chinese initiative to boost China’s sheep meat production by doubling the production of local flocks over the next 3-5 years was announced this week. The post Australian vet group signs deal to double Chinese sheep flock meat output appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian vet group signs deal to… Read more »

MV Jawan leaves Portland empty while probe into instability continues

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has voiced its strong support for an investigation by industry regulators into the factors that caused a vessel loaded with 4327 dairy heifers to rock from side by side after departing from port last Wednesday. The post MV Jawan leaves Portland empty while probe into instability continues appeared first on… Read more »

Beef prices in China hit record highs

The Chinese beef market continues to perform strongly, with prices at their highest point in the past three years, and close to 15-year highs, as a result of growing demand for red meat and impacts caused by the spread of African Swine Fever in the country’s pig population. The post Beef prices in China hit… Read more »

Australian red meat well positioned to ride China’s e-commerce boom

Australian red meat is in an excellent position to ride the e-commerce retail wave in China, producers attending a global markets forum as part of MLA’s annual meetings in Canberra heard last week. Alibaba’s director of business development for Australia and New Zealand, John O’Loghlen, told the gathering that fresh food was a big growth… Read more »

Full transparency on live exports needed to rebuild public trust – Littleproud

FULL transparency is needed to rebuild public trust in live exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said as he released the first independent observer report from a livestock export shipment. The post Full transparency on live exports needed to rebuild public trust – Littleproud appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Full transparency… Read more »

China FTA worth an extra 8c/kg for Australian beef producers

There have been many headlines about Free Trade Agreements and the billions of dollars in value they represent for the Australian red meat industry through the removal of tariff imposts on exports. But what do these deals actually mean at the farm gate? The post China FTA worth an extra 8c/kg for Australian beef producers… Read more »

Live export: First independent observer report released

The first public Independent Observer’s live export summary report was released today, documenting the Bahijah voyage carrying sheep and cattle exported to Israel in June 2018. The post Live export: First independent observer report released appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export: First independent observer report released

780 cattle removed from detained livestock vessel

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says it is investigating the circumstances that forced a livestock export vessel loaded with 4237 cattle to return to port soon after departing last week. The post 780 cattle removed from detained livestock vessel appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 780 cattle removed from detained… Read more »

Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea

A livestock export vessel carrying 4237 cattle was forced to return to the Port of Portland yesterday when it began rolling from side to side soon after departure. The post Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export ship ‘detained’ after rolling at sea

Big live sheep shipment bound for new $70m Kuwait abattoir

Australia’s largest live sheep shipper is expecting its first shipment for several months to arrive in the Middle East in less than a week. The post Big live sheep shipment bound for new $70m Kuwait abattoir appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Big live sheep shipment bound for new m Kuwait abattoir

New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership

Three new non-government members have been appointed to the Indonesia Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat & Cattle Sector. The post New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New appointments to boost Indonesia–Australia red meat and cattle partnership

JBS grows Chinese beef beef business with meat giant COFCO

JBS Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese state-owned meat giant, COFCO Meat Holdings, which could grow into annual trade of 15,000 tonnes of beef worth US$100 million over the next three years. The post JBS grows Chinese beef beef business with meat giant COFCO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Australian beef could be “bloodied in the crossfire” of EU-US trade war

Australia’s beef access to Europe is in danger of being “bloodied in the crossfire” of an EU-US trade war, cattle producer and beef exporter Josie Angus told the Meat & Livestock Australia global markets forum in Canberra on Tuesday. The post Australian beef could be “bloodied in the crossfire” of EU-US trade war appeared first… Read more »

Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’

The livestock export industry is the greatest drought strategy Australia has, Scot Braithwaite maintains. The post Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export: ‘the greatest drought strategy Australia has’

Australia faces growing beef exporter competition in China

The imported beef market landscape in China is changing dramatically, with Australia facing competition from a rapidly growing number of approved beef suppliers from across the world. Judging by the current volume of imported beef trade, China’s total beef imports in 2018 are expected to exceed one million tonnes for the first time, up 48pc… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indo prices weaken | Phillippines prices rise to $4/kg

Indonesian prices weaken again as over-supply looms; prices China are holding firm as African Swine Fever continues to spread, and exporters will be paging back through dusty contact books as the Philippines price breaks through the $4 mark for the first time, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Competition beefs up in Japan

Japan is a crucial export market for Australian and US beef, and both countries compete ferociously for market share, writes US industry commentator Steve Kay, in his latest monthly column for Beef Central. Competition is likely to heat up early next year as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to enter… Read more »

JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba

In one of the biggest meat protein supply agreements in history, global meat processor JBS has signed a massive US$1.5 billion supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba. The post JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS signs .1 billion supply deal with… Read more »

