Category: Beef

Weekly kill: Grid prices reach two-year high, but supply response is limited

Despite direct consignment slaughter cattle prices reaching a two-year high in Queensland during November, it’s had little effect in flushing out additional slaughter cattle at the end of a long drought year. The post Weekly kill: Grid prices reach two-year high, but supply response is limited appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Urgent action needed on meat sector operating costs, says AMIC

Government intervention is urgently required to safeguard the future of the Australian meat processing industry, as it deals with operating costs which are dramatically higher than key global competitors, according to the Australian Meat Industry Council. The post Urgent action needed on meat sector operating costs, says AMIC appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indo prices weaken | Phillippines prices rise to $4/kg

Indonesian prices weaken again as over-supply looms; prices China are holding firm as African Swine Fever continues to spread, and exporters will be paging back through dusty contact books as the Philippines price breaks through the $4 mark for the first time, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia report. The post SE… Read more »

Three young leaders up for Australasian agri-business award

Three young livestock industry stakeholders from Australia and New Zealand are through to the final for the prestigious 2019 Zanda McDonald Award, recognising future leaders and innovative young professionals from both sides of the Tasman.  The post Three young leaders up for Australasian agri-business award appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Three… Read more »

CQ beef producer to take helm as AgForce Cattle President

Increased investment in biosecurity, the introduction of cattle lay pregnancy testing and embracing new technologies to improve productivity will be among the key priorities for Central Queensland beef producer Will Wilson in his new role as AgForce Queensland’s cattle president. The post CQ beef producer to take helm as AgForce Cattle President appeared first on… Read more »

Hybrid energy pod trialed as power source for remote property

The first self-sufficient hybrid renewable energy container to power a soon to be chosen North West Queensland grazing property has arrived at the Port of Townsville from Antwerp, Belgium today. The post Hybrid energy pod trialed as power source for remote property appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Hybrid energy pod trialed… Read more »

CTLX Carcoar 13 Nov 2018:

The strong competition continues on the good quality feeder cattle with both the feeder steers and heifers finishing on a stronger note. Plain conditioned cows also sold to solid competition finishing firm. The post CTLX Carcoar 13 Nov 2018: appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX Carcoar 13 Nov 2018:

Molly helps drought plight

Molly Hocking is not your ordinary 16 year old. She has spent the past 60 days hand feeding two cattle in order to sell them at Western Victoria Livestock Exchange (WVLX) in Mortlake to raise money for drought affected children. The post Molly helps drought plight appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Cost to operate analysis exposes alarming lack of competitiveness in Australian processing

Impacted by high labour costs, regulatory burdens and spiralling energy charges, the cost to operate within the Australian beef processing sector ranks far worse than international competitors, and threatens the very viability of Australia’s red meat export sector, an important economic analysis released this morning shows. The post Cost to operate analysis exposes alarming lack… Read more »

Elders reports strong full year result and 9c dividend

Elders Limited has this norming released its full year financial results for the 12 months to 30 September 2018, headlined by an improved underlying profit and the announcement of a fully franked final dividend of 9 cents per share. The post Elders reports strong full year result and 9c dividend appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Labour flexibility, meat inspection pricing reforms would help processing competitiveness

The need for greater flexibility in labour employment conditions, and consideration of reforms to pricing for meat inspection services were some of the key recommendations included in an independent report into meat processing competitiveness released today. The post Labour flexibility, meat inspection pricing reforms would help processing competitiveness appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side-by-sides

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a recall for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side by side vehicles produced between 2016 and 2018, citing a potential fire hazard. The post Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 side-by-sides appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recall notice issued for Polaris Ranger… Read more »

Rural groups welcome Skymuster data breakthrough

In response to lobbying from rural and regional community groups NBN Co has today announced new plans that will no longer count the use of essential internet services – including email, general web browsing and critical software updates – towards monthly data allowances. The post Rural groups welcome Skymuster data breakthrough appeared first on Beef… Read more »

MLA pre-AGM voting closing soon

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members have less than a week to complete and submit their voting entitlement and proxy forms ahead of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Canberra on 21 November 2018. The post MLA pre-AGM voting closing soon appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA pre-AGM voting closing… Read more »

