Category: Beef

Weekly genetics review: What are the traits of a profitable cow?

The challenge for many commercial cattle breeders is to consider female selection as a multi-level process, suggests genetics editor Alastair Rayner. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: What are the traits of a profitable cow?

Making the best use of NLIS tags, including genetic selection + VIDEO

A new video has been launched describing ways that producers can use the National Livestock Identification System to improve data collection and decision making for their herds…Read More Source: Beef Central Making the best use of NLIS tags, including genetic selection + VIDEO

Big drop in feeder prices improves grainfed trading budget outlook

In our second projection for the 2019 year, our latest 100-day grainfed trading budget has produced a negative $60 result on a typical 450kg flatback feeder steer, entering a Darling Downs feedlot today and closing-out after 105 days on feed in late June. Higher weightgain cattle are at, or very close to breakeven. Here’s how… Read more »

Weekly kill: Slaughter prices enter freefall territory

Direct consignment slaughter cattle prices have entered free-fall territory in the past week, as the relentless surge in stock turnoff across eastern Australia pushes supply and demand seriously out of balance…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Slaughter prices enter freefall territory

Diversity is key for +$20m Korean property purchase near Mudgee

A South Korean family-owned company has paid between $20 million and $25 million for 5800ha of productive grazing and cropping land on the banks of the Cudgegong River in the Mudgee region of New South Wales. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Diversity is key for +m Korean property purchase near Mudgee

The thin biosecurity line shielding Australia’s $18b beef industry

Just how close Australia’s livestock production industries have come – and continue to come – to a potentially show-stopping foreign disease incursion was highlighted at an intensive agriculture conference in Dalby last week…Read More Source: Beef Central The thin biosecurity line shielding Australia’s b beef industry

Dual-purpose canola has potential to fill winter feed gap

Dual-purpose canola has the potential to fill the winter feed gap, according to research from Charles Sturt University’s Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation…Read More Source: Beef Central Dual-purpose canola has potential to fill winter feed gap

Red meat reform consultation extended one month

The independent Red Meat Reform Taskforce tasked with providing recommendations on the future structure of Australia’s $18 billion red meat and livestock industry hasannounced a one month extension of the public consultation period for its discussion paper…Read More Source: Beef Central Red meat reform consultation extended one month

Kay’s Cuts: Global beef trade remains dynamic

The global beef trade remains dynamic in every sense of the word, says US market commentator, Steve Kay. China continues to grow as a leading market for beef from Australia and other top beef-producing countries. Meanwhile, US beef holds a dominant position in the top three Asian markets of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, especially… Read more »

AA Co estimates February flood losses at 45,000 head

The Australian Agricultural Co has lost an estimated 45,000 branded cattle on it northwest Queensland grazing properties following last month’s floods, the company told the ASX this morning…Read More Source: Beef Central AA Co estimates February flood losses at 45,000 head

Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Limited grower selling has helped the sorghum market maintain values in the past week, but wheat and barley prices had a turbulent week as millers and traders worked through stocks…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: White grain choppy as market chews into stocks

Drought registrations spike

The number of farmers registering for drought assistance has hit the highest level in the past five months, according to rural charity Rural Aid…Read More Source: Beef Central Drought registrations spike

Consultation on effluent code for livestock carriers

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporter’s Association will host a workshop in Canberra on March 28 to progress the development of a Registered Industry Code of Practice (RICP) for managing effluent in the livestock supply chain…Read More Source: Beef Central Consultation on effluent code for livestock carriers

Weaned steers and heifers sharply down on AuctionsPlus

Most young heifer and steer categories fell sharply in price in trading on Auctions Plus this week, as desperately dry conditions pushed larger numbers to market. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weaned steers and heifers sharply down on AuctionsPlus

Beef and consumer trust: don’t just tell your story, live it

At yesterday’s TSBE and Food Leaders Australia Intensive Ag Conference at Dalby, WWF global beef industry lead Ian McConnell brought a unique perspective to the question of what the beef industry can do to maintain consumer trust as anti-meat headlines and campaigns work to erode it. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Beef and consumer… Read more »

Family-scale buyers now dominating grazing property market landscape

After a period where corporate and institutional investors were much more prominent in the grazing property buying landscape, 2018 was regarded as the ‘Year of the Family Buyer’ – and circumstances look like changing little in 2019. Declining return on investment may be a key factor in reduced corporate buyer activity. ..Read More Source:… Read more »

