Category: Beef

Beef sustainability group backs tree cover accounting approach

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework says it strongly stands by the approach it uses to measure to changes in tree cover in beef producing regions from year to year…Read More Source: Beef Central Beef sustainability group backs tree cover accounting approach

Dalby sale 17 July 2019: Dearer trend for most classes

Apart from very light weight young cattle experiencing limited support most other classes sold to a dearer trend…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 17 July 2019: Dearer trend for most classes

Webinar: The revised ‘Fit to load’ guide: what’s changed?

FutureBeef and Beef Central are hosting a webinar discussing the recent upgrades to the industry’s ‘Fit to Load’ guide. Join presenters, MLA’s Ted Parish and northern beef producer Russell Lethbridge, next Thursday, 25 July…Read More Source: Beef Central Webinar: The revised ‘Fit to load’ guide: what’s changed?

New domain looms for beef and lamb prices, Grasslands Society conference told

International meat broker and trade analyst Simon Quilty told delegates at the 60th annual Grassland Society of Southern Australia conference at Creswick VIC yesterday that Australian lamb and beef prices were “entering a new domain.”..Read More Source: Beef Central New domain looms for beef and lamb prices, Grasslands Society conference told

Movement at the Station – Recent property listings

Riverina history up for grabs, in the $11-$12m range | First class Darling River country on offer | NSW lotfeeding opportunity relisted | Breeding aggregation for cattle or sheep | Good grass on Waterview | Diversity on offer on the Barcoo..Read More Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station – Recent property listings

Beef provenance story celebrated in video already viewed by 70,000

The unique food story behind Australia’s pioneer organic beef company has been recognised in a spectacular new Tourism and Events Queensland video being shown around the world…Read More Source: Beef Central Beef provenance story celebrated in video already viewed by 70,000

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

Several strong cold fronts generated moderate to heavy falls in southeast Australia, and snow in Alpine regions. Showers produced moderate falls along the north tropical coast and in central Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

Calf loss causes to headline Northern Beef Research Update Conference

Brisbane’s upcoming Northern Beef Research Update Conference will shine a light on the costly problem of peri-natal calf loss – a problem which costs the Australian beef industry an estimated $96.2 million each year. The conference ‘early-bird’ registration closes on Friday…Read More Source: Beef Central Calf loss causes to headline Northern Beef Research Update… Read more »

Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Tom Bull didn’t have a farm to go home to when he graduated from ag college, and knew he would have to find his own way to succeed in agriculture. 20 years later, it seems safe to say he found it…Read More Source: Beef Central Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Weekly genetics review: Have a measured approach to setting a budget when buying bulls

Determining the budget for genetic improvement within a herd often challenges many producers. As an advisor to commercial and seedstock breeders, Genetics Central editor Al Rayner says he is frequently asked for advice on realistic budgets for bulls. “The process of setting budgets often appears to be overlooked by many producers,” he says…Read More Source:… Read more »

Wagga Sale 15 July: Market rallies in smaller yarding

There was a big step up in bidding for secondary cattle with lot feeders, restockers and a boat order all vying  to secure well-bred secondary cattle under 400kg…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 15 July: Market rallies in smaller yarding

Agtech: Cattle sales using immersive technology on the horizon

Immersive technology can be used as a tool to build trust between livestock buyers and sellers, AuctionsPlus chief executive officer Angus Street told a conference in Melbourne on Thursday. AuctionsPlus is planning to hold livestock sales using immersive technology within 12 months, but not initially for commercial sheep or cattle sales…Read More Source: Beef… Read more »

SE Asia Report: Importers stock up ahead of tighter feeder supplies

Strong Indonesian feeder imports occured in June in anticipation of a lean second half of 2019, while Indonesian supplies of Indian beef have dried up, writes Southeast Asia market columnist, Dr Ross Ainsworth…Read More Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Importers stock up ahead of tighter feeder supplies

Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

A free webinar discussing a suite of attractive low-interest farm business loan options launched recently by the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be held on Thursday, August 1…Read More Source: Beef Central Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