Young steer, heifer prices back 10-20c on AuctionsPlus

Young steer and heifer categories dropped an average 10-20c/kg in price on AuctionsPlus this week. Nationwide listings remained steady, with 10,548 head listed across all sales. A clearance rate of 55pc was achieved for the week, with some post-sale negotiations still to occur. The post Young steer, heifer prices back 10-20c on AuctionsPlus appeared first… Read more »

Never lose sight of why NVDs were created, cattle leaders warn

The Australian cattle industry should never lose sight of the reasons why a uniform system of National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) was fought for and implemented, two industry leaders who helped to drive its introduction have warned. The post Never lose sight of why NVDs were created, cattle leaders warn appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Weird, wild and wonderful weather in BOM’s 2019 Calendar

From Antarctica to the Top End and lightning to icicles, climate extremes and everything in between are on display in the Australian Weather Calendar for 2019. The post Weird, wild and wonderful weather in BOM’s 2019 Calendar appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weird, wild and wonderful weather in BOM’s 2019 Calendar

Dubbo sale 8 Nov 2018: Numbers drop after rain

Following the excellent rains over the past 24 hours numbers were down by almost 2700 for a yarding of 1455. With the much smaller yarding a number of sections struggled to find consistency in price with prime cows falling by 5c/kg. The post Dubbo sale 8 Nov 2018: Numbers drop after rain appeared first on… Read more »

Darling Downs region to showcase top beef producers in ‘Battle of the Beef’

One of Queensland’s finest meat-producing regions is hosting its first beef battle next month to showcase the Darling Downs’ top-quality brands, and judge who has the best steak in town. The post Darling Downs region to showcase top beef producers in ‘Battle of the Beef’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Darling… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Competition beefs up in Japan

Japan is a crucial export market for Australian and US beef, and both countries compete ferociously for market share, writes US industry commentator Steve Kay, in his latest monthly column for Beef Central. Competition is likely to heat up early next year as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to enter… Read more »

Agtech: ‘Sky is blue’ research, not ‘blue sky’ research

ABARES has released findings that suggest the bureau might believe Sidney Kidman still breathes, George V is still King and the telegram, until now, has been our preferred tool for distance communication. I kid you not, the Bureau’s latest ‘research’ report released last week states that “New information and communications technology (ICT) could deliver the… Read more »

Rising feeder prices push grainfed trading budget loss to record levels

The powerful combination of near-record feedgrain prices and a rising feeder steer market since recent rain has pushed Beef Central’s latest 100-day grainfed trading budget loss calculated today into record territory. The post Rising feeder prices push grainfed trading budget loss to record levels appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rising feeder… Read more »

Cattle producer representation: the $500,000 question

A $500,000 grant to establish a new directly-elected national body to represent Australian cattle producers is still sitting in a Government bank account unpaid more than year after the funding was pledged. The post Cattle producer representation: the $500,000 question appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle producer representation: the 0,000 question

JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba

In one of the biggest meat protein supply agreements in history, global meat processor JBS has signed a massive US$1.5 billion supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba. The post JBS signs $2.1 billion supply deal with China’s Alibaba appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS signs .1 billion supply deal with… Read more »

Neighbours say cattle stations bought for conservation are now going up in smoke

Arsonists are believed to have started the fires which have now burnt tens of thousands of hectares in far north Queensland, but graziers blame state-owned neighbouring properties for not doing enough to fight them. Source: ABC Livestock Neighbours say cattle stations bought for conservation are now going up in smoke

Dalby Sale 7 Nov 2018: Western, interstate cattle add to yarding

The supply of stock lifted by 1842 head to 6267, with cattle drawn from a wide area of the state. The post Dalby Sale 7 Nov 2018: Western, interstate cattle add to yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 7 Nov 2018: Western, interstate cattle add to yarding

Recent significant property listings

Highly sought-after flood plain country | Billionaire offloads NSW mixed farm | Strong enquiry despite dry conditions | Top dollar expected for Qld mixed grazing/cropping property | Auction for well-known bullock producer | Tightly-held Central Qld country up for grabs | Scope and expansion in northern NSW The post Recent significant property listings appeared first… Read more »

Tariff cut unlikely to trigger Chinese trade takeoff

Live exporters say that while every reduction in tariff barriers is welcome, there are several reasons why the formal elmination of a 10pc tariff on live cattle exports to China under ChAFTA in 2019 is unlikely to deliver a sudden or immediate boost for the trade at the start of next year. The post Tariff… Read more »

