Australia’s beef industry needs to get productive, and fast

Two recent events have highlighted the competitive challenge faced by the Australian beef industry. Anyone lulled into thinking that the current high cattle and beef prices will persist over the longer term might need to reconsider that opinion, and quickly!

The ‘rotten beef’ scandal that emerged in Brazil in mid-March may have led many in the Australian industry to breathe a sigh of relief, and to assume that the event was confirmation that while Brazil might challenge Australia in terms of the volume of beef it exports, Australia’s superior biosecurity and food safety standards will continue to ensure Australian beef is always preferred in higher value markets. This has certainly been the case in the past when outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Brazil have resulted in international markets refusing to grant market access to Brazilian beef for extended periods.

Source: https://farminstitute.worldsecuresystems.com/ag-forum/australias-beef-industry-needs-to-get-productive-and-fast

Source: Australia’s beef industry needs to get productive, and fast

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