Mad Cow found in Brazil – exports suspended

Brazil Cattle

Brazil has detected two cases of “atypical” mad cow disease, or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate states in Brazil. Exports to China have been suspended with immediate effect. China is yet to announce when exports will return or advise on the status of existing beef supplies already purchased within the country or in […]

Lamb and mutton diverging exports

Image of shipping containers at sea

August is traditionally a slow month for lamb exports as slaughter hits its annual low point. Kill space usually opens up for mutton in August, and there is a subsequent lift in exports, but this year lamb has outperformed and mutton hit a new low. Lamb exports did decline in August relative to July, but […]

Non-mulesed premiums

Flock of sheep

Pricing in the greasy wool market has been extremely tricky in recent months with high vegetable fault levels leading to extreme discounts, while at the same time demand for non-mulesed and even better non-mulesed RWS wool has picked up. In the background demand has been relatively weak, which is not a great surprise for this […]