Lamb, beef, grapes and wine to feature in MLA pasture update

AWARD-WINNING Victorian value-added lamb, beef and wine enterprise Yeringberg will be featured in a Meat & Livestock Australia Pasture Update next week. The post Lamb, beef, grapes and wine to feature in MLA pasture update appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb, beef, grapes and wine to feature in MLA pasture update

EvokeAG conference’s ‘Startup Alley’ seeking fresh Agtech ideas

An international ag technology event being held in Melbourne in February is seeking applicants to exhibit in a ‘Start-up Alley,’ showcasing emerging tech-based innovations for use in agriculture.   The post EvokeAG conference’s ‘Startup Alley’ seeking fresh Agtech ideas appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central EvokeAG conference’s ‘Startup Alley’ seeking fresh Agtech ideas

Woolies case-ready and value-adding facility ahead of schedule

A new $115 million portioning, case-ready and value-added meat facility being built near Brisbane to service national retailer Woolworths’ requirements is ahead of schedule, and anticipates opening around this time next year. The post Woolies case-ready and value-adding facility ahead of schedule appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Woolies case-ready and value-adding… Read more »

Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input

A review of rules governing export of meat products out of Australia, which promises to provide more modern, flexible and streamlined legislation for export trade is seeking input from industry stakeholders. The post Review of meat export control rules seeks stakeholder input appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Review of meat export… Read more »

Service to celebrate Lachlan Hughes’ life

The life of Dulacca cattle producer and young father Lachlan Hughes, who was tragically killed in a farm accident last Wednesday, will be celebrated at a service to be held in Toowoomba this Friday.  The post Service to celebrate Lachlan Hughes’ life appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Service to celebrate Lachlan… Read more »

Roma store sale 6 Nov 2018: Light Blackall heifers to 330c/kg

Recent sporadic rainfall over the supply area saw prices improve across the board for quality lines of cattle. The post Roma store sale 6 Nov 2018: Light Blackall heifers to 330c/kg appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 6 Nov 2018: Light Blackall heifers to 330c/kg

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 Nov 2018

Broad surface troughs produced showers and thunderstorms in central, northern and eastern Australia, while a cold front and pre-frontal trough brought moderate falls to parts of southeast Australia. The highest weekly total was 110 mm at Byfield Childs Road in central Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 Nov 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

October beef exports lift to close to 99,000t

Beef exports to all markets reached almost 99,000 tonnes in October, a 15pc rise year-on-year, in line with recent high rates of beef slaughter and continued strong export demand – especially from developed and emerging markets in Asia. Business into China and Japan were among the highlights. The post October beef exports lift to close… Read more »

Weekly kill: Cattle flow regains momentum, as hot weather sets in

Slaughter numbers across eastern Australia fell to 128,100 head last week – the smallest full-week throughput seen since April this year – in the wake of late October rain. Grids remain unchanged for the timebeing, despite a sharp rise in direct consignment inquiry this week in the face of some very hot weather conditions. The… Read more »

Red Meat 2018 and MLA AGM to be livestreamed to the bush

RED meat producers and industry stakeholders unable to attend Red Meat 2018 or Meat & Livestock Australia’s annual general meeting in Canberra later this month will be able to tune in and hear the latest industry and market insights remotely. The post Red Meat 2018 and MLA AGM to be livestreamed to the bush appeared first… Read more »

Gina Rinehart adds to Wagyu operations with another New England purchase

Gina Rinehart’s heavy investment in her Wagyu beef supply chain continued this week, following the purchase of large-scale New England grazing property Glendon Park. The post Gina Rinehart adds to Wagyu operations with another New England purchase appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Gina Rinehart adds to Wagyu operations with another New… Read more »

Property: Gas income adds big attraction to Pony Plains offering + VIDEO

With gas-related net income of $1 million a year, the offering of Pony Plains near Wandoan in southern Queensland will provide a valuable benchmark for grazing property carrying considerable income stream from the associated coal seam gas industry.   The post Property: Gas income adds big attraction to Pony Plains offering + VIDEO appeared first… Read more »

