Category: Beef

Young cattle prices ease in 11,285 head AuctionsPlus offering

Prices in most young cattle weight categories eased in AuctionsPlus trading this week, in line with saleyards trends. April was an all-time in-month record for turnover on AuctionsPlus for both sheep and cattle, with 244,000 sheep and lambs and more than 45,000 cattle listed. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices ease in… Read more »

Recruitment: Do you need an employee induction program?

Whether yours is a small wool or lamb-producing business or a larger organisation somewhere along the food and fibre supply chain, you’ll need an employee induction program. When a new employee commences, it’s important that they quickly understand their role and responsibilities – and a good induction program gets them off to a great start…Read… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Recent property sales wrap

Neighbour competition produces premium paid for Moura’s Wilga Vale | Western Qld market selling strongly | Corfield’s Thordale sells post auction | Crookwell’s Mt Henry North sells for $6400/ha | Epenarra withdrawal has knock on effects..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: Recent property sales wrap

‘First look’ climate outlook drier for some in June-August 2019

WINTER is likely to be drier than average for much of Queensland, NSW, Victoria, southeast SA, northern Tasmania, the NT, and northern and far southwest WA according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ forecast for the period released today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ climate outlook drier for some in June-August… Read more »

Wagyu Edge 2019: What’s driven 30 years of breed growth?

In 30 years the Wagyu breed has grown from a standing start to become a major player in the Australian beef industry.What has driven that growth?..Read More Source: Beef Central Wagyu Edge 2019: What’s driven 30 years of breed growth?

No tidal wave of consumers turning to veganism

“Anti‑meat extremism” may have recently spiked in news headlines, but there’s no tidal wave of consumers turning to veganism, according to MLA’s consumer insights…Read More Source: Beef Central No tidal wave of consumers turning to veganism

Movement at the Station – recent property listing highlights

Former PM offloads Hunter Valley gem | Qld’s best beef country attracting strong interest | Mixed grazing opportunity in Central NSW | Grass and water on Richmond’s Windsor Park | Longreach’s Ban Ban listed for $5.1m | Sweet country for sale near Boulia | Scale, channel flood-out country on Roxborough | Boorowa bolt-on ..Read More … Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Timely and widespread winter-crop planting across much of southeastern Australia has softened cash-market values this week, while talk of Chinese interest in sorghum has helped to boost its prices in the north. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prospects colour cash markets

Dubbo sale 16 May 2019: Weaners, cows dominate yarding

Large numbers of weaners and cows dominate numbers as people make the decision not to feed their cattle through what is shaping up to be another tough winter…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 16 May 2019: Weaners, cows dominate yarding

NT cattle stations make $20m, $58m in separate property deals

Two large Northern Territory grazing properties, Carmor Plains and Kalala, have transacted separately for around $20m and $58m recently, in an expression of the continued strength of the top end property market…Read More Source: Beef Central NT cattle stations make m, m in separate property deals

New Zealand to adopt mandatory pain relief for dehorning

The New Zealand beef and dairy cattle industries will adopt mandatory pain relief in dehorning of young cattle from October this year. Changes to government legislation will prohibit the disbudding of calves without appropriate pain relief from October 1, leading to the approval this week of an analgesic product for use for the purpose…Read More … Read more »

Cattle on feed hit record 1.145 million head as drought pressure continues

Cattle on feed across Australia hit a new record high of more than 1.145 million head in the March quarterly feedlot survey. The number is close to 120,000 head more than this time last year. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Cattle on feed hit record 1.145 million head as drought pressure continues

Wagyu Feed Calculator launched to boost marbling

A smartphone tool launched this week will take Australian Wagyu producers “to the next level” in maximising the marbling potential of their cattle, Australian Wagyu Association CEO Dr Matt McDonagh predicts…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagyu Feed Calculator launched to boost marbling

