Cattle

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

New Zealand livestock supplies dip in last quarter

By Aidan Fortune

The remaining livestock available for processing in New Zealand for the rest of the season will be less than in any of the previous five seasons, according to a forecast by Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service (B+LNZ).

Delisi want to open butchers shops selling high-end beef and pork

China’s Delisi moves into beef farming

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s best-known pork producers is aiming to have processing capacity for 300,000 head of beef cattle online by the end of 2018.

New Zealand meat exports in decline

New Zealand meat exports in decline

By Oscar Rousseau

Global sales of meat and wool from New Zealand have dropped in 2017, halting a year-on-year growth stretching back to 2013.

Java, Indonesia, could be one place to set up a buffalo production hub

Indonesia urged to build cow hubs to hit self-sufficiency dream

By Telly Nathalia

The Indonesian government needs to establish new livestock production zones as it tries to boost meat production and consumption through imports of livestock and frozen beef, the Indonesian Meat Importers Association claims.

Australian cattle herds have hit record lows

Australian cattle numbers hit 20-year low

By Aidan Fortune

Australian cattle supplies are at their lowest level in 20 years and likely to remain tight throughout 2017, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest quarterly cattle industry update.

China will lower its import duty on Australian cattle by 10% over the next four years

China issues disease warning to Australia

By Mark Godfrey

A stern warning over disease control has come from an inspection boss at one of the largest ports on China’s east coast, which is ramping up preparations for importing live cattle from Australia.

Saikexing will be expanding its Chinese operations thanks to a $125m ADB loan.

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

By Jim Cornall

China’s number four dairy farming firm Saikexing has secured a $125m loan to reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and expand the supply of milk within China.

Genomics pioneer set to beef up Australian cattle industry

Genomics pioneer set to beef up Australian cattle industry

By RJ Whitehead

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to the Australian beef industry now that a Queensland University genomics expert is focusing his research on improving the A$5bn (US$3.7bn) a year sector.

A sales executive said it had been 12 years since China recorded a fall in beef prices

Chinese beef firm blames falling prices for first-quarter loss

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s most ambitious cattle breeders and genetics companies, Xinjiang Tianshan Animal Husbandry Bio-engineering Co, has blamed a fall in beef and mutton prices for what it predicts is a $2m loss in the first quarter of 2016.

Australian cattle farmers had a successful year with incomes increasing thanks to rising prices

Australian farm income for beef cattle revealed

By Michelle Perrett

The cash income of Australian beef cattle producing farms has increased strongly in 2014‒15, driven by increased cattle prices and the highest beef cattle turn-off in 36 years, an industry report indicates. 

Haryana follows Maharashtra in banning beef slaughter and consumption

India

Haryana follows Maharashtra in banning beef slaughter and consumption

By RJ Whitehead

Lawmakers in Haryana have followed their colleagues in Maharashtra to vote in a bill that outlaws the slaughter of cows in the state. Suspected violators will not be allowed bail on their arrest, and face up to 10 years of hard labour and a fine if convicted.

Those breaking the law could face up to five-years in jail

Maharashtra bans sale or possession of beef

By Georgi Gyton

The sale or possession of beef in Maharashtra, India could now carry a jail sentence, after a government Bill banning the practice was finally given presidential assent.

Live exports are expected to drop back significantly this year

Australian cattle industry expecting tight supply ahead

By Georgi Gyton

Two years of record cattle turn-off and live exports are likely to bring significant contraction in the market this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2015 cattle industry projections, published yesterday (27 January).

The country wants to increase its share of pure-breed beef cattle to 40-50%

Kazakhstan looks to invigorate beef production industry

By Georgi Gyton

Increasing its seedstock, building larger capacity slaughterhouses and launching world-class information systems for animal identification and traceability are just some of the measures Kazakhstan plans to implement in order to grow its beef production...

Live cattle trade in China drops as meat imports surge

China’s meat imports surge, live cattle trade slackens

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

China’s imports of live cattle appear to have dropped back in 2013, although there has been a surge in cattle for beef breeding and finishing. According to China Customs data, China imported 102,245 cattle (cows, bulls and weanlings) in 2013 – down 26,004...

China beef firm posts strong performance

China beef firm posts strong performance

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

One of China’s leading beef producers and processors has reported very strong results for 2013. Fucheng Wu Feng – also known by its listed name, Fortune Ng Fung Food – saw profits rise by a whopping 183.1% to RMB57m, significantly higher than the RMB20.1m...

Australia's boom in beef exports set to continue

Australian beef exports forecast to expand through 2013

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports will continue to gain pace over the rest of the year, boosted by drought, emerging market demand and a more favourable currency, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

Focus on New Zealand: The great balancing act

By Carina Perkins

A high lambing percentage in 2012-13 meant it was a good year for New Zealand lamb, but this was tempered with a decline in the breeding flock, which meant supply remains tight. Carina Perkins reports

Heading to the polls with new genetic horn test for cattle

Australian research

Heading to the polls with new genetic horn test for cattle

By RJ Whitehead

The transition to a polled cattle herd–or one without horns–could soon be even faster with a new, highly accurate poll gene marker test from Australia that is due to become available this year.

Far East and America driving Australian beef dynamics

State of the industry

Far East and America driving Australian beef dynamics

By RJ Whitehead

Changing trends in traditional key export markets are presenting both hurdles and opportunities for Australia's boxed-beef exporters, according to a recently released industry report.

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