Feeder cattle grazing under oil palms.

I have been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of breeding cattle in palm plantations since I first saw this type of operation in Malaysia in the 1980’s. A number of Indonesian palm plantation companies have conducted trials over recent years with mostly positive results in terms of production but with marginal financial returns. In…

Indonesian Beef Policy – 2017

Question.  Why have Indonesian government policies been so unsuccessful at influencing their national beef industry? Answer.  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 in 2009/2010…

Agustus Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi di Asia Tenggara

Edisi ke-45: Agustus 2017 Poin-poin utama  China melawan arus tren mata uangnya dan tren harga importir utama Asia lainnya Jalan buntu bagi eksportir Australia dan importir Indonesia  Perayaan Kurban di Indonesia meningkatkan permintaan dan menguatkan harga Indonesia:  Harga sapi potong steer/sapi jantan muda kebiri, AUD $3,78/kg bobot hidup (Rp10.575 = AUD $1)  Harga sapi potong…

August Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

45th Edition : August 2017. Key Points  China defies the currency and pricing trends of our other major Asian importers Stalemate for Australian exporters and Indonesian importers  Indonesian Korban produces strong demand and firm prices. Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.78 / kg live weight (Rp 10,575 = $1AUD)  No change in slaughter cattle prices…

May Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

30th Edition : May 2016. Key Points  Indonesian government requests importers hold prices down for Ramadan and Lebaran Ramadan commenced 6th June Chinese slaughter cattle prices sliding First shipment of live cattle to Cambodia due in mid June   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.29 / kg live weight (Rp9,800 = $1AUD)  Prices for slaughter…