April 26, 2024

NAB Beef Cattle In Focus: April 2024

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Australian cattle prices forecast to remain elevated

  • After falling to a nine-year low in October 2023, Australian beef cattle prices have recovered to now be above the 2015-19 average.
  • The value of Australian beef exports has been on the rise since 2020-21, and has recently been supported by higher export volumes.
  • The Australian cattle herd is at its highest level since 2014 but is forecast to contract slightly in 2023-24.

Australian beef cattle prices are expected to remain elevated over the next year, supported by improved restocker demand on the back of better seasonal conditions and healthy export demand.


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NAB Group Economics Associate Director Lea Jurkovic will be discussing the outlook for the cattle industry and managing market volatility and opportunities on Wednesday, 8 May at 11:15am at NAB’s trade stand (site 02) at Beef Australia 2024 in Rockhampton, Queensland.

NAB is hosting free, daily information sessions and morning tea from May 6-10 at the event, which everyone is invited to attend. These short but informative sessions provide an ideal opportunity to hear directly from NAB’s specialists and other experts on a range of hot topics and ask questions.

The full program of NAB’s Beef Australia 2024 information sessions is available here.