Category: International Trading

NZ considering live cattle export ban

New Zealand’s agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says the country is considering a conditional ban on the live export of cattle as one of several options being examined as part of a review of the country’s trade in live animals. ..Read More Source: Beef Central NZ considering live cattle export ban

Livestock export industry conference heads to Townsville

In a time of change and re-calibration for the livestock export industry, around 400 delegates are expected to attend the sector’s national conference in Townsville in October…Read More Source: Beef Central Livestock export industry conference heads to Townsville

Wellard issues debt restructure update, Balazarini ceases director role

The Board of publicly listed livestock shipping company Wellard Limited has advised the ASX today it is considering options to restructure its balance sheet, including the possible sale of a vessel, after the end of a standstill period triggered increased debt repayment commitments…Read More Source: Beef Central Wellard issues debt restructure update, Balazarini ceases… Read more »

Teys applies 10c/kg distinction on HGP cattle, as China demand booms

In a clear recognition of the growing influence that China is having on the Australian beef export industry, Teys Australia has applied a 10c/kg carcase weight price distinction between HGP-treated and untreated cattle in its slaughter grid offers from today…Read More Source: Beef Central Teys applies 10c/kg distinction on HGP cattle, as China demand… Read more »

Aus loses out in EU-US beef quota deal

The EU has agreed to provide the United States’ with a dedicated country specific quota for high quality beef imports, settling an historic trade dispute at the expense of EU market share held by other beef exporting nations including Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Aus loses out in EU-US beef quota deal

Kay’s Cuts: Technology and innovation transform US industry

In his monthly column for Beef Central, US market commentator Steve Kay examines the US industry’s move away from selling cattle on the negotiated cash market, to the widespread use of formula pricing ..Read More Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: Technology and innovation transform US industry

Lamb prices dip as supply lifts, and US demand and skin values falter

LAMB prices stepped back from record levels this week, as weather-disrupted supplies from Tasmania resumed, yardings at some major centres rose and export price resistance grew…Read More Source: Sheep Central Lamb prices dip as supply lifts, and US demand and skin values falter

May beef exports surge, under heavy drought liquidation pressure

Australia’s beef exports surged in May, reflecting the extended liquidation of cattle from desperately dry areas of eastern Australia heading into winter. Shipments to all markets totalled 105,489t, a 7pc increase on April, and the highest volume seen since August last year, ..Read More Source: Beef Central May beef exports surge, under heavy drought… Read more »

BSE-infected animal detected in Brazil

Authorities in Brazil have confirmed an atypical case of BSE in a 17-year-old cow in the state of Mato Grosso – the country’s third such detection in 20 years of surveillance…Read More Source: Beef Central BSE-infected animal detected in Brazil

World trimmings trade sees changing dynamics, says Rabo report

With its high consumption of ground beef, the US has long been the dominant player in the global trimmings trade. But with growing demand for western-style beef consumption in Asian countries, Rabobank’s latest Beef Quarterly report questions whether a ‘changing of the guard’ is occurring for the world trimmings market…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Mauro Balzarini’s era at Wellard helm ends

A brief technical announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange today effectively closed the chapter on Mauro Balzarini’s era of operational control of one Australia’s largest livestock exporting businesses, Wellard Limited…Read More Source: Beef Central Mauro Balzarini’s era at Wellard helm ends

Australian wool prices rebound 40-80 cents as confidence returns

AUSTRALIAN wool prices rebounded 40-80 cents this week and pass-in rates more than halved as growers and brokers agreed to meet the higher market…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices rebound 40-80 cents as confidence returns

New live export stocking density rules delayed

Until late this morning, new rules requiring exporters to reduce stocking densities on cattle shipments by as much as 14 percent compared to previous limits were set to take effect from tomorrow. However, in an email this morning, the Department pushed the implementation back to an as yet unknown date…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Pigs are being buried alive as China's African swine fever crisis deepens

Amid international efforts to find a vaccine for the deadly pig virus, Australian authorities and industry are bracing for an outbreak that some pig farmers fear is “inevitable”. Source: ABC Grain Pigs are being buried alive as China’s African swine fever crisis deepens

