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Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam

James Nason, 28 August 2018

Four competing live exporters supplying cattle to Vietnam have committed to working together to proactively implement a higher-level approach to assuring improved animal welfare outcomes in the market.

Littleproud launches new Vietnam abattoir training program

Beef Central, 16 April 2018

The Australian Government is funding a new five-year, $146 million training program focusing on training workers in Vietnamese abattoirs handling imported Australian cattle.

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.”

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.

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.

SE Asia Report: Indo/Aus live trade at unprecedented crossroads

Guest Author, 18 September 2017

Stalemate: For the first time since the beginning of the trade, producers don’t have to drop their prices in the face of reduced Asian demand, and at the same time importers can’t pay any more because they they will make a loss if they do. Meanwhile, China is defying the currency and pricing challenges being faced by other major Asian importers.