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Stronger beef exports underpinning domestic wholesale market prices

Higher levels of beef export activity are helping insulate the domestic Australian wholesale beef market from winter price falls, contacts in the wholesale trade have told Beef Central this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, 19/06/2024

May beef exports hit highest monthly number since 2019

Growing international demand for Australian beef as US production slows, combined with higher rates of beef production in Australia have pushed May export volume to levels not seen since the 2019 period when drought herd liquidation was in full swing…Read More

Beef Central, 05/06/2024

Meat freshness labels could replace use-by dates

Patches that change colour as raw meat freshness deteriorates in sealed refrigerated products could soon become a reality on supermarket shelves, making it easier for shoppers to know if it’s still good to eat and reducing food waste…Read More

Beef Central, 29/05/2024

JBS/Andrews Meats claims Brisbane branded beef crown with Wagyu entry

JBS Australia’s Andrews meats division celebrated its biggest win in beef taste test competitions last week, earning the Brisbane Show branded beef competition’s grand championship with a Wagyu entry representing the company’s new W Black program. In its first-ever competitive outing, Andrews Meats’ W Black brand topped 50 entries across five grain and grassfed competition classes..Read More

Jon Condon, 22/05/2024

Australia’s US beef opportunity a ‘slow-moving storm,’ not a ‘tsunami’

Australia’s beef export opportunity to the United States in coming years would be more like a ‘slow-moving storm,’ rather than a ‘tsunami,’ a leading US beef industry analyst told a Beef 2024 breakfast audience last week. Rabobank’s Kansas-based US beef and cattle analyst Lance Zimmermann told a packed room in Rockhampton that the weather analogy might suggest that to a ‘slow moving storm’ might be kinder, and less impactful…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/05/2024

Australia’s April beef exports continue to surge

Australia’s beef exports during April continued to surge, despite the impact of holiday-shortened working weeks and weather disruptions to processing during the month…Read More

Jon Condon, 02/05/2024

Shadow trade minister calls for greater focus on removal of Chinese trade barriers

Following the Chinese Government’s official removal of the hefty tariffs imposed on Australian barley and wine, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism Kevin Hogan has called for the focus to..Read More

Beef Central, 23/04/2024

Consumer retail confidence lifting, but still patchy

After a tough 2023, Australian consumer confidence is on the rise, however it remains patchy, a new consumer survey has found…Read More

Beef Central, 22/04/2024

Why global trade rules are integral to the beef industry’s future

Some of the beef industry’s brightest young minds have been encouraged to pay attention to global trade trends with Australia’s most important partners starting to change their priorities…Read More

Eric Barker, 08/04/2024

Australia’s March and first quarter beef exports soar

Momentum being seen this year in slaughter activity is being carried through with dramatically higher Australian beef exports during March, and the full first quarter. Despite the early Easter holiday impact this year, March exports to all markets reached 106,573t, more than 14pc higher than the previous month, and 7pc higher than March last year…Read More

Jon Condon, 05/04/2024

Strong meat consumption, evolving consumer trends in latest US Power of Meat report

The number of Americans who describe themselves as meat eaters (80pc) and the number of households that purchase meat (98pc) remain steady from last year, while the number seeking to decrease meat consumption has declined by 20pc since 2020, according to an important annual consumer survey released yesterday. Many of the findings are equally relevant to the Australian consumer market ..Read More

Beef Central, 20/03/2024

Domestic wholesale beef prices show solid lift

There’s been a solid rise in domestic wholesale beef prices recently, with many popular cuts and grinding meat now 15-20pc higher in value than they were in December. That’s come despite a sharp rise in production during February and early March, with some recent weekly national beef kills hitting four-year highs above 128,000 head…Read More

Jon Condon, 07/03/2024

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