Category: International Trading

Cattle trucks on the move to feedlots, livex ports

A surge in cattle transport activity on Queensland’s rural highways has been visible in recent weeks as producers move to destock cattle cattle feedlots and take advantage of a recent increase in live export orders to Indonesia.  The post Cattle trucks on the move to feedlots, livex ports appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

WA government to investigate sheep deaths on live export vessel

WESTERN Australia’s state government will investigate the reported deaths of 2400 sheep on a live export vessel bound for the Middle East in August last year. The post WA government to investigate sheep deaths on live export vessel appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA government to investigate sheep deaths on live… Read more »

If it’s not real beef, don’t call it beef: US cattle producers

US cattle producers have urged the US Government to enshrine a new definition for beef in food labelling laws, as they respond to the growing assault on conventional beef production by commerical lab-grown and plant-based meat manufacturers. The post If it’s not real beef, don’t call it beef: US cattle producers appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Peru-Australia FTA to eliminate sheep meat tariffs immediately – Littleproud

TARIFFS on sheep meat imports into Peru will be eliminated immediately under a free trade agreement signed in Canberra today. The post Peru-Australia FTA to eliminate sheep meat tariffs immediately – Littleproud appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Peru-Australia FTA to eliminate sheep meat tariffs immediately – Littleproud

New IndoBeef program aims to lift Indonesian smallholder capability

A new $11.7m joint Australian-Indonesian program called IndoBeef aims to improve the capability of Indonesia’s smallholder-based beef industry, while lifting demand for Australian grower cattle. The post New IndoBeef program aims to lift Indonesian smallholder capability appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New IndoBeef program aims to lift Indonesian smallholder capability

SE Asia report: Lower Indo imports likely in 2018 | China prices climb

Prices in China continue to climb, while most other Asian markets remain stuck in a narrow band, Dr Ropss Ainsworth writes in his February Southeast Asian markets report. The post SE Asia report: Lower Indo imports likely in 2018 | China prices climb appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SE Asia report:… Read more »

Australian sheep meat export opportunities and challenges abound

POTENTIAL to grow Australian sheep meat exports continues in major export markets, but with the opportunities there are also challenges on the domestic market and overseas, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s new online market snapshots. The post Australian sheep meat export opportunities and challenges abound appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Forward wool market trades strongly with weaker Australian dollar

ANTICIPATION of a strong spot auction on the back of a weak Australian dollar saw the forwards trade strongly to start the week. The post Forward wool market trades strongly with weaker Australian dollar appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market trades strongly with weaker Australian dollar

Nothing in Australian asset sale speculation, says JBS

JBS has vigorously denied speculation in this morning’s financial press that the company may be sizing-up the sale of its Australian processing and feedlot assets. The post Nothing in Australian asset sale speculation, says JBS appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Nothing in Australian asset sale speculation, says JBS

Global hides market a ‘complex business,’ by China still drives the bus

China increasingly dominates the global trade in hides used to produce leather goods, but synthetic leather is providing a serious obstacle to demand and price, a well-connected Australian hides consultant has told Beef Central. The post Global hides market a ‘complex business,’ by China still drives the bus appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Live exporter Wellards turns its ship around and signals renewed sheep interest

WESTERN Australian live exporter Wellard has signalled a potential lift in its involvement in the Middle East live sheep trade as it posted an $8.9 million increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of the current financial year. The post Live exporter Wellards turns its ship around and… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Drought might end further US herd expansion

US cattle herd size trends have a direct bearing on the competitive position of the Australian export beef industry, and this month’s column from Beef Central’s US market commentator Steve Kay looks at the impact that encroaching drought might have on the resurgent US cattle numbers and beef production…..  The post Kay’s Cuts: Drought might… Read more »

Federal government seeks public submissions on live export standards

PUBLIC consultation on stage one of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock review has opened. The post Federal government seeks public submissions on live export standards appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Federal government seeks public submissions on live export standards

