Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association
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Good morning everybody. Its a great pleasure to be here in Australia, this is the second time Ive been in the country and Im very happy to be here - thanks for having me. Today Im going to be talking about some of the things that are happening in the world now and the changing world that were facing. Being from Brazil, I will focus on the Brazilian market and as you are probably aware from the recent news there is a lot going on there at the moment. I will speak a bit about the growing influence of Brazilian beef and the global market. We have a lot of challenges to deal with in Brazil but we also have a lot of opportunities that could result in more beef entering the international market. I will also talk about the Brazilian perspective of Australia in the global market. I would like to start by talking about things that are currently changing our world and the way that we are doing business now. There are some things that can change the way we look at things overnight, for example: Two weeks ago in Brazil* woke up and saw a lot of news about our industry1. Overnight we lost China, Hong Kong, parts of the Eu, Egypt and a lot of other markets; over 60% of our export markets were closed. How should we behave in this sort of situation and what did Brazil do to overcome it? I will talk about this later suffice to say, after one week all of those markets were re-opened. Of course, there are other things happening in the world we have Trump in America; we have things like the global avian influenza outbreak, which is an example of how quickly things can change and also an example of how markets can change. SPEAKER NTCA INDuSTRY CONFERENCE 2017 Brazil looking for new business Adolfo Fontes RABOBANK Mr Fontes is a Senior Research Analyst specialising in the animal protein sector. Before joining Rabobank, he worked for five years as the market intelligence coordinator for a leading international company in the animal nutrition business and before this, he worked in a research institute and in consultancy. 1 On March 22 2017 Brazilian police halted exports by 21 Brazilian processing plants under suspicion of bribery of inspectors who were issuing bogus health certificates for expired meat. 50 NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17
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