Animal Biosecurity RD&E in Australia – For Action

Please take note of the survey and if you have opinions on any of the matters therein then take the time to respond and send the survey back to Louise at buffalo

From: Ashleigh Wildridge <AWildridge>
Sent: Friday, 19 July 2019 7:53 AM
To: NT Buffalo Industry Council <buffalo>
Subject: Animal Biosecurity RD&E in Australia – For Action

Dear Louise,

I am contacting you today on behalf of the National Animal Biosecurity Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Strategy implementation committee to seek your participation in the development of the Animal Biosecurity Snapshot report. This report is aimed at capturing all of the animal biosecurity RD&E effort undertaken within the last 5 years and will be of high value to various animal industries to identify where potential RD&E gaps/priorities exist, areas where collaboration would be beneficial, or areas where there is a risk of duplication.

You have been identified as the point of contact for work on buffalo and we would like to request that you view and complete the attached survey and return it by COB on the 20th of August. If you are not the correct point of contact for this information I would greatly appreciate if you could please forward this email onto the relevant person within your organisation.

This survey is open and encouraged to be shared with other departments and relevant animal organisations so the report can be as comprehensive as possible.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,


Ashleigh Wildridge | Animal Biosecurity RD&E Coordinator

Animal Health Australia

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Animal Health Express | July 2019

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AHA Express – latest news, information and events
ISSUE 41 | JULY 2019



Kathleen Plowman, CEO

The 2018 Animal Health in Australia report is now available! The report provides an annual summary of Australia’s animal health status and system and is a valuable resource for both national and international audiences. It highlights Australia’s commitment to biosecurity and excellent reputation as a producer of safe and healthy animals and animal products. Click here to download the report.

The Sheep Health Declaration has undergone a number of revisions and is now available for use. Read our lead story below to find out about the changes and how they benefit you.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of Animal Health Express.


‘Buyer beware’ to ‘buyer aware’ – the new Sheep Health Declaration is now available.

Farm Biosecurity, news, 12 July 2019
Buying or selling sheep? The movement of livestock presents one of the biggest risks for spreading disease to new properties and flocks. That is why, when livestock are sold, it is important to also provide any records related to their health and well-being. This assists the new owner in providing the best possible care to those animals in the future and to integrate them into an existing flock.


New ‘fit to load’ guide released

Meat & Livestock Australia, media release, 2 July 2019
The 2019 edition of the national guide, Is the animal fit to load?, includes new content to ensure best practice animal welfare when preparing, loading and delivering cattle, sheep and goats.


2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards

Landcare Australia, media release
Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape.


SMARTBEEF 2019 registrations now open

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association, media release, 5 July 2019
Registrations are now open for the grain fed beef industry’s premier technical event, SMARTBEEF 2019, to be held over two jam-packed days from 2 to 4 October at Dalby Events Centre on Queensland’s Darling Downs.


Roma hosts FMD stock standstill exercise

Brendan Wade, Queensland Country Life, 8 July 2019
Australia’s worldwide reputation as a reliable supplier of safe, risk-free agricultural produce just didn’t happen by good luck. It came about by implementing fully actionable protocols that are of the highest standard anywhere in the world.


Breaking down barriers to a more innovative poultry industry

Small Farms, news, 16 July 2019
Taking a more proactive approach to regulation, research and education is the only way to ensure the Australian poultry industry is at the forefront of innovation, particularly while issues such as animal welfare and biosecurity are seen as the catalyst for practice change.


AAPSP Roadshow is back for 2019

The Australian Animal Pathology Standards Program is pleased to welcome Dr Francisco Uzal to Australia for the 2019 Annual Pathology Roadshow. Dr Uzal is Professor of Diagnostic Pathology and Chief of the San Bernardino branch of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, UC Davis.


Call for applications for funding in 2020 – Individual Travel Fellowship Awards and International Conference Sponsorship

OECD Co-operative Research Programme
Are you organising a conference or workshop on state-of-the-art research issues in agriculture, food, fisheries or forests in 2020? Or would you like to spend time working with researchers in another country to help your research project? If so, the OECD CRP would welcome an application from you.

Making deer fair game for unlicensed hunting is the right step for New South Wales

The Conversation, 15 July 2019
The NSW government last week revealed plans to ease shooting restrictions on feral deer. If the plans go ahead, deer will be stripped of their status as a game animal and will no longer be afforded protection under the state’s animal control laws.

Call to tackle biosecurity threats

Southern Riverina News, 10 July 2019
Two recent reports on the state of biosecurity operations in Australia have highlighted the need for agencies to better respond to biosecurity risk and for adequate investment in detection systems, according to the NSW Farmers Biosecurity Committee.


15-16 August – Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2019
The two-day Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium will showcase current plant biosecurity research supported by the PBRI member organisations and delivered by a large range of research teams in Australia. This includes research on pests, diseases and weeds affecting plant production systems and surrounding environments.

