… Beef exporters are losing confidence in the ability to get their product to markets in a timely manner, particularly in the case of high-value chilled beef…
The changing face of beef exports
Shan Goodwin, Queensland Country Life (Australia)
5 Oct 2021
Elevated global demand for red meat, combined with tightening cattle supply in key producing nations, is creating a backdrop of ongoing rising prices and exceptional opportunity for Australian beef suppliers.
At the same time, the pandemic has torn shreds out of supply chain logistics that have served the industry well for decades and exporters are facing a juggling act the likes of which they have never before encountered…
... the job of getting the 70pc of Australian beef production typically sent overseas to customers has never been more volatile and those at the coalface say that means the make-up of our exports is fast-changing.
Global shipping and airfreight is in turmoil, with refrigerated containers in short supply, port congestion and shutdowns due to virus outbreaks, industrial action on wharves and prices through the roof.
Beef exporters are losing confidence in the ability to get their product to markets in a timely manner, particularly in the case of high-value chilled beef.
Turnaround times on chilled meat to California, for example, have gone from 35 days to as many as 70...
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