THE Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason…Read More Source: Sheep Central Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

Avalanche of reader comment following Beef Central’s Howard Yelland award win

Beef Central has received an avalanche of website reader comments, texts, emails, phone calls and phone messages since Friday’s announcement that founders and publishers James Nason and Jon Condon have received the Australian Beef Industry Foundation’s 2019 Howard Yelland Award…Read More Source: Beef Central Avalanche of reader comment following Beef Central’s Howard Yelland award… Read more »

Loss narrows to $19/head in latest grainfed trading budget

Forward pricing on grainfed slaughter cattle for late October delivery has hit equal-record levels, pushing Beef Central’s latest 100-day grained trading budget result calculated on Thursday much closer to breakeven…Read More Source: Beef Central Loss narrows to /head in latest grainfed trading budget

No weightgain compromise in feeder steer pre-vaccination, research shows

New research by Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) has scotched fears that pre-feedlot vaccination of steers is costing beef producers money because of weight loss in the weeks following the jab…Read More Source: Beef Central No weightgain compromise in feeder steer pre-vaccination, research shows

Adelaide Uni student claims top meat judging prize, as ICMJ celebrates 30 years

More than 150 students from tertiary institutions across Australia and overseas, 38 coaches, multiple industry sponsors, supporters and alumni attending the 2019 Inter-Collegiate Meat Judging annual event in Wagga last week. Individual overall champion was Kate Werfel from the University of Adelaide, and runner-up, Kieran Smith from University of New England…Read More Source: Beef… Read more »

Young cattle prices lift in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers dropped this week to total 5983 head offered, down 32pc or 2700 head. Despite the decline in offerings, buyer confidence remained strong with a lift in prices in most young stock categories and a 91pc clearance achieved across all sales…Read More Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices lift in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Nuffield Scholar urges promotion of northern Australian grassfed beef

Northern grass-fed beef producers have a significant opportunity to capitalise on shifting consumer demands by better leveraging the attributes of the vast natural production systems unique to northern Australia. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Nuffield Scholar urges promotion of northern Australian grassfed beef

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason…Read More Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

Tips to improve MSA compliance for Queensland producers

As Queensland beef producers targeting Meat Standards Australia requirements face what is historically the most challenging time of the year for meeting compliance, some timely tips to help improve compliance have been compiled for producers…Read More Source: Beef Central Tips to improve MSA compliance for Queensland producers

Dubbo Sale 11 July 2019: Solid gains for cows

Once again cows enjoyed the best of the gains in a solid market with more solid support coming from southern processors…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 11 July 2019: Solid gains for cows

Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions…Read More Source: Beef Central Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

Dalby sale 19 July 2019: Steer calves up 50c

The supply of stock reduced to 4,925 head and the trend of large numbers of cows being offered for sale continued. Buyer representation was good, with the return of interstate export processors and feeder operators…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 19 July 2019: Steer calves up 50c

Aussie entries perform with distinction in World Steak Challenge

  AUSTRALIAN entries have performed exceptionally well, earning two major championships and 36 gold, silver and bronze medals more in the 2019 World Steak Challenge decided in Dublin, Ireland overnight…Read More Source: Beef Central Aussie entries perform with distinction in World Steak Challenge

ICMJ: Consumer focus ‘biggest change in 30 years’

Addressing a room full of university and college students in a conference marking 30 years of the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association in Australia on Wednesday, Dr David Pethick spoke of the incredible opportunities young meat scientists in Australia now have at their feet…Read More Source: Beef Central ICMJ: Consumer focus ‘biggest change in 30… Read more »

Immersive Technology shifting community understanding of red meat industry

More than 50,000 people around the country have an improved understanding of Australia red meat production system for Beef and Lamb now thanks to the devleopment of the MLA’s Paddock to Plate virtual reality campaign in 2017…Read More Source: Beef Central Immersive Technology shifting community understanding of red meat industry

