$5 mince and the Law of the Jungle.

A friend and his wife recently took a trip to Paris where, among other sites, they visited one of the famous designer goods shops. While browsing, the wife was approached by another customer, a Chinese lady, who asked her if she intended to buy a handbag. To my friend’s great relief, his wife said no.…

Can they pay more?

Can our Asian customers pay more for beef if the price suddenly goes up? Short answer : Absolutely. The long answer is a mixture of complex pricing structures combined with radical differences in supply chain arrangements, cultural perceptions, social eating habits, input costs, waste management, meal preparation styles and the unparalleled reputation of Aussie beef.…

Indonesian Beef policy

Q.   Why have Indonesian government policies been so unsuccessful at influencing their national beef industry? A.   Because it is not really a beef industry. The Indonesian government is concerned about food security just like every other government around the world. High levels of beef and live cattle imports building up to huge volumes…

The Australian Beef Industry is a Global Orphan

The Australian beef industry is unique, not only when compared to other national beef industries but even when compared to agriculture generally everywhere else in the world. These unique features are primarily responsible for the dreadful financial position that the industry finds itself in today. Quite simply, Australia and the rest of the world have…