Posts Tagged ‘exchange rates’

Lies, damned lies and statistics or historical facts about sheepmeat

April 22, 2013

A brief comparison of sheepmeat and milk solids prices since 1991 throws up some interesting facts. These give the lie to the belief that the dairy industry is consistently more profitable than the sheep sector. (more…)

2013 may be the year for a sheepmeat strategy

January 24, 2013

The key question for the meat industry this year is whether anybody will make any money. After last season when farmers enjoyed unprecedented procurement prices and the meat companies lost millions of dollars as a result, prices have headed south and look set to remain there for the foreseeable future. (more…)

Meat price outlook positive in spite of short term wobbles

July 30, 2012

The exchange rate and uncertainty in the Eurozone remain the biggest negatives for red meat exports in the short term, but the outlook is still positive heading into next year. (more…)

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…)