Month: June 2017

Feedgrain markets: more nervous that a cane toad at Fifita’s place

Feedgrain markets are as nervous as a Queensland Maroons supporter when big cockroach Andrew Fifita gets the ball in State of Origin. The post Feedgrain markets: more nervous that a cane toad at Fifita’s place appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain markets: more nervous that a cane toad at Fifita’s place

Wool grower believes AWI should not start nor own the Wool Exchange Portal

NEW England sheep and cattle breeder Martin Oppenheimer states why he believes Australian Wool Innovation should not start nor be even a part-owner in its proposed Wool Exchange Portal. The post Wool grower believes AWI should not start nor own the Wool Exchange Portal appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool grower… Read more »

Wool prices improve with renewed European and Chinese confidence

RENEWED European interest in quality superfine wool and Chinese demand for medium Merino lines with lower vegetable matter content pushed prices generally higher this week. The post Wool prices improve with renewed European and Chinese confidence appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool prices improve with renewed European and Chinese confidence

Recruitment: How do your employees feel about performance reviews?

Latest listings on Jobs Central SAFEMEAT – Policy Group Chair Chief Executive Officer (MH Premium Farms) Territory Manager – North QLD (Gallagher) Feedlot Manager – Tungali, SA (S.Kidman & Co) Livestock Hands – Opal Creek Feedlot (Australian Country Choice) Leading Hand – Croydon Station (Australian Cattle and Beef Holdings) Feedlot Business Manager / Assistant GM… Read more »

Cattle prices approaching year-ago levels

In contrast with the previous two years, cattle prices in 2017 have remained relatively stable. In fact if cattle prices fail to find another gear and match 2016’s winter price rise, the benchmark EYCI indicator may dip below year-ago levels, for the first time since 2014. The post Cattle prices approaching year-ago levels appeared first… Read more »

Digital agriculture to provide value throughout the supply chain

The value of data, how to capture its benefits and how it can be shared down the value chain were the dominant themes at the Harvesting the Benefits of Digital Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Australian Farm Institute in Melbourne starting this morning. The post Digital agriculture to provide value throughout the supply chain appeared… Read more »

Dubbo sale 15 June 2017: SA Herefords boost yarding

The bulk of the cattle were sourced from local districts with only a few from the far west including another consignment of good quality Hereford cattle from South Australia along with cattle from Bourke and White Cliffs. The post Dubbo sale 15 June 2017: SA Herefords boost yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

SAFEMEAT seeking policy group chair

A leader is being sought to guide future policy direction for the Australian red meat industry’s integrity systems. The post SAFEMEAT seeking policy group chair appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SAFEMEAT seeking policy group chair

Market disruption concerns trigger further Johne’s rule changes

The potential for disruption to cattle markets from July 1 has led to an easing of the forthcoming national Johne’s Disease management rules this week. The post Market disruption concerns trigger further Johne’s rule changes appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Market disruption concerns trigger further Johne’s rule changes

Is paddock-to-plate traceability possible in the grains industry?

While many food production industries offer consumers a supply-chain story that tracks the product all the way back to the paddock it was grown in, the grains industry currently lacks the means to supply such information to consumers. The post Is paddock-to-plate traceability possible in the grains industry? appeared first on Grain Central. Source:… Read more »

New network connects rural Australia to technology solutions

Australia has a new communications network, one that will never carry a phone call but instead promises to be one of the biggest game-changers for Australian agriculture in recent memory. The post New network connects rural Australia to technology solutions appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central New network connects rural Australia to… Read more »

US China market access details: What does it mean for Australia?

US beef on Monday was officially added to the list of products eligible for export to China, and within 24 hours of the agreement being reached, trade had apparently commenced. What do the rules surrounding US exports mean for Australian beef? The post US China market access details: What does it mean for Australia? appeared… Read more »

How data can make dairy farming more profitable

Volatility in the dairy industry is here to stay, experts say, and the big data revolution can help farmers make their businesses more profitable. Source: ABC Livestock How data can make dairy farming more profitable

Agribusiness leaders to be recognised in 2017 Growth Awards

Nominations are now open for Syngenta’s 2017 Growth Awards which recognise growers and advisers whose innovative work is helping ensure a sustainable future for Australasian agriculture. The post Agribusiness leaders to be recognised in 2017 Growth Awards appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Agribusiness leaders to be recognised in 2017 Growth Awards

