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Australian Cattle Annual Review 2017

Cattle prices to settle above long term average in late 2018

This year's Australian Cattle Annual Review has been released and forecasts cattle prices will ease during 2018 before stabilising at a level higher than the five-year average.

The Review finds that despite the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) averaging almost four per cent lower than the record high cattle prices recorded across all states in 2016, domestic and export demand for beef remains strong.

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Australian Cattle Update August 2017

Ag Answers has released the August Cattle Update and after record breaking prices and tight supply in 2016, the report shows the Australian cattle industry is now sitting in a position not seen since 2014, with prices dipping below those seen one year ago and slaughter beginning to trend higher.

Beef exports for the year to May are trending below 2016 with volume down 11.8%. However a 2.8% increase in the dollar per tonne value has meant the value of exports is only 9.1% lower.

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Australian Cattle Update January 2017

The latest Ag Answers Australian Sheep Update has been released, showing The Ag Answers Australian Cattle Update reports that Australian cattle producers have begun 2017 in a good position, with cattle prices remaining high despite a seasonal price decline in late 2016.

The January 2017 report provides producers and industry with a concise analysis of the Australian cattle sector.

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