23-25 August – Australian Alpaca Association 2019 National Show
The official national show for Australia’s alpaca industry is taking place in the nation’s capital. Bringing together producers, showers and the public alike for a wonderful three days of alpaca showing and education.

25-29 October – 22nd Australiasian Weeds Conference
The 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference (AWC2020) is an international weed management platform that aims to share the latest information and resources to minimise the impacts of weeds on our economy, environment and society.

4-7 May – 18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
The Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference has a long and prestigious history as one of the region’s keystone biosecurity related conferences bringing together practitioners, researchers, wildlife managers and policy advisors to network, share their stories and discuss the future of vertebrate pest management in Australia and beyond.

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Dr. Ross posted: "67th Edition : June 2019.

Key Points

Strong Indonesian feeder imports in June stocking up for the lean second half of 2019. Indonesian supplies of Indian beef dry up.

Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.06/kg live weight (Rp9,850 = $"

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June Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

by Dr. Ross

67th Edition : June 2019.

Key Points

  • Strong Indonesian feeder imports in June stocking up for the lean second half of 2019.
  • Indonesian supplies of Indian beef dry up.

June_Asian Slaughter Steer 2019

Indonesia : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.06/kg live weight (Rp9,850 = $1AUD)

Importers had a better month during June with a slight rise in slaughter cattle prices and the disappearance of Indian buffalo beef from competitors shelves. Traders report that the slaughter steer price has eased up to Rp40,000 or more but I have used 40k as the indicator price for this month. Importers noted that the demand for slaughter cattle did not drop off immediately after Lebaran as it traditionally does. Traders also reported that Indian buffalo beef began to get short towards the end of the festival so this might explain the sustained demand for fresh beef through all of June.

I have correction to make as I recently reported that the government had stopped importing Indian buffalo beef but they have clarified (through press articles) by saying that imports are still continuing but the volumes were quite low. They did not offer an explanation why they have allowed stocks to get so low. Even those with connections into Bulog say that nobody can explain the shortage of supply except to say that more imports are on the way and expected to hit the market in mid-August. One possible explanation is the recent Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) initiatives by India in which they have had their official FMD control program endorsed by the OIE. I am guessing that part of this official program would be declarations of the FMD status of all of India’s states/areas. In April 2019 Rabobank produced an analysis of the Indian Buffalo beef industry in which they reported that the only Indian states which were FMD free with vaccination (and therefore safe to import from) were Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh where only 20 of the 75 APEDA approved export slaughterhouses are located. If the Indonesian buyers were suddenly restricted to purchasing from only those states free with vaccination then this might well have caused a reduction in their capacity for supply in the short term and possibly explain the current shortfall in import volumes.

David Heath was recently travelling in the east of Bali when he came across a large truck filled with live buffalo heading west. His driver advised that they were probably from Lombok and heading for Surabaya. This unusual livestock movement would fit with the shortage of buffalo beef in Java.

Another rumour from the traders is that the government will soon issue import permits for frozen beef from Brazil and Spain. This is supported by the fact that representatives from Brazilian beef exporters were in Jakarta only a few weeks ago.

June feeder imports were almost 60,000 head following a similar volume in May. Importers are stocking up with cheaper feeders knowing that the price in northern Australia is about to rise but they may also be motivated by the approaching import permit problems when their annual review comes around in a few month’s time and they fail their 1 breeder for 5 feeder target. We assume they all have the option of creating a new company to get around the problem but perhaps the process is not so simple for all the importers. Feeder prices in northern Australia have not risen as quickly as predicted so this will also be encouraging importers to stock up before the last of the feeder cattle stocks run out. Feeder rates at the end of June were holding steady at about AUD$2.90 delivered Darwin. Reduced supplies and a surge in prices are now expected to appear in late July or August.

Simon Quilty produced the graph below in his drought article early in June showing the record slaughter rates for the Australian cow herd. When the rain does finally come and the drought is broken, the drop in supply will be swift and rise in prices very sharp. $4 per kg for feeders?

Picture1_GraphGraph from Simon Quilty, June 2019.

The planned Australian government reduction in stocking densities on livestock vessels has been delayed further but is expected to be introduced soon with the Department advising exporters that they will get at least 10 days notice of the new enforcement date in order to plan future livestock deliveries.

Picture2_Psr. ModernPhoto above : Knuckle in the Pasar Modern in BSD City, Jakarta. Rp130,000 per kg as usual.

Picture3_Giant SupermarketPhoto : knuckle at the Giant Supermarket BSD City. Rp195,500 per kg – no more discounts now that the Indian beef competition is gone.

Picture4_Buffalo meatPhoto : traders reported that frozen buffalo began to run short towards the end of Lebaran.

Vietnam : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.51 / kg (VND16,200 to $1AUD)

Little change in the Vietnamese market rates with the rise in the AUD price of slaughter cattle above due only to the exchange rate movements. Beef prices in the retail markets also remain steady despite the disruption created by the ASF outbreak.

