Category: Beef

Weaners from dry areas dominate larger AuctionsPlus offering

Catalogue numbers offered lifted 17pc on AuctionsPlus this week, reaching 10,189 head, dominated by weaners and yearlings from dry areas, which comprised almost 80pc of the offering. All four heifer weight categories showed 5-10c/kg rises in value compared with the previous week, while most steer categories trended down. The post Weaners from dry areas dominate… Read more »

‘Hot and cold’ start to 2018 spring bull market, as Belmonts set national record

The early stages of the 2018 spring bull selling season have proven to be incredibly patchy, with some sales recording high clearance rates and strong average prices, while others have suffered serious setbacks compared with last year. The post ‘Hot and cold’ start to 2018 spring bull market, as Belmonts set national record appeared first… Read more »

Fourth anthrax case in two years detected in southern Queensland

The Queensland Department of Agriculture says another case of anthrax in cattle has been confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area this month. The post Fourth anthrax case in two years detected in southern Queensland appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Fourth anthrax case in two years detected in southern Queensland

Zoetis sets $100,000 fundraising target for beyondblue + VIDEO

Animal Health company Zoetis has committed to raise another $100,000 through its partnership with beyondblue, the independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide across Australia. The post Zoetis sets $100,000 fundraising target for beyondblue + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Zoetis sets 0,000 fundraising… Read more »

Australian beef: Time to let the Ferrari out of the garage

Just when you thought the war on red meat had exhausted the limits of believability comes this: A large US based company is now refusing to refund employees for any work expenses they incur for meals that include meat. The post Australian beef: Time to let the Ferrari out of the garage appeared first on… Read more »

Cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia undertaken in NT

The first ever cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) eradication has emphasised the need for prompt early treatment of small infestations, and has recommened all NT land managers survey properties for prickly acacia to assess treatment options.  The post Cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia undertaken in NT appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Dubbo sale 19 July 2018: Weight hard to find for buyers

The search for weight from both processors and feeders continues as operators struggle to fill requirements with once again a saturation of young weaners. The post Dubbo sale 19 July 2018: Weight hard to find for buyers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 19 July 2018: Weight hard to find… Read more »

Skin in the game: Who’s really invested in agtech?

In the fast moving, exciting new sector that is agtech, where and who do we look to for the next great innovation? It’s an emerging, and immature sector, with great opportunities lurking, but the reality is we need to exercise some caution and manage our expectations on who’s actually going to deliver the goods. The… Read more »

Teys follows recent trend, launching publicly-accessible price grids

Teys Australia is the latest Australian beef processor to publish its direct consignment price grids on the company website, joining Bindaree and Thomas Foods International. The post Teys follows recent trend, launching publicly-accessible price grids appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Teys follows recent trend, launching publicly-accessible price grids

TV Shark Steve Baxter blasts bureaucrats for stifling regional broadband opportunity

Queensland’s chief entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Steve Baxter has ripped into the State’s public service for not acting on a plan to free up thousands of kilometres of State-owned fibre-optic cables which could be delivering superfast, supercheap broadband to regional customers. The post TV Shark Steve Baxter blasts bureaucrats for stifling regional broadband opportunity… Read more »

Taste panel work shows clear preference for dry-aged beef

Taste panel sensory work in Australia and Japan has for the first time indicated a clear consumer preference for dry-aged beef over conventional vacuum-packaged ‘wet-aged’ product. The post Taste panel work shows clear preference for dry-aged beef appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Taste panel work shows clear preference for dry-aged beef

Webinar: Improving beef business performance with high quality forages

Perennial legumes are a profitable intervention for many areas of northern Australia. In this free BeefConnect webinar Dr Maree Bowen will address key research questions using forage oats and leucaena-grass pastures grown in central Queensland, as an example. The post Webinar: Improving beef business performance with high quality forages appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Dalby Sale 18 July 2018: Demand lifts for export, feeder cattle

