‘Tremendous opportunities’ for Australian premium beef

It may come as a surprise given the amount of media attention given to the vegan movement in recent times, but global beef demand, rather than being in decline, is not only growing, but growing rapidly…Read More

James Nason, May 14, 2019

Is Australian and NZ beef out-competing domestic beef in the US market?

Due to seasonal factors Australian lean grinding beef is likely to trade at a discount to US domestic beef for 4-5 weeks during late May and early June, but for the rest of this year is likely to be at a premium over domestic US supplies, with the potential in October and November to reach an unprecedented US30c/lb, meat industry analyst Simon Quilty suggests in his latest report…Read More

Guest Author, May 13, 2019

China growth continues in Australia’s April beef exports

Beef exports in April softened a little off the extreme highs seen in March, but remain well ahead in year-on-year comparisons, as many eastern states beef producers facing feed and water shortages continue to reduce cattle numbers heading into winter…Read More

Jon Condon, May 8, 2019

New beef brands make debut in Brisbane’s branded beef competition

A number of significant new Australian red meat supply chains made their first foray into branded beef competition in Brisbane on Friday, among 50 entries competing in the 2019 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show. Among them were the North Australian Pastoral Co and Harmony Agriculture.
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Jon Condon, May 7, 2019

Stockyard’s Kiwami Wagyu claims third straight Brisbane branded beef title

Improvement in genetics in feeder cattle, and a recent feedlot expansion is allowing the red meat supply chain behind this year’s Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Branded Beef Competition grand champion entry to steadily expand its footprint.  ..Read More

Jon Condon, May 6, 2019

Wholesale beef update: Big price lifts seen in butt cuts, grinding meat

Substantial price rises have been seen in butt cuts and grinding beef in the domestic wholesale market over the past six weeks, due to shorter supply and strong competition from export customers. ..Read More

Jon Condon, May 1, 2019

True Aussie symbol’s role in export markets

Amid the chilled meat cabinets of retailers across the world, how does Australian red meat differentiate itself from its many competitors, jostling for position in increasingly crowded export markets? Five years after its launch, the True Aussie symbol is now active in 34 key export markets, representing Australian beef, lamb and goatmeat, and is a key component of MLA’s Global Markets Strategy…Read More

Beef Central, April 18, 2019

US imported grinding meat prices hit four-year high

Prices for Australian imported lean grinding meat in the United States have hit a four-year high, when considered in Australian dollar terms. What’s behind it?..Read More

Jon Condon, April 4, 2019

March beef exports sharply higher, in response to big rates of kill

High rates of cattle slaughter during March due to drought impact are reflected in a sharp rise in Australian beef exports for the month. Department of Agriculture export statistics released yesterday show March beef trade to all markets reached 102,429ts, a 7.4pc rise on the previous month and the highest monthly total seen since August last year…Read More

Jon Condon, April 3, 2019

EU and US reach ‘agreement in principle’ on 45,000t beef quota

The United States and the European Union have reportedly reached an “agreement in principle” to restrict a share of the EU’s annual 45,000-tonne hormone-free beef import quota exclusively to US product…Read More

Beef Central, March 28, 2019

African Swine Fever summits planned

A series of industry summits focussing on the current and future impact of African Swine Fever on global meat supply and demand will be held across the United States early next month…Read More

Beef Central, March 22, 2019

US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

The United States is facing the prospect of potentially significant tariff increases on its beef exports to Japan in coming months, hikes its main competitors would be safeguarded from due to economic partnership agreements with the country…Read More

James Nason, March 19, 2019

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