October Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

47th Edition : October 2017. Key Points  Indonesian feedlotters demonstrate desperation with some now providing extended credit to butchers A definite trend of steadily firming prices has emerged in China  Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.81 / kg live weight (Rp 10,500 = $1AUD)  Slaughter steer prices are weakening even further although I am still…

December Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

25th Edition : December 2015. Key Points Finally some good news for Indo importers – fat cattle prices up and adequate permits released on time Vietnamese market maintains stability despite many challenges China cattle prices edge higher on seasonal factors Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $4.15 / kg live weight (Rp10,000 = $1AUD) Finally some…

October Market Report : S.E. Asia Beef Industry

23rd Edition : October 2015. Key Points  Indonesian importers in a powerful cost/price squeeze Vietnamese butchers heavily discounting overfat carcases  Cambodia to commence live imports within 3 to 6 months China live cattle prices showing slow but steady gains Myanmar peace deal impact unclear   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.97 / kg live weight…

1984 has arrived, at least the bovine version has.

“Nineteen Eighty Four” is a novel written by George Orwell in 1949.  The story describes a mythical future society run by a privileged Inner Party and headed up by a tyrannical leader called “Big Brother”.  The society elite used their power, including omnipresent government surveillance for their own selfish purposes leading to rebellion from those…

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…

December Southeast Asian Market Report

13th Edition : December 2014.  Key Points Indonesia Q1 Permits still not announced (January 11th). Some minor retail beef price firming around the region driven by the Christmas festival period Darwin Feeder steer prices reach $2.75 The weakening Aussie$ and lower fuel prices to the rescue     Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.55 /…