The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has welcomed the interest United States President Donald Trump is taking in the agricultural sector, saying he is sending clear signals that he is interested and engaged in helping boost rural America.
After a 15-year absence, fresh and frozen beef from the United States could start appearing again on Australian retail shelves as soon as in the second half of next year.
US processing giant Tyson Food Inc, the world’s largest supplier of poultry, beef and pork products, plans to spend at least 100 million yuan (A$23m) on promoting its brands in China next year. Much of it will be on value-added meat protein products.
Steve Kay’s latest US industry column for Beef Central on circumstances faced by US packers makes compelling reading – particularly in the context of what lies ahead for cattle prices in Australia, and the looming Senate Inquiry into Australian cattle pricing and allegations of market influence by processors. Is Australia heading down a similar path?
A group of US beef value chain participants have announced the launch of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The multi-stakeholder roundtable includes producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organisations.