Brazil - exports to China rise

Brazil’s beef exports to China in July were over 91,000t, only the second time exports have topped 90,000t for a month.

China - exceptionally strong dairy demand

Chinese demand for dairy has been exceptionally strong so far this year and is offsetting sluggish demand elsewhere. Recent COVID outbreaks in China will be a concern and watched carefully.

New Zealand - rise in carbon-only forestry

A Beef+Lamb New Zealand report estimates that about 26,550ha of the 77,800ha (34%) of whole farms sold into forestry since 2017 were to carbon-only entities.

USA - pigmeat exports ahead of 2020

The US Meat Export Federation reports pork exports for the first half of 2021 were ahead of last year’s record volume by 1% at 1.58 million tonnes, valued at $4.33bn (€3.7m), up 7%.