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1

What are the 3 biggest produces of cattle in order in aus

qld, nsw, vic

2

What are the 2 biggest export markets and why?

Japan-high marbling
USA- lover pasture fed beef/lamb

3

What are the 2 biggest live export markets and why?

indo- close
chile- emerging market

4

how much on average are aus consuming beef?

32.5 kg/beef/person/year

5

what are the 5 options of selling cattle in Aus?

o grass fattening traders
o abattoir
o feedlot
o live export
o backgrounding traders – get to high enough weight to enter feedlot

6

which 2 countries produce the most beef

USA and brazil

7

which 2 countries export the most beef

Aus and brazil
- mostly bos indicus low quality meets

8

which importing market has the biggest potential demand for beef?

china

9

what drives the international market for importers/exporters?

economy
- higher economic growth= higher imports

10

what type of cattle are found in N/S aus

more bos indicus in north
bos Taurus south

11

what type of parasites are found in N/S aus

external more in north
internal south

12

what is the rainfall patterns in N vs S aus?

North summer rainfall
South- summer/winter rainfall

13

what is the difference in pasture between N/S

North more C4s lower energy higher fibre
South C3s, high quality improved/native pastures

14

what is the difference in nutrition between N/S

North lower protein and digestibility
North feed fertilisers
south apply fertiliser

15

what are the main target markets for N vs S

north more low quality exports (70% of live export)
S more high quality
S more access to variety of markets

16

What are a 3 main things to limit production in N

nutrition and genetics- affects repro

17

What are the economics of N beef?

low ROA, increasing CoP, inadequate size, low cost producers, environment (drought)

18

is aus a bigger importer or exporter? Why?

exporter, demand for our beef production greater then demand in aus