All-round performance secret to Callide Dawson Carcase Competition winners

Solid all-round performers that could tick the boxes in all performance categories, rather than stand-out entries in single trait, were the big winners at the 2019 Callide Dawson Carcase Competition decided in Biloela, Central Queensland on Friday night…Read More Source: Beef Central All-round performance secret to Callide Dawson Carcase Competition winners

Weekly genetics review: A challenging spring bull selling season ahead

As the 2019 spring bull selling season commences across Northern NSW and into Queensland, the consensus among seedstock breeders is that this will be a challenging year for sales. The ongoing impact of drought continues to drive herd reductions as producers grapple with water shortages and scarce feed supplies. Cows and water are the factors… Read more »

Red Meat MoU white paper: Ag Minister, cattle groups respond

Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie says she is considering the recommendations contained in last Thursday’s Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding Review White Paper, but has stopped short of passing comment on whether she supports or opposes the chosen restructure path identified…Read More Source: Beef Central Red Meat MoU white paper: Ag Minister, cattle groups… Read more »

UN report predicts global meat consumption growth

Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef quiz – June 2019

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

June beef exports top 100,000t, but starting to look shakey

After going within a whisker of knocking-off the US as Australia’s second largest volume beef export market in May, China achieved this historic milestone last month, accounting for 22,600t of Australian beef – about 10pc more than the US. See our June report on beef exports to all markets..Read More Source: Beef Central June… Read more »

JBS’s ‘Queenslander’ beef brand launched in Japan + VIDEO

The new ‘Queenslander’ beef brand was launched in Tokyo recently when Japan’s famous Iron Chef, Hiroyuki Sakai, featured the product at his La Rochelle restaurant…Read More Source: Beef Central JBS’s ‘Queenslander’ beef brand launched in Japan + VIDEO

Young steer and heifer prices lift, in 8750 head AuctionsPlus offering

Buyer confidence lifted in AuctionsPlus cattle trading this week, with clearance rates and prices trending upwards across all sales. Catalogue numbers were consistent with the previous week, at 8750 head…Read More Source: Beef Central Young steer and heifer prices lift, in 8750 head AuctionsPlus offering

Dubbo Sale 4 July 2019: Southern processors boost cow market

Strong competition from southern processors held the cow market at strong levels with all cows selling at firm to dearer rates compared to the previous sales very strong market…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 4 July 2019: Southern processors boost cow market

Kay’s Cuts: Price data is industry lifeblood

In what he describes as the ‘lifeblood of the US beef industry,’ monthly columnist Steve Kay outlines the mountains of industry data produced weekly and monthly by the USDA, giving cattle producers added confidence to make informed decisions about everything from selling their calves to retaining ownership through the feeding phase. ..Read More Source:… Read more »

Slow progress in EQG cipher uptake, as industry struggles to move from dentition

As the two-year milestone approaches since the introduction of the industry’s Eating Quality Guaranteed beef cipher, frustration continues to circulate among some producers over the slowness of change towards the describing meat on its predicted eating quality, instead of the number of teeth an animal has…Read More Source: Beef Central Slow progress in EQG… Read more »

Cattle legend Peter Sherwin to exit NT pastoral scene for final time

One of northern Australia’s true pastoral legends is about to exit the NT pastoral scene, presumably for the final time. Cattle baron Peter Sherwin has decided to sell his 259,000ha Broadmere Station, a pastoral lease 250km east of Daly Waters in the NT’s Gulf region. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Cattle legend Peter Sherwin… Read more »

Woolworths to shed-off ALH hotel group and liquor business in de-merger

Woolworths has announced plans to separate its supermarket retail business from its liquor and hotel operations under a de-merger. Woolworths’ ALH Hotel group is one of the nation’s biggest food service beef customers, with 327 hotel restaurants and bistros across the country. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Woolworths to shed-off ALH hotel group and… Read more »

Roma store sale 2 July 2019: Interstate buyers boost demand

Average prices for most classes of yearling steers generally remained close to the previous weeks level, however top money improved on a number of categories…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 2 July 2019: Interstate buyers boost demand

