May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

78th Edition : May 2020. Key Points Live cattle trade volumes in May close to normal pre-virus levels. A modest rise in Indonesian demand for fresh beef during Ramadan and Lebaran African Swine Fever (ASF) still creating havoc with protein supplies in the background Darwin feeder cattle prices are back on the rise Indonesia :…

April Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

77th Edition : April 2020. Key Points Live cattle trade still operating at roughly half normal pace Wet markets remain open with reduced volumes and operating hours SE Asian countries appear to be experiencing only moderate levels of virus infection Darwin feeder cattle prices crash at the end of the month Indonesia : Slaughter Steers…

March Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

76th Edition : March 2020. Key Points Corona virus response continues to disrupt markets Aussie $ collapses against most currencies In a crisis, food supplies become one of the most critical issue Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.19/kg live weight (Rp9,300 = $1AUD) It is not surprising that I am getting mixed signals from my…

December Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

73rd Edition : December 2019.  Key Points Oversupply keeps Indonesian live cattle prices weak. Brazilian beef has reached Indonesian wet markets in volume. African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia. Vietnamese and Thai prices up again this month.     Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.09/kg live weight (Rp9,650 = $1AUD) Slaughter cattle prices have edged…

October Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

71st Edition : October 2019.   Key Points The new Indonesian 5% breeder formula allows feeder permits to flow. The Chinese ASF epidemic results in sharp pork price rises as supply collapses. New FMD outbreak in Thailand pushes cattle prices down.     Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.17/kg live weight (Rp9,600 = $1AUD) Slaughter…

September Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

70th Edition : September 2019. Key Points China slaughter cattle prices jump another 10%. Indonesian government issues new decree for breeding females. The African Swine Fever disaster extends to South Korea and East Timor.   Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.17/kg live weight (Rp9,600 = $1AUD) Slaughter cattle prices were weaker this month with the…

August Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

69th Edition : August 2019.  Key Points Indonesian imports a massive 75,000 feeders in August. Frozen Indian buffalo is back on the shelves across Indonesia. China prices break through AUD$6 per kg live weight. The African Swine Fever disaster continues across Asia. Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.20/kg live weight (Rp9,650 = $1AUD) Prices for…