May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

78th Edition : May 2020. Key Points Live cattle trade volumes in May close to normal pre-virus levels. A modest rise in Indonesian demand for fresh beef during Ramadan and Lebaran African Swine Fever (ASF) still creating havoc with protein supplies in the background Darwin feeder cattle prices are back on the rise Indonesia :…

The road from Mandalay : 2020

4 years ago I wrote a story about the Myanmar cattle industry with the heading “Myanmar’s Enigmatic Beef Cattle Industry : Please ring back in 2026.” I have just spent 2 weeks in Myanmar in mid-January 2020 and must review my predictions for the future of the cattle industry as a lot has happened in…

April Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

77th Edition : April 2020. Key Points Live cattle trade still operating at roughly half normal pace Wet markets remain open with reduced volumes and operating hours SE Asian countries appear to be experiencing only moderate levels of virus infection Darwin feeder cattle prices crash at the end of the month Indonesia : Slaughter Steers…

Salah Paham tentang Pasar Basah

Saat ini, berbagai media ribut memberitakan tentang pasar basah dan dugaan mengenai peran pasar basah terhadap merebaknya pandemi terkini. Yang tidak disampaikan secara jelas adalah, bahwa ada dua jenis pasar basah yang sangat berbeda. Jenis pertama dan paling umum adalah pasar yang menjual pangan segar harian normal yang terdapat di seluruh penjuru Asia dan berbagai…

Wet Market Misinformation

There is a frenzied outcry in the media at the moment regarding wet markets and their alleged role in the outbreak of the current pandemic. What is not being made clear is that there are two very different types of wet markets. The first and most common type is the normal daily fresh food market…

March Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

76th Edition : March 2020. Key Points Corona virus response continues to disrupt markets Aussie $ collapses against most currencies In a crisis, food supplies become one of the most critical issue Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.19/kg live weight (Rp9,300 = $1AUD) It is not surprising that I am getting mixed signals from my…

December Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

73rd Edition : December 2019.  Key Points Oversupply keeps Indonesian live cattle prices weak. Brazilian beef has reached Indonesian wet markets in volume. African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia. Vietnamese and Thai prices up again this month.     Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.09/kg live weight (Rp9,650 = $1AUD) Slaughter cattle prices have edged…