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    2015-16 Australian grainfed beef exports trump old record
    28 Jul 2016

    2015-16 Australian grainfed beef exports trump old record

    2015-16 saw a record volume of Australian grainfed beef exported at 267,578 tonnes shipped weight (swt), up 15% year-on-year, and 4,618 tonnes swt higher than the previous record in 2006-07.

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    Frozen lamb export values softer after first five months of 2016
    28 Jul 2016

    Frozen lamb export values softer after first five months of 2016

    For the year-to-May (latest available value data), the value of Australian lamb exports was tracking 2% below where it was last year, at A$727 million FOB, despite the volume of shipments (104,859 tonnes swt) up 7% over the same period (GTA/ABS; DAWR).

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    Reduced supplies continue to support US imported beef market
    28 Jul 2016

    Reduced supplies continue to support US imported beef market

    Limited overseas offerings continue to support prices for imported beef in the US this week, with imported 90CL beef still trading at a premium to domestic beef in the US wholesale market.

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    Goat slaughter begins to lift, while prices remain at a record
    26 Jul 2016

    Goat slaughter begins to lift, while prices remain at a record

    The past two weeks have seen goat slaughter levels track higher, after wet conditions impacted the harvest and transportation of goats through June and early July.

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    Beef export values trend lower as supply tightens
    26 Jul 2016

    Beef export values trend lower as supply tightens

    In May, Australian beef export values declined 18% on the year-prior, reaching just over $717.5 million for the month – driven by lower shipments to both the US and China (Global Trade Atlas), and declines in global meat prices. 

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    MLA Statistics Database

    Recently released: Cattle Projections 2016 - July Update

    Published quarterly, this report provides a comprehensive outlook on the cattle industry, including forecasts for the national herd, cattle and beef supply and exports over a five year horizon.

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