Webinar: Are your cattle fit to Load? Your questions answered

Beef processor Teys Australia will host a free webinar tomorrow lunchtime on the topic: ‘Are your cattle fit to load?’ Speakers will include veterinarian Dr Elizabeth Wilcock from Food and Veterinary Services and Teys Australia’s Dr John Langbridge…Read More Source: Beef Central Webinar: Are your cattle fit to Load? Your questions answered

Beef boning automation next frontier for $32m Teys Rocky research project

The world’s first beef boning automation research & development room will be built at Teys Australia’s Lakes Creek processing facility near Rockhampton in Central Queensland, underpinned by the red meat industry’s need to reduce processing costs and increase boning room yield efficiency…Read More Source: Beef Central Beef boning automation next frontier for m Teys… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Days to calving – An on-farm focus

Across the country there are varying levels of focus placed on the Days to Calving EBV. In general, southern-based herds with closer management of cattle and more defined joining and calving periods, place lower emphasis on the trait compared to other fertility measures. Beef Central spoke with a number of bull breeders across the country to… Read more »

Weekly kill: Southern processors commence annual migration north

Like wild geese on their annual migration to warmer climes, southern beef processors are starting to head north in numbers in their annual quest for cheaper and more plentiful slaughter cattle, to keep kill tallies active. There’s been a sharp rise in slaughter cattle pricing across southern Australia over the past two weeks as numbers… Read more »

Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage now in place

Australian farmers can now claim accelerated depreciation on new fodder storages as of July 1, while new a new lower interest rate will be available from the Regional Investment Corporation from August 1…Read More Source: Beef Central Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage now in place

Fake meat ‘as highly processed as dog food’: can you pick the difference?

Fake meat alternatives may be promoted as more “wholesome” than conventionally grown meat, but in a recent tweet a US scientist has drawn attention to the highly processed nature of two leading plant-based burger products by comparing their ingredients to those of pet food…Read More Source: Beef Central Fake meat ‘as highly processed as… Read more »

Wagga Sale 1 July: Trade weight cattle lift up to 26c/kg

There were some good price improvements for young cattle this week as number declined by more than 1100 to total just over 2000 head at Wagga…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 1 July: Trade weight cattle lift up to 26c/kg

New meat trading businesses take root, following Sanger departures

Two new red meat export trading businesses, each working in different market segments, have opened their doors for business in Australia this week, following the departures of six key trading staff from Bindaree Beef’s Sanger Australia division last month…Read More Source: Beef Central New meat trading businesses take root, following Sanger departures

Young cattle prices slip in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers lifted slightly on AuctionsPlus this week to 8539 head, up 3pc. However buyer confidence waned, with prices slipping across all young categories, as this week’s BOM climate outlook suggests another tough three months ahead for much of the country…Read More Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices slip in larger AuctionsPlus offering

‘Curve-benders’ and ‘orphans’ show the extremes in cattle weightgain performance

Two large lines of cattle passing through feedlot programs recently have exposed the extreme weightgain performance differences being seen among cattle heading into exactly the same 100-day grainfed market segment…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘Curve-benders’ and ‘orphans’ show the extremes in cattle weightgain performance

750,000 podcasts – here’s 5 for Aussie cattle producers

To try to make the job of finding relevant content a little easier for you we’ve come up with a list of five podcasts that we think have plenty to interest for Australian cattle producers…Read More Source: Beef Central 750,000 podcasts – here’s 5 for Aussie cattle producers

Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health in rural communities

Animal Health company Zoetis continues to support the mental health challenges faced by people in rural Australia through its partnership with Beyond Blue, committing to raise up to $100,000 to support the charity in 2019…Read More Source: Beef Central Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health in rural communities

Red meat export values hitting record highs

Australian boxed red meat exports have reached A$4.34 billion for the year-to-April, up a significant 26pc on the same period last year. This is first time the figure has passed $4 billion, and only the second time exports have exceeded the A$3.5 billion mark for the first four months of the year…Read More Source:… Read more »

Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

The threat and uncertainty that climate change presents to Australian agriculture is an issue farmers should be taking very seriously, according to SARDI’s principal scientist in climate application, Peter Hayman…Read More Source: Beef Central Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

Dalby sale 26 June 2019: Export market 10-20c dearer

Cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section along with a fair sample of bullocks. Competition on good quality light weight cattle was generally good, however drought affected poor quality lines were hard to sell…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 26 June 2019: Export market 10-20c dearer

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

A drier than average three months is likely for large parts of the country, according to the latest three month rainfall and temperature outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

Paddock to Palate: Champion Station cattle live up to name

It would seem to go hand in hand that a property called Champion Station would produce champion cattle, and that has certainly been the case for the Russell Pastoral Company-owned breeding operation at Blackall, as results from the annual RNA Paddock to Palate contests attest. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Paddock to Palate: Champion… Read more »

Roma store sale 25 June 2019: Market firms on quality feature lines

The market firmed off the back of the featured lines and competition was stronger for top of the line cattle with an increase in restocker activity…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 25 June 2019: Market firms on quality feature lines

RNA winners offer their thoughts on producing high performing cattle

At yesterday’s weight gain section results field day Beef Central asked some of the major winners and competition officials for their tips on producing high performing cattle…Read More Source: Beef Central RNA winners offer their thoughts on producing high performing cattle

Brahman cattle reveal their genetic secrets

Genome specialist Professor Stephen Moore thinks it is possible to rejig the genetic scales with Brahman cattle, with novel opportunities to rapidly and efficiently bump up the productivity of Brahman herds while retaining their formidable adaptation traits..Read More Source: Beef Central Brahman cattle reveal their genetic secrets

Weekly kill: Numbers lift 8pc after holiday break

Eastern states slaughter numbers produced a sharp 8pc rise for the week ended Friday – partly in reflection of the Queen’s Birthday holiday in a number of states the week before, but also because of continued strong meatworks bookings as frost impact takes hold on what’s left of winter pasture…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, and far southeast Australia, with moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales from southeasterly winds…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

All the winners from the 2019 RNA Paddock to Palate weight gain competition

Every single one of the major winners of the 2019 RNA Paddock to Palate weight gain competition announced at Mort & Co’s Grassdale feedlot this morning are enduring severe and long-running droughts, but yet all are still managing to produce cattle that perform ‘off the scale’ at a commercial level…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

New genetics hub helps demystify breeding values

Commercial cattle and sheep producers now have new tools to help them start using breeding values in their bull and ram buying decisions, following the launch of some important new genetics resources this week…Read More Source: Beef Central New genetics hub helps demystify breeding values

Roughage access reaching crisis point for lotfeeders

Access to roughages is becoming a major headache for eastern Australia’s feedlot industry as the prolonged drought wears on – and unless seasonal conditions turn around, could at some point limit the number of cattle that can be fed, some stakeholders believe…Read More Source: Beef Central Roughage access reaching crisis point for lotfeeders

Red meat industry gathers to forge Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2030

More than 50 people from across Australia’s red meat supply chain are gathering in Toowoomba over three days this week to contribute to high level programs of work for the next Meat Industry Strategic Plan, MISP 2030…Read More Source: Beef Central Red meat industry gathers to forge Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2030

Last chance to apply for CCA’s NAB Rising Champions award

Young Australian beef industry stakeholders have until this Sunday to apply for the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative. Now in its tenth year, the Rising Champions gives young, passionate beef industry representatives access to some of Australia’s key agricultural leaders, and provides them with tools and opportunities to boost their personal career development…Read More … Read more »

Yearling and grown steers average 303c/kg in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers edged 3pc higher to 8260 head on AuctionsPlus sales this week, while clearance rate eased a little to 63pc. Yearling and grown steers continued to generate stronger prices, up 13c on last week to average 303c, while yearling and grown heifers jumped 36c to average 251c…Read More Source: Beef Central Yearling and… Read more »

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Respected global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. With a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, it analysed responses from 189,000 people working in leadership roles in diverse organisations around the world. What did it find?..Read More Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

