Trade

Traceability grants available for ag supply chains

The Australian Government is encouraging applications from farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain…Read More

Beef Central, November 25, 2020

Macca’s Australian shopping list includes 31,900t of beef annually

Marking tomorrow’s National Agriculture Day activities, global burger giant McDonald’s has released its annual ‘shopping list’ for food commodities used to keep its 970 Australian stores in operation, including a whopping 31,900 tonnes of beef…Read More

Beef Central, November 20, 2020

Prominent supply chains share the honours in Perth’s branded beef awards

Entries from three states shared the major honours at the annual Perth Royal Branded Beef Competition decided on Friday…Read More

Jon Condon, November 17, 2020

Morrison Govt welcomes ‘world’s largest free trade agreement’

The Morrison Government says Australian farmers and businesses are set to benefit from better export opportunities following with the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement between Australia and 14 other Indo-Pacific countries on Sunday…Read More

Beef Central, November 16, 2020

Korean beef safeguard imminent

Australia will likely trigger the 2020 beef safeguard to Korea in the next week…Read More

Meat & Livestock Australia, November 12, 2020

October beef exports down 28pc year-on-year, in line with big slaughter challenges

The dramatic decline being seen in rates of slaughter as the 2020 year draws to a close was reflected in beef exports during October, which were down 28pc compared with the same period last year…Read More

Jon Condon, November 3, 2020

Ag faces ‘new normal’ in Australia-China trade

Australian agriculture needs to develop a better understanding of what is happening in China if it’s to manage its way through the ongoing Australia-China trade stoush, which is unlikely to end anytime soon…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 29, 2020

US imported grinding meat prices hit 21-month lows

Australian grinding meat prices into the US have continued to drift lower this month, despite some favourable improvement in currency value. Lean Australian 90CL cow beef trimmings were quoted this week at A621.5c, the indicator’s lower point since January last year…Read More

Jon Condon, October 29, 2020

Ag starts to come into focus in next round of UK trade talks

Sensitive topics including agriculture are likely to start to come into greater focus in the next round of free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia next month…Read More

Jon Condon, October 28, 2020

Website takes the mystery out of Halal meat purchasing

A recently-launched consumer website designed to verify whether or not a sample of red meat has been processed under Halal conditions is already generating more than ten thousand hits each week. Targeted at both domestic Australian Muslim citizens as well as visiting holiday makers from Muslim countries, the new website is removing a lot of uncertainty around meat purchases for people of Islamic faith…Read More

Jon Condon, October 20, 2020

New measures aimed at modernising meat export regulatory system

Government and industry action to modernise the Australian export meat inspection and regulatory system is underway following the $328 million ‘Busting Congestion for Agricultural Exporters’ measure announced in the 2020/21 Federal Budget. ..Read More

Beef Central, October 19, 2020

International Beef Alliance challenges border testing for COVID

Seven major beef producing and exporting countries which met online this week for annual talks have expressed deep concern at the imposition of border testing for COVID-19 that is not based on international Codex standards…Read More

Beef Central, October 15, 2020

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