Eastern states lamb prices show mixed trends

Peru has placed a temporarily ban (180 days) on all Brazilian beef, while Egypt has specifically banned beef from Mato Grosso state.

The Brazilian will receive a negative effect on the beef exporting. The Brazilian beef exports to Egypt, for the first four months of the year totalled 48,450 tonnes swt, up 91% year-on-year, with shipments from Mato Grosso state representing 25% of total exports or 12,074 tonnes swt. Since 2001, Egypt has been one of the major destinations for Brazilian fresh beef, averaging 110,000 tonnes swt annually for the last five years.

(Data from http://www.mla.com.au/)