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Meat outlook to 2008-09: Exports becoming increasingly important to livestock industries


McDonald, D and Davidson, A and Apted, S and Nelson, R, Meat outlook to 2008-09: Exports becoming increasingly important to livestock industries, Australian Commodities, 11, (1) pp. 71-78. ISSN 1321-7844 (2004) [Refereed Article]


• The drought has resulted in a significant cut in the size of the Australian cattle herd. Producer efforts to rebuild herds will limit beef production in the short term and it is likely be several years before cattle numbers recover to predrought levels. • With limited opportunities for further growth in Australian domestic demand and increasing production of beef and veal over the medium term, Australia's dependence on export markets will continue to increase. • In the pig meat industry, sow numbers are expected to recover moderately in the medium term as feed grain prices fall from recent highs. • Poultry meat consumption per person is projected to continue its long term upward trend.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:consumption behavior; export; forecasting method; livestock farming; meat; Australasia; Australia; Bos taurus; Sus scrofa
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal production not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Livestock raising not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, R (Associate Professor Rohan Nelson)
ID Code:84758
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-30
Last Modified:2013-05-30

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