Ruralco diversification drives half-yearly growth, profit and dividend

Ruralco has attributed its three per cent growth and after tax of $16.6 million for the half year ended 31 March 2019 to its diversification strategy…Read More Source: Grain Central Ruralco diversification drives half-yearly growth, profit and dividend

Australians come together to improve animal welfare

A recently launched University of Queensland initiative, The Animal Welfare Collaborative, has brought together more than 60 groups to work towards a shared goal—to make Australia a global leader in animal welfare…Read More Source: Beef Central Australians come together to improve animal welfare

Dalby Prime Sale 15 May 2019: Cows dominate yarding

Buyer attendance was good, with the return of a local export processor into the market.However, prices eased across most classes, with bulls the only exception…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Prime Sale 15 May 2019: Cows dominate yarding

‘First look’ climate outlook for Jun-Aug 2019

Winter is likely to be drier than average for much of Queensland, NSW, Victoria, southeast SA, northern Tasmania, the NT, and northern and far southwest WA according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ forecast for the period released today. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ‘First look’ climate outlook for Jun-Aug 2019

Culcairn field day will focus on unlocking the power of genomics

Unlocking the power within a beef herd through the use of genomic technologies will be the over-arching theme of a genetics field day being held near Culcairn NSW on 21 May. Guest speaker will be Dr Kent Andersen, director of genetics technical services with Zoetis in the US, who will discuss where the development of… Read more »

Improved result in latest grainfed trading budget, as feed costs start to ease

While feeder steers are a little higher in price in Beef Central’s latest 100-day grainfed trading budget projection calculated yesterday, an easing in ration costs and stronger forward contract price on slaughter cattle has delivered an improved financial outcome…Read More Source: Beef Central Improved result in latest grainfed trading budget, as feed costs start… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 May 2019

A cold front brought light to moderate falls to southern parts of South Australia at the start of the week, while a vigorous cold front and a complex low pressure system produced moderate to locally heavy falls to parts of southeastern Australia, including Tasmania during the middle of the week…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Red Meat 2030 workshops underway

Work to develop the next strategic plan for Australia’s $18 billion red meat and livestock industry is continuing through a series of industry engagement workshops beginning this month…Read More Source: Beef Central Red Meat 2030 workshops underway

Beef achievers invited to nominate for NABRC Medals

Nominations are open for the 2019 North Australia Beef Research Council Medals, which recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution to the northern Australia beef industry in the fields of production, research and development, and communication or extension…Read More Source: Beef Central Beef achievers invited to nominate for NABRC Medals

Roma store sale 14 May: Buyers selective in 7110 head yarding

Prices were firm for quality cattle, but secondary lines saw significant decreases from the previous week, especially across the lighter weight categories..Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 14 May: Buyers selective in 7110 head yarding

Grid prices steady, as cattle flows persist heading towards June

While some southern direct consignment grid prices have risen over the past week as typical pre-winter seasonal supply issues emerge, over-the-hooks rates in Queensland have remained unchanged again this week, continuing a three-week trend…Read More Source: Beef Central Grid prices steady, as cattle flows persist heading towards June

‘Tremendous opportunities’ for Australian premium beef

It may come as a surprise given the amount of media attention given to the vegan movement in recent times, but global beef demand, rather than being in decline, is not only growing, but growing rapidly…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘Tremendous opportunities’ for Australian premium beef

Two thirds of red meat processors hampered by labour issues

Almost two thirds of Australia’s red meat processors are prevented from running at capacity due to what AMIC calls a ‘Labour Deficit Epidemic’ in regional Australia. In a discussion paper released in the lead-up to the Federal Election, the council is calling on both major parties to address the key challenge for the red meat… Read more »

Wagga sale 13 May 2019: Sell off continues despite rain

Despite rain the on-going sell off continues. Prices cheapened, led by young secondary cattle that have slipped 22-35c/kg…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 13 May 2019: Sell off continues despite rain

