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…

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…

July Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

44th Edition : July 2017. Key Points  Australian dollar rise delivers more pain to Importers Australian producers continue to enjoy good prices while exporters, shipping companies and importers are all making losses. Vietnamese importers cut costs by increasing imports of cows and buffalo   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.85 / kg live weight (Rp…

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…