Wellard announces 2018 financial year first-half results

Publicly-listed livestock exporter Wellard Limited has announced its 2018 financial year first half results to the ASX this morning, reporting a net loss after tax of $7.5 million, and an improved EBITDA of $8.9m. The post Wellard announces 2018 financial year first-half results appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard announces 2018… Read more »

Legal limbo for live export in Brazil

The live export of cattle from Brazil is in limbo and legal wrangles continue after a court bans the practice. So what will this mean for Australian producers? Source: ABC Livestock Legal limbo for live export in Brazil

Review of Australian livestock export standards opens today

Public consultation on stage one of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) review opened today. The post Review of Australian livestock export standards opens today appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Review of Australian livestock export standards opens today

Brazil court overturns live cattle export injunction

Reuters has reported overnight that the Brazilian Government has won a court decision allowing the export of live cattle, overturning an injunction obtained by an animal rights group late last week. The post Brazil court overturns live cattle export injunction appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brazil court overturns live cattle export… Read more »

Live cattle exports from Brazil suspended

A Brazilian judge has temporarily suspended the export of all live cattle from Brazil, citing concerns that they are transported in cruel conditions. The post Live cattle exports from Brazil suspended appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live cattle exports from Brazil suspended

January beef exports hit 60,800t

Australia’s beef exports to all markets during January have shown a significant year-on-year rise, mostly reflecting the general dry conditions across eastern Australia which have pushed slaughter cattle to market early. The post January beef exports hit 60,800t appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central January beef exports hit 60,800t

Landmark completes slaughter cattle shipment to China

A further 2070 Australian cattle have been delivered to China this week under the growing slaughter cattle export trade. The post Landmark completes slaughter cattle shipment to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Landmark completes slaughter cattle shipment to China

Creating shared value in Indonesia: The Great Giant Livestock approach

Dr Ross Ainsworth reports on how Great Giant Livestock has pioneered unique value sharing models in Indonesia involving imported Australian breeding cattle that are allowing local farmers to get back into cattle production, while allowing the company to expand its “herd” of breeders, feeders and fatteners without the need for additional infrastructure and intensive management… Read more »

Malaysian beef market access blighted by technical trade barriers

Amidst all the fanfare about trade opportunities under the newly-struck TPP agreement, technical trade barriers continue to eat away at Australian beef’s export potential. In the latest development, Queensland’s last remaining Malaysia-eligible beef exporter has been suspended on regulatory grounds surrounding Halal slaughter. The post Malaysian beef market access blighted by technical trade barriers appeared… Read more »

Global export competition to challenge cattle prices in 2018

Beef and cattle prices are likely to come under some pressure in 2018 as international export competition intensifies and supply increases, MLA suggests in its 2018 Cattle Industry Projections released this morning. The post Global export competition to challenge cattle prices in 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Global export competition… Read more »

Another year of uncertainty ahead for live export trade

Australia’s live cattle export trade should prepare for another year of tight supply, high cattle prices and ongoing uncertainty around import policies, Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2018 cattle projections report suggests. The post Another year of uncertainty ahead for live export trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Another year of uncertainty ahead… Read more »

TPP a missed opportunity for US beef: NCBA

American cattle producers have expressed concern that the finalisation of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks without the United States represents a missed opportunity for American beef to gain access to foreign markets. The post TPP a missed opportunity for US beef: NCBA appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central TPP a missed opportunity for US… Read more »

Alibaba promotes Aussie Beef in China at Australia Day barbecue

Fourteen suppliers of Australian beef and lamb promoted selected products under the ‘True Aussie Beef and Lamb’ brand in China over the weekend, as Alibaba Group partnered with MLA to provide Australian beef and lamb producers with another channel to reach the Chinese market. The post Alibaba promotes Aussie Beef in China at Australia Day… Read more »

Competitor watch: Brazil expects official FMD freedom with vaccination by May

Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health to declare the country Foot & Mouth Disease free with vaccinations at a meeting in May. A successful declaration would boost the country’s prospects to export meat to new markets. The post Competitor watch: Brazil expects official FMD freedom with vaccination by May appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Grain silo collapses in the US

