Category: External News

Is Australia's once bountiful supply of dairy products about to turn sour?

Australia is home to some of the best dairy operations in the world, but an analyst has warned that without a drastic increase in production the country could soon become an “import nation”. Source: ABC Livestock Is Australia’s once bountiful supply of dairy products about to turn sour?

Notre Dame's bees keep on buzzing after surviving fire

Footage of the Paris cathedral’s bees after the inferno has been met with joy after it was previously thought the insects could have perished glued together in molten wax. Source: ABC Livestock Notre Dame’s bees keep on buzzing after surviving fire

Notre Dame 'miracle' as cathedral's bees and hives survive fire

After the devastating loss from the Notre Dame cathedral fire, “an ounce of hope” is discovered by anxious French beekeepers, whose hives have survived the inferno. Source: ABC Livestock Notre Dame ‘miracle’ as cathedral’s bees and hives survive fire

New test delivers lower cost option for females using genomic technology

A new genomic product for Angus seedstock cattle has been launched under a collaboration between Angus Australia and Neogen Australasia. Known as Angus uLD, the new product is an ultra-low density, low cost genomic product that has been developed specifically for genomically testing Australian Angus seedstock females…Read More Source: Beef Central New test delivers… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: DeSireBull – A refinement for searching sires

The increasing complexity of information available in the search for sires is often a topic of concern among bull buyers.Although producers value the data that is on offer, there is little doubt that many people find the process of searching through numbers overwhelming.This concern has led the NSW DPI to develop a simple platform to… Read more »

New cold storage facility drives efficiency for Warwick’s John Dee plant + VIDEO

A new regional cold storage facility which promises to reduce operational costs, expand storage capacity and increase product sorting capability will drive a new era for southern Darling Downs beef processor, John Dee…Read More Source: Beef Central New cold storage facility drives efficiency for Warwick’s John Dee plant + VIDEO

How successful was the Grill’d burger chain’s ‘Meatless Monday’?

Beef Central ventured into Grill’d burger restaurants on Monday to observe the customer response to the company’s ‘Meatless Monday’ promotion, and sample a couple of the much-hyped Beyond vege burgers. ..Read More Source: Beef Central How successful was the Grill’d burger chain’s ‘Meatless Monday’?

True Aussie symbol’s role in export markets

Amid the chilled meat cabinets of retailers across the world, how does Australian red meat differentiate itself from its many competitors, jostling for position in increasingly crowded export markets? Five years after its launch, the True Aussie symbol is now active in 34 key export markets, representing Australian beef, lamb and goatmeat, and is a… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Short weeks, dry conditions limit volume

Public holidays and dry conditions across the eastern Australian grainbelt have supported prices now that end-users have booked coverage for the next four weeks and volume traded has dropped to negligible levels…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Short weeks, dry conditions limit volume

Forward wool trading sparse as auction market seeks direction

FORWARD wool trading was again sparse this week, as the spot auction market closed for the Easter break still uncertain of direction…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool trading sparse as auction market seeks direction

Holiday makers warned on exotic disease outbreak potential of food scraps

HOLIDAY makers have been reminded to dispose of food scraps carefully over the Easter break to minimise any potential for the introduction and spread of an exotic animal disease in Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Holiday makers warned on exotic disease outbreak potential of food scraps

Live export and domestic feeder prices converge: MLA

Live cattle exports have made a strong start to 2019 with overall numbers up 21 percent year-on-year for the first three months, at 271,000 head…Read More Source: Beef Central Live export and domestic feeder prices converge: MLA

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

Seasonal pain for GrainCorp

Investors in GrainCorp have been alerted today to the severity of conditions affecting its grains business in 2019, with the company saying grains in the half-year to 31 March, 2019 would earn it around $40 million less than it had expected…Read More Source: Grain Central Seasonal pain for GrainCorp

GDL Dalby’s Anthony O’Dwyer wins Australia’s national young auctioneer title

Anthony O’Dwyer from Grant Daniel Long in Dalby, Qld, will represent Australia in the International Livestock Auctioneers Competition at the Calgary Stampede, Canada after winning the 2019 National Young Auctioneers Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show…Read More Source: Beef Central GDL Dalby’s Anthony O’Dwyer wins Australia’s national young auctioneer title

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

SOME of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

VICTORIAN engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence has returned home to his farming roots on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

