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Australia Lifts Beef Export Forecast As Farmers Cull Herds Due To Dry Weather

Published on Jun 19 2018 11:57 AM in Fresh Produce tagged: Australia / exports / beef / Paywall

Australia Lifts Beef Export Forecast As Farmers Cull Herds Due To Dry Weather

Australia on Tuesday raised its forecast for beef exports in 2018/19 by more than 4% after dry weather wilted pastures in the country's east, forcing farmers to slaughter cows in near record volumes.

Australia's chief commodity forecaster said beef exports during the 2018/19 season would total 1.15 million tonnes, up from the 1.11 million tonnes it estimated in March.

Increased Slaughtering

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