The clean up is still underway after the collapse of a massive grain silo in the United States that spilled 10,000 tonnes of corn across the storage complex and cut a major road. The post Grain silo collapses in the US appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain silo collapses in the… Read more »

Darwin livex yard upgrade set for March completion

The newly upgraded Berrimah Export Yards in Darwin are expected to be operational by late March, just in time for the start of the annual annual live export mustering season. The post Darwin livex yard upgrade set for March completion appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Darwin livex yard upgrade set for… Read more »

Pacific trade agreement to go ahead without the US

Australia is set to join 10 other nations in signing up to a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal which is likely to open new grain trade opportunities. The post Pacific trade agreement to go ahead without the US appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Pacific trade agreement to… Read more »

Revived Pacific trade pact promises improved beef market access

Eleven Pacific-rim countries including Australia are set to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in March, with Australia’s Trade Minister Steve Ciobo promising a ‘brilliant deal’ for Australian exporters. The post Revived Pacific trade pact promises improved beef market access appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Revived Pacific trade pact promises improved… Read more »

Competitor watch: China extends Argentina’s access to chilled beef and lamb

Continuing its re-emergence as a significant player in global beef exports, Argentina last week reached agreement with China over chilled beef and lamb access. The post Competitor watch: China extends Argentina’s access to chilled beef and lamb appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: China extends Argentina’s access to chilled beef… Read more »

2018 year of reckoning for Indo breeder policy + largest livex markets for 2017

Australian cattle exports totaled 854,686 in 2017, the lowest volume exported for five years. The post 2018 year of reckoning for Indo breeder policy + largest livex markets for 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2018 year of reckoning for Indo breeder policy + largest livex markets for 2017

Aussie dollar cracks US80c, creates beef export headwinds

The Australian dollar broke through the US80c barrier today for the first time since early September, adding headwinds for Australian beef exporters in what is shaping up to be a highly competitive international beef market in 2018. The post Aussie dollar cracks US80c, creates beef export headwinds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

First cattle shipment from Northern Australia heads for China

Australia’s growing cattle export trade to China has marked another milestone, with the first shipment of slaughter cattle to be sourced and shipped from northern Australia set to leave Townsville for China this evening. The post First cattle shipment from Northern Australia heads for China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First… Read more »

2018 tariff adjustments deliver export impetus for Australia

While Australian beef continues to struggle for competitiveness in international markets due to shortage of slaughter stock, high cattle prices relative to other international suppliers, and cost-to-operate in the processing sector, some further relief is being experienced in the latest round of tariff adjustments in key export customer countries. The post 2018 tariff adjustments deliver… Read more »

Livestock export standards review 'long overdue': RSPCA

Animal welfare advocates say the review of Australia’s livestock export standards is long overdue and necessary. Source: ABC Livestock Livestock export standards review ‘long overdue’: RSPCA

SE Asia Report: Indo govt changes mind, issues new buffalo import permits for 2018

Indonesian demand for beef remained weak in December with prices slipping even lower than November’s rates, as prices and polices around Indian buffalo meat imports appear to overlook a serious flaw in logic. The post SE Asia Report: Indo govt changes mind, issues new buffalo import permits for 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

2017 beef exports just exceed 1m tonnes

  AUSTRALIA’S beef and veal exports for calendar year 2017 have just snuck over the one million tonnes mark – marginally lower than the previous year – but still a milestone achieved for only the fifth time in history. After a late December surge, total exports last year reached 1,014,911 tonnes, just 3190t short of… Read more »

Americans set to eat record amount of meat in 2017

The average US consumer will eat 222.2 pounds (100.8 kilos) of red meat and poultry this year, surpassing a record set in 2004, according to the USDA. The post Americans set to eat record amount of meat in 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Americans set to eat record amount of… Read more »

Tariffs on Aus beef into Korea drop to 26.6pc

Tariffs on Australian beef exports to South Korea have dropped from 40 percent to 26.6 percent after a fifth round of tariff reductions under the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) took effect from January 1. The post Tariffs on Aus beef into Korea drop to 26.6pc appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