Recent property listings of note

Former trophy station ripe for glory again | Roxas operation fails to sell and is relisted | Two SA operations boasting scale | Marmboo returns to the market | Productive country close to Brisbane | Further leucaena potential on Moura’s Wilga Vale | Corfield block grassed-up and ready to go | Abundance of grass on… Read more »

Weekly kill: Lack of follow-up rain and cooler weather drives lift in numbers

THE flow of slaughter cattle across eastern Australian picked up this week, as the onset of cooler night-time temperatures and a lack of follow-up rain after encouraging March falls prompts some producers to further lighten off numbers heading into winter.  ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Lack of follow-up rain and cooler weather drives… Read more »

11 activists charged with trespass

Queensland Police  have charged 11 people following investigations into alleged trespassing incidents at agricultural locations in late March and early April…Read More Source: Beef Central 11 activists charged with trespass

Quad bike accidents focus attention on proposed safety standard

QUAD bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents last weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Quad bike accidents focus attention on proposed safety standard

Australian Wool Industry Medal nominations sought for annual presentation

WORTHY Australian wool industry individuals are being sought by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations to nominate for the 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medal…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian Wool Industry Medal nominations sought for annual presentation

NSW and Victorian ultrafine wool producers excel in Zegna awards

NEW SOUTH Wales wool growers David and Angie Waters have won the prestigious Zegna Superfine Wool Trophy for the third consecutive year with a 15.2 micron bale produced under difficult conditions…Read More Source: Sheep Central NSW and Victorian ultrafine wool producers excel in Zegna awards

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 Apr 2019

Broad surface troughs and cold fronts triggered thunderstorms and showers with moderate fall across large parts of Western Australia, while onshore flow produced showers in the Cape York Peninsula, parts of the east coast of Queensland and northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 Apr 2019

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm-management software

Returning home to his farming roots and Victorian family property, engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence is on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm-management software

'Crazy bat lady' spends $1,000 a week to keep her furry charges alive

Rebecca Koller spends four hours a day chopping up fruit for the 600 bats in her care, and that’s not the half of it. But despite the endless toil, she says it’s a very rewarding life. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Crazy bat lady’ spends ,000 a week to keep her furry charges alive

Red meat reform White Paper expected mid-year

Over 600 stakeholders downloaded a Green Paper during the public consultation process which closed on Monday and more than 50 submitted submissions, the taskforce reviewing the red meat industry Memorandum of Understanding reported this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Red meat reform White Paper expected mid-year

China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Simon Quilty, just back from a US speaking tour, sees evidence the Chinese Government is commencing a major imported pork buy program that will see large quantities of US pork exported to China. ..Read More Source: Beef Central China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More Source: Sheep Central Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

Slap on wrist for activists, slap in face for farmers

Queensland farm group AgForce has reacted with incredulity to the Queensland Government’s announcement that new fines of $672.75 amount to a ‘crackdown’ on farm invaders…Read More Source: Beef Central Slap on wrist for activists, slap in face for farmers

Wagga sale 15 April 2019: Export steers lift by 15c/kg

Warm dry conditions continue to put supply pressure on the market, with producers mostly offloading secondary condition stock…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 April 2019: Export steers lift by 15c/kg

NTCA’s 50c levy idea: what do other States think?

Regardless of whether different groups support the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association call for a 50c per head levy to fund industry advocacy or not, the NT industry’s front-foot move has certainly got the rest of the industry talking about levies and industry funding options once again…Read More Source: Beef Central NTCA’s 50c levy idea:… Read more »

Rising feeder steer prices hamper 100-day returns, trading budget shows

A sharp rise in feeder cattle prices over the past month has inflated projected losses on grainfed cattle in our latest 100-day grainfed trading budget calculated yesterday…Read More Source: Beef Central Rising feeder steer prices hamper 100-day returns, trading budget shows

Child fatalities turn spotlight on quad bike safety

Quad bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents on the weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania..Read More Source: Grain Central Child fatalities turn spotlight on quad bike safety

Water price hike could see parched WA farmers' bills triple

WA farmers already resorting to desperate and expensive measures to keep their stock alive are now facing a 200 per cent increase in water costs. Some fear they will be driven to breaking point. Source: ABC Livestock Water price hike could see parched WA farmers’ bills triple

MLA aims to show how easy, sharing and unwasteful lamb can be

MEAT & Livestock Australia’s new Autumn Lamb campaign has been launched this week, with a new focus on limiting food waste within an overall theme of  highlighting easy preparation methods and the ‘share the lamb’ concept of bringing people together…Read More Source: Sheep Central MLA aims to show how easy, sharing and unwasteful lamb… Read more »

AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb numbers almost double with rain

AUSTRALIA’S online sheep and lamb offerings last week almost doubled as recent rainfall, and high saleyard prices and strong wool demand boosted the confidence of sellers and buyers…Read More Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb numbers almost double with rain

Vale John Stewart

John Stewart, the man widely regarded as the ‘godfather’ of Australia’s epic Brucellosis & Tuberculosis disease eradication campaign in the 1970s and 80s, has passed away in Brisbane, aged 86…Read More Source: Beef Central Vale John Stewart

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now more than ever, employees are choosing workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. So it is not surprising that the most successful agribusinesses will always have a solid workplace culture in place…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Iced coffee supplies running low as drought hits South Australian icon

Customers have complained about a shortage of a popular iced coffee brand in South Australia, with its maker blaming the shortfall on the drought and increased demand for milk. Source: ABC Livestock Iced coffee supplies running low as drought hits South Australian icon

Qld lifts fines for farm invaders

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to crack down on animal rights activists who invade farms and meatworks following disruptive protests on the Darling Downs and Southern Queensland last Monday…Read More Source: Beef Central Qld lifts fines for farm invaders

Registrations open for AWI’s 2019 National Merino Challenge

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has opened registrations from the industry’s next generation for the 2019 National Merino Challenge in Sydney in May…Read More Source: Sheep Central Registrations open for AWI’s 2019 National Merino Challenge

SE Asia report: October hangover still hurting in April

October imports just keep on coming, forcing Indonesian prices lower, Dr Ross Ainsworth reports in this month’s South East Asia Beef Report. ..Read More Source: Beef Central SE Asia report: October hangover still hurting in April

Queensland stock agent wins national young auctioneers competition

QUEENSLAND stock agent Anthony O’Dwyer has won the 2019 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at his first attempt as the state’s representative at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Anthony, 25,..Read More Source: Sheep Central Queensland stock agent wins national young auctioneers competition

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More Source: Sheep Central Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

Police investigate 200 missing cattle near Surat

The Queensland Police Service is currently investigating a complaint from a cattle property situated on the Carnarvon Highway between Surat and St George in relation to  approximately 200 head of missing cattle…Read More Source: Beef Central Police investigate 200 missing cattle near Surat

Prices trend down in large AuctionsPlus offering

Prices were down on most stock categories apart from PTIC heifers on AuctionsPlus this week. After last week’s dramatic jump in listings volume, cattle numbers remained steady with a total offering of 16,259 head…Read More Source: Beef Central Prices trend down in large AuctionsPlus offering

John Dee sells 50pc stake in Yarranbrook feedlot to Stone Axe Pastoral

Specialist Wagyu beef supply chain business Stone Axe Pastoral Co has taken a 50 percent interest in John Dee Group’s Yarranbrook feedlot business near Warwick in southern Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central John Dee sells 50pc stake in Yarranbrook feedlot to Stone Axe Pastoral

Forward wool market trading close to auction prices at low volumes

AUSTRALIA’S spot auction wool market continued its trend of the last two months this week, with Merino fleece lines again easing and crossbreds continuing to be in demand…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market trading close to auction prices at low volumes

Agriculture Victoria offers pasture seminars to sheep and beef producers

AGRICULTURE Victoria will support beef and sheep producers affected by difficult seasonal conditions with a phone/online seminar on pasture recovery next week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Agriculture Victoria offers pasture seminars to sheep and beef producers

Sheep rivalling cattle as western Qld restocks after rain

SHEEP are re-emerging as an attractive restocking option after recent rain for properties in Queensland’s central west that converted to cattle during the low wool price years of the 1990s and 2000s…Read More Source: Sheep Central Sheep rivalling cattle as western Qld restocks after rain

Crossbred wool continues to buck quality-driven price slide

CROSSBRED wools bound for the fake fur and knitwear trade in China reached record price levels at auctions this week, although the industry’s benchmark indicator slipped lower…Read More Source: Sheep Central Crossbred wool continues to buck quality-driven price slide

Live exporters will continue reform agenda under a Labor Government

AUSTRALIA’S peak live animal exporter body will continue the sector’s reform agenda even if a proposed phase-out of sheep exports gains political momentum after next month’s Federal Election…Read More Source: Sheep Central Live exporters will continue reform agenda under a Labor Government