Opinion: CPA welcomes CCA direct-elect plan, but says flaws remain

In this contributed opinion article Cattle Producers Australia chair Paul Wright says Cattle Council Australia’s move to a fully directly elected board is a step in the right direction, but says giving each state the same represention on the board is fundamentally flawed. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: CPA welcomes CCA direct-elect plan, but… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Here’s the US beef news – both good and bad

Strong US domestic beef demand, a collapse in live cattle futures caused by ‘funny money,’ record profits for beef processor Tyson, court challenge over processors allegedly suppressing cattle prices. In his regular monthly column, US market commentator Steve Kay takes a look at the news – both ‘good and bad’ in the US beef industry…Read… Read more »

Bulls sell to $40,000 in solid Hereford National sale

The annual Herefords Australia National Sale hit a top price of $40,000 and averaged $7079 on Thursday, producing an 81pc clearance despite the very dry conditions …Read More Source: Beef Central Bulls sell to ,000 in solid Hereford National sale

Tropical Cyclone Ann approaching Australia

A tropical cyclone approaching north Queensland could cause rain and storms in multiple states and territories later this week, according to Weatherzone…Read More Source: Beef Central Tropical Cyclone Ann approaching Australia

Redlands leucaena trial results field day

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), in partnership with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), will present the results of the live weight trial with ‘Redlands’, a new variety of leucaena, at a field day for cattle producers later this month…Read More Source: Beef Central Redlands leucaena trial results field day

Yearling steers average 318c in big 12,914 head AuctionsPlus offering

Numbers climbed sharply for the third consecutive week on AuctionsPlus this week, reaching 12,914 head, up almost 3000 head or 30pc on the previous week. Larger numbers saw a dip in clearance rate, to 44pc across all commercial cattle sales.Yearling steer offerings averaged 318c…Read More Source: Beef Central Yearling steers average 318c in big… Read more »

Bull semen sells for $67k at auction

Bull semen is not something that sounds all that desirable, but some people are prepared to pay a lot for it — sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. Source: ABC Livestock Bull semen sells for k at auction

Red meat sector needs a ‘Minerals Council of Australia’

Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chair and former Labor Agriculture Minister Simon Crean has weighed into the red meat industry reform debate, saying the sector needs to speak with a single strong voice like the Minerals Council of Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Red meat sector needs a ‘Minerals Council of Australia’

Recruitment: Starting off new employees on the right foot

When you find the new recruit you believe is truly a great fit for your business – regardless of whether it is a small grazing property with only a couple of staff, or a feedlot employing 30 – it’s only then that the hard yards really begin. Welcome to the concept of ‘on-boarding.’..Read More … Read more »

SE Asia Report: Major Indonesian feedlot operator closes its doors

The distressed state of the Indonesian feedlot industry was highlighted during April by the closure of one of the country’s largest importer/lotfeeders based in West Java. This company had two large feedlots capable of a total capacity of around 40,000 head and had been a successful operator for decades, writes Southeast Asia market columnist, Dr… Read more »

MLA casts net for three directors

Nominations are now open to fill three Meat & Livestock Australia board vacancies, to be endorsed at this year’s annual general meeting taking place in Tamworth in November…Read More Source: Beef Central MLA casts net for three directors

Cootamundra abattoir back on the market

Diversified agribusiness investor the Manildra Group has launched a public expressions of interest campaign to sell its Cootamundra multi-species abattoir in the NSW Riverina region…Read More Source: Beef Central Cootamundra abattoir back on the market

SA’s Mayura Station claims Wagyu branded beef crown

South Australia’s Mayura Station integrated supply chain earned the prestigious 2019 grand champion Wagyu brand title announced during this year’s Australian Wagyu Association annual conference in Adelaide last night…Read More Source: Beef Central SA’s Mayura Station claims Wagyu branded beef crown

Dubbo sale 9 May 2019: Rates ease in 5375 yarding

Young cattle lacking finish and large numbers of cows dominated numbers in the larger yarding which produced a cheaper market for most sections…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 9 May 2019: Rates ease in 5375 yarding

