The New Zealand Government has this morning announced a ban on live cattle exports by sea, with a two-year period to phase out the trade…Read MoreBeef Central, April 14, 2021
Northern export cattle prices have softened from record highs, albeit slightly, as the annual nexus arrives between new season supply coming on and the passing of the traditional pre-Ramadan rush on demand in Indonesia…Read MoreJames Nason, April 13, 2021
Australia’s cattle export trade to Vietnam has grown quietly but surely in recent years, to the surprising point where it almost surpassed Indonesia as Australia’s highest value cattle export market last year…Read MoreJames Nason, April 8, 2021
Plans by Canberra to impose significant increases in live export cost recovery charges would not only fail the “pub test” from Townsville to Broome, they “wouldn’t even make it into the carpark”, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association president Chris Nott told the association’s annual conference in Alice Springs on Friday…Read MoreJames Nason, March 30, 2021
Cost recovery is not a new concept for cattle producers, who are used to paying their way, but critcially, cost efficiencies also need to be explored as part of any assessment of effective regulation, writes Cattle Council of Australia president Markus Rathsmann in this opinion piece in response to Department of Agriculture proposals to increase cost recovery measures for livestock exporters…Read MoreGuest Author, March 23, 2021
Getting definitive guidance through official channels remains elusive but written advice suggests veterinarians and stock hands working on livestock export ships should now be eligible to receive COVID vaccinations…Read MoreJames Nason, March 22, 2021
Australian cattle exports totalled 57,223 cattle in February, well below the five year average for the month of 80,729 head, adding weight to trade reports of increasing buyer resistance in key markets to record high Australian cattle prices…Read MoreBeef Central, March 12, 2021
Australian cattle prices continue to smash all-time price records, while import numbers drop sharply to both Indonesia and Vietnam, as Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this month’s South East Asian market report – which is also the first edition of the report to be translated into Vietnamese.