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Grainfed export growth in Asia
15 Aug 2017

Grainfed export growth in Asia

A historically low Australian cattle herd and the consequent tight supplies constricted numbers on feed during the 2016-17 fiscal year, particularly in the September quarter 2016. This resulted in Australian grainfed beef exports for 2016-17 easing 4% year-on-year, to 257,781 tonnes swt, although remained well-above the five-year average.

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Live exports lower
15 Aug 2017

Live exports lower

Feeder and slaughter cattle exports were just below 40,000 head in July, as Australian livestock exports continue to be restricted by a variety of domestic and in-market challenges.

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WYCI falls behind EYCI
03 Aug 2017

WYCI falls behind EYCI

The drying conditions in south west Western Australia has seen the Western Young Cattle Indicator (WYCI) dip below that of its Eastern States counterpart (EYCI) in the last fortnight, despite being at a premium for much of the first half of the year.

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Red meat prices reflecting supply
01 Aug 2017

Red meat prices reflecting supply

A range of retail price trends can be teased out of the June quarter Consumer Price Index data. They highlight the ongoing supply-side price pressure on red meat during the first half of 2017 and the current competitiveness of chicken and pork. 

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Feeders ease
01 Aug 2017

Feeders ease

Feeder cattle prices have been a key driver of the Australian cattle market, albeit a sharp lift in grain prices over the last few months did see indicators soften in July, as lot feeder margins were squeezed.

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