CopRice to establish stockfeed mill in Riverina

SunRice’s animal nutrition business, CopRice, has confirmed plans to establish one of Australia’s largest ruminant nutrition milling facilities at Coleambally in the Riverina…Read More Source: Grain Central CopRice to establish stockfeed mill in Riverina

Rain has had little effect as almost 100 percent of NSW stays in drought – NSW DPI

RAINFALL across New South Wales in January February had little impact on the widespread drought conditions due to high temperatures and evaporation, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ latest seasonal update. Farmers have also been warned about the low level of climate forecasting at this time of the year…Read More Source: Sheep Central Rain… Read more »

Thousands of cows flood saleyards as drought impact intensifies

Throughout Central Queensland and much of New South Wales cattle producers are making the tough call to destock their remaining breeders along with hordes of young cattle, with no relief from drought in sight. Source: ABC Livestock Thousands of cows flood saleyards as drought impact intensifies

Feedlot ration auto-delivery system shows promise + VIDEO

A prototype feed truck auto-delivery system, suitable for retrofitting on existing feed delivery trucks in feedlots, has been developed to ensure more consistent and efficient delivery of feed into bunks…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedlot ration auto-delivery system shows promise + VIDEO

Angus Selection Indexes set for review

The four selection indexes that are calculated within the Angus Breedplan genetic evaluation are set for review. Part of the process includes an online survey to allow Angus producers to have input into what key selection traits will shape the future of their breed…Read More Source: Beef Central Angus Selection Indexes set for review

Recruitment: Common hiring mistakes to avoid

Employing the wrong person can have a big impact on any business within the lamb or wool supply chain – large or small – so it is imperative employers take the time and get it right the first time. Here’s some tips on what to avoid the next time there is a role to fill…..Read… Read more »

Dubbo sale 7 Mar 2019: Producers digging deeper into breeders

Once again there were large numbers of cows as growers dip into their younger breeders along with large numbers of young cattle…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 7 Mar 2019: Producers digging deeper into breeders

Melbourne investor takes stake in Warwick’s Rodgers Creek feedlot

A Melbourne-based investor family with strong business connections in North Asia has taken a strategic stake in the Rodgers Creek feedlot, which operates under the name B Feeders, near Warwick on Queensland’s southern Darling Downs…Read More Source: Beef Central Melbourne investor takes stake in Warwick’s Rodgers Creek feedlot

December quarter cattle on feed remain above 1.1 million head

Cattle on feed across Australia during the October-to-December 2018 quarter decreased by 15,977 head or 1.4pc from the record set in the September quarter, according to the latest quarterly grainfed industry survey…Read More Source: Beef Central December quarter cattle on feed remain above 1.1 million head

Group formed to review Qld cattle tick line

A new industry group has been formed as part of the review of the cattle tick line in Queensland. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Group formed to review Qld cattle tick line

Dalby Sale 6 Mar 2019: Prices back 10-30c

Steers averaged 10-20c cheaper depending on weight and quality while losses of 30c to 50c/kg were fairly common across the yearling heifer classes…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 6 Mar 2019: Prices back 10-30c

Property: Grass fever hits northwest QLD, where beneficial rain has fallen

A mini property boom is unfolding in northwest and central western Queensland where beneficial rains fell last month. With green feed returning to paddocks across the region, a window of opportunity has emerged to market grassed-up properties to cattle producers further south, and across the Northern Territory border, who remain in the depths of a… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Rush in slowly while watching grass grow

In this week’s property review, a number of northern property industry identities give their thoughts on what lies ahead in a rapidly evolving North Queensland property market, facing growing demand from grass buyers in drought-affected areas.  ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: Rush in slowly while watching grass grow

Japan’s S Foods purchases southern NSW beef processor Monbeef

Large Japanese meat importer and distributor, S Foods, has made its first investment into the Australian red meat supply chain, purchasing southern NSW beef processor Monbeef…Read More Source: Beef Central Japan’s S Foods purchases southern NSW beef processor Monbeef

