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National Agriculture Writer - Beef
Shan Goodwin steers Fairfax Media’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. Shan feels a need to play whatever small role she can in supporting Australia’s beef supply chain given how much beef her family consumes. She treats all breeds equally.
INDUSTRY domestic marketing campaigns this year tapped into that seemingly ingrained value Australians clearly have for beef.
The upward climb of retail beef prices since 2013, which has run very much in sync with cattle prices for the past two years, came to a halt in the first part of this year.
SHOCK resignations, personality clashes, leaked emails, internal politics boiling over and a rather hefty executive churn were all part and parcel of life in Australia’s beef business in 2017.
From the goat market to DEXA, there was plenty on the agenda at a recent Alice Springs red meat event.
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