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock struggled to maintain the levels of the previous week with reductions of 2c to 6c/kg. However all other classes of yearling steers and heifers to feed improved in price. The post Dalby Sale 18 July 2018: Demand lifts for export, feeder cattle appeared first on… Read more »

Interest sought in individual CPC holdings

As the Consolidated Pastoral Co property portfolio sale process continues, vendors Terra Firma are keeping their options open about selling the assets as a single line, or breaking up the business. The post Interest sought in individual CPC holdings appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Interest sought in individual CPC holdings

Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade

Cattle export prices in northern Australia have staged a gradual rise since early June, the first sustained price increase for export cattle in close to two years. The post Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Green shoots emerging in northern cattle export trade

Wagyu beef flying high in airline offerings

Airline catering is a competitive world where a well-received menu item will often see a rival carrier up the ante. Wagyu for first and business class is one such premium ingredient, with an international airline recently introducing Australian Wagyu burgers and shortribs to its in-flight menu. The post Wagyu beef flying high in airline offerings… Read more »

Urea price climbs on global demand, currency

World supply and demand factors, and changes in currency exchange rates, appear to be the main drivers behind a $60/t hike in the price of urea in recent weeks. The post Urea price climbs on global demand, currency appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Urea price climbs on global demand, currency

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 July 2018

A weak low pressure system over Victoria produced moderate falls in southeastern South Australia and western Victoria, while a series of cold fronts tracked across the south, generating moderate falls along the South West Land Division in Western Australia, and in western and northern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18… Read more »

Roma store 17 July 2018: Second week of 10,000 head-plus yardings

The overall quality of the young light weight cattle was not up to the standard of the previous sale and this was reflected in average prices. The post Roma store 17 July 2018: Second week of 10,000 head-plus yardings appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 17 July 2018: Second week… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: BBSE adds integrity to bull sales

In this week’s genetics review, guest editor Wayne Upton examines the value of the Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation, and the development of new EBVs for female fertility The post Weekly genetics review: BBSE adds integrity to bull sales appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: BBSE adds integrity to bull… Read more »

Weekly kill: Lighter cows present cost efficiency challenge for processors

As eastern Australia’s drought wears on into the second half of the year, challenges continue to emerge which highlight the impact that such conditions can have on Australian beef’s competitiveness in a globalised meat industry. Cow weights – or the lack of them – are starting to impact processing efficiency in southern states. The post… Read more »

Paraway’s $13m Condamine acquisition will play key backgrounding role

A significant grazing property purchase on Queensland’s western Darling Downs will play an important backgrounding role for new owner Paraway Pastoral Co, for company cattle heading to nearby feedlots. The post Paraway’s $13m Condamine acquisition will play key backgrounding role appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Paraway’s m Condamine acquisition will play… Read more »

Cattle price cycle nears bottom and signals a potential new pricing era

The Australian cattle market is getting close to completing its current price cycle, and October could be the end point, or market low, independent analyst Simon Quilty predicts in his latest analysis on Beef Central. The post Cattle price cycle nears bottom and signals a potential new pricing era appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

The triple threat to beef… and the technologies that could save it

A comprehensive analysis of how new ideas and new technologies are reshaping cattle production all over the world, from Alltech’s chief innovation officer Aidan Connolly. The post The triple threat to beef… and the technologies that could save it appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central The triple threat to beef… and the… Read more »

Wagga sale 16 July 2018: Rates slip on seasonal uncertainty

Prices varied amongst categories with lighter weight secondary cattle bearing the brunt of a price correction. The post Wagga sale 16 July 2018: Rates slip on seasonal uncertainty appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 16 July 2018: Rates slip on seasonal uncertainty

Ag manufacturers looking for energy policy certainty

An alliance of agricultural manufacturers, including red meat processors, sees a push towards bipartisan political support as a positive step in ensuring that energy generators and retailers, and their customers, have a level of policy certainty around the energy market in which they participate. The post Ag manufacturers looking for energy policy certainty appeared first… Read more »