Tariff cut unlikely to trigger Chinese trade takeoff

Live exporters say that while every reduction in tariff barriers is welcome, there are several reasons why the formal elmination of a 10pc tariff on live cattle exports to China under ChAFTA in 2019 is unlikely to deliver a sudden or immediate boost for the trade at the start of next year. The post Tariff… Read more »

Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input

A review of rules governing export of meat products out of Australia, which promises to provide more modern, flexible and streamlined legislation for export trade is seeking input from industry stakeholders. The post Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Review of meat export… Read more »

Allegations of live export trade cover-up to be investigated

The former head of the Australian Crime Commission will investigate allegations that staff in the federal Department of Agriculture were told to keep quiet over their concerns about the live animal export trade. Source: ABC Livestock Allegations of live export trade cover-up to be investigated

October beef exports lift to close to 99,000t

Beef exports to all markets reached almost 99,000 tonnes in October, a 15pc rise year-on-year, in line with recent high rates of beef slaughter and continued strong export demand – especially from developed and emerging markets in Asia. Business into China and Japan were among the highlights. The post October beef exports lift to close… Read more »

Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever 

Landmark International operations manager Andrew Kelly was named as the winner of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council’s 2018 Young Achiever of the Year Award at a Gala Dinner in Adelaide last week. The post Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever  appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export industry names 2018… Read more »

New England seminars to explore global beef, sheepmeat market outlook

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services has scheduled a series of four market update seminars across the NSW New England region later this month, featuring meat trade analyst Simon Quilty as guest speaker. Cattle and sheep producers are invited to attend the free seminars, titled “Mapping Australia’s livestock future.” The post New England seminars to explore… Read more »

China’s African Swine Fever outbreak has global implications for meat trade

Meat trade analyst Simon Quilty was the first to examine the implications of the African Swine Fever outbreak in China’s pig industry back in August. In today’s follow-up report, he details why he believes China is about to embark on a large-scale meat protein import program, and tries to quantify how big these importations might… Read more »

Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds

Following recent warnings to Australia’s EU-accredited beef producers over the use of oestradiol-based products in artificial insemination oestrus synchronisation programs, a webinar has been set up to explore options open to producers. The post Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar sets… Read more »

Draft live export standards released for feedback

Draft options for improving the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are now available for stakeholder feedback. The post Draft live export standards released for feedback appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Draft live export standards released for feedback

Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports

Australia officially ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement this week, clearing the way for first-round tariff reductions to be introduced before the end of the year. The post Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trans-Pacific trade deal spells… Read more »

Moss Review recommends independent inspector to oversee livex trade

Independent oversight of live animal exports will be enhanced with the establishment of an external Inspector General of Live Animal Exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced today. The post Moss Review recommends independent inspector to oversee livex trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Moss Review recommends independent inspector to… Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

Beef and sheepmeat farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live exports

INDEPENDENT oversight of live animal exports will be enhanced with an external Inspector General of Live Animal Exports, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced this morning. The post Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live exports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud to establish an Inspector General for live… Read more »

Animals Australia and RSPCA renew live trade ban call despite Moss plan

PEAK animal right body Animals Australia, the RSPCA and independent parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie believe the Moss Review into the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources live export capabilities confirms why the trade must end. The post Animals Australia and RSPCA renew live trade ban call despite Moss plan appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

SHEEP meat and beef farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Container productivity throughput up, profits down: ACCC

Throughput of containers across Australia’s wharves reaches a record in 2017/18, as two decades of ACCC involvement guides all parties though waterfront reforms which in the 1990s aimed for efficiencies for goods engaged in sea trade. The post Container productivity throughput up, profits down: ACCC appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Container… Read more »

Antibiotics, AI production tools face EU market clampdown

Two recent developments have put further obstacles in front of future prospects for Australian beef exports to the EU market. On Thursday, the European Parliament voted to adopt much tighter controls over the use of antibiotics in production animals. And in a separate development, Australian EU-accredited beef producers have received a warning over the use… Read more »

ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to misleading ugg boot wholesaler

GENUINE Australian ugg boot maker Eddie Oygur has labelled $25,200 in penalties paid by a company making its products in China as ridiculously low and “a parking fine”. The post ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to misleading ugg boot wholesaler appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central ACCC issues ‘a parking fine’ to… Read more »

CQUni’s DataMuster boosts Argentina’s beef research

The DataMuster automated livestock management system has had its first international deployment, with two Argentinean research stations installing the system this month. DataMuster uses walk-over-weigh scales, advanced data analytics and remote communication technologies to monitor growth and reproductive performance in cattle. The post CQUni’s DataMuster boosts Argentina’s beef research appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Indonesia suspends Australian rendered animal protein products