Senate report into red meat processing postponed again

Senators conducting an inquiry into the red meat processing sector have asked for another reporting extension to consider recent reports about the proposed implementation of DEXA carcase-scanning technology in Australian abattoirs. The post Senate report into red meat processing postponed again appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Senate report into red meat… Read more »

Tasmanian author and working dog lover to open Sheepvention

VICTORIA’S sheep industry expo Sheepvention will be opened by renowned author and less well-known truffle dog handler Rachael Treasure on August 7. The post Tasmanian author and working dog lover to open Sheepvention appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Tasmanian author and working dog lover to open Sheepvention

US Bond Market Week in Review: The Fed is Missing the Inflation Picture

          On Wednesday, the Fed voted to raise interest rates 25 basis points.  To support their argument, they observed that “the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have moderated but have been solid, on average, since the beginning of the year,… Read more »

Dalby sale 14 June 2017: Feeder buyers add competition

The supply of stock increased by close to 1,000 head and a large group of buyers was present and operating and included some additional buyers in the feeder sections. The post Dalby sale 14 June 2017: Feeder buyers add competition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 14 June 2017: Feeder… Read more »

Forums give WA beef producers a say on R&D priorities

Upcoming BeefUp Forum days to be held in Tom Price and Fitzroy Crossing will give beef producers an opportunity to discuss their production issues and research, development and adoption priorities, and feed this information to MLA to help direct where their levies are invested. The post Forums give WA beef producers a say on R&D… Read more »

Cattle producers win more flexibility on biosecurity requirements

Queensland cattle producers now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after agreement on new requirements for managing bovine Johne’s disease. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle producers win more flexibility on biosecurity requirements

Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in ag

Industry superannuation funds have called for tougher foreign investment rules around Australian agriculture as they seek to ramp up their investment in the sector. The post Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in ag appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment… Read more »

MLA seeks formal agreement with AMPC to jointly fund DEXA roll-out

MLA has sought a formal agreement from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation to jointly fund an accelerated rollout of DEXA objective measurement technology across Australia’s red meat processing industry. The post MLA seeks formal agreement with AMPC to jointly fund DEXA roll-out appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA seeks formal agreement… Read more »

Could farmer data “ownership” kill innovation?

It is hard to discuss digital agriculture without coming across questions about who is benefiting most from the data collected. These questions are leading to a strong focus on farmers “owning” their data. The post Could farmer data “ownership” kill innovation? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Could farmer data “ownership” kill… Read more »

$18.5m investment as Teys Wagga plant gears-up for EU trade

Teys Australia is investing heavily in infrastructure at its Wagga Wagga (NSW) processing facility, as the plant transitions to greater supply into the premium EU grain and grassfed markets. The post $18.5m investment as Teys Wagga plant gears-up for EU trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central .5m investment as Teys Wagga… Read more »

Agency says job applications on the rise in livestock industry

An employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry is increasing dramatically, as it experiences its busiest six months ever. Source: ABC Livestock Agency says job applications on the rise in livestock industry

Sheep CRC explores supply chain value of new ASKBILL and carcase cut tools

USING the latest sheep health predictive technology and carcase assessment tools to meet processor and producer needs will be discussed during a Sheep CRC tour of South Australia this week. The post Sheep CRC explores supply chain value of new ASKBILL and carcase cut tools appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep… Read more »

Wimmera ewe deaths mystery solved with AgVic co-operation

RECENT ewe deaths on a Wimmera farm and similar cases in north-west Victoria have been diagnosed as a seasonal condition sometimes affecting heavily pregnant ewes. The post Wimmera ewe deaths mystery solved with AgVic co-operation appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wimmera ewe deaths mystery solved with AgVic co-operation

You must know someone special in the Australian wool industry

WRITE it and deliver it by hand, send it by mail or via email, but just get it in — nominations are needed for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals to be awarded. The post You must know someone special in the Australian wool industry appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central You… Read more »

