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SE Asia Report: Downward pressure on northern cattle prices

Guest Author, 16 May 2017

Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam must soon start to put serious downward pressure on northern Australian feeder prices, Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this week’s South East Asia market, exclusive to Beef Central readers.

School for disabled children in Jakarta opens after livex funding boost

James Nason, 15 May 2017

Funds raised by Australian live cattle exporters have helped to expedite the building of a new educational centre to benefit visually impaired and disabled children and adults in Indonesia.

Northern cattle exports down 25 percent so far in 2017

James Nason, 08 May 2017

Cattle exports from northern Australia have fallen by 25pc compared to last year, latest port data from January to the end of April shows.

SE Asia Report: Indonesian importers being squeezed from all sides

Guest Author, 19 April 2017

Weak demand is increasing the pressure on Indonesian lot feeders with some discounting of slaughter cattle during March to as low as Rp39,500.

Why isn’t Indian buffalo meat bringing down Indonesian beef prices?

James Nason, 10 April 2017

Eight months after Indonesia began importing low-priced frozen Indian buffalo meat, wet market prices have remained stubbornly high at Rp120,000-130,000 throughout. Why aren’t prices coming down?

MLA surveys impact of Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia

James Nason, 03 April 2017

In nine months Indian buffalo meat has grown to claim 20 percent of the Greater Jakarta beef market – but uptake has not been as rapid as we might have thought, market research by MLA suggests.

Indian abattoir crackdown could impact buffalo meat exports

Beef Central, 28 March 2017

Indian buffalo meat exports to Indonesia could be impacted in coming weeks, after a newly elected Hindu Government began cracking down on slaughterhouses in India’s biggest buffalo meat processing state.

SE Asia Report: Indian buffalo impact beginning to moderate

Guest Author, 14 March 2017

There appears to be a general sentiment that the “new” supply and demand equation which includes Indian beef has reached a point where the instability caused by Indian supply has now been factored into the market (after capturing about 50pc of the business) and is no longer a disrupter to current day to day trading.

Heavier weights could take some digesting for Indonesian cattle importers

James Nason, 08 March 2017

Indonesian cattle importers by law feed must feed imported cattle for a minimum of 120 days. How will this work with heavier cattle soon to start arriving?

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.