MLA’s Global Market Forum heading for Beef 2018

MLA’s annual Global Beef Market Forum will align with Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton next May, instead of being held as a stand-alone industry event. Beef producers attending Beef 2108 will have an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand about the outlook for Australian red meat in key international markets, including the opportunities and challenges ahead… Read more »

Largest number of Top End buffalo exports in 27 years

Top End buffalo exports hit the largest yearly volume in at least 27 years, as high Australian beef prices put pressure on South-East Asian cattle importers. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Largest number of Top End buffalo exports in 27 years

Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Barley from South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now sent around Australia and the globe for beer production via Naracoorte’s new silo storage facility at TE Storage and Logistics. The post Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Aus, US vie for top share of Korean beef market

Respective free trade agreements held by Australia and the United States with South Korea have helped both nations to grow their beef exports to the country, although the US has rapidly closed the volume gap in the past year. The post Aus, US vie for top share of Korean beef market appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port

Queensland’s Katter Australia Party leader Robbie Katter met with stakeholders from across the Karumba region this week to discuss the future of the area’s live export port. The post Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port

Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Australia secures access to a billion-dollar market as the CSIRO proves Australian canola biodiesel produced in Europe generates less than 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuel. Source: ABC Grain Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Future of Indian Buffalo meat imports clouds Indo cattle trade

Mixed messages continue to emerge from Indonesia over its plans for Indian buffalo meat imports, adding to confusion for an import cattle supply chain which relies on annual breeding cycles and long-lead times to make decisions about future production levels. The post Future of Indian Buffalo meat imports clouds Indo cattle trade appeared first on… Read more »

Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian livex companies in 2017

A wave of direct investment by Chinese and other Asian companies into Australian livestock exporting businesses has been a prominent trend in the livestock export sector this year. The post Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian livex companies in 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian… Read more »

Brazilian beef imports to Australia? Mystery solved

Has fresh beef from Brazil been imported recent into Australia, in direct contravention with Australia’s access rules? The prospect has been doing the rounds of industry lately, with statistics in an official ABIEC (Brazilian Beef Exporters) export summary causing some concern. The post Brazilian beef imports to Australia? Mystery solved appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Resurgent demand for beef in US could help offset record protein production

Signs that the US is heading for all-time record meat protein production in the next couple of years would normally spell danger for Australian beef exporters, both in terms of US demand and price outlook. But promising to offset that big production increase in US chicken, pork and beef is an apparent resurgence in demand… Read more »

Report into white spot prawn disease finds major biosecurity failure

A new report finds a major biosecurity failure likely led to the import of infected raw prawns and an outbreak of white spot disease that cost Queensland prawn farmers more than $40 million. Source: ABC Livestock Report into white spot prawn disease finds major biosecurity failure

SE Asia Report: Signs Indonesia is moving to cease imports of Indian Buffalo meat

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture says it has decided not to issue new recommendation letters for future Indian beef imports, recognising “buffalo meat has not been successful in stabilising the price of beef in Indonesia and that the Ministry would like to increase Indonesia’s beef production.” However, there is still at least six months worth of… Read more »

Govt moves to streamline ag export legislation

New legislation introduced by the Federal Government into Parliament yesterday is designed to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for rules governing the export of agricultural goods. The post Govt moves to streamline ag export legislation appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Govt moves to streamline ag export legislation

Recruitment: Labour shortage a critical issue in US meat processing

Virtually every US beef processing company surveyed for a recent Top 30 Packers ranking cited labour as the number one issue facing the US industry. The situation in Australia is equally challenging, but processors are working hard to attract new talent. The post Recruitment: Labour shortage a critical issue in US meat processing appeared first… Read more »

Turkey building up cattle imports again to rein in high beef prices

The on-again, off-again livestock export market of Turkey is building up again as the country moves to import more cattle to control high beef prices in the country. The post Turkey building up cattle imports again to rein in high beef prices appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Turkey building up cattle imports again… Read more »