Drought refocuses attention on unlimited groundwater takes for gas projects

As dams, creeks and rivers dry up across eastern Australia, the tightening grip of drought is again underscoring the critical value of groundwater to rural communities and agriculture, and refocusing attention on policies granting unlimited water takes to gas companies. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Drought refocuses attention on unlimited groundwater takes for gas… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Mar 2019

THUNDERSTORMS and showers developed along broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia, while an onshore flow and associated showers generated moderate falls along the Queensland and New South Wales east coast…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 Mar 2019

Roma store sale 5 Mar 2019: Cow prices under pressure

The quality was mixed and again included younger cattle, evident of the continuing dry season. Prices eased further from last week with cows experiencing the most substantial price falls..Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 5 Mar 2019: Cow prices under pressure

Tips on improving farm productivity at MLA Monaro workshop

Livestock producers in New South Wales’ Monaro region will get tips on improving farm productivity at a free Meat & Livestock Australia workshop at Nimmitabel next week…Read More Source: Beef Central Tips on improving farm productivity at MLA Monaro workshop

Genetics update: Clearances down but averages solid in early Autumn sales

Clearance rates in early autumn bull sales this year may be down, but average prices remain solid, genetics editor Alastair Rayner reports in this week’s genetics review. “Declining cow numbers and lack of water due to drought are the big limitations impacting on purchases, however demand for proven high accuracy EBV bulls remains high,” he… Read more »

Huge spike in agistment demand, as Northwest QLD starts recovery process

Demand for agistment in Queensland’s northwest where beneficial rain fell last month has hit fever-pitch, with one northern livestock agent logging 130 inquiries from drought-beleaguered cattle producers further south, as the region starts to respond…Read More Source: Beef Central Huge spike in agistment demand, as Northwest QLD starts recovery process

Weekly kill: Heavy supply pushes grid prices lower

Heavy supply of slaughter cattle from drought-affected areas continues to impact cattle markets, with direct consignment grid offers in southern Queensland falling further this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Heavy supply pushes grid prices lower

Monaro sheep and beef producers to learn new skills for profitability

SHEEP meat and beef producers in New South Wales’ Monaro region will get tips on improving farm productivity at Meat & Livestock Australia’s special one-day workshop at Nimmitabel next week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Monaro sheep and beef producers to learn new skills for profitability

ABARES 2019 cattle price and production outlook

In taking a stab at the size of the Australian cattle herd over the next five years, ABARES has provided one of the broadest possible predictions, pointing to a ’95 percent probability’ it will stand between 24.4 million head and 30 million head in five years time – a range of almost six million head…. Read more »

New ways for stakeholders to participate in red meat reform process

Two new ways for Australia’s 82,000 red meat and livestock businesses to give their views on the future structure of the industry have been announced. An independent Red Meat Reform Taskforce is seeking feedback until 14 March on its discussion paper exploring the future roles, responsibilities and funding of Australia’s red meat industry bodies…Read More … Read more »

Beef Central’s beef quiz – February 2019

Test your knowledge of beef industry news and events in January with Beef Central’s latest monthly quiz. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – February 2019

Regional forums to focus on Breedplan, DNA technologies

A series of 14 industry forums being held across Australia in coming months will help seedstock and commercial cattle producers focus on Breedplan fundamentals and getting the most out of genetic technologies. The two-day forums are being coordinated through SBTS and its equivalent northern organisation, TBTS. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Regional forums to… Read more »

Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports

Boxed beef and live cattle exports are expected to be among the big winners in the much anticipated Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement which was signed in Jakarta today…Read More Source: Beef Central Indonesian trade agreement to benefit beef, live cattle exports

Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

Southern wheat values were $15/t lower this week on trade liquidating longs, while the southern Queensland sorghum harvest passed two-thirds and cattle feeders await cotton picking to alleviate extreme high cottonseed prices…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Trade selling drives down values

February beef exports continue solid early pace

The growing impact of China on Australia’s export beef trade was in clear evidence in February export figures released by the Department of Agriculture on Friday. Exports to all markets reached 94,900 tonnes in February, up 11pc on this time last year. ..Read More Source: Beef Central February beef exports continue solid early pace

National standards would lift trust in ag brand claims: Keogh

Australian agriculture should consider developing national information standards to ensure consumer trust of brand claims, ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh told the International Farm Management Association Congress in Tasmania today…Read More Source: Beef Central National standards would lift trust in ag brand claims: Keogh

Is China the new US for world beef trade?

