Category: External News

SE Asia Report: Indo govt changes mind, issues new buffalo import permits for 2018

Indonesian demand for beef remained weak in December with prices slipping even lower than November’s rates, as prices and polices around Indian buffalo meat imports appear to overlook a serious flaw in logic. The post SE Asia Report: Indo govt changes mind, issues new buffalo import permits for 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Elders trainee program opening strong career pathways

Twice a year Elders takes on 8 to 10 trainees to undertake 18 months of hands-on training at its branches around Australia, a unique career-building initiative that is opening career pathways to young people firmly set on a career in agribusiness. The post Elders trainee program opening strong career pathways appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Quinoa whiskey, now that's a flavour

Australia’s first quinoa whiskey joins a number of spirits with special, local ingredients driving the craft brewing and distilling industry. Source: ABC Grain Quinoa whiskey, now that’s a flavour

Agribusiness: Goodfellow departs Rifa for new role with Canadian pension fund

Experienced agribusiness executive David Goodfellow has resigned from his position as head of Chinese-owned Rifa Salutary’s Australian operations to become chief executive of a new Australian subsidiary of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. The post Agribusiness: Goodfellow departs Rifa for new role with Canadian pension fund appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Agribusiness:… Read more »

Back to business as AuctionsPlus numbers rise to 6595 head

Numbers started to recover following the Christmas/New Year break on AuctionsPlus this week, with cattle offerings lifting almost 4000 head to total 6595 head. Joined females averaged $1703 and reached a top of $2260. The post Back to business as AuctionsPlus numbers rise to 6595 head appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

The Facebook page that brings sunshine to dairy farmers

It can be tough out there on the land, but a social media platform that emphasises the positives has been embraced by thousands of farmers across the country. Source: ABC Livestock The Facebook page that brings sunshine to dairy farmers

WA Govt backflips on threat to close Schools of the Air

The Western Australian state government has backflipped on its planned closure of the state’s Schools of the Air, saying it went ‘too far.’ The decision comes after a widespread community backlash over the threatened closure of the remote area education provider. The post WA Govt backflips on threat to close Schools of the Air appeared… Read more »

Producers open gates for Beef 2018 property tours

Twelve innovative and progressive Central Queensland beef producers will open their front gates to visitors as part of the Beef Australia 2018 Property Tour Program during the triennial national cattle expo in May. The post Producers open gates for Beef 2018 property tours appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Producers open gates… Read more »

Summer marketing campaign celebrates lamb with a musical makeover + VIDEO

The 2018 annual summer lamb campaign has been launched – this year features singing, dancing and celebrating the one thing all Australians can agree on: Australian Lamb. The post Summer marketing campaign celebrates lamb with a musical makeover + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Summer marketing campaign celebrates lamb with… Read more »

Young Aussie meat judging team excels during US tour

For the first time since 2001, the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team has been triumphant at a US competition, winning the Southwest Invitational, hosted by Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas recently. The post Young Aussie meat judging team excels during US tour appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Young Aussie meat judging… Read more »

Alpaca industry seeking to double Australian numbers within years

A transformation is underway within Australia’s alpaca industry as it attempts to double the size of the nation’s herd within the next few years. Source: ABC Livestock Alpaca industry seeking to double Australian numbers within years

From hammers to ham, a builder's passion for pig farming

South Australia’s Jason Stephenson says his destiny was to be a pig farmer. That’s why he swapped life on the building site for his free-range paddocks on the Eyre Peninsula. Source: ABC Livestock From hammers to ham, a builder’s passion for pig farming

Ag Minister to fly to India for urgent pulse tariff talks

David Littleproud will travel to India for urgent talks aimed at saving Australia’s pulse market from whopping Indian tariffs. Source: ABC Grain Ag Minister to fly to India for urgent pulse tariff talks

NVLX Wodonga 9 Jan 2017: Slaughter cattle prices rise on limited supply

The market opened up to mixed price trends with some processors yet to commence buying at physical markets. The seasonal shortage of top quality domestic slaughter cattle gave the market some edge, with prices improving by up to 10c/kg. The post NVLX Wodonga 9 Jan 2017: Slaughter cattle prices rise on limited supply appeared first… Read more »