WA’s first shipment of slaughter cattle for China sets sail

The first sea shipment of beef slaughter cattle to China sourced exclusively from Western Australia departed from the Port of Fremantle overnight to supply a brand new, state of the art supply chain developed in Jiangsu Province by a company owned by Chinese-Australian investors. The post WA’s first shipment of slaughter cattle for China sets… Read more »

November beef exports remain subdued at 87,850t

Australian beef exports are on track to finish the full 2017 calendar year at around a neat one million tonnes, after November exports to all markets reached less than 88,000t. Trade figures released today for November continue to show a 2017 beef slaughter season characterised by limited cattle supply, driven by earlier herd liquidation forced… Read more »

Red meat export success stories celebrated in 2018 calendar + photos

Fine examples of meat and livestock industry export success stories are celebrated in NAB Agribusiness’s 2018 agribusiness calendar launched this week. The post Red meat export success stories celebrated in 2018 calendar + photos appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Red meat export success stories celebrated in 2018 calendar + photos

Elders offers Indonesian feedlot and beef business for sale

Five months after completing the sale of its livestock export business to an Australian and Chinese owned company, Elders has confirmed it is now offering its Indonesian cattle feedlot and beef processing assets for sale. The post Elders offers Indonesian feedlot and beef business for sale appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Bindaree’s Chinese partner ‘lacked moral compass’, court says in $31m judgement

In a stark lesson for customers about the volatility of Australian meat and livestock markets, a Supreme Court judge has ordered a Chinese business to pay NSW processor Bindaree Beef more than $31 million for reneging on beef supply deals linked to cattle prices, struck in 2015. The post Bindaree’s Chinese partner ‘lacked moral compass’,… Read more »

In search of the best steak in Bali

Beef Central’s southeast Asian correspondent Ross Ainsworth recently conducted an interesting consumer experiment: Seeking out the best restaurant steak available on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Included were samples from quality boxed beef imports from Australia, as well as Australian cattle imported live, and fed and slaughtered in Indo. Some of the results may… Read more »

Brand Australia to underpin Australian exports

The Federal Government will develop a unified and cohesive national brand to promote Australian products in export markets. The post Brand Australia to underpin Australian exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brand Australia to underpin Australian exports

Small rise in live exports in October, trade eyes Turkey opportunity

Feeder and slaughter cattle exports edged above 66,000 head in October, five percent higher year-on-year. Meat & Livestock Australia says there are increased prospects for cattle exports to Turkey to expand, as the Turkish government targets a 700,000 head import quota in order to control domestic beef prices.  The post Small rise in live exports in… Read more »

Competitor watch: Is the US nearing the top of its beef production cycle?

US beef production is expected to continue to grow in the next two years, thanks to an expanding beef cow herd, good pasture conditions and ample feed supplies. The rate of herd growth is expected to slow, however, as US cow-calf producer profits have eroded considerably in the last two years. The post Competitor watch:… Read more »

Live export industry celebrates young and lifetime achievers

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have celebrated two of their highest achievers at the industry’s annual Gala Dinner in Perth on Thursday night, held as part of the LIVEXchange 2017 conference last week The post Live export industry celebrates young and lifetime achievers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live export industry celebrates young… Read more »

Modest progress in chilled beef access to China

An additional beef abattoir and four cold storage facilities have been added to the list of approved establishments for chilled beef export to China, following high-level government-to-government dialogue last Friday. The post Modest progress in chilled beef access to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Modest progress in chilled beef access… Read more »

Feeder cattle permits for China are ‘close,’ live exporters told

While Australia’s modest live cattle trade into China so far has been in slaughter-ready cattle, indications that the release of import permits for feeder cattle into China appears to be “quite close” delegates attending the LIVEXchange conference in Perth heard yesterday. The post Feeder cattle permits for China are ‘close,’ live exporters told appeared first… Read more »

Momentum to China building as Phoenix Exports sends Australia’s third beef cattle shipment

Australia’s emerging beef cattle export trade to China has gathered further momentum this week, with WA-based Phoenix Exports yesterday sending its first, and the trade’s third, shipment of cattle from Portland, Victoria. The post Momentum to China building as Phoenix Exports sends Australia’s third beef cattle shipment appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

