Archive for January, 2012

Market diversification a risky business

January 24, 2012

An analysis of the beef trade withIndonesiaillustrates the difficulties associated with diversification away from traditional markets. While alternatives to theUSA,CanadaandNorth Asiaare desirable, for beef as well as offal and co-products which add significant value to the carcase, exporters must be prepared for frustrations caused by volatility in countries where they try to diversify their sales efforts. (more…)

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Livestock prospects for 2012

January 23, 2012

Livestock processing volumes have been very low so far this season and the prices being paid to farmers are at historically high levels for both beef and lambs. This has got very little to do with the overseas markets (more…)

2011 in review

January 1, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

 

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

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