Research & Development
Post Gate Markup
Farm Gate value is
green, Retail value is orange.
Green – the price a
farmer receives for a 220kg farm animal.
Orange – the money the
retailer receives from selling the meat from that same animal (includes what
the processor got as well)
The increase in the average
retail beef price has been achieved despite producers’ cattle prices remaining largely
unchanged for over a decade.
The additional $2billion
spent by Australian consumers on beef since 2001 represents an extra $500 for every
animal processed for domestic consumption.
Virtually 100% of this
additional spend by consumers has been retained by the processing and retail
sectors. Not one dollar has flowed back
to the producer.