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…

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…

October Southeast Asian Market Report

11th Edition : October 2014. Key Points Prices generally steady for another month Western style abattoirs in Indonesia under pressure from very cheap imported Australian product Major Philippines abattoir closes AUD$ weakness helps offset rising Australian cattle prices Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.40 / kg liveweight Once again the slaughter cattle prices remain steady…

August Southeast Asian Market Report

  9th Edition : August 2014. Key Points A rare month of market stability for Indonesia Vietnam continues to grow strongly Thai imports from Myanmar are a key driver of continental SEA live cattle supplies Feeder bulls in northern China selling for $6.97 per kg live Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.30 / kg liveweight…

June 2014 Southeast Asian Market Report

7th Edition : June 2014.   Key Points Indonesian prices finally stabilise Ramadan and Lebaran demand likely to ensure that the next price movement for Indonesia is upwards Presidential elections introduce a new element of uncertainty Thai live cattle exports to China and Vietnam booming Cambodia will develop into a future market for breeders Indonesia…

May 2014 Southeast Asian Market Report

6th Edition : May 2014.  Summary Oversupply continues to force Indonesian prices downward Most Indo feedlots full to the brim with new shipments arriving daily Exporters working overtime to keep Indonesian supply chains secure  Indonesia The term roller coaster just doesn’t cover it. Being in the cattle and beef business in Indonesia at the moment…

South East Asian Beef Market Report

As a beef industry veterinarian based in the Northern Territory for the last 35 years, I was always curious about our markets, especially the fast growing live cattle markets in South East Asia. My first visit to Asia was in 1979 when I spent some time in Malaysia and began to understand the huge potential…