Wagyu Edge Conference: AA Co moves into Polled Wagyu

AA Co, Australia’s largest cattle company and owner of one of the world’s largest Wagyu herds, would not be the company it is today without the ‘genius’ of Wagyu bloodlines, CEO Hugh Killen told the Australian Wagyu Association conference in Adelaide on Thursday…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagyu Edge Conference: AA Co moves into… Read more »

EYCI rally closes in on 500c/kg

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator hit an important inflection point on Monday, with the indicator rising above year-on-year comparisons for the first time in three years, following helpful rainfall in some regions…Read More Source: Beef Central EYCI rally closes in on 500c/kg

Repeat offender farm invasion activists escape with $1300 and $1000 fines

The legal system had not delivered a fair and just punishment to vegan extremists, the Green Shirts Movement said today, after two activists who led an illegal invasion of a Darling Downs feedlot in March received $1000 and $1300 fines but no convictions, in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court…Read More Source: Beef Central Repeat offender… Read more »

Dalby Prime Sale 8 May 2019: Heavier young cattle dearer

Apart from some lightweight young cattle experiencing a cheaper trend, most classes improved in price at Dalby sale yesterday, where almost 5900 head were yarded…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Prime Sale 8 May 2019: Heavier young cattle dearer

Littleproud, Fitzgibbon go toe-to-toe in ag ministers’ debate

Labor was accused of lying over its national native veg law intentions and Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud was roasted over the Coalition’s inaction over ag visas at the ag leaders’ debate yesterday…Read More Source: Grain Central Littleproud, Fitzgibbon go toe-to-toe in ag ministers’ debate

Littleproud, Fitzgibbon go toe-to-toe over ag issues in election debate

Labor was accused of lying over its national native vegetation law intentions and federal agriculture Minister David Littleproud was roasted over the Coalition’s inaction over ag visas at the National Press Club’s agricultural leaders’ debate yesterday..Read More Source: Beef Central Littleproud, Fitzgibbon go toe-to-toe over ag issues in election debate

Agtech: Conference to explore immersive technology in agriculture

The potential of augmented and virtual reality to transform agricultural supply chains will be explored at the inaugural Australian Ag Immersive Technology Conference to be held in Melbourne in July. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Agtech: Conference to explore immersive technology in agriculture

Wagyu Edge conference: Tips for F1 producers

Day one of the 2019 Wagyu conference in Adelaide not only celebrated the breed’s 30 year history in Australia but also looked to its future…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagyu Edge conference: Tips for F1 producers

Wagyu Edge conference: ‘No need to jump at shadows’

One topic that inevitably arises whenever cattle producers gather in Australia at present is the subject of vegan activism, and how the industry should respond to increasingly militant campaigns against meat production by protestors…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagyu Edge conference: ‘No need to jump at shadows’

Weekly property review: Border patrol stops the rain

While grazing property listings are thin across many parts of southern Australia due to the drought, buyer interest remains strong across NSW, Victoria and South Australian pastoral regions, property editor Linda Rowley found in this regional summary ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Border patrol stops the rain

Property: Slowdown seen in western NSW as drought impact tightens

The rural property market in the Central West of New South Wales continues to maintain reasonable levels of interest, but listings have been somewhat subdued in the early stages of 2019 due to the drought and sub-optimal presentation factors…Read More Source: Beef Central Property: Slowdown seen in western NSW as drought impact tightens

Property: Killarney showcase Mt Colliery makes $10.25m + VIDEO

In what is possibly a record for the Warwick/Killarney district in southern Queensland’s border region, showcase grazing property Mt Colliary Station made $10.25 million or $8193 per hectare  under the auctioneer’s hammer on Friday…Read More Source: Beef Central Property: Killarney showcase Mt Colliery makes .25m + VIDEO