Farmer in drought turns to watermelon to feed hungry cattle

As the drought conditions across the east of Australia lead to a tripling in the cost of hay, one farmer is turning to watermelon as a supplement to feed his cattle. Source: ABC Livestock Farmer in drought turns to watermelon to feed hungry cattle

Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18

Australian cattle exports are running 23 percent higher year on year, with 487,215 cattle exported from January 1 to June 30. The post Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia’s biggest cattle export markets 2017-18

Alarming stats put farming at the top of the danger list

The statistics tell a disturbing story – farms remain among the most dangerous workplaces in Australia with 68 on-farm fatalities in 2017, and another 179 non-fatal on-farm injuries. The post Alarming stats put farming at the top of the danger list appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Alarming stats put farming at… Read more »

Airlines fly into meat menu turbulence

Two airlines have encountered an industry and political backlash in the past week for changes to in-flight menus that appeal to vegan hype. The post Airlines fly into meat menu turbulence appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Airlines fly into meat menu turbulence

New sheep meat and beef safeguard and quota report released

A NEW report showing how Australia is tracking within key global sheep meat and beef safeguards has been released by Meat & Livestock Australia. The post New sheep meat and beef safeguard and quota report released appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New sheep meat and beef safeguard and quota report released

Quick and easy meal options focus for winter beef campaign

Australian beef will be promoted as a quick and easy meal option as part of the industry’s latest domestic winter beef marketing campaign. The post Quick and easy meal options focus for winter beef campaign appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Quick and easy meal options focus for winter beef campaign

Lotfeeders active in larger AuctionsPlus offering

With anticipated lack of numbers heading into spring, a number of feedlots were active on AuctionsPlus this week, looking at lighter stock to shore-up feeder supply. Heifer prices in all weight categories trended down, while most steer categories were slightly stronger in value. The post Lotfeeders active in larger AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef… Read more »

New tool to assist beef producers buy the ‘right’ bulls

A new genetics decision support tool is being developed to assist livestock producers to select the right bull for their enterprise. The post New tool to assist beef producers buy the ‘right’ bulls appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New tool to assist beef producers buy the ‘right’ bulls

Kay’s Cuts: US/China dispute escalates to full blown trade war

How ironic and sad that the US Administration chose to initiate a tariff dispute with China – one of the world’s oldest trading nations – that escalated last Friday into a full-blown trade war, writes Beef Central’s US columnist, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: US/China dispute escalates to full blown trade war appeared first… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Northern market softens, southern rates hold

THE market for feedgrain delivered to Darling Downs end-users has dropped by $5-10 per tonne in the past week, but values in southern New South Wales have held steady as frosts limit crop growth and kick along demand for supplementary feed. The post Feedgrain Focus: Northern market softens, southern rates hold appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Why did anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas change his mind?

In the 1990s, Mark Lynas was a prominent anti-GMO activist at the forefront of a world-wide movement mounting protest campaigns against GM foods – but two decades later he changed his mind and has transformed into a vocal GMO proponent. Here’s an edited version of his address to the Rural Press Club this week. The… Read more »

Updates to Qld tick management rules

Updates to cattle tick management rules in Queensland have been introduced to provide greater flexibility for producers moving stock across the cattle tick line, and to create opportunities for reduced travel times and costs. The post Updates to Qld tick management rules appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Updates to Qld tick management… Read more »

$35 million for 11 new livestock research projects

Expanding feedbase options and increasing feed efficiency in livestock is the focus of 11 new research projects worth a total of $35 million over five years, announced under the Livestock Productivity Partnership (LPP). The post $35 million for 11 new livestock research projects appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central million for 11… Read more »

Dubbo sale 12 July 2018: Young cattle prices lower

It was another typical drought yarding with large numbers of cows and young cattle in plain condition in another fairly large yarding of 4870 in a market that saw most sections sell pretty well. The post Dubbo sale 12 July 2018: Young cattle prices lower appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo… Read more »

One of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs to visit the Darling Downs