Indonesia has suspended importation of Australian rendered meatmeal products used for animal feed, apparently over concerns about pork material being included in rendered commodities described as being sourced from beef. The trade is worth around $100 million to Australia annually. The post Indonesia suspends Australian rendered animal protein products appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate

In an update to an industry statement released about the status of EU grainfed beef negotiations on Friday afternoon, it has now been confirmed the EU Council of Ministers has provided the mandate for the EU Commission to renegotiate the 481 High Quality Beef quota. The post EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate appeared first on… Read more »

No decision on EU grainfed beef quota this week

No decision on future EU grainfed beef quota access was made at EU Council meetings in Brussels this week, with the next possible decision date due in three weeks time on November 6. The post No decision on EU grainfed beef quota this week appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central No decision… Read more »

Live sheep and cattle export licence approved for Kuwait-owned company

AUSTRALIA’S live sheep and cattle trade has been given another boost with the granting of a livestock export licence for the Kuwait-owned Rural Export and Trading WA. The post Live sheep and cattle export licence approved for Kuwait-owned company appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep and cattle export licence approved… Read more »

Livex observers won’t be forced onto ships where they don’t fit: DAWR

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says livestock exporters will not be forced to take independent observers on future voyages where vessels aren’t large enough to accommodate an observer without displacing a necessary staff or crew member. The post Livex observers won’t be forced onto ships where they don’t fit: DAWR appeared first on… Read more »

WA farmers welcome approval of new livex license

WAFarmers has welcomed news this morning that the Federal Government has approved an application for a livestock export license by Rural Export and Trading WA (RETWA), the Australian arm of the Kuwait Livestock and Transport and Trading (KLTT). The post WA farmers welcome approval of new livex license appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

CCA determined to maintain EU market share for Australian grainfed beef

Cattle Council of Australia says it is concerned of reports that the European Union high quality grainfed beef quota may be altered, to the detriment of Australia’s grain fed beef exports to Europe. The post CCA determined to maintain EU market share for Australian grainfed beef appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CCA determined… Read more »

World’s growing middle class has big implications for beef

An economic milestone of considerable statistical interest to the beef industry was reached recently when it was determined that for the first time, half the world’s population is now classified as having reached ‘middle class’. The post World’s growing middle class has big implications for beef appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Exporter awaits regulator decision on China suspension

Exports of heavy, grainfed cattle to China are set to face more stringent conditions after two Australian cattle shipments exceeded reportable mortality thresholds earlier this year. The post Exporter awaits regulator decision on China suspension appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Exporter awaits regulator decision on China suspension

Embattled Croatian shipbuilder cancels order for new livex vessel

FINANCIAL woes at a Croatian shipyard are rippling into Australia’s livestock export trade. The Uljanik shipyard, which has contracts to construct two livestock vessels intended for the Australian trade, is on the brink of bankruptcy, according to Croatian media reports. The post Embattled Croatian shipbuilder cancels order for new livex vessel appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Cattle producers concerned by risk to EU beef market access

The European Union must adhere to Word Trade Organisation rules to keep its grainfed beef import quota non-discriminatory and open to all countries that qualify, Cattle Producers Australia chair and Central Queensland cattle producer Paul Wright believes. The post Cattle producers concerned by risk to EU beef market access appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Eastern posts undergo 'reverse engineering' amid drought creep

Grain handlers have stepped up the amount of grain being domestically imported into eastern Australia and are considering importing product from overseas. Source: ABC Livestock Eastern posts undergo ‘reverse engineering’ amid drought creep

Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

A MAJOR Middle East live sheep importer is hopeful its Australian subsidiary will gain export licence approval within days. The post Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions

WESTERN Australian exporter International Livestock Export has assured the industry regulator it has no intention of exporting sheep, but is nervous about the future of its cattle operation after it was issued with a show cause notice. The post WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

WA cattle exporter issued with ‘show cause’ notice

Western Australian livestock exporter International Livestock Export is concerned about the future of its cattle export operation after it was issued with a ‘show cause notice’ by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The post WA cattle exporter issued with ‘show cause’ notice appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central WA cattle… Read more »

Pastoralists left reeling after 'show-cause' notice issued to major exporter

A question mark over the licence of one of the main cattle exporters out of northern Western Australia, has left pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara feeling nervous for the future of the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Pastoralists left reeling after ‘show-cause’ notice issued to major exporter

Australia at risk of losing valuable EU beef access

Australia is in danger of losing prized access to one of its highest value beef export markets as the United States moves to assert its trade weight in Europe. The post Australia at risk of losing valuable EU beef access appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia at risk of losing valuable EU… Read more »

Fundamental shift occurring in Australia’s beef exports, feedlot conference told

Australia may never rebuild its lean manufacturing beef exports to the US to historic levels around 350,000 tonnes, as more diversified and segmented product is diverted into Asia and other markets, delegates attending this morning’s BeefEx 2018 feedlot industry conference in Brisbane were told. The post Fundamental shift occurring in Australia’s beef exports, feedlot conference… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Trade wars inflict terrible damage