Wagyu breeders converge on Adelaide for annual conference + PICTURES

Underlining the strength of support for the Wagyu cattle industry across Australia, about 400 delegates from across the nation, as well as New Zealand, Japan and the United States converged on Adelaide this morning for the start of the 2019 Australian Wagyu Association annual conference. Here’s some early words, and pictures of delegates from the… Read more »

Billionaire sees big changes in feedlot financing

One of Australia’s newest and youngest billionaires is predicting big changes in the way farmers finance working capital in future…Read More Source: Beef Central Billionaire sees big changes in feedlot financing

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 May 2019

A cold front and an associated complex low pressure system produced moderate falls over parts of southern Australia and New South Wales, while a surface trough, extending from the Top End to southeastern Queensland, produced thunderstorms and moderate falls…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 May 2019

Roma store sale 7 May: Heifers dearer in 4558 head yarding

Demand remained strong for better lines of cattle but tapered off quickly for steers, however heifers saw price increases across most weight brackets at Roma store sale yesterday…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 7 May: Heifers dearer in 4558 head yarding

Three young industry leaders line up for Australasian agribusiness award

Three bright young livestock industry stakeholders from Australia and New Zealand will vie for the 2019 Zanda McDonald Award, being decided at the annual Platinum Primary Producers conference, being held later this month in Port Douglas, North Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central Three young industry leaders line up for Australasian agribusiness award

China growth continues in Australia’s April beef exports

Beef exports in April softened a little off the extreme highs seen in March, but remain well ahead in year-on-year comparisons, as many eastern states beef producers facing feed and water shortages continue to reduce cattle numbers heading into winter…Read More Source: Beef Central China growth continues in Australia’s April beef exports

Cattle vets dig deep for NQ flood relief

The Australian Cattle Veterinarians association has donated $21,800 towards North Queensland flood relief in the aftermath of February’s devastating weather event…Read More Source: Beef Central Cattle vets dig deep for NQ flood relief

Weekly kill: ABS data reflects the extent of first quarter beef slaughter

Beef production in March reached its highest monthly level since 2015, statistics released by the ABS this morning show. The prolonged and lingering impact of drought across eastern Australia continues to be reflected in unusually high rates of kill, especially for cows. Adult cattle slaughtered across Australia during March was 12pc higher than the corresponding… Read more »

ATO releases specific tax guide for meat workers

With tax time underway the Australian Taxation Office has produced a work-releated expense guide specifically for meat processing workers. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ATO releases specific tax guide for meat workers

Opinion: ABA wants referendum on grassfed restructure

In this contributed opinion article the Australian Beef Association says questions remain about Cattle Council of Australia’s restructure toward a directly elected board and calls for a one-off referendum of all growers…Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: ABA wants referendum on grassfed restructure

Dehumidification trial begins for livestock vessels

The first step in trialling dehumidification and other technology on livestock export vessels is underway, with environmental monitoring equipment being installed on a ship in Fremantle this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Dehumidification trial begins for livestock vessels

New beef brands make debut in Brisbane’s branded beef competition

A number of significant new Australian red meat supply chains made their first foray into branded beef competition in Brisbane on Friday, among 50 entries competing in the 2019 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show. Among them were the North Australian Pastoral Co and Harmony Agriculture. ..Read More Source: Beef Central New beef brands… Read more »

Wagga sale 6 May 2019: Mixed priced trends

The market showed mixed price trends, with young cattle to restockers softer but cattle to export processors solid…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 6 May 2019: Mixed priced trends

Stockyard’s Kiwami Wagyu claims third straight Brisbane branded beef title

Improvement in genetics in feeder cattle, and a recent feedlot expansion is allowing the red meat supply chain behind this year’s Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Branded Beef Competition grand champion entry to steadily expand its footprint.  ..Read More Source: Beef Central Stockyard’s Kiwami Wagyu claims third straight Brisbane branded beef title

Beef Central’s beef quiz – April 2019

Test your knowledge with Beef Central’s April 2019 beef and cattle industry quiz..Read More Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – April 2019