Aussie innovator, entrepreneur and ‘Shark Tank’ television show panelist Steve Baxter will visit Queensland’s Darling Downs and Maranoa regions on July 19 and 20 for an exclusive regional tour to meet locals to discuss and inspire businesses innovation across the region. The post One of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs to visit the Darling Downs appeared first… Read more »

JBS Australia and Rural Funds Management announce feedlot supply partnership

Australia’s largest meat processor JBS Australia and investment fund Rural Funds Management have announced an agreement this morning that will see RFM buy and lease back JBS’s five Australian feedlots, and under a separate deal, provide finance for all cattle on feed. The post JBS Australia and Rural Funds Management announce feedlot supply partnership appeared… Read more »

What’s behind Rural Funds Group’s JBS feedlot deal?

RFM’s David Bryant explain the reasoning behind his fund’s investment this week in JBS’s feedlot assets and cattle The post What’s behind Rural Funds Group’s JBS feedlot deal? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central What’s behind Rural Funds Group’s JBS feedlot deal?

Pay day for beef producers if drought gets ugly

If the drought worsens, cattle prices could skyrocket into record territory in 2019 and beyond, according to market analyst Simon Quilty. The post Pay day for beef producers if drought gets ugly appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Pay day for beef producers if drought gets ugly

New report to help track quota progress

A new report developed by Meat & Livestock Australia will provide regular updates on how Australia is tracking within key beef and sheepmeat safeguards and quotas. The post New report to help track quota progress appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New report to help track quota progress

‘First look’ climate outlook released for Aug-Oct 2018

August to October is likely to be drier than average in Victoria, NSW, southeast SA and northeast Queensland. The post ‘First look’ climate outlook released for Aug-Oct 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘First look’ climate outlook released for Aug-Oct 2018

Teys’ Tom Maguire to address 2018 Rural Press Club Ekka Breakfast

Australia’s largest manufacturing industry and its relationship with the Australian public will be the focus of the 2018 Malcolm McCosker Memorial Address at the Rural Press Club’s Ekka Breakfast in Brisbane on Thursday, August 9. The post Teys’ Tom Maguire to address 2018 Rural Press Club Ekka Breakfast appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Dalby Sale 11 July 2018: Biggest yarding for four months

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock struggled to maintain the levels of the previous week with reductions of 2c to 6c/kg. However all other classes of yearling steers and heifers to feed improved in price. The post Dalby Sale 11 July 2018: Biggest yarding for four months appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Weekly Property Review – Can pasture condition influence property value?

Buying property can be all about taking up an opportunity with potential, but land management and condition is increasingly being seen as an attribute with the potential to impact the final market value of a landholding. The post Weekly Property Review – Can pasture condition influence property value? appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Opinion: Royal commission shows bank lenders don’t ‘get’ farming

A number of factors have contributed to the fraught relationship between farmers and financiers exposed by the Financial Services Royal Commission, including instability in the market value of farms, policy changes that make farms more reliant on financial instruments, and shifts in the global positioning of farmland relative to other forms of property, two academics… Read more »

Cottonseed stocks tighten as drought demand intensifies

Drought-stretched graziers and feedlot operators across eastern Australia are putting unprecedented demand on cottonseed supplies, drawing off stocks from the current ginning program almost as quickly as it can be processed. The post Cottonseed stocks tighten as drought demand intensifies appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Cottonseed stocks tighten as drought demand… Read more »

Roma store 10 July 2018: Weaners push yarding to 10,200

The annual big run of vendor bred weaners lifted total supply to 10,200 head at the Roma store sale. The post Roma store 10 July 2018: Weaners push yarding to 10,200 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 10 July 2018: Weaners push yarding to 10,200

Wagga sale 10 July 2018: Store cattle up 10-27c

Cattle prices continued to vary this week as quality and buyer demand varied over all categories in a smaller yarding of 2,700 at Wagga. The post Wagga sale 10 July 2018: Store cattle up 10-27c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 10 July 2018: Store cattle up 10-27c

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 July 2018

A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia during the week, producing moderate falls, while a vigorous southwesterly airflow resulted in damaging winds and moderate falls in Tasmania, the Victorian Alps and Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 July 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