It was once accepted that the US market set global beef prices, but strong evidence is starting to say that China is now dictating global pricing and the US is losing its mantle as the number-one driver of global beef demand and supply, reports independent meat analyst Simon Quilty…Read More Source: Beef Central Is… Read more »

Weaner steers and heifers ease 14-17c on AuctionsPlus

Consistent with wider cattle market trends being seen, prices for weaner steers slipped by 14c/kg on average, while weaner heifers dropped 17c/kg in AuctionsPlus sales this week. Cattle numbers from commercial sales remained steady on last week with 8558 head listed. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weaner steers and heifers ease 14-17c on AuctionsPlus

Selective market for Wagyu feeders, even at reduced prices

High grain and roughage prices and an oversupply of F1 feeder cattle are keeping a tight lid on Wagyu F1 feeder cattle prices in the early stages of 2019…Read More Source: Beef Central Selective market for Wagyu feeders, even at reduced prices

NQ floods: PM announces cheap loans for recovery seed funding

Flood affected cattle producers in north western Queensland will have access to cheaper loans to help restock properties and rebuild infrastructure, and will be aided by the establishment of a North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency, under new measures announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today…Read More Source: Beef Central NQ floods: PM announces cheap… Read more »

NQ floods: Caution against moving weak cattle too early

The logistics of vaccinating weak and stressed cattle remains a major challenge for north western Queensland cattle producers as they look to recover from the devastating flooding that engulfed the region earlier this month…Read More Source: Beef Central NQ floods: Caution against moving weak cattle too early

New agency established to rebuild flood-ravaged Queensland cattle industry

The Prime Minister announces a new agency to help the Queensland cattle industry recover from the devastating outback floods that killed about half a million head of livestock. Source: ABC Livestock New agency established to rebuild flood-ravaged Queensland cattle industry

NQ floods: Pasture responding, restocking still some weeks away

While a positive early pasture response has been observed in large areas of north western Queensland following the mass rainfall and flooding event in February, there are still significant areas where pasture recovery will take longer due to silting, erosion, scalding and ongoing waterlogging, QDAF Longreach principal scientist David Phelps told a webinar this week…Read… Read more »

Northern Territory's wet season missing in action

While the wet season has brought rain to northern Queensland, across the border the Northern Territory’s cattle country is hurting. Source: ABC Livestock Northern Territory’s wet season missing in action

Recruitment: Three reasons why good employees might leave a business

It shouldn’t be surprising to any business engaged in the red meat and livestock supply chain that when good employees don’t feel appreciated or valued in their workplace, they’re unlikely to stay around for long. Here’s three common reasons why good employees choose to leave their job – and what managers can do about it…Read… Read more »

Dubbo sale 28 Feb 2019: Sell-off dipping into younger breeders

As the extreme drought conditions continue the next major sell off continues as growers now dip into their next lines of younger breeders…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 28 Feb 2019: Sell-off dipping into younger breeders

Chris Howie’s wrap on southern market trends and opportunities

Chris Howie’s update on livestock markets throughout southern Australia in February, including weaner sales, the impact of NQ floods on southern slaughter demand and prices, early southern bull sales and some emerging opportunities in coming months. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Chris Howie’s wrap on southern market trends and opportunities

Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

AUTUMN is likely to be drier than average over most of eastern Australia and slightly wetter than average over inland western Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s climate and water outlook for February to April 2019, released this morning. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

Prominent Sydney-based food service meat supplier and value-adding company Andrews Meat Industries has taken a majority shareholding in export meat business White Stripe Foods, expanding the company’s footprint in Asia and the Middle East…Read More Source: Beef Central White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

EYCI drops to four year low

MLA analysis reveals the increased extent of light cattle entering saleyards as the EYCI falls to its lowest level in almost four years…Read More Source: Beef Central EYCI drops to four year low

Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

The US’s trade disadvantage in Japan against beef export competitors like Australia will worsen unless the US secures similar access terms with Japan, a US agricultural trade forum was told last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

NT's Pine Hill Station returns to Australian hands, sells for more than $10m

A family-owned beef business from SA has bought a 268,000-hectare cattle station from a Filipino property developer. The Vickers family says the area is one of the best places in Australia to invest in beef. Source: ABC Livestock NT’s Pine Hill Station returns to Australian hands, sells for more than m

