Category: International Trading

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

World record A$2.1m paid for US Angus bull

A world record A$2.1 million has been paid for an elite 12-month old Angus bull in northern hemisphere spring sales in the US this week…Read More The post World record A$2.1m paid for US Angus bull appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central World record A.1m paid for US Angus bull

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

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

No live cattle export closure under Labor, pledges Fitzgibbon

LABOR’s agriculture minister-in-waiting, Joel Fitzgibbon has shut down speculation that his party’s intention to close live sheep exports out of Australia within three or four years will inevitably lead to..Read More The post No live cattle export closure under Labor, pledges Fitzgibbon appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central No live cattle export… Read more »

NQ floods: Live export ships diverted or delayed

Several shipments scheduled to leave Townsville in coming weeks for Indonesia and Vietnam have either been diverted to Darwin or Port Alma or delayed, but none have yet been formally cancelled, according to sources close to the trade. The post NQ floods: Live export ships diverted or delayed appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Extremes are the new norm

A monthly column written for Beef Central by US beef industry commentator Steve Kay, publisher of US Cattle Buyers’ Weekly         AS I write this, the northern half of the United States is shivering because of the lowest temperatures in 50 years or more. In some places, the mercury has fallen below… Read more »

RSPCA Australia unconvinced by live export transparency initiative

A LIVE sheep export transparency initiative launched yesterday to promote trust in the trade has been branded a PR stunt and “desperate industry propaganda” by RSPCA Australia. The post RSPCA Australia unconvinced by live export transparency initiative appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central RSPCA Australia unconvinced by live export transparency initiative

Poland reports atypical BSE detection

AN atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopthy (BSE) has been detected in Poland, but poses no risk to human health and will not effect the country’s official BSE status, according to health authorities.  The post Poland reports atypical BSE detection appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Poland reports atypical BSE detection

January beef exports set solid early pace

While January traditionally represents the quietest month for Australian export beef trade following summer holiday meat processing and saleyard closures, volume shipped last month was much higher than recent-year comparisons. Exports to all destinations topped 67,590t, as beef processors started the 2019 slaughter season busier than normal. The post January beef exports set solid early… Read more »

Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

INDEPENDENT live sheep and cattle observer reports released by the Australian Government are under question after the RSPCA released details of heavily redacted documents this week. The post Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

Cattle exports to fall below 1 million head again in 2019

Australian live cattle exports are forecast to decline in 2019 to 950,000 head, as a contraction in the northern herd limits the availability of cattle suitable for export. The post Cattle exports to fall below 1 million head again in 2019 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle exports to fall below… Read more »

Trade Minister urges EU to uphold WTO compliance in beef quota deals

Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has told European Union officials during meetings in Brussels this week Australian beef exporters are ‘understandably concerned’ about potential changes to EU import quotas for beef. The post Trade Minister urges EU to uphold WTO compliance in beef quota deals appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trade… Read more »

Aussies rack up meat judging success in Denver

The Australian national meat judging team, currently in the US on a month-long study and competition tour of the North American meat industry, has finished third overall at the recent National Western Stock Show competition in Denver, Colorado. The post Aussies rack up meat judging success in Denver appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

UPDATED: Court rules on US company bid to patent Aus cattle genome

In a decision with potentially concerning implications for future cattle industry research in Australia, the Federal Court has today ruled against Meat and Livestock Australia’s bid to block a US company from being granted a patent over genomic methods of identifying desirable traits of Australian cattle. The post UPDATED: Court rules on US company bid… Read more »

Competitor watch: Brazilian beef exports close out 2018 with record shipments

The Brazilian beef industry closed 2018 with record exports totalling 1.64 million tonnes, an 11 percent increase in volume compared to 2017, reflecting the resurgent state of the nation’s beef industry, despite recent regulatory, market access and logistical headwinds. The post Competitor watch: Brazilian beef exports close out 2018 with record shipments appeared first on… Read more »

Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended

CONSULTATION on a draft report on heat stress risk assessment for live sheep exports from Australia has been extended by a month as producers lobby over the implementation of the report’s main recommendation. The post Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep export… Read more »

Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims

VIDEO footage of heat-stressed sheep on live export vessels is being formally investigated by the Australia’s Department of Agriculture following claims whistleblowers were paid to produce it. The post Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment… Read more »

Littleproud orders investigation into Awassi Express livex footage

The Federal Department of Agriculture has started to formally investigate under what conditions footage of the Awassi’s May to October 2017 voyages was obtained, according to Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud.  The post Littleproud orders investigation into Awassi Express livex footage appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Littleproud… Read more »

Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018

AUSTRALIAN cattle exports recovered in 2018 to surpass one million head for the fourth time in the past five years. The post Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia’s 10 largest cattle export markets in 2018

Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry miller + VIDEO

This summer, the Ord region of Western Australia is shipping its biggest ever tonnage of winter-grown corn for dry-milling in South Korea by Dong-Il Grain. The post Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry miller + VIDEO appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ord ships 30,000t of corn to Korean dry… Read more »

Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

Australia’s livestock export industry has had its share of difficult years but there are several reasons why 2019 is set to be its most challenging yet. The post Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

First cattle shipment from Port Alma to China

Cattle exporter North Australia Cattle Company has notched another first after successfully completing a shipment of 2200 cattle from Port Alma near Rockhampton to China over the Christmas/New Year period. The post First cattle shipment from Port Alma to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First cattle shipment from Port Alma… Read more »

