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Livex prices ease as supply outlook hinges on summer rain

James Nason, 17 January 2018

The amount of life left in a near two-year run of live export steer prices over 300c per kilogram liveweight (ex Darwin) could hinge on what rain falls in Queensland in the next month or so.

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara

Guest Author, 15 January 2018

Pemerintah Indonesia berubah pikiran – izin yang baru telah dikeluarkan untuk impor daging kerbau India tahun 2018

SE Asia Report: Indo govt changes mind, issues new buffalo import permits for 2018

Guest Author, 15 January 2018

Indonesian demand for beef remained weak in December with prices slipping even lower than November’s rates, as prices and polices around Indian buffalo meat imports appear to overlook a serious flaw in logic.

Future of Indian Buffalo meat imports clouds Indo cattle trade

James Nason, 15 December 2017

Mixed messages continue to emerge from Indonesia over its plans for Indian buffalo meat imports, adding to confusion for an import cattle supply chain which relies on annual breeding cycles and long-lead times to make decisions about future production levels.

SE Asia Report: Signs Indonesia is moving to cease imports of Indian Buffalo meat

Guest Author, 11 December 2017

Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture says it has decided not to issue new recommendation letters for future Indian beef imports, recognising “buffalo meat has not been successful in stabilising the price of beef in Indonesia and that the Ministry would like to increase Indonesia’s beef production.”

SE Asia Report: Importers resorting to extended credit for butchers to move cattle out of feedlots

Guest Author, 09 November 2017

Some Indonesian importers are resorting to extended credit terms for butchers in order to get cattle moving out of the feedlot. In the past this has often resulted in an ultimate failure to pay, demonstrating just how desperate some importers are. (Bahasa language version of this report also available)

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara

Guest Author, 09 November 2017

Some Indonesian importers are resorting to extended credit terms for butchers in order to get cattle moving out of the feedlot. In the past this has often resulted in an ultimate failure to pay, demonstrating just how desperate some importers are.

Aussie Meat Pies – in Jakarta

Guest Author, 02 November 2017

A pie shop specialising in selling pies made of high quality Aussie beef, and no Indian buffalo meat, is doing a roaring trade, having recently sold its 25,000th pie, as one very satisfied customer, Dr Ross Ainsworth, reports.

SE Asia Report: Further demand slump puzzles, alarms Indonesian importers

Guest Author, 16 October 2017

Last month I described the situation for importers as a stalemate. This month I think that the best description of their position is one of a serious fight for commercial survival.

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara

Guest Author, 16 October 2017

Bulan lalu, saya mengibaratkan situasi para importir sebagai jalan buntu. Bulan ini, saya pikir gambaran yang paling pas adalah ‘pertarungan sengit’ demi kelangsungan bisnisnya.