Australia

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Australian abattoir plan approved

Australian abattoir plan approved

By Aidan Fortune

A plan to build an AUS$100 million abattoir that will create hundreds of jobs and provide a major economic boost to the Goondiwindi region in Australia has been approved.

International beef bodies are calling for trade reforms to help boost the industry

International Beef Alliance calls for trade reforms

By Aidan Fortune

The International Beef Alliance (IBA) has repeated its call for ministers to agree on a path to achieve meaningful trade reforms that lead to liberalisation of the global trading environment, while protecting beef producers’ livelihoods.

Left to right: Lui Rinaldi, Ettiene Snyman, Rinda Ho, Jason Spencer, Bill Wong and Jim McGuckin

Six appointments for efficiency-seeking meatpacker

By Oscar Rousseau

Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has hired six factory-level managers as the Australian company ramps up an efficiency-boosting drive across its slaughterhouse and two factories.

‘Offensive’ lamb ad banned as watchdog makes U-turn

‘Offensive’ lamb ad banned as watchdog makes U-turn

By Oscar Rousseau

A controversial TV advert featuring religious god Ganesha has been banned by Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau after admitting it made “substantial flaws” in failing to see the lamb ads’ “discriminatory” nature.

Yarra Corp's investment will help SEALS make inroads into Asia, according to John Kaus

Singapore swoops on Australian cattle trader

By Oscar Rousseau

Singapore’s Yarra Corporation has bought a controlling stake in South East Asian Livestock Services (SEALS) as continental demand for Australian-bred cattle rises.

US neighbour Canada has warned it would not 'rush into' an agreement

TPP deal reached despite Canadian clamour

By Oscar Rousseau

An agreement has been stuck by 11 countries to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal after US withdrawal earlier this year.