The tariff war between the US and China has become a dark cloud over US agriculture, with the impact of lost opportunities on beef, alone, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, says US columnist, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Trade wars inflict terrible damage appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

Veteran Darling Downs lotfeeder Kev Roberts thinks its not too late for the feedlot industry to consider mounting a case for feedgrain importation. The post US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US grain imports add up, says veteran Downs lotfeeder

UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

THE United Kingdom should close its doors to sheep meat imports if a Brexit deal with the European Union could not be negotiated, the country’s peak National Sheep Association has suggested. The post UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central UK sheep producers… Read more »

SE Asia report: Encouraging trends as Indo prices gain strength

Indonesian prices break through the $4 per kg barrier for the first time since May 2017, Chinese prices move higher in the wake of the African Swine Fever outbreak, and Vietnamese prices have surged again, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE Asia report: Encouraging trends as Indo prices… Read more »

Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes

AUSTRALIAN wool auction prices fell further this week, despite the latest testing figures highlighting the recent drop in greasy fibre production due to the drought and seasonal conditions. The post Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices drop despite big… Read more »

September beef exports slump 14pc: What’s behind it?

Australian beef exports to all markets reached 91,668t in September – a 14pc decline on the previous month, with all major destinations impacted. It was the first time monthly export volume has dipped below 100,000t since April. What’s behind the trend? The post September beef exports slump 14pc: What’s behind it? appeared first on Beef… Read more »

US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico

United States wheat producer organisations, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and United States Wheat Associates (USW), have welcomed the Trump administration’s new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico this week. The post US growers praise new trade deal with Canada/Mexico appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US growers praise… Read more »

Australian red meat targets China’s dumpling market

A new line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple, opening up new opportunities for red meat. The post Australian red meat targets China’s dumpling market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian… Read more »

Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China

A NEW line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple. The post Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Frozen dumplings with… Read more »

Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

AUSTRALIAN wool prices met stronger resistance from buyers this week, leading to general discounts of 50-90 cents a kilogram across all categories. The post Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’

MORE than two thirds of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are positive about the future of the industry, according to research by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. The post New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’ appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand sheep and beef farmers… Read more »

Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool

ESCALATION of the growing China-American trade war will hurt the global wool industry, although no direct impact on Australia’s raw wool exports with China is expected at this stage, leading wool market analyst Chris Wilcox said today. The post Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

August cattle exports hit 20-month high

Cattle exports in August brought the year-to-date total 24 percent above year-ago volumes, the latest monthly export data released by Meat & Livestock Australia yesterday shows. The post August cattle exports hit 20-month high appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central August cattle exports hit 20-month high

What would Australia look like without live exports?

ABC Rural takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding a polarising industry that nonetheless contributes $1.8 billion in direct benefit to those at Australia’s livestock farm gate. Source: ABC Livestock What would Australia look like without live exports?

Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

The first livestock shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the sheep trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan… Read more »

Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

THE first live sheep shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied… Read more »

Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Animal welfare groups and the Federal Opposition voice concerns about reports a live exporter is about to be given the green light to export almost 30,000 animals to the Middle East, during the northern hemisphere summer. Source: ABC Livestock Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

FEEDBACK on a new heat stress model for Australia’s live sheep export trade is being sought by the Federal Government. The post Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

Forward wool markets takes a breath as eyes turn to Nanjing

IT was a quiet week in the forward wool trading as the physical market looked for direction. All eyes were turned towards the 30th annual Nanjing Wool Market conference this week. The post Forward wool markets takes a breath as eyes turn to Nanjing appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further

Indonesian slaughter steer prices continue to climb, while Chinese prices remain firm amid the African Swine Fever outbreak, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SE Asia report: Indonesia slaughter prices climb further

WAFarmers calls for live sheep export licences to be fast-tracked

WESTERN Australian farmers claim they are facing losses of up to $70 per Merino wether in price discounts and feed costs due to live export licence suspensions by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The post WAFarmers calls for live sheep export licences to be fast-tracked appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

New Zealand sheep mulesing laws “open the door” to world ban

NEW Zealand’s prohibition on surgical mulesing of sheep from next month has “opened the door” to the banning of the practice worldwide, according to Australian Wool Network managing director John Colley. The post New Zealand sheep mulesing laws “open the door” to world ban appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand… Read more »

Independent observers on every livex shipment from October: Littleproud

Paying $1300 a day for an independent observer to accompany every live export voyage is about to become the new cost of doing business for all livestock exporters, as part of the Federal Government’s crackdown on the trade in response to the Awassi Express sheep welfare crisis earlier this year. The post Independent observers on… Read more »