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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.

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.

Trade talks continue with Vietnam over prawn issue

James Nason, 01 April 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SE Asia Report: Indo feeder permits tied to breeder imports

Guest Author, 08 September 2016

Proposed new policies by the Indonesian Government will heavily impact private enterprises importing live cattle if implemented. How can these businesses afford to lose money on breeder projects when they can’t make any from their principal enterprise fattening feeders?