A call by the United Nations for a tax at retail level to reduce meat consumption will give animal activists a new weapon in their war on livestock farming.
The benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has rebounded to 441.25c a kg on the back of useful rain in NSW and Queensland.
Beef Industry Rising Champion Emily Pullen last week travelled to Canberra to get an insight into market access and trade.
Uruguayan beef has gained re-entry into the Japanese market after a 19-year absence but MLA says Australia shouldn't get too worried.
Latest 10-year projections by the United States Department of Agriculture point to a steady increase in global appetite for beef.
Record live cattle exports from Darwin into South-East Asia are providing a welcome market for beef producers in the Top End still anxiously waiting for a monsoonal rain break.
The benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has nosedived below the 400c barrier as drought continues to take its toll.