Paddock to plane: red meat flies high

A partnership between MLA and leading airline caterer Gate Gourmet is showcasing the quality of Australian beef and lamb to high-flying consumers all over the world…Read More Source: Beef Central Paddock to plane: red meat flies high

$1.2 billion drawdown shows FMD scheme is working

Having peaked at $6.6 billion in June 2018, the national balance held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) has fallen by over $1.2 billion to a balance of $5.37 billion at the end of the March 2019 quarter, in a pattern that shows the FMD scheme is working as intended…Read More Source: Beef Central .2… Read more »

Rain, hail or shine, weather forecasting is about to enter a new era

The weather serves as both a great unifier and obsession for most Australians and now the Bureau of Meteorology is about to bring in the next generation of online forecasting technology. Source: ABC Grain Rain, hail or shine, weather forecasting is about to enter a new era

Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

Trade-driven selling has taken up to $30 per tonne off new-crop wheat and barley prices as received and forecast rain brightens prospects for 2019 cereal plantings…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: New-crop prices tumble on forecast rain

NSW DPI confirms BJD detection at NSW stud

The NSW DPI has confirmed a cattle stud near Casino has been moved to ‘infected status’ for Johne’s Disease following a positive test for the disease in one of its home grown animals…Read More Source: Beef Central NSW DPI confirms BJD detection at NSW stud

Reef beef sinks Grazing BMP

Twelve months after it was praised as a ‘world leading’ program by the global head of the beef sustainability roundtable, the Grazing Best Management Practice program has been scuttled over concerns new legislation could compromise participating producers’ private data. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Reef beef sinks Grazing BMP

US versus Australia export beef report card – who’s winning globally?

Independent global beef industry analyst Simon Quilty provides his ‘report card’ on Australia’s performance in the premium international beef markets, relative to major export competitors, the United States, Brazil and India. His scores range from a low of 4/10 in Korea, to 8/10 in China…..Read More Source: Beef Central US versus Australia export beef… Read more »

Recruitment: Growing number of younger employees in ag

Latest listings on Jobs Central: Wagyu Supply Chain Manager, NZ – Brownrigg Agri. Stockman (2nd/3rd year) – Live Export Facility Senior Trader-Sales,Procurement,Sourcing-Staughton Grp Livestock Manager, Feedlot – Smithfield Cattle Co..Read More Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Growing number of younger employees in ag

Live export industry braces for the cost of fewer cattle on ships

The number of cattle allowed onboard live export ships is about to be reduced. Industry says the new rule makes no sense and will cause financial pain. Source: ABC Livestock Live export industry braces for the cost of fewer cattle on ships

CCA answers critics with move to directly elected board

The Cattle Council of Australia says it is still on track to move to a fully directly elected board later this year, a move that lays down a challenge for other groups to demonstrate they have producer backing…Read More Source: Beef Central CCA answers critics with move to directly elected board

Poll Wagyu breeding program making rapid progress

Driven by artificial breeding programs and carcase performance data collection on a massive scale, an ambitious Poll Wagyu breeding program involving an alliance of seedstock producers across three states is making rapid progress…Read More Source: Beef Central Poll Wagyu breeding program making rapid progress

Dalby sale 1 May 2019: Heifers meet strong demand

The market improved across all categories with heavy cattle selling well, best bullocks making 304.2c, and all classes of heifers in demand. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 1 May 2019: Heifers meet strong demand

Honda threatens to stop selling ATVs if ‘flawed standard’ becomes law

Farm vehicle manufacturer Honda has threatened to stop selling ATVs in Australia if a draft standard proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission becomes law…Read More Source: Beef Central Honda threatens to stop selling ATVs if ‘flawed standard’ becomes law

50,000 descend on Warwick for Polocrosse World Cup + photos

More than 50,000 polocrosse fans from across the globe descended on Warwick in southern Queensland over the Easter Week for the Polocrosse World Cup held at Morgan Park – the first such event held in Australia in 12 years. Here’s some faces from the event…Read More Source: Beef Central 50,000 descend on Warwick for… Read more »

