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Big live export order cancelled as customers push back on price

James Nason, 19 June 2017

A large cattle export order to Indonesia was cancelled last week in a sign that importers facing difficult trading conditions are pushing back against high Australian cattle export prices.

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.

Aussie leucaena boosting Indonesian small farms

Beef Central, 31 May 2017

INDONESIAN journalists recently visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers.

Indonesian Padang – the world’s fastest fast food

Guest Author, 25 May 2017

“Padang” style fast food restaurants are probably the largest food service model in Indonesia with many hundreds of thousands of restaurants from large corporate chains to very small family businesses spread throughout the entire archipelago.

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.

School for disabled children in Jakarta opens after livex funding boost

James Nason, 15 May 2017

Funds raised by Australian live cattle exporters have helped to expedite the building of a new educational centre to benefit visually impaired and disabled children and adults in Indonesia.

Northern cattle exports down 25 percent so far in 2017

James Nason, 08 May 2017

Cattle exports from northern Australia have fallen by 25pc compared to last year, latest port data from January to the end of April shows.

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.

Why isn’t Indian buffalo meat bringing down Indonesian beef prices?

James Nason, 10 April 2017

Eight months after Indonesia began importing low-priced frozen Indian buffalo meat, wet market prices have remained stubbornly high at Rp120,000-130,000 throughout. Why aren’t prices coming down?

MLA surveys impact of Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia

James Nason, 03 April 2017

In nine months Indian buffalo meat has grown to claim 20 percent of the Greater Jakarta beef market – but uptake has not been as rapid as we might have thought, market research by MLA suggests.