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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.

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.

Live exporters ‘quietly optimistic’ for 2017 after year of challenges

Beef Central, 21 December 2016

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says the trade is quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, following several challenges in 2016.

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.

Wellard and large shareholder clash ahead of AGM

James Nason, 11 November 2016

Australia’s largest livestock exporter is navigating more stormy seas this week after one of its largest shareholders revealed it will vote against three resolutions at the Wellard Limited annual general meeting later this month.

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.

Exporters repositioning and selling ships as tough year bites

James Nason, 28 October 2016

A tough year for livestock exporters is showing few signs of easing in coming months, with the approaching wet season set to make it harder to source cattle.

Australia’s Wagyu shipping trade to Japan back up and running

James Nason, 27 October 2016

After a major setback earlier this year, the trade is now back on its feet and running smoothly again, with a second shipment of F1 Angus Wagyu steers leaving the Port of Brisbane bound for Japan on the weekend, as these pictures show.