China: Importers are starting to return to the market from their lunar  new year celebrations  and  demand  is  firm.
The picture on where  everything  will settle after the  holidays  should be clear in the next week or two.

Russia: The Prodexpo Moscow trade show is currently running . There is optimism in  the air amid rumours of Indian plant approvals. Our very own Olga Artemova ( is  attending the show.

USA: In surprising news given its  lower cattle prices in  2016,  the  U.S. cattle herd is up nearly 2% from a year ago.

Brazil: After a quiet finish to 2016, Brazilian  exports  rebounded to their highest  January total in a number of years, at 87,000t.