Vietnam has recently been unfortunate to have outbreaks of both ASF and FMD. See the map from Rabobank below. Vietnam announced its first detection of ASF on February 19, 2019. As of June 17, 2019, the disease spread to 58 out of 63 municipalities and provinces across the country with 2,637,051 pigs depopulated, equal to nearly 9.4 percent of the country’s total swine population. As of June 4, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) estimated ASF damage at VND 3.6 trillion ($154.8 million). This information comes from the recent US GAIN report.

After 9 years of negotiations, Vietnam and the EU signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 30th June 2019. Only a small amount of meat and milk are imported from the EU at the moment but this is expected to increase significantly when the tariffs are cut from their current setting to 0%

Picture5_OutbreaksSource Rabobank 9th April 2019.

Picture6_VietnamPhoto from the Vietnamese press : There are always lots of press articles every month highlighting how government policies are continually at work to encourage the breeding of local cattle. The results are the same as everywhere else in Asia, disappointing.

Picture7_VinMartPhoto from the massive number of very professional online beef sales sites in Vietnam. Dui bo is knuckle and Dong 289,000 per kg (AUD$17.84) is a similar rate reported by my agent in Ho Chi Minh City.

China : Slaughter Cattle AUD $5.38 / kg (RMB 4.80 = AUD$)

Prices of beef and slaughter cattle are static in both Beijing and Shanghai. My agents have noted a rise in the pork price in Beijing this month while a rise of about 12% in Shanghai was observed last month. Perhaps this is the beginning of the major price adjustment that has been predicted as a result of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

Rabobank forecasts that pork production could drop by 25-35% in 2019 with China’s hog herd to drop by 30-40% (150 million pigs). Consumer substitution for the shortfall is mainly with poultry and seafood but beef will also get a useful share. Their report predicts that despite strong growth in production and imports of other proteins there will still be a supply gap of 6 to 11 million tons in 2019. And import sources from Europe are at risk with ASF outbreaks in Belgium now 1km from the French border, 45km from Germany and 150km from the Netherlands.

There are so many changes going on in China that it is truly impossible to make any accurate predictions. For example, Simon Quilty produced an article explaining the Chinese advice on how and when to apply for tariff exemptions for a wide range of goods including beef, pork, chicken etc, a total of 492 items on the list. At the same time China has placed a ban on all pork imports from Canada as a response to the discovery of ractopamine (Paylean) in processed pork imports. Canada does not use Paylean. But Canada does have some serious diplomatic problems with China arising from the arrest of a senior executive of Huawei. On the 3rd of June China put in place a temporary ban on Brazil beef exports due to an atypical case of mad cow disease found in Mato Grosso state – shipments after May 31st have been temporarily banned. And who would like to predict the content or outcomes from Mr Trump’s next late night trade negotiating tweet? Pure chaos.

Picture8_China SupermarketPhoto : Chinese supermarket mixed beef selection.

Philippines : Slaughter Cattle AUD $4.79 / kg (Peso 35.9 to AUD$1)

Cattle prices are steady with the change in the Peso against the AUD causing the price above to move to extreme levels. The economy is good and the recent seasons have been very favourable, a claim that has not often been possible about the Philippines.

Thailand : Slaughter Steers AUD $4.30 / kg (Baht 21.5 to $1AUD)

Feedlot inventories are down in Thailand as a result of a sustained period of low demand resulting in a reduced supply which has now flowed through to the butchers who have pushed prices up again in order to keep their customers supplied.

Picture9_BangkokPhoto from Chris King : Klongtoey is the main wet market in Bangkok where the current price is 210Baht per kg (AUD$9.77) for trim and 220 (AUD$10.23) for the better cuts.

Picture10_AustraliaPhoto from Chris King : Tops supermarket in Sukhumvit selling Aussie beef mince for Baht 750 per kg or AUD$34.88 – and that’s a sale price!

Picture11_Bangkok SwalayanPhoto from Chis King : Tops supermarket in Bangkok, Grain fed Aussie Angus Rib Eye selling for Baht2,250 per kg or $104.65 per kg. This 176gram steak costs AUD$18.42.

Picture12_MyanmarThis interesting article above comes from the Myanmar Times 6th June 2019. The national herd numbers provided at the bottom of the article are much lower than earlier figures. If those numbers are correct then it is no wonder that the government is keen to promote an increase in cattle production.

My sister Tracey was in the south of France in June and took these photos at the local supermarket.

Picture13_PerancisPhoto from Tracey : Cote de Boeuf translates to rib steak with a price of Euro19.99 or AUD$32.24. Looks like a much better deal than the Bangkok rib eye above.

Picture14_RabbitFarmed rabbit for Euro9.50 or AUD$15.32 per kg. Now that is what I call good value, way in front of the outrageous prices in Australia.

These figures are converted to AUD$ from their respective currencies which are changing every day so the actual prices here are corrupted slightly by constant foreign exchange fluctuations. The AUD$ figures presented below should be regarded as reliable trends rather than exact individual prices. Where possible the meat cut used for pricing in the wet and supermarket is Knuckle / Round.

Ind_June 19 price table

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