Colorado State U tops 15 teams in Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition

Colorado State University from the US claimed top honours among 15 Australian and international university teams competing in the 2018 Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition held last week. Here are the full results. The post Colorado State U tops 15 teams in Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Colorado… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Selecting for fertility to boost profits in the north

Two important projects are building a reference population to help deliver higher female reproductive rate in northern Australia. Earlier research, notably through Beef CRC in the early 2000’s, highlighted the scope for genetic improvement of reproduction in Bos indicus and tropically adapted breeds. The post Weekly genetics review: Selecting for fertility to boost profits in… Read more »

Buying in breeding stock this spring? Don’t take any ‘bull’

Spring bull sales are just getting started, and for many beef enterprises, bulls will be the only new livestock purchases made this year. Purchases of new livestock are the biggest biosecurity risk to a property, and replacing bulls is an expensive undertaking in itself, without the introduction of additional problems in the form of diseases,… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grid prices continue to rally

The mini-rally in meatworks grid pricing that started last week has continued, with advances totalling 20c/kg ($66 on a typical 330kg grassfed export steer) now recorded in many Queensland processor offers since late June. The post Weekly kill: Grid prices continue to rally appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grid… Read more »

Vale Barry Hart

One of the patriarchs of the Australian meat processing industry, Barry Hart, passed away last Tuesday, aged 96. The post Vale Barry Hart appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Vale Barry Hart

Big data focus for lotfeeders’ BeefEx 2018 conference

Big data and technology, and how it is utilised within agriculture will feature strongly in conference sessions during the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s BeefEx 2018 conference being held in Brisbane in October. The post Big data focus for lotfeeders’ BeefEx 2018 conference appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big data focus for… Read more »

Is a calf-factory more profitable than a bullock operation?

What is the best age to sell steers, or to cull cows, in northern Australia? A recent BeefConnect webinar explored these questions and drew on a range of research, herd data and economic analysis to provide some answers, some of which may challenge long-held beliefs. The post Is a calf-factory more profitable than a bullock… Read more »

CTLX sale 10 July 2018: Prices firm in smaller yarding

The better quality Angus feeder cattle continue to sell to solid competition selling at fully firm rates in another relatively small yarding. The post CTLX sale 10 July 2018: Prices firm in smaller yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX sale 10 July 2018: Prices firm in smaller yarding

Agtech: It’s no game of drones

There’s no doubt that in the world of agriculture, drones and robots have got sex appeal. But the bubble surrounding them is clouding our judgement on what agtech is really all about. It’s easy to get distracted by the toys, and forget the tools that matter most, warns Agtech Central columnist, Sam Trethewey. The post… Read more »

SE Asia report: Indonesian price rises for first time in two years

Indonesian slaughter prices have increased for the first time in two years as shipping space becomes the new limiting factor facing the trade, writes Dr Ross Ainsworth in this month’s SE Asia market report. The post SE Asia report: Indonesian price rises for first time in two years appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

'Steaks are high' in meat competition

Learning how to pick a good quality steak takes a lot of skill and months of practice for students in a national competition. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Steaks are high’ in meat competition

Cluster fence pay-off equivalent to creating 62,000 new jobs

The economic benefits expected to flow from a large cluster fence project in western Queensland would be the same as creating an additional 62,000 new jobs in the State’s capital, according to newly released economic analysis. The post Cluster fence pay-off equivalent to creating 62,000 new jobs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Beef Central launches new section devoted to Ag Technology

Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central are today launching a new platform to keep you up to date with the fast moving AgTech sector and innovations, developments and trends of direct relevance to Australian agriculture. The post Beef Central launches new section devoted to Ag Technology appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

180 students involved in Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition

Around 180 university students and coaches took part in the annual Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition in Wagga Wagga NSW last week, representing 15 universities from across Australia and overseas, including international visitors from Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and the US. The post 180 students involved in Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition appeared first on… Read more »