Freight costs impact beef’s competitiveness on world stage

The estimated cost of delivering a container of frozen Australian beef to Korea is $7380, or $343/t, according to a new report highlighting the impact of freight costs on Australian agriculture’s global competitiveness…Read More Source: Beef Central Freight costs impact beef’s competitiveness on world stage

May live sheep shipments crucial to Middle East trade viability

AUSTRALIA’S last live sheep vessel to depart for the Middle East before a three-month Northern Summer prohibition has been approved and is on its way Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates…Read More Source: Sheep Central May live sheep shipments crucial to Middle East trade viability

Work proactively with your consumers, US beef producer urges

Visiting US Red Wagyu producer JoJo Carrales from the HeartBrand Beef operation in Texas says proactive consumer education is the key to countering rising activist attacks against the beef industry…Read More Source: Beef Central Work proactively with your consumers, US beef producer urges

Australia to host World Shorthorn Conference in October

The Shorthorn breed will hold its 2019 Wold Congress at Wagga Wagga in October. Organisers anticipate up to 150 delegates to attend from across Australia, plus New Zealand, the UK and continental Europe, and North America…Read More Source: Beef Central Australia to host World Shorthorn Conference in October

Forward wool markets hit by China-US trade tensions

IF the weekends election results taught us anything, it is that even with all the predictive tools, surveys and polling it is difficult to foresee the future…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool markets hit by China-US trade tensions

Two more shipments of Canadian wheat to Australia approved

The Australian Government has confirmed a further two shipments of Canadian wheat have been approved for import into Australia…Read More Source: Grain Central Two more shipments of Canadian wheat to Australia approved

Wool prices plummet as global retail and buyer confidence weakens

AUSTRALIAN growers withheld almost a third of the wool offer at auction this week as prices fell further this week amid low market confidence hit by the China-United States tariff dispute and gloomy retail conditions overseas…Read More Source: Sheep Central Wool prices plummet as global retail and buyer confidence weakens

Approval expected for last live sheep shipment before 3-month ban

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is expected to approve the last live sheep shipment to the Middle East before a three-month prohibition despite a ‘last-minute’ submission by animal rights group Animals Australia to halt it…Read More Source: Sheep Central Approval expected for last live sheep shipment before 3-month ban

Aussie Angus beef to drive retailer Costco’s launch into China

Australian Angus beef will be used exclusively in global warehouse retailer, Costco’s first venture into the vast Chinese consumer market, the 2019 Angus conference was told in Albury yesterday…Read More Source: Beef Central Aussie Angus beef to drive retailer Costco’s launch into China

US$16 billion for US farmers impacted by China/US trade war

The US will provide up to US$16 billion in support programs to assist US farmers impacted by trade damage from the US/China trade dispute…Read More Source: Grain Central US billion for US farmers impacted by China/US trade war

JBS launches plant-based burger line in Brazil

JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, is launching a plant-based burger in Brazil, joining other major animal protein competitors Cargill and Tyson in the emerging meat substitute space…Read More Source: Beef Central JBS launches plant-based burger line in Brazil

Live export shipments outpacing 2018

Australian cattle exports to Indonesia are running 23 percent higher so far in 2019 compared to the same period of 2018…Read More Source: Beef Central Live export shipments outpacing 2018

Doubt over last WA live sheep export before summer closure

A consignment of 56,000 head of sheep due to be shipped on Saturday to the Middle East is in doubt due to a last minute, 700-page submission against the voyage by Animals Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Doubt over last WA live sheep export before summer closure

‘No rules’ trading environment hurting Aus ag exports: study

New research shows uncertainty from ongoing bilateral trade wars between China and the United States have set the global trading environment back decades and undermined Australian agricultural exports…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘No rules’ trading environment hurting Aus ag exports: study

