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China has threatened major tariffs on barley while restricting imports of beef in what it calls an ordinary trade dispute but the Australian government suggests is ‘economic coercion’.
PSP’s first investment in Australia’s cattle sector was its stake in HCA, which is disposing the Mt Cooper aggregation to focus on organic production.
With current annual output estimated at A$80m, a focus on increased processing capacity and investment in new plantations could lead to industry growth.
With a further $14bn injection into the USDA expected to land in July, the intervention suggests trouble runs deep – the reality is a little more complicated.
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The asset manager has pushed back fundraising to Q3 2020 due to due diligence constraints but was able to pull forward the acquisition of a beef property.
The covid-19 crisis could lead to institutional investors selling assets as they seek to shore up cash reserves, but livestock and broadacre cropping should be able to weather the storm for patient investors.
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The former Rifa Salutary and Paraway Pastoral Company CEO has left OTPP’s Australian arm to launch his own asset management firm, The Clearbrook Group.
Burned trees on a background of dark sky
The practice of voluntarily conducting and disclosing climate-related financial risk analysis is in its early days, but awareness and engagement are gathering pace.
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Coller FAIRR’s climate risk tool for the animal meat industry predicts alternative proteins ‘will command at least 16% of the total meat market by 2050, potentially rising up to 62%.’
Market participants are ‘nervous and cautious’ as the coronavirus crisis drags on, with no end yet in sight.
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