Hay shortage bites for drought-stricken farmers

The price and quality of hay doesn’t matter and the usual haggling has gone out the window as desperate farmers scramble for anything they can get. Source: ABC Livestock Hay shortage bites for drought-stricken farmers

Dalby Bio-Refinery intake/output unaffected by recent fire

A fire at United Ethanol’s Dalby Bio-Refinery on 31 May has not affected its intake of grain, or output of wet and dried distillers grain, the by-products of ethanol production which are consumed by the dairy, pork and feedlot sectors. The post Dalby Bio-Refinery intake/output unaffected by recent fire appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Big northern offerings boost AuctionsPlus numbers

Boosted by some large lines out of Northern Australia pitched at the re-building live export market, cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus increased by 28pc this week to a total listing of 7863 head across four commercial sales. Heifer prices trended down this week, while young steers were generally strong in value. The post Big northern offerings… Read more »

Pain relief product Tri-Solfen gains approval for calf use

Manufacturer Animal Ethics Pty Ltd has received approval from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to extend the use of its Tri-Solfen pain relief product to include beef and dairy calves. The post Pain relief product Tri-Solfen gains approval for calf use appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Pain relief product… Read more »

Lots of downsides in posting grid prices online, say processors

Buying and selling slaughter cattle through direct consignment is not like ‘trading lumps of wood’, processors who do not support public disclosure of grid prices suggested this morning. The post Lots of downsides in posting grid prices online, say processors appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Lots of downsides in posting grid… Read more »

Study into omega 3 in pastures has implications for beef brand claims

With health and nutrition increasingly coming into focus among beef consumers, a new line of research looking into concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids in pastures, and how they change during the plant growth cycle is taking on heightened importance. The post Study into omega 3 in pastures has implications for beef brand claims appeared… Read more »

TFI moves to make slaughter grids public

A second large meat processor  has moved to increase its beef, lamb, sheep and goat price transparency by listing its slaughter grids on the company’s website. TFI’s decision is in line with a recommendations made in ACCC’s Cattle and Beef Market Study. The post TFI moves to make slaughter grids public appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Thomas Foods International puts up meat, beef and goat grids

AUSTRALIA’S largest fully family owned meat processor Thomas Foods International has moved to increase its lamb, sheep, goat and beef price transparency by listing its weekly grids on the company’s website. The post Thomas Foods International puts up meat, beef and goat grids appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Thomas Foods International… Read more »

Recruitment: How one-on-one meetings with staff can boost performance

Effective management stems from quality relationships and open communication with staff. Yet so many managers and employers avoid regular one-on-one sit-downs and meetings with their personnel, blaming factors such as not enough time, not finding them beneficial or having to discuss complaints or sensitive topics that they would prefer not to. The post Recruitment: How… Read more »

Dubbo sale 6 July 2018: Cows kick in bigger, higher quality yarding

Along with other major centres the cow market as very strong lifting by as much as 30c in the best quality yarding we have seen in some time. The post Dubbo sale 6 July 2018: Cows kick in bigger, higher quality yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 6 July… Read more »

Australian entries claim 12 gold and silver medals at World Steak Challenge

Australian entries were prominent among the major placegetters in the 2018 World Steak Challenge branded beef taste test decided in the UK overnight, finishing with 12 gold and silver medals. The post Australian entries claim 12 gold and silver medals at World Steak Challenge appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian entries… Read more »

Webinar: What new veg laws mean for managing Mulga

The webinar will focus on how the new legislation impacts on vegetation, especially Mulga, in South West Queensland. The post Webinar: What new veg laws mean for managing Mulga appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar: What new veg laws mean for managing Mulga

Dalby Sale 4 July 2018: Most classes dearer

Apart from poor quality light weight yearling heifers easing in price most other classes of stock sold to a much dearer trend. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 23c/kg dearer. The post Dalby Sale 4 July 2018: Most classes dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 4… Read more »

