US consumers and tight supply support beef market

Mixed young southern cattle

The eastern cattle market continues to be a story of the heady prices being supported by low supply and pent up export demand from burger-loving consumers in the US and higher household food shortages. Although, that demand is held under some constraint by processors unwilling to pay more than the already elevated prices. The dismal […]

Good time for COVID closures but prices still tested

padlock on gates in front of building

As we saw in the US, there is never a good time for Coronavirus to infiltrate meat works. This is especially true for livestock producers, who bore the brunt of the processing slowdown in the US through lower prices. At the start of this week, two Victorian Lamb processors are shut due to COVID, with […]