March Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

16th Edition : March 2015. Key Points Q2 permits for Indo might just be in time for Ramadan & Lebaran Prices ease in Vietnam following a flush of imported cattle Thai prices back off slightly following the first Aussie imports China puts the squeeze on illegal box beef imports Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.85…

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…

January Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

14th Edition : January 2015. Key Points Indonesian Government policies continue to send conflicting messages Strong competition in Vietnam from Cambodian live imports The Aussie $ collapse is a lifesaver Chinese prices vary dramatically around the country. Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.65 / kg live weight Live cattle prices are firm on last month…

How do you say “Gangbusters” in Vietnamese?

I visited some live cattle importer projects in southern Vietnam last week and I am now having difficulty finding the right adjectives to describe the phenomenal progress that has been made since the trade began in earnest with the importation of less than 2000 head from Australia in 2011. The figure for 2014 was close…