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2018 Japanese Calf & Carcase Markets

Analysis: Coming from historic highs in early 2017, Japanese Black national calf markets have drifted slightly lower but mostly sideways as the chart below indicates. Based on exchange rates in early March 2018, current prices for Japanese Black steer calves are around $AUD9750hd, with heifers around $7300hd.
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Japanese Wagyu Markets Summary May 2016

No news is possibly good news in relation to the suspended live trade in Australian F1 to Japan. High Japanese beef prices reflect shortages of local slaughter cattle, so there may be some economic incentive to re-open the trade once biosecurity issues are resolved.
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