Waiting on the yield curve

As I wrote last week, nobody should ever rely on a single indicator to forecast the economy.  There is always some indicator that at any given time is consistent with a recession.  Even those that are most reliable occasionally have a misfire.or at very least a near miss. Source: XE news feed Waiting on… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017

A low produced moderate rainfall between central coast New South Wales and far eastern Victoria at the beginning of the week and rainfall in northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland throughout the remainder of the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Roma store 13 June 2017: Oats restockers compete on lighter steers

Quality is showing the signs of the early effects of winter with top prices being paid for lighter conditioned steers for those with good crops of feed or oats in their paddocks. Feedlot entry cattle, or those just needing a little finishing, are being purchased at a lesser weight for future slaughter indicating supply volatility… Read more »

Retiring WA Senator Chris Back lists fight against live export ban in achievements

RETIRING Western Australian senator Chris Back has listed efforts to keep the Federal Coalition united against the 2011 live export ban among his livestock industry achievements. The post Retiring WA Senator Chris Back lists fight against live export ban in achievements appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Retiring WA Senator Chris Back… Read more »

Rural confidence riding high on back of sheep, cattle

Australian farmers are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead, with much of this riding on historically high prices for lamb, mutton, wool and beef, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. The post Rural confidence riding high on back of sheep, cattle appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rural confidence… Read more »

Irish shearer Mark McGeown breaks eight-hour ewe record at first attempt

IRISH sheep shearer Mark McGeown has broken the country’s ewe shearing record at his first attempt. The Ravensdale shearer shore 514 ewes in eight hours at the County Louth Agricultural Show at Bellurgan Park on June 11 to break the previous record. The post Irish shearer Mark McGeown breaks eight-hour ewe record at first attempt… Read more »

Graziers Investment Company declares nothing owed to AWI over India bail-out

WOOL grower-owned Graziers Investment Company has declared no monies owed or due to Australian Wool Innovation following a past bail-out arrangement between the companies over GIC assets in India. The post Graziers Investment Company declares nothing owed to AWI over India bail-out appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Graziers Investment Company declares… Read more »

Cotton growers upbeat; grain producers subdued: Rabobank survey

While Australian livestock and cotton producers remain upbeat about their prospects for the year ahead, grain grower confidence is more subdued due to low cereal prices and concerns over a lack of winter sowing rain in some areas, according to the latest Rabobank rural confidence survey. The post Cotton growers upbeat; grain producers subdued: Rabobank… Read more »

Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory, on recent grid rises

BEEF processor profitability has deteriorated markedly over the past three weeks, on the back of flat international beef sales and rising livestock procurement costs. The post Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory, on recent grid rises appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory,… Read more »

Garsh, Sha-zam, Gall-lee…we have ourselves a weather market

The relatively benign markets of the early northern hemisphere spring months have given way to increased volatility as a flurry of news reports cast doubt over cereal production through parts of the United States (US) and Canada. The post Garsh, Sha-zam, Gall-lee…we have ourselves a weather market appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

Allegations of underpayments land silo company in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against a silo manufacturer in northern Victoria, alleging it underpaid two workers a total of almost $13,000 despite having previously been put on notice to pay workers their lawful entitlements. The post Allegations of underpayments land silo company in court appeared first on Grain Central. Source:… Read more »

Bluetongue zone extended south

Following the detection of bluetongue virus (BTV) in cattle in the Shoalhaven and Illawarra areas, NSW Department of Primary Industries has advised that the BTV declared transmission and buffer zones have been extended. The post Bluetongue zone extended south appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bluetongue zone extended south

Three charts showing Australia’s changing meat eating habits

Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s, at around 110 kilograms per person per year. But the type of meat consumed has changed significantly, with chicken and pork both now far outstripping beef, mutton and lamb. The post Three charts showing Australia’s changing meat eating habits appeared first on… Read more »

Rural confidence riding high on back of cattle, sheep

Australian farmers are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead, with much of this riding on historically high prices for lamb, mutton, wool and beef, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. The post Rural confidence riding high on back of cattle, sheep appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rural confidence… Read more »

Wool designer and livestock sector leaders honoured by the Queen

WOOL ambassador and fashion designer Colette Dinnigan heads a lift of sheep, beef and processing industry leaders who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced yesterday. The post Wool designer and livestock sector leaders honoured by the Queen appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool designer and… Read more »

