Deja vu at Vlado’s

In 1978 I was a recently graduated veterinarian working in country Victoria. I came to Melbourne occasionally and on one memorable visit, my girlfriend suggested that we go to a well known steak restaurant called Vlado’s. The meal was wonderful, and the experience has stayed very firmly in my memory ever since. I left to…

Man and cow, an incredibly powerful bond.

As see first on Central Station A lot of my work in Asia is with small farmers who receive imported Australian Brahman cross breeders.  My main focus with these farmers is helping them to understand the special differences between Australian breeders and their local cattle.  The indigenous cows are a Nelore type Bos indicus that…

November Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

24th Edition : November 2015. Key Points  Indonesian imports surge but retail demand remains stagnant Vietnamese market begins to stabilise  Thai prices dampened by falling China live imports  China cattle & beef prices edge higher  Strong Breeder Demand is coming   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.90 / kg live weight (Rp10,000 = $1AUD)  No…

Australia and Indonesia : Different Planets.

In 1993, John Gray, an American relationship counselor and author wrote his best selling book entitled “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”.  Gray claimed that the most common relationship problems between men and women are a result of fundamental psychological differences between the genders leading him to suggest that men and women are…

September Southeast Asian Market Report

10th Edition : September 2014. Key Points Prices steady in every market – The calm before the storm Cross-rates are more important than the US/AUD movement The Korban festival is the dominant factor for October in Indonesia and Malaysia Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.40 / kg liveweight The remarkable thing about the Indonesian market…