Mengapa konsumen Vietnam harus membayar lebih mahal untuk daging sapi dan daging ayam, dibandingkan orang lain?

Sebagai bagian utama dalam laporan saya tentang Industri Daging Sapi di Asia Tenggara, saya sudah menghimpun data harga daging sapi dan daging ayam setiap bulan, selama lebih dari 4 tahun dari Indonesia, Vietnam, Cina (Beijing dan Shanghai), Thailand, Malaysia dan Filipina. Salah satu fitur yang paling konsisten dari data tersebut adalah bahwa Vietnam, yang merupakan…

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…

Burma’s Border Blues and Australian cattle prices.

  Myanmar has been featuring in the news headlines lately with numerous reports of boat refugee crises, serious cross-border rebel skirmishes and peace making efforts between the central government and some of the 135 different ethnic nationalities.  The majority Burman ethnic group makes up about two thirds of the population and controls both the government…

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…

Meat Sheep and Goats in Asia

There has been a great deal of media hype for years now around the live cattle trade throughout South East Asia and more recently China. Surprisingly, the sheep and goat trade to this region still manages to fly under the radar despite some spectacular pricing. Indonesia is a big consumer of goats with 99.9% produced…