US Beef demand up 15pc since 2012

Consumer demand for beef at retail in the United States has risen by 15 percent in the past five years, according to survey data reported by the Beef Checkoff program.  The post US Beef demand up 15pc since 2012 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US Beef demand up 15pc since 2012

Japan opens market to British beef and lamb

Japan has re-opened its market to imports of British beef and lamb in a trade agreement expected to be worth £127 million (AUD $226 million) over the first five years of access – approximately £75 million (AUD $133m) for beef and £52 million (AUD $92m) for lamb.  The post Japan opens market to British beef… Read more »

CPC sells trio of VRD/Kimberley properties, as divestment continues

CPC has announced the sale of three more northern cattle properties, covering a total area of about 740,000ha, as owner Terra Firma continues its move towards divesting the prized CPC grazing land portfolio. The company has reached agreement with Vietnam-based investment group Clean Agriculture & International Tourism for the purchase of Auvergne and Newry Stations… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Record US protein supplies again in 2019

More protein than ever before – that’s what the US meat and poultry industry will produce this year, reports US market commentator Steve Kay. How it disposes of it will depend on continued strong demand at home and abroad. Americans showed a willingness to pay more for beef last year. Japan and South Korea meanwhile… Read more »

2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes

Drought-forced cattle turnoff, coupled with sustained strong international demand has driven Australia’s 2018 beef exports sharply higher, reaching 1.125 million tonnes for the year ended December 31. The post 2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2018 beef exports top 1.125 million tonnes

New Year tariff cuts kick in

TARIFFS on a range Australian agricultural exports have either reduced or been abolished under the Trans Pacific Partnership and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) since January 1.  The post New Year tariff cuts kick in appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New Year tariff cuts kick in

MV Jawan released from detention for repair voyage to Singapore

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has released the livestock vessel MV Jawan from detention after the vessel completed a sea trial within the Port of Portland. The post MV Jawan released from detention for repair voyage to Singapore appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MV Jawan released from detention for repair… Read more »

$120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $120,000 for biosecurity breaches associated with the transport and storage of imported uncooked meat during 2014 and 2015. The post $120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 0,000 fine for serious biosecurity… Read more »

Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications

DRAFT heat stress assessment proposals for live sheep exports will end the trade, risk cattle shipments and have implications for onshore livestock production if adopted, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has been told today. The post Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Live exporters and Minister war over welfare progress

The Federal Government has accused the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council of dragging the chain on critical welfare improvements, claims the body vehemently rejects while raising concerns that recommendations the Government is considering threaten to regulate the sheep and cattle export trades out of existence. The post Live exporters and Minister war over welfare progress appeared… Read more »

Beef import debate heats up

The question of whether Australia should allow beef imports from other countries, pitting the need to maintain vital market access against the risk of exposing the industry to a devastating biosecurity incursion, has always generated fierce debate in the Australian beef industry. The post Beef import debate heats up appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales

RECENT sales of non-core abattoir and pre-export assets are set to generate about $13 million for listed live export company Wellard Limited. The post Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard finalises note redemptions and m in asset sales

Live export cattle prices end year on a high

The price for feeder steers heading to Indonesia jumps to $3.25 a kilogram, giving northern cattle producers a boost before Christmas. Source: ABC Livestock Live export cattle prices end year on a high

Wellard generates $13.5m from asset sales

Livestock vessel charterer and exporter Wellard Limited says it has generated approximately $13 million worth of cash flow for its business after reaching agreements to sell non-core WA-located assets including an abattoir, feed mill and pre-export quarantine depot. The post Wellard generates $13.5m from asset sales appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Authorities scramble to stem the spread of the deadly virus, which has already affected 22 provinces in a country that is home to more than half of the world’s pig population. Source: ABC Livestock Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Brexit turmoil poses risks Australian red meat exports

As the EU-UK ‘divorce’ gets messier Meat & Livestock Australia’s market intelligence unit outlines some of the risks a disorderly ‘Brexit’ process could pose to Australian red meat exports in coming months. The post Brexit turmoil poses risks Australian red meat exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brexit turmoil poses risks… Read more »

Littleproud ups ante on livex welfare technology implementation

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says he has written to Australian livestock exporters giving them until the end of this week to confirm how quickly new animal welfare monitoring technology can be installed on live export ships, ahead of next year’s Middle Eastern Summer. The post Littleproud ups ante on livex welfare technology implementation appeared first… Read more »

Beef trade at risk in UK’s messy Brexit divorce

While free trade agreement discussions have started between the Australian government and the EU, and both the UK and Australia have expressed a willingness to pursue an FTA post-Brexit, a disorderly exit poses a range of short-term risks to Australian red meat exports in the interim, an MLA report says The post Beef trade at… Read more »

Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled

Customs authorities in China have detained a man attempting to smuggle prized Japanese Wagyu cattle genetics into the country. The man was detained at Shanghai airport with frozen Wagyu cattle embryos, removed illegally from Japan. The post Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Japanese Wagyu genetics… Read more »

Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade

EARLY analysis of draft heat risk assessment recommendations for Middle East live sheep shipments suggest they would threaten the viability of the trade during peak demand months. The post Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Middle East live sheep export… Read more »

Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released

LIVE sheep exporters have been urged to make a greater investment in animal welfare by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud following the release of new draft recommendations to minimise heat stress risk during Middle East shipments. The post Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

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 »