Scramble for live-ex cattle pushes rates past $5/kg

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
January 19 2022 - 6:00am
Mustering of Northern Territory cattle is still some time off, and could be further impacted by Cyclone Tiffany rain, exacerbating the supply squeeze for live exporters. IMAGE: NTCA

THE chase for high-grade Brahman feeder steers for live export ships in the Top End has ramped up, with Indonesian feedlots looking to get set for the annual period of peak beef demand brought on by the religious event of Ramadan.

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally.

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