Farmers take stock in aftermath of Sherwood bushfire

Authorities confirm nearly 2,000 animals were killed and 41 farms damaged during a blaze in the South Australia’s south east on Saturday. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers take stock in aftermath of Sherwood bushfire

Wagga 8 Jan 2018: First NSW sale of 2018 opens on solid note

The Wagga prime cattle market gave the first indication of price trends for 2018 in New South Wales, and saw cattle prices lift over some categories in a yarding of just over 2300 head. The post Wagga 8 Jan 2018: First NSW sale of 2018 opens on solid note appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Western District calf sales off to mixed start

The famed Victorian Western District calf sales got off to a mixed start today with the best rates for heavy calves. The post Western District calf sales off to mixed start appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Western District calf sales off to mixed start

Executive email reveals stoush over 'stage-managed' process to benefit egg industry

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is accused of allowing the drafting of new welfare standards for poultry to be “stage-managed” by industry in a process lacking “transparency”, “governance” and “independence”. Source: ABC Livestock Executive email reveals stoush over ‘stage-managed’ process to benefit egg industry

Teys offers jobs to Murray Bridge workers impacted by fire

Teys Australia has offered temporary employment to staff from Thomas Foods International’s Murray Bridge beef and lamb processing plant in South Australia, likely to be impacted by this week’s boning room fire. The post Teys offers jobs to Murray Bridge workers impacted by fire appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Teys offers… Read more »

Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria

A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga. The post Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria

Welder blamed for massive SA abattoir blaze

The huge blaze at Murray Bridge, south-east of Adelaide, was sparked by a maintenance worker who was welding a bin, fire authorities reveal. Source: ABC Livestock Welder blamed for massive SA abattoir blaze

Updated: Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room

Thomas Foods International’s flagship Murray Bridge lamb and beef processing plant in South Australia was engulfed by fire last night. The post Updated: Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Updated: Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room

Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room

Thomas Foods International’s flagship Murray Bridge beef and lamb processing plant in South Australia was engulfed by fire last night. The post Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Fire engulfs TFI Murray Bridge boning room

Steers to 371c in opening Vic weaner sales

Vendors predicted the opening market would be down about 25 per cent on last year’s results given the drop in the prime market, and that’s the way the market played out, with weaners failing to crack the 400c/kg mark today at Wodonga. The post Steers to 371c in opening Vic weaner sales appeared first on… Read more »

2017 beef exports just exceed 1m tonnes

  AUSTRALIA’S beef and veal exports for calendar year 2017 have just snuck over the one million tonnes mark – marginally lower than the previous year – but still a milestone achieved for only the fifth time in history. After a late December surge, total exports last year reached 1,014,911 tonnes, just 3190t short of… Read more »

Americans set to eat record amount of meat in 2017

The average US consumer will eat 222.2 pounds (100.8 kilos) of red meat and poultry this year, surpassing a record set in 2004, according to the USDA. The post Americans set to eat record amount of meat in 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Americans set to eat record amount of… Read more »

Great career opportunities on offer for 2018

Thinking about a career move in 2018, or even a relocation to a new site in the kind of job you’re currently doing? There’s a bunch of great new job opportunities currently posted on our Jobs Central recruitment page, as the meat, wool and livestock industries prepare for the year ahead. The post Great career… Read more »

Tariffs on Aus beef into Korea drop to 26.6pc

Tariffs on Australian beef exports to South Korea have dropped from 40 percent to 26.6 percent after a fifth round of tariff reductions under the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) took effect from January 1. The post Tariffs on Aus beef into Korea drop to 26.6pc appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

NASA inspires speed-breeding wheat program

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space inspire Australian scientists to develop a world-first speed-breeding program that cuts a decade off the time it takes to deliver new varieties. Source: ABC Grain NASA inspires speed-breeding wheat program

The rise and rise of the noodle and why everyone wants a piece of it

Japan is ending 40 years of state-controlled rice growing with its farmers expected to concentrate on producing wheat for noodles, and Australian farmers see an opportunity. Source: ABC Grain The rise and rise of the noodle and why everyone wants a piece of it

The female pig hunters aiming high in the NT

While you might think hunting is a macho, male-dominated hobby, there has been a surge in interest from female hunters in the Northern Territory. Source: ABC Livestock The female pig hunters aiming high in the NT

Renewed calls for SA stock squad as rural crime rises

A specialised stock squad is needed in South Australia as documents reveal only 14 people have been charged with livestock theft in seven years. Source: ABC Livestock Renewed calls for SA stock squad as rural crime rises

The abandoned dogs bringing a Wheatbelt community together

A dog rescue centre in the WA town of Northam is aiming to improve the lives of local students, disabled workers and recovering drug addicts — all while helping the abandoned canines at the same time. Source: ABC Livestock The abandoned dogs bringing a Wheatbelt community together

Great career opportunities on offer on our Jobs Central recruitment page

Thinking about a career move in 2018, or even a relocation to a new site in the kind of job you’re currently doing? There’s a bunch of great new job opportunities currently posted on our Jobs Central recruitment page, as the meat and livestock industry prepares for the year ahead. The post Great career opportunities… Read more »

Victorian police charge teenager after sheep thefts in west

VICTORIAN police have charged a teenager following a series of sheep thefts in the western region of the state. The post Victorian police charge teenager after sheep thefts in west appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian police charge teenager after sheep thefts in west

WA threatens to pull out of review of chicken welfare standards

Western Australia is angered by suggestions a NSW Government department has been colluding with egg farmers in discussions on new proposed national standards. Source: ABC Livestock WA threatens to pull out of review of chicken welfare standards

JBS launches new Hereford brand under Great Southern stable

JBS Australia will launch a new Hereford breed-specific beef brand in January, under the company’s Great Southern Farm-Assured program. The post JBS launches new Hereford brand under Great Southern stable appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS launches new Hereford brand under Great Southern stable

Online live streaming, bidding first for Wodonga January weaner sales

The Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange saleyards at Wodonga will for the first time provide an online streaming and bidding service for its feature weaner sales being staged through January. NVLX will host 18,000 of Victoria’s premium weaners for the annual sales, attracting buyers from north to QLD through to SA and Tasmania. The post Online… Read more »

MLA’s Global Market Forum heading for Beef 2018

MLA’s annual Global Beef Market Forum will align with Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton next May, instead of being held as a stand-alone industry event. Beef producers attending Beef 2108 will have an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand about the outlook for Australian red meat in key international markets, including the opportunities and challenges ahead… Read more »

AA Co’s ‘grand brand plan’ adopts new approach to beef marketing

For AA Co, 2017 has delivered a major branded beef program re-direction that is both adventurous and original in its concept, and bold in its execution. The world’s biggest beef producer is now 14 months into its beef brand re-launch, which will ultimately consolidate a much larger suite of 17 brands covering grassfed, grainfed and… Read more »

Year in review – Grain stories that led the news in 2017

It was always going to be a tough ask for 2017 to match the extraordinary cropping year of 2016 when Australia produced a record winter crop of 59.1 million tonnes (Mt). From a brutal summer that knocked the stuffing out of crops to a ‘mixed bag’ winter cropping season across Australia, and from research breakthroughs… Read more »

Merry Christmas from the Grain Central team

The Grain Central team will be taking a short break from publishing our free daily news emails over the Christmas/New Year period. We wish all of our valued readers and advertisers a happy and restful festive season and a prosperous New Year, and we look forward to providing the industry with daily news updates in… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

The January to March rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows parts of eastern and western Australia are likely to have a wetter than average three months. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

Beef Central’s December 2017 beef news quiz

Test your knowledge of Australian beef industry news with Beef Central’s monthly quiz. The post Beef Central’s December 2017 beef news quiz appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s December 2017 beef news quiz

Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Barley from South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now sent around Australia and the globe for beer production via Naracoorte’s new silo storage facility at TE Storage and Logistics. The post Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

AA Co appoints banker as new CEO to replace Jason Strong

The Australian Agricultural Co board has ended its five month executive search by today appointing Hugh Killen as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, to take effect from February 1. The post AA Co appoints banker as new CEO to replace Jason Strong appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central AA Co… Read more »

Beef’s cost of production falls in 2017, however profit does too

Results of Resource Consulting Services annual profit benchmarking of northern Australian beef industry businesses in 2017 shows that while, cost of production is down on last year, so is profit. While focused on data from the northern beef industry, RCS says the pattern is reflected across the entire country. The post Beef’s cost of production… Read more »

AACo appoints new CEO to replace Jason Strong

The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) board has ended its five month executive search for a new Managing Director CEO by today appointing Hugh Killen as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, to take effect from February 1, 2018. The post AACo appoints new CEO to replace Jason Strong appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

AWI calls for new and innovative research proposals

Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) has announced its annual Call for Proposals for on-farm and off-farm research and development (R&D) projects. The post AWI calls for new and innovative research proposals appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI calls for new and innovative research proposals

Sunrice records $24.1 million half-year net profit

SunRice’s half-year consolidated revenue for the group has come in at $544.9 million, a 4.1 per cent decrease compared to the previous corresponding period ending 31 October 2016 (HY17). Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) was $24.1 million, a 15.9pc increase compared to HY17. The post Sunrice records $24.1 million half-year net profit appeared first on… Read more »

From paddock to Christmas lunch

With consumers demanding more transparency from producers, the story behind the food on the Christmas lunch table is becoming more important. Source: ABC Livestock From paddock to Christmas lunch

Sheep Central news briefs 20 Dec 2017

MLA lamb ad one of 2017’s ‘most complained about’; New leadership for SA Sheep Advisory Group; Livestock Genetics Forum in Brisbane in Feb; Keep current lamb definition: NSW Farmers; Training scholarships for 13 young Vic farmers; WA Dept awards first sheep industry research scholarship The post Sheep Central news briefs 20 Dec 2017 appeared first… Read more »

Two shearing records to be attempted in January

The first modern-era women’s ewe shearing record bid and an attempt on a record set by New Zealand champion Rowland Smith in England in July have been confirmed for early next month. The post Two shearing records to be attempted in January appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Two shearing records to… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017

Persistent thunderstorms produced moderate to locally heavy falls for the Kimberley in Western Australia and the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory. A cold front and associated low produced light to moderate falls in the southwest Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 19 Dec 2017: Prices lose traction

In the smaller yarding of just over 500, rates generally fell for yearling and heavy cattle 4-11c/kg as processor prepare for abattoir closures. The post NVLX Wodonga 19 Dec 2017: Prices lose traction appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 19 Dec 2017: Prices lose traction

Breeding and genetics forum set for Brisbane

Technology, data, adoption and linking genetics to the prediction of consumer outcomes will be the focus of the Livestock Breeding and Genetics Forum to be held in Brisbane in February. The post Breeding and genetics forum set for Brisbane appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Breeding and genetics forum set for Brisbane

Weekly kill: 2018 shapes as another year of tight supply, heavy export competition

Continued tight slaughter cattle supply and vigorous export competition from other global producers like the US and Brazil are some of the challenges facing processors in 2018. The post Weekly kill: 2018 shapes as another year of tight supply, heavy export competition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: 2018 shapes… Read more »

David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

Former agribusiness banker David Littleproud has been granted a surprise elevation to the Federal Agriculture ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this afternoon. The post David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

Upgraded Cunningar site boosts GrainCorp efficiency into Port Kembla

GrainCorp today unveiled an extensive upgrade to its site at Cunningar, its closest receival point to NSW’s Port Kembla, which will now be able to load a 44-wagon train 80 per cent faster than previously. The post Upgraded Cunningar site boosts GrainCorp efficiency into Port Kembla appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E

If Australian agriculture is to remain competitive, partnerships between private- and public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investors must be fostered, according to new research from the Australian Farm Institute. The post Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Enhancing private sector investment in R,D&E

Aus, US vie for top share of Korean beef market

Respective free trade agreements held by Australia and the United States with South Korea have helped both nations to grow their beef exports to the country, although the US has rapidly closed the volume gap in the past year. The post Aus, US vie for top share of Korean beef market appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port

Queensland’s Katter Australia Party leader Robbie Katter met with stakeholders from across the Karumba region this week to discuss the future of the area’s live export port. The post Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Robbie Katter calls for boost to Karumba Port

Wagga sale 18 Dec 2017: Competition eases with Xmas break

Numbers more than halved at Wagga for the last market prior to the Christmas holiday break. The looming abattoir closures and very few processors operating caused a significant price correction across trade and export categories. The post Wagga sale 18 Dec 2017: Competition eases with Xmas break appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Australia secures access to a billion-dollar market as the CSIRO proves Australian canola biodiesel produced in Europe generates less than 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuel. Source: ABC Grain Biodiesel made from Australian canola a lower greenhouse gas emitter than diesel

Outrage as WA Govt flags closure of Schools of the Air

Funding cuts announced by the West Australian Labor Government which will force the closure of the State’s Schools of the Air plus other regional educational programs have triggered a furious reaction from rural groups. The post Outrage as WA Govt flags closure of Schools of the Air appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Stellar wool market sparks renewed optimism in Qld

There’s a groundswell of optimism and increased confidence in Queensland’s wool industry, according to Toowoomba based Elders Sheep & Wool Specialist Peter Sealy, and strong wool prices appear likely to remain, at least in the short term. The post Stellar wool market sparks renewed optimism in Qld appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Uni survey seeks help in understanding the value of red meat quality information

Red meat industry supply chain stakeholders, from producers to exporters, are being asked to contribute to a university survey designed to better understand the value of quality information throughout the Australian Red Meat supply chain. The post Uni survey seeks help in understanding the value of red meat quality information appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

New assessment tools help judge, as she hits the Beef 2018 carcase judging trail

Forecast hot summer and autumn conditions won’t bother leading MSA grader Janine Lau this year, as she spends time in processing plant chillers around Australia in coming months assessing entries for the Beef Australia 2018 carcase competition. The post New assessment tools help judge, as she hits the Beef 2018 carcase judging trail appeared first… Read more »

Private sector investment, better data key to enhancing ag R&D

If Australian agriculture is to remain competitive, partnerships between private- and public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investors must be fostered, according to new research from the Australian Farm Institute. The post Private sector investment, better data key to enhancing ag R&D appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Private sector investment,… Read more »

Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s December 2017 grain news quiz

Heifer markets ease in final AuctionsPlus sales for the year

Cattle listed online for the final AuctionsPlus Eastern States weekly sales for the year yesterday eased to 9212 head. While most steer categories rose in value, heifers tended to move in the opposite direction, with the exception of lighter descriptions. The post Heifer markets ease in final AuctionsPlus sales for the year appeared first on… Read more »

Australian wool prices break through 1700 cent benchmark indicator barrier

URGENT pre-Christmas buying pushed Australian wool prices to an all-time peak this week, led by some fine wool prices posting gains of 100c/kg clean. The post Australian wool prices break through 1700 cent benchmark indicator barrier appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices break through 1700 cent benchmark indicator barrier

Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian growth

Stockfeed manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, plans to build a new feedmill in Bendigo which, with an annual capacity of more than 350,000 tonnes, will be the biggest mill in the company’s portfolio. The post Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian growth appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ridley’s proposed Bendigo feedmill signals Victorian… Read more »

PETA releases alleged sheep cruelty footage to NSW and VIC authorities

ANIMAL rights group PETA has released new footage of alleged sheep cruelty incidents in wool sheds to initiate investigations by authorities in New South Wales and Victoria. The post PETA releases alleged sheep cruelty footage to NSW and VIC authorities appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central PETA releases alleged sheep cruelty footage… Read more »

Lamb prices hit record $245 at Hamilton as supplies tighten

LAMB prices hit record levels at Hamilton in Victoria this week as the competition for quality domestic and export weight lambs intensified. The post Lamb prices hit record $245 at Hamilton as supplies tighten appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb prices hit record 5 at Hamilton as supplies tighten

Australian 2017-18 wool production forecast lifted to 345 million kilograms

AUSTRALIA’S shorn wool production is expected to rise to 345 million kilograms in 2017-18, boosted by an increase in the number of sheep expected to be shorn nationally. The post Australian 2017-18 wool production forecast lifted to 345 million kilograms appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian 2017-18 wool production forecast lifted… Read more »

Gina’s meteoric rise through the world’s Wagyu ranks

A major western QLD property and cattle deal which settled yesterday has projected Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting further up the ranks in terms of Australia’s, and the world’s largest Wagyu cattle producers. But just how far? The post Gina’s meteoric rise through the world’s Wagyu ranks appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Sensor technology for sheep productivity is WA scholarship winner’s focus

HAND-HELD optical sensors and sensor-equipped drones able to measure crop health and biomass will be studied by Western Australia Sheep Industry Scholarship winner Ren Bootha. The post Sensor technology for sheep productivity is WA scholarship winner’s focus appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sensor technology for sheep productivity is WA scholarship winner’s… Read more »

CPC boosts genetics capacity with strategic Biloela property purchase

THE need to expand elite bull breeding capacity was the motivation behind a strategic $8.325m cattle property purchase by Consolidated Pastoral Co yesterday. The post CPC boosts genetics capacity with strategic Biloela property purchase appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CPC boosts genetics capacity with strategic Biloela property purchase

Future of Indian Buffalo meat imports clouds Indo cattle trade

Mixed messages continue to emerge from Indonesia over its plans for Indian buffalo meat imports, adding to confusion for an import cattle supply chain which relies on annual breeding cycles and long-lead times to make decisions about future production levels. The post Future of Indian Buffalo meat imports clouds Indo cattle trade appeared first on… Read more »

Recruitment & HR: Diversity in decision-makers benefits rural businesses

The image of a ‘white, older male’ as being typical of a farmer and rural decision-maker is rooted in data, with the 2011 ABS Census showing that 72pc of Australian farmers were older males. But new research has shown there are a variety of business benefits linked to diversity in senior leadership across rural industries,… Read more »

Dubbo sale 14 Dec 2017: Solid support for feeders in final sale of year

The last prime cattle sale for the year for Dubbo produced a much smaller yarding with numbers dropping by 1600 for a total of 2560 cattle. The post Dubbo sale 14 Dec 2017: Solid support for feeders in final sale of year appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 14 Dec 2017: Solid… Read more »

81 heifers stolen from SA property

Police in South Australia have reported the arrest of a man after 81 cattle were allegedly stolen from a property near Tungkillo, 60km east of Adelaide. The post 81 heifers stolen from SA property appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 81 heifers stolen from SA property

Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian livex companies in 2017

A wave of direct investment by Chinese and other Asian companies into Australian livestock exporting businesses has been a prominent trend in the livestock export sector this year. The post Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian livex companies in 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Chinese take bigger stakes in Australian… Read more »

More sheep saleyards share in $1.5m-plus funding for electronic tag scanning

MORE than $1.5 million in Victorian Government funding has been finalised for sheep saleyards installing electronic ear tag scanning equipment and software. The post More sheep saleyards share in $1.5m-plus funding for electronic tag scanning appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More sheep saleyards share in .5m-plus funding for electronic tag scanning

Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser assets

Global agricultural merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has entered an agreement to sell its Australian fertiliser and inputs distribution business, Macrofertil Australia, to Landmark Operations, the Australian ag-retail business of Canada-based Agrium Inc. The post Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser assets appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Louis Dreyfus to sell… Read more »

Investment in backgrounding helps secure win for Woolies’ beef supplier of the year

Investment in additional backgrounding country and improvements in grain processing systems have paid off in terms of efficiency and performance for the 2017 Woolworths Red Meat Supplier of the Year, announced in Sydney last night. The post Investment in backgrounding helps secure win for Woolies’ beef supplier of the year appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Group lobbies for ‘climate tax’ on meat

Further signs of the battle being waged against meat production by anti-animal agriculture groups emerged this week courtesy of a new report that claims a global tax on meat is ‘inevitable’. The post Group lobbies for ‘climate tax’ on meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Group lobbies for ‘climate tax’ on… Read more »

Surveys providing Qld pasture dieback insights

Research is continuing in an attempt to pinpoint the causes of pasture dieback across parts of northern and central Queensland after the completion of sampling and surveying activities on affected properties. The post Surveys providing Qld pasture dieback insights appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Surveys providing Qld pasture dieback insights

Dalby sale 13 Dec 2017: Year winds up on solid note

Market trends varied with the light weight weaners returning to the paddock remaining firm. Light and medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold to a cheaper trend with an odd sale firm. The post Dalby sale 13 Dec 2017: Year winds up on solid note appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Defining property sales of 2017

In this, our final weekly property review for 2017, we present a state-by-state snapshot of the defining grazing property sales across southern and northern Australia, as reported over the past 12 months. The post Defining property sales of 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Defining property sales of 2017

2017 property wrap: Fewer big sales, but solid interest and demand continues

AS 2017 draws to a close, property industry experts share their thoughts on the year that has been, and what to expect over the coming 12 months. The post 2017 property wrap: Fewer big sales, but solid interest and demand continues appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2017 property wrap: Fewer big… Read more »