Laos kicks off the S.E. Asian One Belt, One Road (OBOR).

I prefer the historical term of the new “Silk Road” to describe the modern trade routes linking China with the rest of the world.  The new, high speed rail line from China to the capital of Laos in Vientiane will certainly provide a silky-smooth 160 km/hour ride through the mountains and valleys of northern Laos…

May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

42nd Edition : May 2017. Key Points  “Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam” has had zero affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May. Poor call by me last month! Indian buffalo beef supplies continue to strangle live cattle demand in Indonesia The proposed Indian ban on buffalo beef…

April Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

41st Edition : April 2017. Key Points  Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam must soon start to put serious downward pressure on northern Australian feeder prices. Spanish beef is being sold at discounts even lower than Indian buffalo as product expiry dates approach. Philippines live cattle prices take an unexpected 10% leap.   Indonesia …

March Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

40th Edition : March 2017. Key Points  Weak slaughter cattle demand in Indonesia squeezing importers from all sides Buffalo beef now in Indonesian supermarket chains New 450kg policy will fail unless the 120 day rule is removed    Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.04 / kg live weight (Rp 10,150 = $1AUD)  Weak demand is…

February Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

39th Edition : February 2017. Key Points  Indian buffalo impact beginning to moderate Plenty of buffalo in the fridge while the ban issue is resolved Significant drought in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.06 / kg live weight (Rp 10,230 = $1AUD)  Live slaughter prices appear to have…

January Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

38th Edition : January 2017. Key Points  Cheap Spanish beef enters the Indonesian market Indian buffalo continues to crush demand for live slaughter cattle in Indonesia   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.14 / kg live weight (Rp 9,900 = $1AUD)  Live slaughter prices drifted even lower in January pushing the indicator rate to Rp41,000.…