April Newsletter 
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Kenny's Creek is the Angus Stud that operates out of "Hillgrove", the farm where our recently constructed KC Natural office is situated. The Kenny's Creek Female Sale is being held on Wednesday 22nd May, so preparations are in full swing as everyone gets ready for the big day. Click HERE or on the image below to view the Kenny's Creek Female Sale catalogue.
In February we sowed grazing oats here at "Hillgrove". After some much needed rain fell 10 days ago (giving us an Autumn break), you can see below what the crop looks like today.
Sam and Nikki's youngest son Henry making his intentions clear!

Rain gives the lamb market a kick

  • The recent rain has resulted in a strengthened base in the lamb market
  • With temperatures still warm, pasture growth is responding swiftly
  • Many farmers across the state are still hand-feeding while the pasture really takes off
  • Farmers are holding onto their stock thus resulting in the stronger lamb market
Autumn rain kicks the lamb market in Australia

Australia to keep spot as world's 3rd largest beef exporter says USDA

  • Australia is the third largest exporter behind Brazil and India (mostly Buffalo meat)
  • Beef imports into a combined China and Hong Kong will increase 33% by 2028 according to US Dept of Ag
  • The Middle East and South East Asia will drive most of the global consumption growth
Source: Vernon Graham
150 Day Grain Fed Angus Beef out of The Mount Feedlot at Forbes

Wet stuff doing things to the market

  • Cattle prices are back to levels of late last year on the back of widespread rainfall across eastern Australia. 40% of the national herd has experienced reasonable falls.
  • If we have more rain the restocker market is likely to take confidence in this and take EYCI to 600c
Source: Mecardo

China is now the number one global importer of beef

  • USA has typically set the market for world beef prices but it looks increasingly like China is setting the market
  • Demand for pork in China is falling and beef is becoming more popular
  • China now represents 18% of Australia‚Äôs beef market
  • Competition has increased in China with UK, France and Ireland all gaining beef access in 2018
  • From Australia 83% of beef going to China is cuts and 17% is grinding meat. In contrast the USA is 61% grinding meat and 39% as cuts.
Source: Beef Central / Stock and Land / Simon Quilty

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If you require information about our products or wish to place an order, please contact kc@kennyscreek.com.au

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