67 charges for NQ woman over alleged drought relief fraud

A 56-year-old Prairie woman has been charged with 67 fraud related charges stemming from a claim to the Queensland Government’s Drought Relief Assistance Scheme…Read More Source: Beef Central 67 charges for NQ woman over alleged drought relief fraud

Property: $5 million-plus deals not affected by drought, Colliers says

The number of Australian rural property transactions in the $5 million-plus bracket has been largely unaffected by drought over the past three years, Colliers International told participants in a property webinar this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Property: million-plus deals not affected by drought, Colliers says

Weekly property review: Rain prompts surge in quality northern listings

NT’s Suplejack hits the market for the first time | Mt Skinner attracting strong inquiry | Argyle Foods Willowgreen offered for $10m | Lennox an ideal calf factory | Century of ownership to end for Hereward | Feed on offer at Winton’s Tulmur, Tranby and Owens Ck | Mt Surprise’s Rocky Springs can carry 3500… Read more »

Wholesale beef update: Big price lifts seen in butt cuts, grinding meat

Substantial price rises have been seen in butt cuts and grinding beef in the domestic wholesale market over the past six weeks, due to shorter supply and strong competition from export customers. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Wholesale beef update: Big price lifts seen in butt cuts, grinding meat

Proposed crackdown on animal extremists music to farmers’ ears

The Queensland State Opposition’s proposed introduction of a Private Members Bill for harsher penalties for animal extremists has been welcomed by state farm organisation AgForce…Read More Source: Beef Central Proposed crackdown on animal extremists music to farmers’ ears

Automatic calf drafting system taking shape + VIDEO

Cattle producers are being invited to complete an online survey to understand how auto-drafting technology might be used on farm and where they see the most benefit…Read More Source: Beef Central Automatic calf drafting system taking shape + VIDEO

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 May 2019

SURFACE and upper level troughs produced widespread moderate falls in eastern, central and southern Queensland, and a series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, producing moderate falls in western Tasmania…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 May 2019

Qld bans ‘junk food’ ads

Details of how far-reaching the Queensland Government’s broadly announced ban on ‘outdoor advertising of junk food’ will be remain scant, but red meat bodies anticipate little direct impact for the sector…Read More Source: Beef Central Qld bans ‘junk food’ ads

UN calls for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance

THE United Nations has stepped up its global campaign to tackle antimicrobial resistance, warning that if urgent action is not taken drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths a year by 2050 – up from an estimated 700,000 deaths a year from untreatable infections now…Read More Source: Beef Central UN calls for urgent action… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Trends from a tough autumn bull sale season

With the bulk of Eastern Australia’s autumn bull selling season now drawing to a close, there are many bull breeders closely examining the results and trends to emerge, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Trends from a tough autumn bull sale season

Labor issues six-point plan for animal welfare

As the Federal election countdown continues, the Labor Party today launched a six-point plan covering animal welfare, pledging to “reinstate national leadership in animal welfare matters and dedicating resources to a new national framework.”..Read More Source: Beef Central Labor issues six-point plan for animal welfare

Weekly kill: Feedlot reliance hastens shortage of slaughter cattle later in the year

A topic of conversation around processing circles this week has been the impact that current heavy reliance on grain-finishing systems because of drought is likely to have on slaughter cattle supply later in the year…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Feedlot reliance hastens shortage of slaughter cattle later in the year

Roma store sale 30 Apr 2019: Prices mostly up after SW Qld rain

Large runs of quality young cattle were yarded and a larger panel of buyers was present, however not all were operating…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 30 Apr 2019: Prices mostly up after SW Qld rain

ALEC and LiveCorp court merger

In a possible foreshadowing of broader red meat industry reform to come, two key live export industry bodies are preparing to merge into one…Read More Source: Beef Central ALEC and LiveCorp court merger