Cattle Council eyes leadership renewal

Cattle Council of Australia is preparing for leadership renewal, with current President Howard Smith to complete his four-year term at the peak industry council’s AGM in Canberra later this month. The post Cattle Council eyes leadership renewal appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle Council eyes leadership renewal

CTLX Carcoar 6 Nov 2018: Market strengthens on rain forecast

With the forecast of useful rains over the next 36 hour period young cattle to the restockers rallied lifting by 10c to 15c dearer and more in places. The post CTLX Carcoar 6 Nov 2018: Market strengthens on rain forecast appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX Carcoar 6 Nov 2018: Market… Read more »

Equity crowd-funding helps fast-track nutrition-based Agtech business

Agtech company Direct Injection Technologies today opens shares in its supplement technology business, providing everyday Aussie investors with the opportunity to invest in the first agtech equity crowdfunding offer in Australia. The post Equity crowd-funding helps fast-track nutrition-based Agtech business appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Equity crowd-funding helps fast-track nutrition-based Agtech… Read more »

Wagga sale 5 Nov 2018: Price fluctuate in bigger yarding

Prices continued to fluctuate in a bigger yarding at Wagga of 6080. The market struggled to find a base amongst secondary categories amid the very tough seasonal conditions. The post Wagga sale 5 Nov 2018: Price fluctuate in bigger yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 5 Nov 2018: Price… Read more »

Eating quality cipher delivering advantage for beef industry

The beef industry’s new Eating Quality Graded cipher is allowing producers to fine-tune their operations in line with consumer demands, and represents a core advantage for the Australian red meat industry, Central Queensland beef producer, Ian McCamley says. The post Eating quality cipher delivering advantage for beef industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef quiz – October 2018

What is the world’s smallest cattle breed? And largest cattle exporter? Test your knowledge with Beef Central’s latest monthly quiz. The post Beef Central’s beef quiz – October 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – October 2018

Cost of new livex standards could force some operators out, committee warns

Some potentially significant changes have been proposed to the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock – changes the review committee acknowledges will incur more cost and which could force some less efficient exporters and producers to exit the industry. The post Cost of new livex standards could force some operators out, committee warns appeared… Read more »

Live export’s Young Achiever of the Year ‘lives and breathes’ the industry

LANDMARK International operations manager Andrew Kelly has been recognised as a rising star of the livestock export industry, winning the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council’s Young Achiever of the Year Award. The post Live export’s Young Achiever of the Year ‘lives and breathes’ the industry appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live export’s… Read more »

Here's what those free hay bales mean to the farmers who get them

South Australian farmer Karl Zerner says it’s a relief to receive donated hay from the drought appeal Buy a Bale. In addition, he’s found a way to collect feed for his livestock by cleaning out a hay exporter’s sheds. Source: ABC Livestock Here’s what those free hay bales mean to the farmers who get… Read more »

Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever 

Landmark International operations manager Andrew Kelly was named as the winner of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council’s 2018 Young Achiever of the Year Award at a Gala Dinner in Adelaide last week. The post Live export industry names 2018 Young Achiever  appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export industry names 2018… Read more »

Feedgrain focus: Improved hay supply takes the top off barley price

Grain harvest has begun in all states further easing some areas of supply, but the welcome supply of hay cut from cropping country has done much to cool livestock feed shortages nearby and medium term. The post Feedgrain focus: Improved hay supply takes the top off barley price appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Light heifers lift sharply in another big AuctionsPlus catalogue

Price trends for young cattle offered on AuctionsPlus this week were mixed, with the steer market well back on all weight ranges except for steers 350+kg which saw a 4c/kg rise. Heifer prices were erratic, with the most significant change seen in heifers less than 250kg which saw a 20c/kg rise. The post Light heifers… Read more »

Lions and livestock: how cattle are revolutionising wildlife conservation in Kenya

Fences have traditionally separated cattle and wildlife in Africa, but one organisation is trampling traditional paradigms by removing fences and running cattle and wildlife together, and using the profits from grazing and its own branded beef to fund the protection of wildlife. The post Lions and livestock: how cattle are revolutionising wildlife conservation in Kenya… Read more »

Connectivity still challenges greater technology uptake in beef industry

Connectivity issues remain one of the key reasons why the extensive cattle industry lags behind other forms of Australian agriculture in technology uptake, a national survey suggests. ABARES this week released a comprehensive report on how information, communication and technology is used in Australian ag, identifying key differences in adoption between farm sectors and between… Read more »