Aussie dollar falls close to three-year lows

After a short but sharp rally following Scott Morrison’s federal election win on Saturday, the Australia dollar is again heading towards three-year lows against the US currency. A lower currency value works in Australian red meat exporters’ favour, making our product more competitive in an increasingly congested international beef market…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Japan drops age restrictions on US beef, as trade access pressure grows

Sixteen years after imposing a ban on US beef after the detection of BSE in a single cow, Japan has dropped age restrictions on US slaughter cattle. Some analysts suggest the move may impact ground beef markets in the US, by changing the price/availability of lean cow beef, and may have some impact on beef… Read more »

Coalition election win met with relief across livestock export trade

The Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s livestock export trade…Read More Source: Beef Central Coalition election win met with relief across livestock export trade

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More Source: Sheep Central Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

Market impact and biosecurity threats have been singled out as reasons for the Australian grains industry to speak out against imports of grain which could follow the Canadian wheat being brought to Australia by The Manildra Group…Read More Source: Beef Central Petition gives Australian grain industry voice against imports

Long-haul animal shipment risks too high, says animal welfare professor

LONG-HAUL live export of sheep and cattle represents too high a risk to the animals’ welfare and should not be conducted, a leading world animal welfare expert has claimed…Read More Source: Sheep Central Long-haul animal shipment risks too high, says animal welfare professor

New Zealand to adopt mandatory pain relief for dehorning

The New Zealand beef and dairy cattle industries will adopt mandatory pain relief in dehorning of young cattle from October this year. Changes to government legislation will prohibit the disbudding of calves without appropriate pain relief from October 1, leading to the approval this week of an analgesic product for use for the purpose…Read More … Read more »

Australia to import grain for the first time since 2007

Australia will import foreign-grown grain for the first time since 2007, after the Department of Agriculture approved a permit to import bulk wheat from Canada. Source: ABC Grain Australia to import grain for the first time since 2007

Kay’s Cuts: Here’s the US beef news – both good and bad

Strong US domestic beef demand, a collapse in live cattle futures caused by ‘funny money,’ record profits for beef processor Tyson, court challenge over processors allegedly suppressing cattle prices. In his regular monthly column, US market commentator Steve Kay takes a look at the news – both ‘good and bad’ in the US beef industry…Read… Read more »

China ends ban on South African wool imports, with conditions….

CHINA has announced that its ban on importation of wool and sheep skins from South Africa due to a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak is over as of last Thursday…Read More Source: Sheep Central China ends ban on South African wool imports, with conditions….

SE Asia Report: Major Indonesian feedlot operator closes its doors

The distressed state of the Indonesian feedlot industry was highlighted during April by the closure of one of the country’s largest importer/lotfeeders based in West Java. This company had two large feedlots capable of a total capacity of around 40,000 head and had been a successful operator for decades, writes Southeast Asia market columnist, Dr… Read more »

Prices dip as Chinese buyers sit out Australian wool auctions

AUSTRALIAN crossbred wool prices improved, but Merino values drifted lower with the absence of major Chinese buyers from auctions this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Prices dip as Chinese buyers sit out Australian wool auctions

Live sheep vessel tours and research aim to help save trade

AUSTRALIA’s live sheep trade has continued its battle to regain community trust this week with an organised tour of the vessel the Al Messilah in Fremantle this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Live sheep vessel tours and research aim to help save trade

World wheat crop to lift 5pc: AMIS

Bigger wheat crops this year in Russia, EU and Australia are expected to boost world wheat production by 5 per cent from last year’s reduced level, says international crop monitoring agency…Read More Source: Grain Central World wheat crop to lift 5pc: AMIS

China growth continues in Australia’s April beef exports

Beef exports in April softened a little off the extreme highs seen in March, but remain well ahead in year-on-year comparisons, as many eastern states beef producers facing feed and water shortages continue to reduce cattle numbers heading into winter…Read More Source: Beef Central China growth continues in Australia’s April beef exports

Dehumidification trial begins for livestock vessels

The first step in trialling dehumidification and other technology on livestock export vessels is underway, with environmental monitoring equipment being installed on a ship in Fremantle this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Dehumidification trial begins for livestock vessels

Australian and New Zealand lamb exports hit record levels

AUSTRALIA’S lamb exports hit record levels in the first quarter of 2019, helped by strong demand from China and United States. Meat & Livestock Australia has reported that lamb-producing regions..Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian and New Zealand lamb exports hit record levels

Paddock to plane: red meat flies high

A partnership between MLA and leading airline caterer Gate Gourmet is showcasing the quality of Australian beef and lamb to high-flying consumers all over the world…Read More Source: Beef Central Paddock to plane: red meat flies high

US versus Australia export beef report card – who’s winning globally?

