Brisbane butcher claims National Sausage Kings beef crown

Queensland meat retailer Peter Augustus Craft Butcher claimed the beef division crown in the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National Sausage Kings competition decided over the weekend. Independent butchers from NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania shared this year’s six National Sausage Kings crowns, presented during a glittering dinner at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday night…Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

Brisbane forum will focus on risk management and price reporting tools for beef

Markets intelligence service provider Argus is hosting a beef export forum in Brisbane next month, focused on risk management tools including the Stonex feeder steer swaps product and recently-released meat pricing tools for use in the Australian beef export market…Read More

Beef Central, 26/02/2024

Lift in export manufacturing beef prices as year gains momentum 

There’s been a surge in imported manufacturing beef prices into the US in what some market participants are interpreting as early signs of supply stress, due to the effects of the US beef herd sinking to 40-year lows due to drought. What’s driving it?..Read More

Beef Central, 19/02/2024

Shipping rates rise sharply in response to Red Sea Crisis

The global shipping industry has experienced a significant surge in rates over the past couple of months, as a result of the Red Sea crisis. Three months into this crisis, container leasing rates on the China-US trade route have surged dramatically – in some cases tripling in value…Read More

Beef Central, 15/02/2024

Australia’s January beef exports off to a flying start, at 75,585t

Australian beef exports for January have had their strongest start for the year since the 2019-20 drought period, when slaughter activity went into overload…Read More

Beef Central, 05/02/2024

National Sausage Kings to be crowned in Brisbane

The humble sausage will be celebrated in all its glory when the annual National Sausage Kings competition returns to Queensland later this month…Read More

Beef Central, 02/02/2024

Australia exports record $17 billion worth of red meat in 2023

Australia exported a record A$17.08 billion with of beef and sheepmeat for the 12 months ending November, MLA says in a market snapshot report issued today Within the beef segment, total export proceeds from trade with more than 100 countries came to a record $11.39 billion – up 11pc year-on-year…Read More

Beef Central, 01/02/2024

Boom in offal exports during 2023, with Indonesia dominant

Edible beef offal exports from Australia displayed a huge jump in 2023, in line with higher levels of beef production as the year progressed. Edible offal (sometimes termed fancy meats)..Read More

Beef Central, 25/01/2024

Competitor watch: US beef exports starting to slow, as drought effect grows

Beef exports from the United States were back 13pc for the first 11 months of 2023, as production volume begins to slow in the face of severe drought during 2022-23. North Asian markets including Japan, South Korea and China, where US beef competes directly with Australian, were most heavily impacted. ..Read More

Beef Central, 11/01/2024

Australian beef exports top 1.08mt in 2023

Australia’s 2023 calendar year beef exports hit their highest level in five years last year, with shipments to more than 50 destinations reaching just over 1.08 million tonnes…Read More

Jon Condon, 10/01/2024

Australian beef exports trigger Safeguard mechanism in Korea

Australian beef exports to South Korea have triggered the country’s annual Safeguard mechanism…Read More

Beef Central, 12/12/2023

November beef exports slip sharply to 93,802t

There was a sharp decline in Australia’s monthly beef exports for November, due to a variety of reasons. Total volume reached only 93,802t, back 11pc on October trade..Read More

Jon Condon, 09/12/2023

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