AA Co to offload 6000 surplus steers through Longreach sale

The Australian Agricultural Co will hold a one-off surplus steer sale in Longreach next month, offering 6000 young steers from its desperately dry Barkly Tableland region properties…Read More Source: Beef Central AA Co to offload 6000 surplus steers through Longreach sale

Dalby Sale 27 Feb 2019: Market cheaper with bigger numbers

The overall quality of the young cattle was mixed and there was an increased number of cows penned. Buyer attendance was good and all were operating in a cheaper market…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 27 Feb 2019: Market cheaper with bigger numbers

Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

Romeo Roxas offloads two NT properties | Growth Farms secures Kerry Stokes’ Kangaroo Island portfolio | South west QLD aggregation secures water | Remote NSW station sells to a neighbour | Two southern NSW sales..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

AuctionsPlus flood relief auction off to a flying start

Bids are flooding in for a wide selection of donated items as part of a charity auction to raise funds for cattle producers in North Queensland who have been affected by floods…Read More Source: Beef Central AuctionsPlus flood relief auction off to a flying start

14 young ag researchers share in $330,000 worth of grants

14 agricultural researchers have shared in $330,000 worth of grants through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annonced today. ..Read More Source: Beef Central 14 young ag researchers share in 0,000 worth of grants

Jerilderie sets national working dog sale mark at $25,000

AUSTRALIAN working dog prices have reached world record levels with the sale of New South Wales stockman Shane Maurer’s Eveready Possum for $25,000 last weekend…Read More Source: Beef Central Jerilderie sets national working dog sale mark at ,000

Roma store sale 26 Feb 2019: Prices back in 7900 head yarding

Young cattle, including calves, dominated the yarding and the quality was mixed. Prices eased further from last week across most categories…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 26 Feb 2019: Prices back in 7900 head yarding

Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

A skills-based group of livestock producers, consultants and researchers from throughout Australia has been selected to help increase the rate of adoption of on-farm research and development outcomes…Read More Source: Beef Central Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

A SKILLS-BASED group of livestock producers, consultants and researchers from throughout Australia has been selected to help increase the rate of adoption of on-farm research and development outcomes…Read More Source: Sheep Central Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced thunderstorms and moderate fall, while onshore flow produced moderate falls along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

Weekly genetics review: Considerations using raw data for selection

Reliance on raw data can often cause producers to make inaccurate selection decisions and effectively select cattle on non-genetic differences rather than actual genetic merit, suggests genetics editor Alastair Rayner. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Considerations using raw data for selection

Opinion: Shorthorn Beef needs to ‘get off the fence’ over genetic evaluation

A private Shorthorn breeder has urged his breed society, Shorthorn Beef, to ‘get off the fence’ and make a decision about whether to move to IGS Genetic Evaluation…Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: Shorthorn Beef needs to ‘get off the fence’ over genetic evaluation

Changes in Woolies and Coles northern beef processing arrangements

Sweeping changes are happening in the supermarket beef service kill landscape in Queensland, with both Coles and Woolworths reaching agreement with new or additional beef processors over contract kills for their northern supply chain requirements…Read More Source: Beef Central Changes in Woolies and Coles northern beef processing arrangements

Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

South Korean retail supermarket giant Lotte has made a major investment in the Australian beef industry, purchasing Kev and Jan Roberts well-known Sandalwood feedlot near Dalby on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Beef Central Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

Weekly kill: Grids soften further in the wake of big numbers

Direct consignment price grids took another hit this week, as big inflows of cattle forced by drought decision-making continue to come to market across eastern Australia. Cow prices in the southern QLD region have fallen anywhere from 5-20c/kg in places in the past seven days, while steers are generally 5-10c/kg cheaper.    ..Read More Source:… Read more »

Aussie Farms online map used for break-in

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has again called on animal activist group Aussie Farms to pull down its map of Australian farms after a business on the map was broken into…Read More Source: Beef Central Aussie Farms online map used for break-in

Teys aims for energy self-sufficiency with $42m project at Wagga plant

Teys Australia has taken a big step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy reliance by launching plans to develop a $42 million Low Emissions Energy Hub at the company’s Wagga facility in NSW. The project will include a combination of bio-generation of methane, solid waste digestion, solar panel arrays, energy storage and biomass-driven boilers… Read more »

