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SE Asia Report: Low-priced Spanish beef adding to flood of supply into Indonesia

Guest Author, 14 February 2017

One of the most interesting observations for January is the discovery of sales of low-priced frozen beef from Spain in Java, which has been selling strongly since arriving in December 2016.

SE Asia Report: Indian buffalo seriously impacting Indo slaughter cattle demand

Guest Author, 18 January 2017

A reduction in annual export sales for 2017 of about 50 percent is starting to sound more like a fair estimate in light of the impact Indian buffalo meat is having on slaughter cattle demand in Indonesia, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth.

Why Aus cattle exports to Indonesia could be set to take a hit in 2017

James Nason, 16 January 2017

Usually at this time of year Australia’s northern cattle industry is eagerly awaiting news of new cattle permit allocations from Indonesia for the crucial stocking-up phase ahead of Ramadan or Lebaran.
However, changes in cattle importing arrangements introduced last year mean the old quarterly/trimesterly permit allocation system no longer exists.

Indian buffalo swallowing big slice of Indo market

James Nason, 16 January 2017

Feedback from the live cattle trade suggests the recent introduction of imported Indian buffalo meat into Indonesia is having a much bigger impact on demand for Australian live cattle in the country than many may have thought.

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.

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.

Aus, Indo Trade Ministers meet in Sydney

Beef Central, 07 November 2016

Australia and Indonesia could finalise a stronger new economic partnership within 12 months, Australia’s trade minister Steve Ciobo said yesterday after meeting with his Indonesian counterpart in Sydney.

Two very different tropical cows: a dilemma for the breeder trade

Guest Author, 25 October 2016

Indonesian customers of Australian breeding cattle need to understand why our cattle are a little different to theirs and need additional inputs to ensure good fertility, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth.

Jakarta meeting airs concerns about new breeding rule

James Nason, 25 October 2016

Cattle exports to Indonesia may be set to increase again in coming weeks with reports more Indonesian importers have now agreed to the Indonesian Government’s requirement to import one breeding female with every five head of feeder cattle.

300 cattle delivered to Indonesia for breeding program

Beef Central, 19 October 2016

Three hundred cattle have been delivered South Kalimantan as part of the Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program.