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SE Asia Report: Northern cattle prices defying weak demand

Guest Author, 09 June 2017

Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam has not had the expected affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May, with the usual May/June supply flush not being seen this year, and favourable seasons meaning producers are in no rush to offload stock.

China’s live export infrastructure development in overdrive

Jon Condon, 18 May 2017

Infrastructure development is happening at breakneck pace in China, as the country readies itself for an anticipated start to commercially-significant volumes of live cattle exports out of Australia.

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.

NSW branded beef program’s China focus leads to business with online retail giant

Jon Condon, 30 March 2017

Years of hard work in establishing a foothold in the sometimes challenging China beef market has paid off for a progressive family-scale branded beef supply chain based in NSW. The Mackenzie family’s Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef business recently hosted a visit by customers of China’s huge Alibaba online retail platform.

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.

First shipment signals launch for Gina Rinehart’s new Wagyu beef brand

Jon Condon, 08 February 2017

Gina Rinehart’s grand vision for her rapidly expanding Australian beef cattle operations took further shape yesterday when the first product bearing her new commercial beef brand was despatched for export to a customer in China. Here’s what we learned at yesterday’s launch.

Historic first live beef cattle shipment sets sail to China

Beef Central, 06 February 2017

Elders has sent Australia’s first sea-bound shipment of live beef cattle to China under the new health protocol agreement for feeder and slaughter cattle.

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.