Cow price picks up pace

Cows WA

Cows are still in strong demand as the industry works towards the forecast 1.1 million head herd growth in 2022. Last week the National Medium Cow indicator hit a record high of 388ȼ/kg liveweight, putting it at more than $1/kg dearer than the same day the previous year. That price has since lost almost all […]

Brazil encroaching on the US hamburger market

Cattle in Brazil

Since the China ban on Brazilian beef was removed in December, trade flows of Brazilian beef have resumed with gusto, and penetration into the US has run at record pace. What could this mean for Australian 90CL exports? Brazil produces copious amounts of lean grass-fed beef, however, market access is a constant problem. On 21st […]

Records all round for Australian growers


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released their post-harvest crop report earlier in March. Growers and handlers knew it was a record harvest, and while these aren’t official numbers, it looks like there will be records for the three main commodities. While the wet weather during harvest in November and […]

Quality systems volume and premiums


The article earlier this week looked at non-mulesed and RWS premiums. RWS is one of a range of quality systems, so in this article Mecardo looks at the supply of SustainaWool and Authentico in comparison to RWS as well as premiums. For this article the focus on quality systems has been widened beyond RWS to […]