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Blockchain could enhance live export reporting: Aus Veterinary Assn

Beef Central, 23 April 2018

Leveraging technology solutions such as Blockchain could help to deliver a better and more transparent livestock export reporting system, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) believes.

Northern livex prices ease below 300c/kg

James Nason, 10 April 2018

Export cattle prices are coming under pressure as the annual northern mustering season pushes more supply onto a market dominated by deteriorating demand conditions in Indonesia.

Live export deaths footage prompts new welfare rules, but no ban

Terry Sim, 09 April 2018

Damning footage of Australian sheep dead and dying in extreme heat and cramped conditions on vessels bound for the Middle East has sparked industry plans for improved welfare measures and transparency.

Dredging funding opens door to more cattle exports from Karumba

James Nason, 03 April 2018

The future of the cattle export trade from the Port of Karumba in Queensland’s Gulf is looking brighter following the announcement of a new $6.8 million dredging program for the Norman River.

Live export prices recover lost ground after Qld rain

James Nason, 19 March 2018

Just as worsening drought conditions appeared set to push more cattle onto the live export market, rain in Queensland has put the brakes back on supply and helped prices to recover some lost ground.

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.

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.”

Turkey building up cattle imports again to rein in high beef prices

James Nason, 07 December 2017

The on-again, off-again livestock export market of Turkey is building up again as the country moves to import more cattle to control high beef prices in the country.

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)