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Elders to send historic first steer shipment to China in early Feb

James Nason, 17 January 2017

After 18 months of promising signals but little actual trade, with just three small air-consignments of cattle delivered to date under a new trade protocol signed back in July 2015, a first sea-based shipment of steers will depart Australia for China early next month.

Wellard readies for China livex trade with VIC quarantine facility purchase

Terry Sim, 12 January 2017

LIVE cattle exporter Wellard has finalised the $2.5 million purchase of a south-west Victorian property for development of its first company-owned pre-export quarantine facility in southern Australia, as it readies for live ex port trade into China later this year.

SE Asia Report: Indian buffalo gaining penetration in Indonesia

Guest Author, 13 December 2016

It will be interesting to watch the tug of war between raw supply and demand and the wishes of the Government of Indonesia as feedlot supplies gradually dry up towards the end of December.

ESCAS approvals indicate first China beef cattle shipment “imminent”

James Nason, 13 December 2016

The first shipment of cattle from Australia to China under the feeder/slaughter cattle protocol struck in July 2014 is likely to occur in the first few months of 2017.

SE Asia Report: Large hole looming for Indo fresh beef supply in early 2017

Guest Author, 15 November 2016

It will be interesting to watch the tug of war between raw supply and demand and the wishes of the Government of Indonesia as feedlot supplies gradually dry up towards the end of December.

Surging Chinese middle class represents exponential growth opportunity

Jon Condon, 07 November 2016

A huge surge in Chinese citizens transitioning to middle class ranks with higher disposable income means Australia has not yet seen the best of the export opportunity for red meat products, by a long way. That was a key messages regarding future trade prospects delivered to stakeholders taking part in the recent TSBE Access China trade mission in Shanghai.

Aussie Wagyu features in Shanghai Michelin-starred restaurant

Beef Central, 31 October 2016

Shanghai’s Kanpai Classic restaurant, featuring Australian Wagyu beef in a big way, has been awarded a coveted Michelin Star just 14 months after its launch. The restaurant is located on The Bund, Shanghai’s famous historic waterfront precinct not far from where the ground-breaking TSBE Access China trade delegation stayed last week.

Frustrating process for Oakey’s ambitions to send chilled beef to China

Jon Condon, 26 October 2016

Southern Queensland’s NH Foods Oakey Beef plant is one of dozens of Australian export beef processors, which for reasons not clearly understood, is unable to ship chilled beef to China.

‘We were given an airport, we might as well use it’

James Nason, 24 October 2016

HOW much ‘guts’ does it take for a small regional economic development agency to charter an international passenger jet to China?

SE Asia Report: Indo policies threaten trade viability, Viet importers benefit

Guest Author, 07 October 2016

Indonesian policies are threatening the viability of its feedlot industry, with feedlots predicted to be virtually out of slaughter cattle by January 2017, Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in his monthly South East Asian market report.