NH Foods launches QLD Natural/Grassfed branded beef program

Red meat processor NH Foods has responded to the global beef market’s growing appetite for natural/grassfed product, launching the company’s first Queensland-based branded natural beef program. First consignments of product under the company’s new Nature’s Fresh natural beef program have been consigned to US-based customers…Read More Source: Beef Central NH Foods launches QLD Natural/Grassfed… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

NEW-CROP wheat and barley from Western Australia has started to trade into Brisbane to reflect the reality of the poor winter-crop outlook for most of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

10 inaugural AgFrontier regional agtech innovators announced

The inaugural cohort of ten agtech innovators selected for the AgFrontier Regional AgTech Incubator Program, led by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) based in Emerald, Queensland, has been announced…Read More Source: Beef Central 10 inaugural AgFrontier regional agtech innovators announced

Murray Arnel: NVLX Wodonga – Fair result for inaugural Ray White Wodonga sale

The Ray White Livestock network conducted its inaugural store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha complex on Thursday offering a modest yarding of 940 head put together by a small handful of local producers and topped up by a number of drafts trucked in by northern branches…Read More Source: Beef Central Murray Arnel: NVLX… Read more »

China builds a bigger post-ASF food import pipeline – including beef

The Chinese government in recent months has adopted a number of important initiatives that will see larger import volumes of all food types from around the world, as the impact of African Swine Fever starts to be felt in tightening protein supplies and rising Chinese domestic pork prices, Simon Quilty reports…Read More Source: Beef… Read more »

Dalby sale 19 June 2019: Market firms for 5430

Restockers showed more interest this week, on both the steers and heifers, especially the better bred cattle…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 19 June 2019: Market firms for 5430

New cattle tick incursion in Qld’s tick free-zone

A new detection of tick-infested cattle in Queensland’s tick-free zone has refocused attention on the State’s revised cattle tick management framework introduced three years ago…Read More Source: Beef Central New cattle tick incursion in Qld’s tick free-zone

Taking the endophyte to pasture dieback

Signicant new funding has been directed toward solving the worrying mystery of pasture dieback, which is disrupting productivity across increasingly large sections of inland Queensland and now also spreading into northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Beef Central Taking the endophyte to pasture dieback

Time running out to nominate beef achievers for NABRC Medals

Nominations are drawing to a close for the 2019 North Australia Beef Research Council Medals, which recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution to the northern Australian industry in the fields of production, research and development, communication and extension, and emerging achievers…Read More Source: Beef Central Time running out to… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Does woody weed management impact land value?

It is generally accepted that woody and annual weeds reduce grazing land productivity and profitability, but how much do lighter or heavier infestations due to management level impact on cattle property values in northern Australia?..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: Does woody weed management impact land value?

Roma store sale 18 June 2019: Prices fluctuate in 6236

The overall quality of the yarding varied. Demand for quality lines of yearling cattle remained strong in isolated patches. Prices fluctuated across all categories…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 18 June 2019: Prices fluctuate in 6236

SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

The South Australian 2019-20 Budget includes outlays on the dog fence and regional roads and investment in the livestock sector, but has cut $5m from PIRSA funding…Read More Source: Beef Central SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

New footage puts Israel live cattle trade under cloud

Israel has been one of Australia’s fastest growing markets for live cattle exports in 2019, but the trade is facing renewed calls for its closure as a result of new footage and images released by animal rights activists…Read More Source: Beef Central New footage puts Israel live cattle trade under cloud

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in parts of New South Wales and Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

CPC sells drought-stricken NT cattle property for $30m

Ucharonidge Station is the ninth cattle station Consolidated Pastoral Company has sold from its cattle portfolio. Source: ABC Livestock CPC sells drought-stricken NT cattle property for m

Weekly genetics review: Breeding objectives underpin production gains

A focus on and commitment to defined breeding objectives underpins the ongoing success of the Rangeland Bulls ‘breeding collective’ in western Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Breeding objectives underpin production gains