September Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

34th Edition : September 2016. Key Points  Indonesian policies threatening industry viability Indo Feedlots predicted to be virtually out of slaughter cattle by January 2017 Vietnamese importers are the beneficiary as ships are diverted away from Indonesia Brazilian product hits the Beijing supermarket shelves   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.27 / kg live weight…

Breeders will be the new Black.

First posted in Central Station Every cattle producer in Australia is no doubt delighted with the sudden rise in prices that began in mid 2014 then really took off through 2015 culminating in $3.90 per kg live being paid for feeders in Darwin during the 15/16 wet season. I started predicting $3 per kg live…

Revolution

Get ready for a 5 year revolution of the northern Australian beef production model On the 1st of March Beef Central presented an article in which ABARES predicted further rises in beef prices for 2016/17 followed by a slow herd rebuilding process that by 2020 would more or less take the industry back to where…

Champagne, Caviar and Glorious Aussie Beef.

  Last week I spent a day with a group of Western Australian producers and industry representatives who were visiting some feedlots in Indonesia.  Inevitably the subject got around to recent predictions that feeder cattle prices could reach $4 per kg once Australia experiences widespread drought-breaking rains. One of the lines of discussion was that…