SEALS and Yarra Corp announce partnership geared towards Asian livestock exports

Livestock exporter South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS) has today announced that Singapore’s Yarra Corporation (Yarra Corp) has taken a controlling stake in the company. The post SEALS and Yarra Corp announce partnership geared towards Asian livestock exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SEALS and Yarra Corp announce partnership geared towards… Read more »

System-wide analysis to improve live export supply chain

A national system-wide analysis of the cattle and sheep live export supply chains is being conducted to identify what creates inefficiencies and critical delays that increase costs or restrict supply. The post System-wide analysis to improve live export supply chain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central System-wide analysis to improve live export… Read more »

Improved access agreed for Australian feeder and slaughter sheep into China

NEW and improved market access for Australian live feeder and slaughter sheep and goats into China will results from protocol conditions agreed to in high level negotiations. The post Improved access agreed for Australian feeder and slaughter sheep into China appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Improved access agreed for Australian feeder… Read more »

US scraps overhaul of GM crop regulations biotech advocates viewed as ‘unscientific’

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is withdrawing a proposed rule to revise the agency’s regulations of genetically engineered crops. The rule was proposed by the outgoing Obama administration in January. The post US scraps overhaul of GM crop regulations biotech advocates viewed as ‘unscientific’ appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

China’s Sustainable Meat Declaration an opportunity for farmers, says WWF

World Wildlife Fund Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman provides an opinion about the recent Chinese Sustainable Meat Declaration, and its significance for the Australian beef industry The post China’s Sustainable Meat Declaration an opportunity for farmers, says WWF appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China’s Sustainable Meat Declaration an opportunity for farmers, says… Read more »

International Beef Alliance lobbies for action against restrictive trade barriers

With numerous challenges confronting the global trade environment, the International Beef Alliance recently reconfirmed its commitment to trade reform and liberalisation, sustainable beef production and ensuring confidence amongst global beef consumers. The post International Beef Alliance lobbies for action against restrictive trade barriers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central International Beef Alliance… Read more »

The opportunity for Australian beef lies in genuine supply chains

The continued growth of large, relationship-based beef supply chains in recent years, linking producers able to consistently supply cattle within precise quality specifications to customers able to pay more for a premium article, was a dominant theme at ALFA’s 2017 SmartBeef conference in Armidale. The post The opportunity for Australian beef lies in genuine supply… Read more »

Former Australian Ambassador to China will be keynote speaker at LIVEXchange

FORMER Australian Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby, will be a keynote speaker at LIVEXchange 2017 later this month. The post Former Australian Ambassador to China will be keynote speaker at LIVEXchange appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Former Australian Ambassador to China will be keynote speaker at LIVEXchange

Recent beef export slump continues, with October trade at 86,200t

The sharp slowdown in Australian beef kills seen since August is reflected in latest export statistics, with October trade to all markets below 86,300 tonnes. The post Recent beef export slump continues, with October trade at 86,200t appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recent beef export slump continues, with October trade at… Read more »

Wool prices boom as supply concerns deepen in Europe and China

SUPPLY concerns from European and Chinese buyers, and a favourable exchange rate, helped push the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator up 45 cents to 1623c/kg clean, surpassing the previous peak set in mid-August. The post Wool prices boom as supply concerns deepen in Europe and China appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool… Read more »

Australia fears fallout if Europe bans glyphosate

Calls for a ban in Europe of the widely-used, non-selective herbicide, glyphosate, have sparked fears of far-reaching consequences for global food producing and exporting nations such as Australia. The post Australia fears fallout if Europe bans glyphosate appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Australia fears fallout if Europe bans glyphosate

Aussie Meat Pies – in Jakarta

A pie shop specialising in selling pies made of high quality Aussie beef, and no Indian buffalo meat, is doing a roaring trade, having recently sold its 25,000th pie, as one very satisfied customer, Dr Ross Ainsworth, reports. The post Aussie Meat Pies – in Jakarta appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Wellard sets sail to China, charts course for new feeder steer trade