New England seminars to explore global beef, sheepmeat market outlook

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services has scheduled a series of four market update seminars across the NSW New England region later this month, featuring meat trade analyst Simon Quilty as guest speaker. Cattle and sheep producers are invited to attend the free seminars, titled “Mapping Australia’s livestock future.” The post New England seminars to explore… Read more »

Industry mourns loss of young beef leader

A well known cattle producing family, a close knit rural community and a vast network of friends and colleagues in the Australian beef industry have been left devasted by a tragic on-farm accident this week that claimed the life of respected young industry achiever, innovator and leader Lachlan Hughes. The post Industry mourns loss of… Read more »

Recruitment: How to leave your job on good terms

One of the harder things to do in life can be quitting your job and embarking on a new career pathway. While leaving a job can be difficult – and potentially an awkward situation – there are ways to ensure that employees leave on good terms and cultivate a reputation as a professional who future… Read more »

Dubbo sale 1 Nov 2018: Young cattle to restockers take a hit

Another week of very warm dry conditions lifted numbers by almost 1700. The young cattle to the restockers were the biggest losers in the larger yarding falling by 30c to 50c/kg. The post Dubbo sale 1 Nov 2018: Young cattle to restockers take a hit appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo… Read more »

Wagyu feeder prices under heavy pressure from record high grain prices

Wagyu F1 feeder cattle prices have come under heavy pressure over the past 12 months, due to a combination of record-high grain prices adding substantially to production cost, and over-supply of less desirable F1 feeders. The post Wagyu feeder prices under heavy pressure from record high grain prices appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Leucaena powering intensive Southern Queensland cattle operation

When dozens of forage tree experts from around the world converged on an intensive cattle production system near Dalby this week, the enthusiasm was so palpable it was hard to get a leucaena the conversation. The post Leucaena powering intensive Southern Queensland cattle operation appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Leucaena powering… Read more »

Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds

Following recent warnings to Australia’s EU-accredited beef producers over the use of oestradiol-based products in artificial insemination oestrus synchronisation programs, a webinar has been set up to explore options open to producers. The post Webinar sets out options for AI synchronisation in EU-eligible herds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar sets… Read more »

Draft live export standards released for feedback

Draft options for improving the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are now available for stakeholder feedback. The post Draft live export standards released for feedback appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Draft live export standards released for feedback

Dalby Sale 31 Oct 2018: Yarding increases 30 percent

The supply of stock lifted by 1842 head to 6267, with cattle drawn from a wide area of the state. The post Dalby Sale 31 Oct 2018: Yarding increases 30 percent appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 31 Oct 2018: Yarding increases 30 percent

Weekly Property Review – Land banking provides opportunity, for some

This week’s property review completes a two-part series on the land banking of grazing properties and mixed farms on the urban fringes. In some examples, farmers bought-out by land developers have re-invested in land a little further out – only to be bought-out by developers a second time. The post Weekly Property Review – Land… Read more »

HAAFCO puts Mt Fyans and Rancho East up for sale

WA-based Harmony Agriculture and Food Company (HAFFCO) is putting the historic Victorian grazing holding Mt Fyans and the Esperance WA grazing and lot feeding property East Rancho, both of which it purchased in 2016, up for sale. The post HAAFCO puts Mt Fyans and Rancho East up for sale appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Wagyu continues on strong growth curve

Total Australian Wagyu beef production could grow to 75,000 tonnes carcase weight by 2022, if the industry continues on its recent trajectory, the Australian Wagyu Association suggests. The AWA is holding its annual general meeting in Armidale this afternoon. The post Wagyu continues on strong growth curve appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports

Australia officially ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement this week, clearing the way for first-round tariff reductions to be introduced before the end of the year. The post Trans-Pacific trade deal spells opportunity for red meat exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trans-Pacific trade deal spells… Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

Beef and sheepmeat farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies

SHEEP meat and beef farmers in New Zealand have lifted their industry levies, targeting the additional funds into international promotion, lifting the livestock industry’s environmental performance, building biosecurity risk management capability and telling the ‘farmer story’ better. The post NZ beef and lamb producers lift livestock levies appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 Oct 2018

