For the first quarter of 2017 feeder and slaughter cattle exports were back 45pc compared with 2016 levels, to 161,045 head, underpinned by lower availability of Australian cattle, high cattle prices and a range of in-market challenges.
Building multi-generational businesses and on-farm resilience in the face of ongoing drought will be among the topics discussed at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) BeefUp Day at Windorah in Western Queensland on Thursday, 27 April.
Meat & Livestock Australia is calling for applications for the position of Coordinator of the Western Australian Livestock Research Council (WALRC).
High-level talks to prevent possible trade repercussions for Australia’s cattle export industry to Vietnam in response to Australia’s suspension of Vietnamese prawn imports continue, the NTCA conference in Darwin was told last Friday.
Recent rain has triggered a renewed rally in restocker buying interest. The national restocker yearling steer indicator has jumped 51¢/kg liveweight in the past week to 380c/kg. While not quite breaking records, the store market at Roma yesterday was only a few cents shy of prices paid during the market peak in October.
An independent report has found a $420 million per annum potential benefit to the Australian red meat industry from the full adoption of objective measurement technology.
Worsening drought conditions in Queensland are set to further exacerbate the expected two-speed recovery of the Australian cattle herd.
The winds of change are sweeping through the global beef trade, with significant access relaxations in many key importing countries over their attitudes to risk associated with BSE and Foot & Mouth Disease.
MLA has launched its latest beef marketing campaign, demonstrating to Australian consumers how quick and easy beef is to prepare. A key element of the campaign is an impassioned address to the nation, featuring Australian icon Dame Edna.
Sales of imported beef in South Korea are rising sharply in response to recent disease outbreaks in domestic livestock operations, South Korean media has reported.