The Australian Beef Industry – Expanding Export Markets through Challenging Times

There has been many challenges that have faced the Australian beef industry in recent years, from floods and drought, record high currency, political challenges and global economic slowdown. However, despite all these issues, Australia’s beef export footprint has expanded into developing nations, helping to offset the slowness into traditional markets.

Shaun Haney was at the Canfax Market Forum and he talked to Tim McRae, the Chief Economist and Manager for Market Information and Analysis for Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Working closely with industry and producers, Tim is responsible for MLA’s efforts to monitor, analyze and forecast developments in livestock, co-product and meat markets in Australia and around the world.

Tim is also the manager of MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, which is responsible for the reporting of over 60 sale yards each week right across Australia. The author of MLA’s bi-annual Beef and Cattle Industry Projections, he also oversees the release of MLA’s Lamb and Sheep Industry Projections, along with several other publications.

Tim and Shaun chat about the exporting success that Australia is experiencing and all things you need to know about the Australian Beef Industry.

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