Independent global beef industry analyst Simon Quilty provides his ‘report card’ on Australia’s performance in the premium international beef markets, relative to major export competitors, the United States, Brazil and India. His scores range from a low of 4/10 in Korea, to 8/10 in China…..Read More Source: Beef Central US versus Australia export beef… Read more »

Live export industry braces for the cost of fewer cattle on ships

The number of cattle allowed onboard live export ships is about to be reduced. Industry says the new rule makes no sense and will cause financial pain. Source: ABC Livestock Live export industry braces for the cost of fewer cattle on ships

WA farmers contest live sheep export ban value as NFF hedges its bets

WESTERN Australian farmers have again rejected the Australian Labor Party’s plan to ban the northern summer live sheep export trade if elected in the May 18 Federal Election…Read More Source: Sheep Central WA farmers contest live sheep export ban value as NFF hedges its bets

US farmer’s share of food dollar falls to all-time low

For every dollar United States consumers spend on food, farmers and ranchers there earn just 14.6 cents, according to a recent report by the US Department of Agriculture…Read More Source: Grain Central US farmer’s share of food dollar falls to all-time low

China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Simon Quilty, just back from a US speaking tour, sees evidence the Chinese Government is commencing a major imported pork buy program that will see large quantities of US pork exported to China. ..Read More Source: Beef Central China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

SE Asia report: October hangover still hurting in April

October imports just keep on coming, forcing Indonesian prices lower, Dr Ross Ainsworth reports in this month’s South East Asia Beef Report. ..Read More Source: Beef Central SE Asia report: October hangover still hurting in April

Live exporters will continue reform agenda under a Labor Government

AUSTRALIA’S peak live animal exporter body will continue the sector’s reform agenda even if a proposed phase-out of sheep exports gains political momentum after next month’s Federal Election…Read More Source: Sheep Central Live exporters will continue reform agenda under a Labor Government

Shipboard stockie: a gateway to the world

Working on a floating feedlot may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who love livestock and meeting people from around the world, it can kick off diverse career pathways…Read More Source: Beef Central Shipboard stockie: a gateway to the world

China's fake-fur coat craze driving up wool prices for Australian farmers

Crossbred wool has been regarded as the “poor cousin” of the merino, but farmers’ record high prices are thanks to an interesting fashion trend overseas. Source: ABC Livestock China’s fake-fur coat craze driving up wool prices for Australian farmers

US imported grinding meat prices hit four-year high

Prices for Australian imported lean grinding meat in the United States have hit a four-year high, when considered in Australian dollar terms. What’s behind it?..Read More Source: Beef Central US imported grinding meat prices hit four-year high

'I have a cemetery, not a farm': Mass deaths of Australian cattle in Sri Lanka

Farmers say they have been left broke and, in some cases, suicidal as hundreds of Australian and New Zealand cattle die in a Federal Government-backed export deal with Sri Lanka. Source: ABC Livestock ‘I have a cemetery, not a farm’: Mass deaths of Australian cattle in Sri Lanka

RSPCA calls for ESCAS to be extended to breeding and dairy cattle

RSPCA Australia says the Australian Government must take urgent action to extend Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) protections to breeding and dairy cattle extended overseas…Read More Source: Beef Central RSPCA calls for ESCAS to be extended to breeding and dairy cattle

March beef exports sharply higher, in response to big rates of kill

High rates of cattle slaughter during March due to drought impact are reflected in a sharp rise in Australian beef exports for the month. Department of Agriculture export statistics released yesterday show March beef trade to all markets reached 102,429ts, a 7.4pc rise on the previous month and the highest monthly total seen since August… Read more »