Time running out for BestWool BestLamb Conference early birds

EARLY bird registrations close tomorrow for the 2017 Victorian BestWool/BestLamb Conference on June 27-28 in Bendigo. The post Time running out for BestWool BestLamb Conference early birds appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Time running out for BestWool BestLamb Conference early birds

Sheep and lamb slaughter figures decline 21pc year-on-year in April

STOCK retention amid already tight sheep and lamb supplies, strong sheep and wool prices, processing plant closures and a string of public holidays have been blamed for a considerable contraction in Australian mutton and lamb slaughter in April. The post Sheep and lamb slaughter figures decline 21pc year-on-year in April appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Right time for beef industry to utilise forward marketing, says bank report

The time is right for the Australian beef industry to embrace forward marketing agreements as a tool to manage price and volume volatility and improve business planning, a recently-released research report suggests. The post Right time for beef industry to utilise forward marketing, says bank report appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Kelpie bitch Moora Dotti sells for $12,000 at Casterton to equal Australian record

VICTORIAN stock manager Jack Leonard yesterday turned a $700 pup into a $12,000 dog, to equal the Clark Rubber Working Dog Auction’s Australian record price set in 2012. The post Kelpie bitch Moora Dotti sells for $12,000 at Casterton to equal Australian record appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Kelpie bitch Moora… Read more »

Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Former cattle and meat processing industry leaders have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced today. The post Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Northern cattle exports increase in May

Cattle exports from Darwin to Indonesia increased in May, with exporters shipping close to the same number of cattle for the month as in May 2016. The post Northern cattle exports increase in May appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Northern cattle exports increase in May

Slight rise in world wheat supplies: USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) has raised the forecast for global wheat supplies for 2017/18 by 2.8 million tonnes (Mt) to 261.2Mt, since its last report a month ago. The post Slight rise in world wheat supplies: USDA appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Slight rise in world wheat supplies:… Read more »

Important questions remain over DEXA adoption, report finds

A raft of important questions remain about the complexity and challenges surrounding the proposed industry-wide roll out of DEXA objective carcase measurement technology, an independent report commissioned by the AMPC and AMIC has found. The post Important questions remain over DEXA adoption, report finds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Important questions… Read more »

Competition searches for perfect live export cattle

A north Queensland field day ditches its traditional fat cattle sale in search of the perfect mob of live export cattle. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Competition searches for perfect live export cattle

First cross ewes to $344 and new season lambs 800-950c/kg on AuctionsPlus

STRONG demand for breeding ewes for prime lamb production pushed first cross ewe prices to $344 in online AuctionsPlus sales last week. The post First cross ewes to $344 and new season lambs 800-950c/kg on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central First cross ewes to 4 and new season lambs 800-950c/kg… Read more »

International Economic Week in Review: The Growth Story Continues

     Internationally, the UK elections were this week’s biggest story.  May’s party had a 20 point lead in the polls when she called for snap elections.  By when all the votes were counted, the Tories lost their majority, forcing her to form a coalition government.  The pound broke through the 128 level versus the dollar… Read more »

US Equity and Economic Review: Current Recession Probability is Low, Part II

     In the first half of this column, I looked at the long-leading, leading and coincident indicators, along with commodity prices and asset markets to determine if the standard causes of a recession exist.  I concluded they do not.  Here, I’ll look at several components of GDP to determine if there is any existence of… Read more »

$12,000 top price at Casterton Working Dog sale

Victorian stock manager Jack Leonard yesterday turned a $700 pup into a $12,000 dog, to equal the Clark Rubber Working Dog Auction’s Australian record price set in 2012 among 57 Kelpies offered in the 2017 auction in Casterton on Sunday. The post $12,000 top price at Casterton Working Dog sale appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

US Bond Market Week in Review: Current Recession Probability Is Low, Part 1

     While the general economy continues to expand at its now famous “moderate” pace, several economic releases over the last few months indicate there are small areas of softness.  Two consecutive months of weaker auto sales will likely translate into slightly lower auto sector employment in the summer or early fall.  While the recently declining… Read more »

New guide to reducing weed risk when buying cattle fodder

A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. The post New guide to reducing weed risk when buying cattle fodder appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New guide to reducing weed risk when buying… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege

The crisis for the Batista family and indirectly for JBS seems far from over, Beef Central’s US-based columnist Steve Kay writes in his latest monthly Kay’s Cuts. The post Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege

EU/PCAS eligible weaner steers 466c in smaller AuctionsPlus catalogue

Cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus slipped a little this week, with listings totalling 9043 head, down 15pc on the previous week. Young cattle peaked at 466c/kg for a line of 121 EU and PCAS-eligible Angus weaner steers 9-10 months averaging 239kg from Caramut, VIC. The post EU/PCAS eligible weaner steers 466c in smaller AuctionsPlus catalogue appeared… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: British Pound Hit by Unexpected Election Result

OVERVIEW The UK election result was inconclusive as governing Conservative party lost seats. Canadian job growth accelerated in May at its fastest pace in 8 months.  UK industrial and manufacturing production were much weaker than expected.  ECB’s Nowotny said a rising Euro would complicate the central bank’s task of setting monetary policy.  HIGHLIGHT Source:… Read more »

Ouyen Livestock Exchange keen to be first saleyard to implement sheep EID

OUYEN’S saleyard in Victoria’s Mallee next month plans to be the state’s first selling centre to scan and upload data from electronically-tagged lambs. The post Ouyen Livestock Exchange keen to be first saleyard to implement sheep EID appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Ouyen Livestock Exchange keen to be first saleyard to… Read more »

WA winter crop plantings wane as dry takes hold

Dry conditions continue over most of the cropping regions of Western Australia where winter crop planting has all but wrapped up. The post WA winter crop plantings wane as dry takes hold appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central WA winter crop plantings wane as dry takes hold

SE Asia Report: Northern cattle prices defying weak demand

Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam has not had the expected affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May, with the usual May/June supply flush not being seen this year, and favourable seasons meaning producers are in no rush to offload stock. The post SE Asia Report: Northern cattle… Read more »

Wool prices lift as demand strengthens for quality Merino clips

RENEWED demand for quality Merino wool mid-week lifted prices at auction this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator closed six cents higher on 1478c/kg clean, brokers passing in 9.1 percent of the 24,018-bale offering in Sydney and Melbourne. The post Wool prices lift as demand strengthens for quality Merino clips appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Recruitment: A six-point plan to improve gender diversity in the workplace

We all know there aren’t nearly enough women in leadership and senior management positions in agriculture sector roles in Australia, despite a wealth of evidence that shows it makes good business sense. Top-tier male and female agribusiness leaders and managers are pushing to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace. The post Recruitment:… Read more »

Farmer gives pecans a reputation makeover

Michelle Chicken’s nuts are sold all over the world, but what the Queensland farmer really wants is to improve their reputation at home. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Farmer gives pecans a reputation makeover

Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect quality

A number of the cattle are showing the effects of almost a fortnight of constant frosts and the fact it is getting very dry in most districts. The post Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect quality appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect… Read more »

Rinehart signs deal to export 300,000 live cattle a year to China

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting reaches a strategic cooperation agreement with a Chinese joint venture company which would give it a beef supply chain stretching from the Australian paddock to the Chinese plate. Source: ABC Livestock Rinehart signs deal to export 300,000 live cattle a year to China

Now is the time for a 2018 Nuffield Scholarship

Enthusiastic farmers with aspirations to supercharge their farming future still have time to put themselves forward for a 2018 Nuffield Scholarship, with applications closing in one week, on Friday, June 16, 2017. The post Now is the time for a 2018 Nuffield Scholarship appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Now is the… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Euro Weakens After ECB Cuts Inflation Forecast

OVERVIEW Eurozone GDP growth revised up to 0.6%, the fastest pace in 2 years. ECB leaves rates on hold but disappoints markets expecting discussions around further tapering of Q.E. German industrial production rose above expectations to 0.8% in April, and March was revised from 0.4% month-over-month to -0.1%. China’s trade surplus rose to $40.81 billion,… Read more »

Australian Lamb Company joins project to turn national $200m waste problem around