Genetics Australia sells Melbourne fringe facility for $14.65 million

Australia’s largest bovine genetics supplier, Genetics Australia Co-operative, has sold a 125ha property near Bacchus Marsh on Melbourne’s fringe to a property developer for $14.65 million. The post Genetics Australia sells Melbourne fringe facility for $14.65 million appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Genetics Australia sells Melbourne fringe facility for .65 million

China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t

Resurgent trade into China was a highlight in Australia’s June monthly beef exports, data for which was released by DoA yesterday. The post China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China highlight as June beef exports top 101,000t

Industry leaders join Young Lotfeeder award judging panel

Two well-known and respected industry leaders will join the judging panel for the 2018 Young Lotfeeder of the Year Award, being conducted by the Australian Lot Feeders Association as part of its BeefEx 2018 conference program. The post Industry leaders join Young Lotfeeder award judging panel appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Roma store 3 July 2018: Prices lift on light rain

Light falls of rain in places lifted buyer enthusiasm and prices on light weight yearling steers averaged 6c/kg better. The post Roma store 3 July 2018: Prices lift on light rain appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 3 July 2018: Prices lift on light rain

CTLX sale 3 July 2018: Cows lift by up to 30c

Cows enjoyed the best of the rises lifting by as much as 30c/kg in another small yarding which saw all sections dearer. The post CTLX sale 3 July 2018: Cows lift by up to 30c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX sale 3 July 2018: Cows lift by up to 30c

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, July 4 2018

A SURFACE and upper level trough produced moderate falls in southern Queensland and central New South Wales, while a cold front tracked across west and southern Australia, with moderate to heavy falls recorded near the west coast of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, July 4 2018 appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Genetics review: “If you aren’t buying bulls with EBVs in the top 50pc of the breed, you’re going backwards” + Video

While more and more clients are understanding and using EBVs, a New England Angus bull breeder thinks that the way EBVs and Indexes are presented is particularly important. The post Genetics review: “If you aren’t buying bulls with EBVs in the top 50pc of the breed, you’re going backwards” + Video appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Performance recording during times of drought: eight common questions

While often not on the top of the priority list, one of the considerations that stud cattle herd managers need to make during times of drought is the impact that the conditions (and consequent management practices) has on both the genetics and performance recording requirements of their herd. Here are eight commonly-asked questions and answers… Read more »

Brazilian blood plasma importation risked Australian livestock biosecurity

Serious questions about Australia’s livestock biosecurity protection have again been raised following an ABC Four Corners segment last night, which exposed the illegal importation of blood plasma products from Brazil which carried the potential to introduce FMD disease to this country. The post Brazilian blood plasma importation risked Australian livestock biosecurity appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Country of origin: Who labels export beef diverted to retail?

When beef processed in an export-accredited abattoir is sold onto Australia’s domestic market, who is responsible for adding the now-required Country of Origin label to that product – the processor or the retailer? The post Country of origin: Who labels export beef diverted to retail? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Country… Read more »

Weekly kill: Some grids lift, as early July cattle supply softens

Some Queensland meatworks grids have lifted 10c/kg overnight, as lighter than expected cattle flows during the opening stages of the new financial year create a few holes for some processors. The post Weekly kill: Some grids lift, as early July cattle supply softens appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Some… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef industry quiz – June 2018

Test your knowledge of Australia’s beef and cattle industry and recent news developments with our monthly quiz. The post Beef Central’s beef industry quiz – June 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef industry quiz – June 2018

Wagga sale 2 July 2018: Market fluctates as winter bites

Cattle prices continue to fluctuate as the industry braces itself against a tough winter following another week of disappointing rainfall. The post Wagga sale 2 July 2018: Market fluctates as winter bites appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 2 July 2018: Market fluctates as winter bites

Bovine blood products illegally smuggled into Australia in international conspiracy

The Department of Agriculture confirms it seized 13,000 litres of foetal bovine serum which it says “pose an unacceptable biosecurity risk”, in an international conspiracy to profit from blood products illegally smuggled into Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Bovine blood products illegally smuggled into Australia in international conspiracy