Ruralco enters trading halt amid reports of Canadian takeover

Ruralco Holdings Limited has announced a trading halt today amid reports it is the subject of a takeover bid from publicly listed Canadian fertiliser and agribusiness giant Nutrien, which owns Ruralco rival Landmark in Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Ruralco enters trading halt amid reports of Canadian takeover

Wagga sale 25 Feb 2018: Bigger numbers push forward

Extremely dry conditions and plainer quality eroded prices in a bigger yarding. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 25 Feb 2018: Bigger numbers push forward

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital? + VIDEO

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More Source: Beef Central Is this Australia’s AgTech capital? + VIDEO

Chinchilla property purchase will drive Belmont Red herd expansion

The recent purchase of a substantial grazing property near Chinchilla on Queensland’s western Darling Downs will drive a significant herd expansion for Australia’s largest Belmont Red seedstock producers…Read More Source: Beef Central Chinchilla property purchase will drive Belmont Red herd expansion

CPA urges producers to comment on Red Meat Green Paper

Cattle Producers Australia chair Dr Paul Wright is urging Australian cattle producers to consider and comment on the recently released Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding reform Green Paper. ..Read More Source: Beef Central CPA urges producers to comment on Red Meat Green Paper

Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 25 Feb 2019

Prices were generally unchanged to dearer, with just the odd grown heifers and plainer yearlings a little easier…Read More Source: Beef Central Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 25 Feb 2019

RSPCA, Animals Australia accused of being 'missing in action' in cattle death debate

A West Australian pastoral body has hit out at the state’s largest and oldest animal welfare groups over their “silence” on the deaths of more than a thousand cattle on two Indigenous properties in the state’s north. Source: ABC Livestock RSPCA, Animals Australia accused of being ‘missing in action’ in cattle death debate

Industry gets behind North Queensland farmers flood relief drive

Saleyards. agents and other livestock industry stakeholders are rallying behind a fundraising drive for North Queensland producers hard hit by this month’s floods. Can you help? ..Read More Source: Beef Central Industry gets behind North Queensland farmers flood relief drive

Weaner steers to 336c on AuctionsPlus

Prices in most young steer and heifer categories improved a little this week on AuctionsPlus, where 8662 commercial cattle were offered – an increase of 23 percent on last week’s listings…Read More Source: Beef Central Weaner steers to 336c on AuctionsPlus

Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project meat and livestock industry as an attractive career path

A careers expo being held as part of an upcoming Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging conference and workshop in Queensland will be used to project the meat and livestock industry as an attractive career path option for young undergraduates…Read More Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project meat and livestock industry as an… Read more »

Dubbo sale 21 Feb 2018: Large numbers rolling in

Whilst most sections were a little cheaper it was a much better market than most predicted with the large numbers of weaners and cows selling to pretty solid competition…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 21 Feb 2018: Large numbers rolling in

Missing cattle station worker's ute found abandoned near NT-WA border

Helicopter and foot searches for 29-year-old expectant father Bradley Keeley, whose broken-down Landcruiser ute was found abandoned on a stretch of road near the Territory border, so far yield no results. Source: ABC Livestock Missing cattle station worker’s ute found abandoned near NT-WA border

China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

A number of factors, including mounting competition for Australian beef from China and limited supply out of New Zealand, are contributing to a sharp rise in Australian imported manufacturing beef prices in the United States this month…Read More Source: Beef Central China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

Dalby Sale 20 Feb 2019: Lighter cattle cheaper in 6017 head yarding

Steer calves returning to the paddock improved in price, although light weight yearling steers to restockers were well supplied and averaged 5c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 14c, and heavy weights averaged 6c to 9c/kg cheaper..Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 20 Feb 2019: Lighter cattle cheaper in 6017 head… Read more »

Roma store sale 19 Feb 2019: Young cattle numbers increase

Prices decreased sharply for yearling steers and heifers, however demand remained firm for quality lines…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 19 Feb 2019: Young cattle numbers increase

Wagga sale 18 Feb 2018: Market loses some heat

A typical summer yarding with the bulk of the yearling offering in secondary condition. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 18 Feb 2018: Market loses some heat