Broad surface troughs produced showers and thunderstorms in central Australia and the east coast, while cold fronts brought moderate falls to western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 Oct 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 Oct 2018

Roma store sale 30 Oct 2018: Mixed quality in 9420 yarding

Recent sporadic rainfall over the supply area saw prices improve across the board for quality lines of cattle. The post Roma store sale 30 Oct 2018: Mixed quality in 9420 yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 30 Oct 2018: Mixed quality in 9420 yarding

Antibiotics, AI production tools face EU market clampdown

Two recent developments have put further obstacles in front of future prospects for Australian beef exports to the EU market. On Thursday, the European Parliament voted to adopt much tighter controls over the use of antibiotics in production animals. And in a separate development, Australian EU-accredited beef producers have received a warning over the use… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grids continue to rise sharply after rain

The recent upwards trajectory in slaughter cattle grid prices following earlier rain has continued this week, with most northern offers lifting another 20c/kg since Friday. The post Weekly kill: Grids continue to rise sharply after rain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids continue to rise sharply after rain

Canola meal the real deal for supplementing steers: CSU research

Charles Sturt University research has found canola meal may provide an option for beef producers to supplementary feed steers and still access PCAS premiums for certified grassfed beef. The post Canola meal the real deal for supplementing steers: CSU research appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Canola meal the real deal for… Read more »

Pre AGM voting opens for MLA members

MLA members have until 19 November to complete and submit their voting entitlement and proxy forms ahead of the industry service delivery company’s upcoming AGM in Canberra on 21 November. AGM packs have been mailed out to MLA members containing the necessary information to participate in the AGM, including how they can vote if they can’t attend. The post… Read more »

CTLX Carcoar 30 Oct 2018: Cows and feeders shed recent gains

Cows and feeder cattle lost most of the previous weeks’ gains in a much larger yarding as the season continues to have a large influence in the market. The post CTLX Carcoar 30 Oct 2018: Cows and feeders shed recent gains appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX Carcoar 30 Oct 2018:… Read more »

Angus Australia marks 100th anniversary in 2019

Angus Australia will ring-in 100 years as a cattle society in 2019, with the centenary celebrations kicking off in January and continuing throughout the year. Originally named the Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book Society, the organisation was founded in May 1919 by a tenacious group of Queenslanders. The post Angus Australia marks 100th anniversary in 2019 appeared… Read more »

Drought-driven beef production up 6pc on last year

Ongoing drought and a poor rainfall outlook has seen 2018 Australian beef production forecasts adjusted upwards, now likely to finish 6pc higher than 2017 at 2.3 million tonnes carcase weight, according to MLA’s final quarterly Cattle Industry Projections update for the year. The post Drought-driven beef production up 6pc on last year appeared first on… Read more »

How a mob of stray cattle started a gold rush in the Pilbara

Gold discoveries have been making headlines in Western Australia’s Pilbara in recent years, something all kicked off by a man chasing a mob of stray cattle. Source: ABC Livestock How a mob of stray cattle started a gold rush in the Pilbara

Improved cattle, feeding performance delivers new JBS grainfed brand

Gradual improvements over time in genetics, feeding systems and cattle management have provided the opportunity for JBS Australia to launch a new commercial beef brand, drawn from within the company’s 100-day grainfed beef production system. The post Improved cattle, feeding performance delivers new JBS grainfed brand appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Roma store sale 23 Oct 2018: Large western runs expand yarding

Recent sporadic rainfall over the supply area saw prices improve across the board for quality lines of cattle. The post Roma store sale 23 Oct 2018: Large western runs expand yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 23 Oct 2018: Large western runs expand yarding

CTLX Carcoar 23 Oct 2018: All sections dearer

All sections were dearer with cows enjoying the best rises in another pretty good yarding of cattle. The post CTLX Carcoar 23 Oct 2018: All sections dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX Carcoar 23 Oct 2018: All sections dearer

Tickets for Young Beef Producers Forum selling fast

Do you know a young person who could benefit from attending an educational, capacity building and networking event designed specifically for young cattle producers? The post Tickets for Young Beef Producers Forum selling fast appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Tickets for Young Beef Producers Forum selling fast

