May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

42nd Edition : May 2017. Key Points  “Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam” has had zero affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May. Poor call by me last month! Indian buffalo beef supplies continue to strangle live cattle demand in Indonesia The proposed Indian ban on buffalo beef…

Burma’s Border Blues and Australian cattle prices.

  Myanmar has been featuring in the news headlines lately with numerous reports of boat refugee crises, serious cross-border rebel skirmishes and peace making efforts between the central government and some of the 135 different ethnic nationalities.  The majority Burman ethnic group makes up about two thirds of the population and controls both the government…

Dorper Lamb : The story behind the brand.

                Late in 2002, Central Pacific Livestock Pty Ltd (CENPAC) negotiated a contract with the Shandong Agricultural Group from Jinan in northeastern China to supply 1000 head of purebred Boer goats and 1000 head of purebred Dorper sheep.  These animals were to be used to develop an elite…

February Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

15th Edition : February 2015. Key Points Prices begin to climb in Indonesia. Two shipments delivered to Thailand and 3rd on the water Vietnamese prices steady despite large inflows via Cambodia Inquiries from prospective Chinese importers mounting   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.80 / kg live weight Live cattle prices are climbing as supplies…

Go Cambodia

  Last month I wrote an article describing the amazing developments occurring within the Vietnamese live cattle importing industry. Well, watch out because Cambodia is coming up fast right behind them. The governments of Cambodia and Thailand signed off on import health protocols for live feeder and slaughter cattle with Australia during the latter part…

Meat Sheep and Goats in Asia

There has been a great deal of media hype for years now around the live cattle trade throughout South East Asia and more recently China. Surprisingly, the sheep and goat trade to this region still manages to fly under the radar despite some spectacular pricing. Indonesia is a big consumer of goats with 99.9% produced…