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Drier winter expected
25 May 2017

Drier winter expected

A combination of higher than average temperature and below average rainfall is expected across much of Australia over the next three months – particularly for southern half of the continent.

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Record numbers on feed
25 May 2017

Record numbers on feed

Cattle on feed at the end of the March 2017 quarter increased almost 81,000 head (or 8%) from the December quarter, to a record 1,016,000 head, according to results from the latest ALFA/MLA lot feeding survey.

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Grilling US prices
23 May 2017

Grilling US prices

Enthused by low beef prices at the close of 2016 and into the early 2017, US retail and foodservice prominently featured the protein and often at a discounted price. Consumer demand increased at a time when US production was also growing.

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More beef per beast
18 May 2017

More beef per beast

Following the herd liquidation of 2015/2016, the effects of tight cattle supply on slaughter continue to be felt into 2017. The March quarter 2017 registered an 8% decrease in the number of adult cattle processed from year-ago levels, to 1.67 million head.

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Processing slows, genes shine
18 May 2017

Processing slows, genes shine

Extremely strong restocking activity during the March quarter saw Australian lamb slaughter ease 5% year-on-year, to 5.6 million head. The lower trend was registered across all states, except for Victoria where there was a 1% increase to 2.6 million head.

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