LAMB and beef processors have joined dairy and pork producers, universities and water authorities in a national project that aims to turn waste costing up to $200 million annually into energy, fertiliser, livestock feeds and bioplastic. The post Australian Lamb Company joins project to turn national $200m waste problem around appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Tasmanian Wagyu properties to become site for giant wind farm + VIDEO

One of Tasmania’s best known cattle enterprises is to be the home for one of the largest renewable energy projects in the southern hemisphere, generating up to 1000MW of power from wind energy at an installation cost of up to $1.6 billion. The post Tasmanian Wagyu properties to become site for giant wind farm +… Read more »

Richmond Field Days & Races

They’ll be coming from far and wide to Richmond, Queensland for the Field Day and to enjoy the country races. Riverina will be in North West Queensland on Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June to participate in the Richmond Elders Field Days and Races. It’s a big social event for the Richmond, Queensland region…. Read more »

The future is here: autonomous tractor and spraying combo

Spray equipment specialist, Croplands, has teamed up with auto farming system provider, autonoTRAC, to produce a fully integrated driverless tractor and WEEDit spraying system for autonomous weed spraying. The post The future is here: autonomous tractor and spraying combo appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central The future is here: autonomous tractor and… Read more »

Test cricketers continue to don South Australian wool

The last remaining wool manufacturer in Australia shows no signs of letting slip its hold of the Australian cricket team’s vests following the tide of withdrawal from local garment making. Source: ABC Livestock Test cricketers continue to don South Australian wool

ACCC won’t oppose proposed Dow/DuPont merger in Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed merger of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.l. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The post ACCC won’t oppose proposed Dow/DuPont merger in Australia appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central ACCC won’t oppose proposed Dow/DuPont merger in Australia

RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group

The Red Meat Advisory Council has announced a new team to drive the implementation of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, chaired by Queensland cattle producer Bryce Camm. The post RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group

MerinoLink 2017 to feature latest in shearing, genetics and animal health

INNOVATIONS in shearing, genetics, pasture growth and animal health prediction, and the latest research on feed supplements will be outlined at the MerinoLink conference on June 21. The post MerinoLink 2017 to feature latest in shearing, genetics and animal health appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MerinoLink 2017 to feature latest in… Read more »

Murray Goulburn leader offers apology to suppliers

New Murray Goulburn boss apologises for comments suggesting farmers will be profitable at a milk price of $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids. Source: ABC Livestock Murray Goulburn leader offers apology to suppliers

Country town keeps droving past alive to ensure its future

A country town in Queensland is keeping its local show alive through an event that preserves its droving tradition Source: ABC Beef Cattle Country town keeps droving past alive to ensure its future

Why is our red meat so expensive?

Beef prices might be at a record high across Australia but experts say red meat lovers can expect retail costs to “flatline” soon. Source: ABC Livestock Why is our red meat so expensive?

India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme court

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition next week challenging the Indian Government’s controversial notification that bans sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. The post India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme court appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme… Read more »

New Co-op Builder online tool launched at Farming Together conference

A MAJOR barrier to farmers setting up co-operatives has been dealt a “wrecking ball” blow with the launch of a new free online legal document template. The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals developed ‘Co-op Builder’ for the Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program and it was launched at the Farming Together conference in Adelaide… Read more »

Casino beef plant rejects $15,000 EPA fine

The Northern Co-operative Meat Co has rejected allegations contained in a penalty notice issued by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency, which carried a $15,000 fine this week. The post Casino beef plant rejects $15,000 EPA fine appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Casino beef plant rejects ,000 EPA fine

Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video

The CSIRO has highlighted the role Blockchain technology might soon play in protecting the integrity of Australian beef. The post Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video

How can rural communities be heard? Nuffield scholar

South Australian orchardist and 2015 Nuffield Australia scholar Ben Haslett sees the health and wellbeing of rural Australia as integrally linked to the prosperity of Australia’s agricultural industries. The post How can rural communities be heard? Nuffield scholar appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central How can rural communities be heard? Nuffield scholar

$6.2m for MLA to improve forecasting of extreme weather events

Meat & Livestock Australia will receive almost $6.2 million under round three of the Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit program for a project looking at ways to improve seasonal forecasting of extreme weather events such as drought or frost. The post $6.2m for MLA to improve forecasting of extreme weather events appeared first… Read more »