Weekly kill: Grids spike as cattle supply seizes-up after rain

Good rain across eastern portions of NSW and Queensland has slammed the brakes on slaughter cattle supply this week, with processor grids climbing 10-20c/kg over the past seven days as bookings disappear. Many Queensland beef plants are already scheduled to drop a day’s kill this week in response to supply challenges, and probably will do… Read more »

Bindaree revamps beef brands to better align with consumers

New South Wales beef processor Bindaree Beef Group has launched a new premium beef brand, called Bindaree. The consumer-focused brand is the first to be released as a part of the company’s new brand strategy which has been in development over the past 12 months. The post Bindaree revamps beef brands to better align with… Read more »

Call for applications for Beef Sustainability Framework’s steering group

Stakeholders from across the Australian beef value chain with a passion for driving long-term sustainability are invited to apply to join the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s Steering Group. The post Call for applications for Beef Sustainability Framework’s steering group appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Call for applications for Beef Sustainability Framework’s… Read more »

Northern export steer prices lift to 310c

Australian cattle exports maintained a strong pace in September, with 99,675 cattle exported for the month, adding to a tightening supply situation which has seen export prices nudge higher in the past fortnight to around 310c/kg ex Darwin Port. The post Northern export steer prices lift to 310c appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Sharp rise in young cattle values on AuctionsPlus after rain

All young cattle categories increased sharply in value on AuctionsPlus this week – in some weight categories by as much as 50c/kg. Clearance rates continued to rise, with many areas continuing to receive some good falls of rain. The post Sharp rise in young cattle values on AuctionsPlus after rain appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate

In an update to an industry statement released about the status of EU grainfed beef negotiations on Friday afternoon, it has now been confirmed the EU Council of Ministers has provided the mandate for the EU Commission to renegotiate the 481 High Quality Beef quota. The post EU approves grainfed beef negotiation mandate appeared first on… Read more »

Young cattle prices set to surge after drought breaks, analyst says

Get set for a dramatic fall in rates of female slaughter, and equally sharp rise in young cattle prices after widespread rain arrives. That’s the message farm commodity analyst Robert Herrmann from Mecardo delivered to lotfeeders attending last week’s BeefEx conference in Brisbane.    The post Young cattle prices set to surge after drought breaks,… Read more »

Dalby Sale 17 Oct 2018: Solid gains on rain

Prices generally improved for the young light weight lines pushed on by much stronger restocker demand. The post Dalby Sale 17 Oct 2018: Solid gains on rain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 17 Oct 2018: Solid gains on rain

Roma store sale 16 Oct 2018: Prices lift with rain

Recent sporadic rainfall over the supply area saw prices improve across the board for quality lines of cattle. The post Roma store sale 16 Oct 2018: Prices lift with rain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 16 Oct 2018: Prices lift with rain

Weekly kill: Welcome rain brings some plant disruptions, but grids unchanged

Some processors will skip shifts later this week, and are uncertain about operations next week, in the wake of widespread rain over the past seven days. After a 10-15c rise the week before, southern Queensland grids this morning are unchanged at 510-520c/kg for four-tooth grassfed steer and 440-450c for heavy cows. The post Weekly kill:… Read more »

BeefEx: How the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is reshaping ag

Intel Corporation ‘Internet of things’ expert Ted Connell offered several insights at the 2018 BeefEx conference into how the fourth industrial revolution is set to change the future face of agriculture. The post BeefEx: How the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is reshaping ag appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central BeefEx: How the ‘fourth… Read more »

Small spring improvements for some NSW farmers

The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for September indicates 98 percent of the state remains in drought. The post Small spring improvements for some NSW farmers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Small spring improvements for some NSW farmers

Prices push higher for AuctionsPlus young steer and heifer categories after rain

All young steer and heifer weight categories trended higher in price on AuctionsPlus this week, in some cases by 10-20c/kg. Widespread, mostly light rainfall across parts of the eastern states, and more rain in prospect may have been the trigger for a 15pc spike in clearance rates, with 70pc of lots finding buyers. The post… Read more »

Buffalo industry fighting for its future

The buffalo industry is fighting for its future, after the biggest exporter announced it may be pulling out of the trade. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Buffalo industry fighting for its future

WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions

WESTERN Australian exporter International Livestock Export has assured the industry regulator it has no intention of exporting sheep, but is nervous about the future of its cattle operation after it was issued with a show cause notice. The post WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »