June 2021 Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

91st Edition : June 2021. Key Points ·      Covid 19 surge creating havoc across Asia with human health and market supply chains ·      Northern Australian cattle prices remain high in June for the first time. ·      Indonesian imports increase rise sharply to just over 50,000 for June ·      Chinese live cattle prices jump after Argentina cuts exports. Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD…

May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

90th Edition : May 2021. Key Points Australian feeder steer prices remain above $4 per kg live. NACC, a major Aussie live exporter enters administration. Vietnam restarts live imports in May. Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.59/kg live weight (Rp11,100 = $1AUD) Slaughter steer prices have firmed a little although the market has a very…

April Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

89th Edition : April 2021. Key Points Australian cattle prices remain stuck at record highs. Indonesia experiences its second Ramadan during the pandemic. Vietnam imports zero Australian cattle during March. Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.46/kg live weight (Rp11,200 = $1AUD) Slaughter steer prices surged higher towards the end of April in line with demand…

March Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

88th Edition : March 2021. Key Points Australian cattle prices remain firmly at historic highs. Live export numbers continue to decline. Ship stockman Greg Smith tragically killed during Indonesian port discharge. Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.32/kg live weight (Rp11,100 = $1AUD) Slaughter steer prices for March remain generally steady with the indicator rate still…

Vale Greg “Whippy” Smith.

Our great mate Greg Smith was tragically killed on the 2nd of April 2021 as a result of an accident while discharging cattle in the port of Belawan in north Sumatera, Indonesia. He leaves behind his mum Nancy,  wife Lina, daughter Felicity (Flossie 35) and sons Tristan (18) and Brody (15). He was 59 years…

January Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

86th Edition : January 2021. Key Points United backlash from importers and consumers against rising prices Aussie cattle prices climb even higher driven by domestic demand Covid 19 second wave across S E Asia dampens consumer demand Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.31/kg live weight (Rp10,800 = $1AUD) Slaughter steer prices continue their upwards movement…

Announcement

Dear Reader For the last few years I have translated by monthly beef report into Bahasa Indonesia to provide a wider coverage to Indonesian readers. I have funded this service from my own funds but unfortunately I am no longer able to do so. If there are any individuals or companies who would like to…

December Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

85th Edition : December 2020. Key Points Importers continue to struggle with a combination of a strong AUD$ & rising Australian cattle prices Retail beef prices steady in both Indonesia and Vietnam despite steep rises in CIF and slaughter cattle rates After 4 years of weak monsoons, a “normal” Australian wet season is restricting access…