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as growers wait for widespread rain

Want of rain saw domestic grain prices current and new crop firm this week as cottonseed drifted further. Oats and other cereal crops proving a popular planting choice amid ongoing tight fodder outlook…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as growers wait for widespread rain

Grain growers 'confident' about glyphosate after Vietnam ban

Vietnam is Australia’s fourth-largest grain trading partner overall and any change to the glyphosate restrictions on imports could have a big impact on Australia growers. Source: ABC Grain Grain growers ‘confident’ about glyphosate after Vietnam ban

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing meat and livestock industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. It is not surprising, then, that the most successful agribusinesses will always have a solid workplace culture in place…Read More Source: Beef Central Recruitment: The importance of… Read more »

Feeding seaweed to cows: CSIRO livestock methane research lights up

Feeding cattle seaweed is one of a number of promising lines of CSIRO research that has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s $17 billion livestock sector, as the CSIRO’s Darius Koreis explains…Read More Source: Beef Central Feeding seaweed to cows: CSIRO livestock methane research lights up

US agriculture: 2 million farms; 96pc family-owned; av size 178ha

The number of farms in the United States has declined slightly from 2012 to 2017, but still number a massive 2 million, according to the latest US agricultural census…Read More Source: Grain Central US agriculture: 2 million farms; 96pc family-owned; av size 178ha

Last chance to comment on red meat reform options

For the past two months Australian red meat producers have had the opportunity to read and comment on four Green Paper options to reform the structure of the Australian red meat and livestock industry. For those yet to have their say, the opportunity closes on Monday…Read More Source: Beef Central Last chance to comment… Read more »

The hidden killer of profitability in cattle

In beef production systems the potentially severe effect of internal parasites has not been given the attention it deserves but technology is now giving producers the ability to see what has previously been invisible, writes veterinarian Dr Matt Playford…Read More Source: Beef Central The hidden killer of profitability in cattle

$1.1 million payout for Q Fever victim

The Queensland State Government has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million to a worker who contracted Q Fever while upgrading cattle yards at a Gold Coast high school training farm…Read More Source: Beef Central .1 million payout for Q Fever victim

Does red meat industry have appetite for ‘transformative’ innovation, senators ask MLA

Incoming MLA managing director Jason Strong fronted the Senate Estimates hearings in Canberra last week, in one of his first official public outings representing the industry service delivery company. Questions from the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport committee members focused primarily on the red meat industry’s appetite for innovation in its research and development… Read more »

Hard-seeded pasture legumes expand as mixed-farming option

A rip-roaring drought and buoyant livestock prices have bolstered interest in hard-seeded legume pastures as a worthy inclusion in mixed-farming rotations in New South Wales…Read More Source: Beef Central Hard-seeded pasture legumes expand as mixed-farming option

Senators probe merit of CCTV cameras in red meat processing plants

SHOULD CCTV cameras be made mandatory in Australian red meat processing plants? The question arose during Senate Estimates in Canberra last week when members of the Rural and Regional Affairs..Read More Source: Sheep Central Senators probe merit of CCTV cameras in red meat processing plants

‘First look’ climate outlook for May-July 2019

May to July is likely to be drier than average over some parts of eastern Australia, but wetter for parts of inland WA, and scattered parts of the northern Australian coastline, acording to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ seasonal climate outlook for May, June and July, released today…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘First… Read more »

Dalby sale 10 April 2019: Market cheaper

The market was slightly softer across all categories.  ..Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 10 April 2019: Market cheaper

Mount Colliery offers unique high-country grazing/lifestyle proposition + VIDEO

Tucked away in an isolated pocket of southeast Queensland’s border ranges is a pristine gem of a grazing property that holds almost endless possibilities. Mt Colliary Station, southeast of Warwick, features a unique elevated location in parts above 1000m, around 1250ha of highly improved kikuyu, clover and ryegrass grazing country, and breathtaking views into surrounding… Read more »

Young sheep industry leaders join director course intake

YOUNG sheep industry leaders are among the latest intake in the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Foundations of Directorship program…Read More Source: Sheep Central Young sheep industry leaders join director course intake

Coalition promises farmers jail term laws for activists if re-elected

EXTREME vegan activism became an election issue today, with the Coalition Government promising to introduce laws with jail terms for activists publishing details to encourage farm and business trespass if elected…Read More Source: Sheep Central Coalition promises farmers jail term laws for activists if re-elected

Drought, flood impact to bite into processing operations, senate estimates told

Beef processors face a sharp decline in slaughter stock availability following the combination of extensive year-long drought across the eastern states and recent flooding across Queensland’s northwest, a senate estimates session in Canberra was told last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Drought, flood impact to bite into processing operations, senate estimates told

Victorian farmer asks is livestock farming RSPCA approved or not?

RSPCA Australia has refused to publicly declare its support for farmers accredited under its ‘RSPCA Approved’ animal welfare scheme, despite recent vegan activist protests targeting livestock farming and processors…Read More Source: Sheep Central Victorian farmer asks is livestock farming RSPCA approved or not?

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 Apr 2019

The monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems produced moderate falls across northern tropical Australia, while a series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, generating moderate falls in Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 Apr 2019

Rising vegetarian trend threatens demand for meat, says report

As the cost of meat continues to rise, a surging demand for vegan and vegetarian products represents a growing threat to local demand for Australian meat and dairy, business analyst IbisWorld says in a new report…Read More Source: Beef Central Rising vegetarian trend threatens demand for meat, says report

Anger as bulldozers knock over 'significant' gum trees on NSW farm

A farming group which received a $100 million investment from a Federal Government clean energy fund defends its decision to bulldoze trees and vegetation. Source: ABC Livestock Anger as bulldozers knock over ‘significant’ gum trees on NSW farm

Where does RSPCA stand on militant anti-farm activism?

RSPCA Australia has refused to publicly declare its support for farmers accredited under its ‘RSPCA Approved’ animal welfare scheme, despite recent vegan activist protests targetting livestock farming and processors…Read More Source: Beef Central Where does RSPCA stand on militant anti-farm activism?

‘A man worth remembering’: Qld cattle industry loses a fearless champion

The Queensland cattle industry and polocrosse family has lost a widely liked, highly respected and fearless advocate for the region following a fatal gyrocopter crash near Charleville on Tuesday…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘A man worth remembering’: Qld cattle industry loses a fearless champion

Weekly genetics review: Accuracy matters in breeding decisions

Although genetic data such as BreedPlan Estimated Breeding Values has been around for some time, there are still some common misconceptions held by producers that can influence their selection decisions. One of the more common misconceptions relates to the accuracy of an EBV, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review:… Read more »

Online wool sales slump with buyer reluctance then lift this week

ONLINE wool sales suffered last week, as the market was affected by the quantities of drought-affected wool in auction offerings; however, online sales early this week might indicate a change in buying sentiment…Read More Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales slump with buyer reluctance then lift this week

Delivering value key agenda item for MLA’s new MD, Jason Strong

Delivering value for stakeholder investments, and building stronger collaboration through the supply chain will be among key objectives for MLA’s new managing director, Jason Strong, who started in his new role last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Delivering value key agenda item for MLA’s new MD, Jason Strong

Weekly kill: Qld grid prices stabilise, after sharp rising trend

Direct consignment meatworks grid prices in Queensland remain mostly unchanged this week, after a fortnight of sharp rises following March rain. Southern and Central Queensland processor grids this morning have heavy cows at 435-440c/kg and four-tooth grassfed heavy steer 510-535c/kg…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Qld grid prices stabilise, after sharp rising trend

Latevo goes mutual as deadline nears for discount premiums

Latevo has entered into a mutual-fund model which is able to universally waive stamp duty on farm-income protection premiums, and can offer its members rebates in high-yielding years…Read More Source: Grain Central Latevo goes mutual as deadline nears for discount premiums

Opinion: ALEC reflects on livex changes a year on from Awassi

In this contributed opinion piece Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council CEO Mark Harvey-Sutton reflects on changes in the livestock export industry in the 12 months since footage showing sheep enduring inexecusable conditions on the Awassi Express shocked Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: ALEC reflects on livex changes a year on from Awassi

Meat lovers hit back at vegan protests

Meat-loving Australians took to social media yesterday in a show of support for farmers as vegan activists disrupted city traffic, chained themselves to abattoir equipment and cut livestock fences at a series of coordinated protests across eastern Australia yesterday…Read More Source: Beef Central Meat lovers hit back at vegan protests

Scientists decode the durum wheat genome

An international consortium has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat, paving the way for the production of durum wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality, and improved sustainability…Read More Source: Grain Central Scientists decode the durum wheat genome