Live exports start as mustering ramps up in WA's parched outback

While some pastoralists in WA’s far north are welcoming the deluge of rain from Cyclone Veronica, there are still many who are looking to offload cattle after a “disappointing” wet season. Source: ABC Livestock Live exports start as mustering ramps up in WA’s parched outback

JBS delivers record full-year results

Global red and white meat processing giant JBS has delivered record results for its 2018 financial year just completed. Reporting to the market this morning, JBS announced net revenue up 11.3pc to the equivalent of $65 billion Australian dollars, the highest revenue ever recorded by the company. ..Read More Source: Beef Central JBS delivers… Read more »

EU and US reach ‘agreement in principle’ on 45,000t beef quota

The United States and the European Union have reportedly reached an “agreement in principle” to restrict a share of the EU’s annual 45,000-tonne hormone-free beef import quota exclusively to US product…Read More Source: Beef Central EU and US reach ‘agreement in principle’ on 45,000t beef quota

Darwin steer prices slip 10 percent

Prices for northern live export cattle in Darwin have slipped by about 10 percent since the start of March as dry conditions maintain supply pressure on the market…Read More Source: Beef Central Darwin steer prices slip 10 percent

Exporters welcome new livestock shipment standards, WA graziers urge caution

SHEEP and cattle exporters have welcomed the final report into a review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) via sea, but Western Australian graziers believe its recommendations should not be implemented without considering economic impacts…Read More Source: Sheep Central Exporters welcome new livestock shipment standards, WA graziers urge caution

ASEL report delivers improved certainty for exporters: ALEC

Livestock exporters can operate with improved certainty following the finalisation of a long-running review of the standards governing Australian livestock exports, the Australian Livestock Exporter’s Council says, while WA’s PGA group wants the minister to “take a deep breath” before implementing the recommendations. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ASEL report delivers improved certainty for… Read more »

Australian tropical beef genetics seen as a ‘mecca’ for South America

Australia should be seen as a ‘mecca’ by South American beef producers seeking genetic improvement, a visiting Paraguan beef industry leader and cattle vet said during a Queensland visit this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Australian tropical beef genetics seen as a ‘mecca’ for South America

Long-awaited final ASEL review report released

Stocking densities on live export voyages will be reduced, and Bos Taurus cattle sourced from south of the 26th parallel – the Northern Territory/South Australian border – will be restricted from crossing the equator from May to October, under changes recommended in the review of Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) released this… Read more »

US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

The United States is facing the prospect of potentially significant tariff increases on its beef exports to Japan in coming months, hikes its main competitors would be safeguarded from due to economic partnership agreements with the country…Read More Source: Beef Central US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

LIVE sheep exports from Australia to the Middle East would be formally banned in June, July and August this year in a new law, as part of proposed conditions released for comment by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…Read More Source: Sheep Central New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

Darwin live exports power on as dry conditions prevail

Cattle exports from Darwin have been running at high levels as dry conditions across much of northern Australia drive higher than usual ‘wet season’ cattle turnoff rates…Read More Source: Beef Central Darwin live exports power on as dry conditions prevail

Kay’s Cuts: Global beef trade remains dynamic

The global beef trade remains dynamic in every sense of the word, says US market commentator, Steve Kay. China continues to grow as a leading market for beef from Australia and other top beef-producing countries. Meanwhile, US beef holds a dominant position in the top three Asian markets of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, especially… Read more »

EU competitive pricing explains late-season spike in wheat sales: USDA

The latest snapshot of world wheat prices from the USDA gives an insight into wheat trade flows globally, as between December 2018 and February 2019 US and Russian Black Sea wheat prices fell, prompting small but significant adjustments to the USDA’s February estimates…Read More Source: Grain Central EU competitive pricing explains late-season spike in… Read more »

Japan’s S Foods purchases southern NSW beef processor Monbeef

Large Japanese meat importer and distributor, S Foods, has made its first investment into the Australian red meat supply chain, purchasing southern NSW beef processor Monbeef…Read More Source: Beef Central Japan’s S Foods purchases southern NSW beef processor Monbeef

Japan’s Nisshin buys Allied Pinnacle flour and bakery business

Major Australian flour miller, ingredients supplier and baker Allied Pinnacle has been bought by Japan’s Nisshin Seifun Group Inc to expand its comparable business…Read More Source: Grain Central Japan’s Nisshin buys Allied Pinnacle flour and bakery business

Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports

Boxed beef and live cattle exports are expected to be among the big winners in the much anticipated Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement which was signed in Jakarta today…Read More Source: Beef Central Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports

Australia/Indonesia trade deal to boost feed grain exports

The long-awaited signing today of a landmark trade deal between Australia and Indonesia will open up new feed grain export opportunities for Australian growers…Read More Source: Grain Central Australia/Indonesia trade deal to boost feed grain exports

South Africa plans livestock traceability scheme after FMD outbreak

SOUTH Africa’s government aims to implement a national animal identification and traceability system following its latest Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak…Read More Source: Sheep Central South Africa plans livestock traceability scheme after FMD outbreak

February beef exports continue solid early pace

The growing impact of China on Australia’s export beef trade was in clear evidence in February export figures released by the Department of Agriculture on Friday. Exports to all markets reached 94,900 tonnes in February, up 11pc on this time last year. ..Read More Source: Beef Central February beef exports continue solid early pace

Is China the new US for world beef trade?

It was once accepted that the US market set global beef prices, but strong evidence is starting to say that China is now dictating global pricing and the US is losing its mantle as the number-one driver of global beef demand and supply, reports independent meat analyst Simon Quilty…Read More Source: Beef Central Is… Read more »

Australian wool prices dip as volumes increase and South Africa sells

AUSTRALIAN wool prices fell this week as growers released more wool onto the auction market and sales resumed in South Africa after the recent Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices dip as volumes increase and South Africa sells

Forward wool trading stand-off as market searches for price base

FORWARD wool trading was solid earlier this week, developing into a stand-off between participants as the market looked to find a base…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool trading stand-off as market searches for price base

White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

Prominent Sydney-based food service meat supplier and value-adding company Andrews Meat Industries has taken a majority shareholding in export meat business White Stripe Foods, expanding the company’s footprint in Asia and the Middle East…Read More Source: Beef Central White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

The US’s trade disadvantage in Japan against beef export competitors like Australia will worsen unless the US secures similar access terms with Japan, a US agricultural trade forum was told last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

Romeo Roxas offloads two NT properties | Growth Farms secures Kerry Stokes’ Kangaroo Island portfolio | South west QLD aggregation secures water | Remote NSW station sells to a neighbour | Two southern NSW sales..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

Online wool sales surge as South African sales and exports are suspended

AUCTIONSPLUS wool sales surged last week after the suspension of South African auctions and wool exports to China due to a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak…Read More Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales surge as South African sales and exports are suspended

Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

South Korean retail supermarket giant Lotte has made a major investment in the Australian beef industry, purchasing Kev and Jan Roberts well-known Sandalwood feedlot near Dalby on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Beef Central Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA sites

CBH Group is planning to spend more than $150 million to add in excess of 800,000 tonnes of new storage and associated inloading and outloading equipment to the Western Australian bulk-handling system, with work due to start in coming months…Read More Source: Grain Central CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA… Read more »

China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

A number of factors, including mounting competition for Australian beef from China and limited supply out of New Zealand, are contributing to a sharp rise in Australian imported manufacturing beef prices in the United States this month…Read More Source: Beef Central China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Australian woolgrowers are set to benefit from the suspension of wool exports from South Africa to China due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Source: ABC Livestock China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

WA's live export trade kicks off early due to Qld floods

Devastating flooding in Queensland has provided an unexpected boost to Western Australia’s struggling cattle live export industry. Source: ABC Beef Cattle WA’s live export trade kicks off early due to Qld floods