Australia’s largest livestock exporter Wellard Ltd is hoping a successful first shipment of slaughter beef steers to China will facilitate the issuing of feeder cattle import permits for the market. The post Wellard sets sail to China, charts course for new feeder steer trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard sets… Read more »

Indonesian feedlots at risk of closing due to financial losses

A grim future may be in store for Australian live cattle exports with Indonesian feedlots in “diabolical” financial strife and at risk of closing. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Indonesian feedlots at risk of closing due to financial losses

China lifts ban on Australian beef plants

The Departments of Trade and Agriculture are expected tomorrow to announce the lifting of China’s suspension of six large Australian red meat export plants, imposed unexpectedly back in July. Collectively, the six de-listed plants took around 30pc of Australia’s exports to China out of the market. The post China lifts ban on Australian beef plants… Read more »

Competitor watch: India’s bovine exports will continue, despite setbacks

Arguably no supplier to the world beef market over the last decade has had as much impact as India has in disrupting traditional trading patterns in beef. Despite recent setbacks, latest USDA forecasts suggest that cattle and buffalo (carabeef) production will increase by 1.2pc to 4.3 million tonnes next year, after a slower year in… Read more »

Northern live export prices continue to defy demand headwinds

Prices for live export steers in northern Australia continue to defy the strong headwinds buffeting demand in key South East Asian markets. The post Northern live export prices continue to defy demand headwinds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Northern live export prices continue to defy demand headwinds

Indonesia’s 1:5 breeder/feeder ratio front of mind issue at Townsville livex forum

One statistic presented to yesterday’s AgForce live export forum in Townsville yesterday in a nutshell highlighted the complexity of the trading environment Australian exporters deal with to keep Australia’s 600,000 cattle per year export trade to Indonesia moving. The post Indonesia’s 1:5 breeder/feeder ratio front of mind issue at Townsville livex forum appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Hancock expects China live export business to start within 12 months + PHOTOS

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has told a live export forum in Townsville this morning that it hopes to start exporting cattle from northern Australia to a quarantine island near China in about one year’s time. The post Hancock expects China live export business to start within 12 months + PHOTOS appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Live cattle shipments running 25 percent below 2016 volumes

Feeder and slaughter cattle exports lifted above 77,000 head in September, bringing shipments for the calendar year-to-September to 565,000 head – down 25 percent compared with the same period last year, according to figures reported by Meat & Livestock Australia on Friday. The post Live cattle shipments running 25 percent below 2016 volumes appeared first on… Read more »

Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

LIVE sheep exports from Australia in September have risen 33 percent year-on-year to 140,500 head. The post Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

Export meat markets show response, as rain impact starts to take effect

Rain has had a sudden impact on the delicate buyer/seller relationship in export beef markets this week, with trading desk phones ringing, and some deals being done at higher prices in the expectation that Australian beef supply will be tight for the rest of the year. The post Export meat markets show response, as rain… Read more »

JBS closes Brazilian beef plants in latest drama

In the latest development in Brazilian meat packer JBS’s annus horribilis 2017 year, the company has closed seven of its Brazilian meat plants in the major cattle producing state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The post JBS closes Brazilian beef plants in latest drama appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS closes… Read more »

Australia’s beef tariff into Korea jumps to 40pc, after Safeguard triggered

Australia on Friday triggered a Safeguard market protection mechanism in the Korean export market, causing an immediate tariff increase from 29.4pc to 40pc for Australian beef for the remainder of the calendar year. What does it mean for Australian exports? The post Australia’s beef tariff into Korea jumps to 40pc, after Safeguard triggered appeared first… Read more »

ACC files Supreme Court action against Coles over ‘exclusive’ export issue

Queensland beef processor Australian Country Choice this afternoon filed a Queensland Supreme Court action against its sole customer, national supermarket retailer Coles, over entitlement to export beef and offals from the Cannon Hill business. The post ACC files Supreme Court action against Coles over ‘exclusive’ export issue appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »