Category: Beef

More trial work needed, as study highlights key issues for industry over DEXA

Up to four commercial trials in different processing applications across northern and southern Australia might be necessary before the red meat industry commits serious funds to the installation of DEXA objective carcase yield measurement technology, and independent review has suggested. The post More trial work needed, as study highlights key issues for industry over DEXA… Read more »

Central Australian native title determination handed down

Pastoral leases Victory Downs, Mt Cavenagh, Mulga Park and Umbeara will be under native title as of today, totalling an area of 12,000 square kilometres. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Central Australian native title determination handed down

Partnership paves way for beef boning automation + VIDEOs

A new $3.7 million research and development project is expected to pave the way for the introduction of safer and more productive boning rooms in Australian beef abattoirs, through greater use of automation. The post Partnership paves way for beef boning automation + VIDEOs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Partnership paves… Read more »

Free quad bike safety training for NSW farmers

NSW farmers will now receive free training and a helmet as part of a major boost to the state’s quad bike safety improvement program. The post Free quad bike safety training for NSW farmers appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Free quad bike safety training for NSW farmers

Elite Wagyu auction: Bulls to $105k, heifers to $95k, straws to $28k

Semen sold for $28,000 a straw, bulls to $105,000 and a heifer in utero made $95,000 at the Elite Wagyu sale at the Wagyu Expansion Conference in Albury MSW on Wednesday. All three are Australian record prices for the breed and stunned the 400 delegates in attendance. The post Elite Wagyu auction: Bulls to $105k,… Read more »

Tasmanian farmer fined $50,000 for cruelty to cattle

A 76-year-old farmer from Tragowel in northern Victoria has been fined $50,000 with conviction and received a five year Conditional Order for failing to feed and provide veterinary attention to his cattle. The post Tasmanian farmer fined $50,000 for cruelty to cattle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Tasmanian farmer fined ,000… Read more »

WA set to host annual livestock export industry conference

Australia’s annual livestock export industry conference, LIVEXchange 2017, will be held on November 15-16 at the Crown Towers in Perth. The post WA set to host annual livestock export industry conference appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central WA set to host annual livestock export industry conference

Weekly Property Review – Is Chinese off the menu?

This time last year China appeared to have an insatiable appetite for Australian cattle properties, with numerous Chinese companies buying or pledging to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in large-scale beef operations. However, the anticipated frenzy of buying activity has halted, with the last significant sale made eight months ago. The post Weekly Property… Read more »

Property: Dry may impact on western Qld sales

Continued dry conditions this year in the western half of Queensland may hamper the property market in the region, valuer Herron Todd White suggests. The post Property: Dry may impact on western Qld sales appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Property: Dry may impact on western Qld sales

NTCA Chief Executive Officer Tracey Hayes to step down

The Board of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association released a statement on Wednesday announcing that CEO Tracey Hayes, has decided not to renew her contract, and will step down from the role and the Association in September 2017. The post NTCA Chief Executive Officer Tracey Hayes to step down appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Property: Cobbora land auctions turn over $12.7m

The second installment of a six-stage dispersal of land held by the Cobbora Holding Co in NSW has generated sales totalling $12.69 million for the NSW Government. The post Property: Cobbora land auctions turn over $12.7m appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Property: Cobbora land auctions turn over .7m

Livestock exporters and meat processors should work together – AFI

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters should work with red meat processors on common and complementary interests, according to an Australian Farm Institute research report on the live export industry. The post Livestock exporters and meat processors should work together – AFI appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Livestock exporters and meat processors should work… Read more »

Visitors to Australia caught with almost 42 tonnes of illegal meat

MEAT items continue to be the most common biosecurity contraband seized at Australian airports among the 273,000-plus items confiscated by authorities in 2016. The post Visitors to Australia caught with almost 42 tonnes of illegal meat appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Visitors to Australia caught with almost 42 tonnes of illegal… Read more »

Weekly kill: Normal service set to resume, after six-week hibernation

Beef kills across eastern Australia will get somewhere near back to normal next week, after the sequence of six weeks where production has been significantly hampered by public holidays. Many QLD grids have fallen 10c/kg this week, as slaughter cattle start to flow. The post Weekly kill: Normal service set to resume, after six-week hibernation… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 3 May 2017

Rainfall was recorded in the Kimberley district in Western Australia, the northern Top End of the Northern Territory, Cape York Peninsula, east coast and southern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, southeastern South Australia and Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 3 May 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Roma store 2 May 2017: Prices back with holiday disruption

All buyers were present and operating. Quality was average to good across the board. Prices generally were back possibly due to the Anzac day holiday. The post Roma store 2 May 2017: Prices back with holiday disruption appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 2 May 2017: Prices back with holiday… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 2 May 2017: Market searching for level

The cattle market is still trying to find its level after three weeks with interruption to supply due to Easter and the Anzac public holiday last week. Most categories recorded mixed trends due to the plainer offering. The post NVLX Wodonga 2 May 2017: Market searching for level appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Agribusiness: Cargill exits US feedlot industry, selling its yards to major ethanol producer

One of the largest ethanol producers in the United States has made a large strategic investment in the US cattle feedlot industry, agreeing to purchase Cargill’s remaining US feedyards for A$49 million as a means of value-adding its distillers’ grain by-product. The post Agribusiness: Cargill exits US feedlot industry, selling its yards to major ethanol… Read more »

2017 Wagyu Branded Beef competition showcases ‘best of the best’

21 premium Wagyu entries in four classes were assessed by a panel of 16 judges in mid-March, with the winners announced at a gala dinner during the Australian Wagyu Association’s annual conference in Albury on Tuesday night. The post 2017 Wagyu Branded Beef competition showcases ‘best of the best’ appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

US cattle prices outpace Australia, South America

Fed cattle prices in the US have continued to strengthen throughout 2017, breaking away from the Australian market yet again, and pushing higher against the major South American producers. The post US cattle prices outpace Australia, South America appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US cattle prices outpace Australia, South America

‘Quiet achiever’ of the Wagyu industry honoured

One of Australia’s earliest Wagyu industry pioneers was honoured for his contribution to the breed’s spectacular development in this country during the opening stages of the 2017 Australian Wagyu Association Conference at Albury earlier today. The post ‘Quiet achiever’ of the Wagyu industry honoured appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘Quiet achiever’… Read more »

Goats the answer to cattle producer's woes

Sheep and beef producer Mike Pratt transitions to goats, admitting his former enterprise was not suited to the outback Queensland environment. Source: ABC Livestock Goats the answer to cattle producer’s woes

Tasmanian man fined for animal cruelty managing new cattle farm

A farmer who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and was fined $12,000 after he and his wife abandoned 200 cattle in Tasmania is again running a cattle farm, this time in Victoria. Source: ABC Livestock Tasmanian man fined for animal cruelty managing new cattle farm

MLA seeks director applications from sheep meat and beef ranks

MEAT & Livestock Australia is calling for applications to fill three non-executive director positions on its board. The post MLA seeks director applications from sheep meat and beef ranks appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MLA seeks director applications from sheep meat and beef ranks

NH Foods takes stake in Uruguayan processor, as Uruguay seeks Japan access

Japanese food producer NH Foods, which hold extensive meat processing and lotfeeding assets in Australia, has made its first move into South America, buying a Uruguayan beef processing business for about A$180 million. The post NH Foods takes stake in Uruguayan processor, as Uruguay seeks Japan access appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Bump in beef price sees agricultural price index rise

Higher than average rainfall across much of Australia has boosted restocker demand for cattle and set up good planting conditions for grain growers according to the latest Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness. Higher prices for beef, lamb, chickpeas, and fruit and vegetables saw the NAB Rural Commodities Index rise 4.1 percent in April after… Read more »

$10.5m Govt support for developing exotic plant and animal control measures

Wild dogs, rabbits, foxes, feral pigs, blackberry, prickly acacia, rubber vine and parkinsonia are among the pest plant and animal species targeted under a new $10.5m Federal Government grant designed to improve control measures. The post $10.5m Govt support for developing exotic plant and animal control measures appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Three directors sought, as MLA 2017 board selection process gets started

Expertise in northern cattle production systems, sheepmeat production systems and financial, audit and risk framework oversight are the core skills being sought as MLA seeks to elect three board-members later this year. The post Three directors sought, as MLA 2017 board selection process gets started appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Three… Read more »

Wagga sale 1 May 2017: Prices strengthen again

Cattle prices strengthened again following on from the significant price surge the previous week, due to damp conditions and limited supplies at most southern selling centres. The post Wagga sale 1 May 2017: Prices strengthen again appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 1 May 2017: Prices strengthen again

Meet the women staying on to work the land on their own

Life in the outback can be challenging, but the close-knit communities have a powerful draw, as three western Queensland women discovered following life-changing tragedies. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the women staying on to work the land on their own

Big surge in AuctionsPlus numbers, as mercury plummets

Cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus this week lifted 18pc or 1770 head on the previous week, totalling 11,482 head, as the mercury dropped in many regions. The clearance rate for commercial stock was 70pc. Cow and calf offerings were limited, but high prices were still seen across the eastern states. The post Big surge in AuctionsPlus… Read more »

Short supply sees US imported grinding beef price tracking above domestic

Short supply of beef out of Australia and NZ is helping maintain prices for imported lean grinding beef in the US well above equivalent domestic supplies. One estimate this week suggests total Australian shipments to the US in April might struggle to reach 12,000t, the lowest level since January and a fraction of shipments for… Read more »

Gippsland farmer switches from beef to dairy

A Victorian farmer has not let last year’s milk price crash stop him transitioning his beef cattle farm to dairy production. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Gippsland farmer switches from beef to dairy

On-farm wifi system opens up new world of opportunity for WA farmer

A Western Australian farmer has boldly stepped into the digital age by pioneering the installation of an intranet network across his entire property to create new management opportunities and better-connect the business remotely. The post On-farm wifi system opens up new world of opportunity for WA farmer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Recruitment: Hiring to avoid future firing

If you’re an agribusiness employer who doesn’t come from a HR background, or you simply don’t have the resources to hand-ball the task to a recruitment specialist, how do you find reliable staff that will end up shining, rather than causing problems? Here are some approaches that draw on trends noted from some of the… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef news quiz – April 2017

Test your knowledge of current Australian beef industry news with Beef Central’s monthly quiz. The post Beef Central’s beef news quiz – April 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef news quiz – April 2017

Dubbo sale 27 Apr 2017: Young cattle 8c dearer

Young cattle to the trade were 8c dearer with strong support coming from a Central tableland processor along with good competition from a Melbourne based processor. The post Dubbo sale 27 Apr 2017: Young cattle 8c dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 27 Apr 2017: Young cattle 8c dearer

Teys to launch its own pasturefed standard, as alternative to PCAS

Teys Australia is establishing its own Pasturefed Standard to underpin the company’s Grasslands branded beef program, meaning that from June, grassfed beef producers will have two options in how they supply cattle for the Teys grassfed natural beef program – the existing industry-backed Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS), or the company’s own new pasturefed standard,… Read more »

Indonesian feedlot selling its Northern Territory cattle station

An Indonesian feedlotting company is selling its Northern Territory cattle station to concentrate on backgrounding cattle instead of breeding. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Indonesian feedlot selling its Northern Territory cattle station

MLA launches action plan for pasture dieback in Central Qld

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced an action plan to map and address recent pasture dieback across many parts of Central Queensland and the South Burnett region. The post MLA launches action plan for pasture dieback in Central Qld appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA launches action plan for pasture… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2017 + VIDEO

May to July rainfall is likely to be below average over the southern two-thirds of mainland Australia, according to the latest Seasonal Climate Outlook statement released this morning by the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2017 + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Apr 2017

Rainfall was recorded in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, western and southern New South Wales, far eastern and northern Queensland, and in the northern Top End and southwest corner of the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Apr 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Investing in rural health brings dollar returns to local economies (and improves health)

The government isn’t investing enough in rural and remote health because of its failure to recognise the comprehensive impact of health care funding as a driver for local economic development, writes the University of Sydney’s Lesley Russell. The post Investing in rural health brings dollar returns to local economies (and improves health) appeared first on… Read more »

NSW producers to discuss research priorities at Pooncarie

Western New South Wales livestock producers have the opportunity to find out more about regionally relevant research, development and adoption (RD&A) that could be beneficial to their business at the Pooncarie Field Day on 6 May. The post NSW producers to discuss research priorities at Pooncarie appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

US beef leader welcomes President Trump’s ag commitment

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has welcomed the interest United States President Donald Trump is taking in the agricultural sector, saying he is sending clear signals that he is interested and engaged in helping boost rural America. The post US beef leader welcomes President Trump’s ag commitment appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Weekly Property Review – Exploring the detail in property leasing options

This week we continue our scrutiny of the merit of leasing grazing land, looking at rental yields and legal issues surrounding such lease arrangements – both important fundamentals that require careful consideration when considering leasing as an option. The post Weekly Property Review – Exploring the detail in property leasing options appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Weekly kill: Short week impacts starting to come to a close – what lies ahead?

Given the over-arching shortage of slaughter cattle across eastern Australia this year, few if any processors are complaining about the holiday disruptions during April to normal processing operations. The short weeks are also having a positive impact in another sense: chilled and frozen inventories in cold storage have tightened-up considerably. The post Weekly kill: Short… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 26 Apr 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded across the Top End and far southwest of the Northern Territory; northern, central and southern parts of Western Australia; western Tasmania; coastal New South Wales and a small pocket in the north of the State, and in the far northeast of Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Managing grass, in advance, is key benefit with online grazing management tool

Northern NSW beef producer Stuart Austin says the ability to ‘measure and manage grass’ using new grazing management tools plays a critical role in the performance of Willmot Cattle Co’s 1800ha intensively-managed grazing property near Ebor, east of Armidale. The post Managing grass, in advance, is key benefit with online grazing management tool appeared first… Read more »

Come to Melbourne to learn how to print your next red meat meal

RED meat opportunities for using 3D printing technology will be a key focus of the 3D Food Printing Conference Asia-Pacific in Melbourne next week. The post Come to Melbourne to learn how to print your next red meat meal appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Come to Melbourne to learn how to… Read more »

Which production attributes do consumers rate when buying beef, chicken, milk and eggs?

A recent University of Illinois study ranks which production attributes are most important to buyers for four different products: beef, chicken, milk, and eggs. The post Which production attributes do consumers rate when buying beef, chicken, milk and eggs? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Which production attributes do consumers rate when… Read more »

Beef Central beef briefs 28 Apr 2017

Warm oceans fuel late end to big wet season; Conagra buys meat snack business; Changes to 457 visa program must consider red meat impacts; 3D Food Printing Conference to be held next week; NSW biochar research internationally recognised; VFF lauds $4 million insurance savings for farmers; Applications open for Young Food Innovators program; Qld farmers… Read more »

Beef Central beef briefs 26 Apr 2017

Warm oceans fuel late end to big wet season; Conagra buys meat snack business; Changes to 457 visa program must consider red meat impacts; 3D Food Printing Conference to be held next week; NSW biochar research internationally recognised; VFF lauds $4 million insurance savings for farmers; Applications open for Young Food Innovators program; Qld farmers… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Bull demand and prices holding up well in 2017

Genetics editor Geoff Phillips wraps up the 2017 autumn bull selling season in this week’s genetics review, and starts to cast an eye over prospects for the spring bull selling season that lies ahead. The post Weekly genetics review: Bull demand and prices holding up well in 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Study tour opportunity for young seedstock industry stakeholders

The Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association has launched a Youth Scholarship for travel overseas next year to further the education of a young cattle seedstock industry stakeholder. The post Study tour opportunity for young seedstock industry stakeholders appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Study tour opportunity for young seedstock industry stakeholders

Mustering fires up across the Kimberley

Thousands of cattle are on the move in the Kimberley as stations launch into their mustering programs after a big wet season. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Mustering fires up across the Kimberley

400 heading for Albury Wagyu conference

The largest Wagyu conference ever held in Australia will see more than 400 delegates from all Australian states plus the US, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom heading for Albury on the NSW/Victorian border from May 1 to 5. The post 400 heading for Albury Wagyu conference appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Young food innovators wanted for intensive 12-month MLA program

YOUNG food producers with innovative ideas have only this week to join an intensive program to improve their market insights and capabilities. The post Young food innovators wanted for intensive 12-month MLA program appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Young food innovators wanted for intensive 12-month MLA program

Launch event and webinar: Financial transformation for the beef industry – improving producer net wealth

Agrihive and its partners are holding a launch event on Wednesday, May 10, which focuses on driving profits and performance for cattle producers to a new level. The post Launch event and webinar: Financial transformation for the beef industry – improving producer net wealth appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Launch event… Read more »

AA Co announces property revaluation

The Australian Agricultural Company Limited has today announced a $44.3m increase in the value of the company’s property portfolio at 31 March 2017 from $615.1m to $659.4m, following an independent valuation by CBRE Valuations Pty Ltd. The post AA Co announces property revaluation appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central AA Co announces… Read more »

MLA seeking proposals for $10,000 grass-roots producer event grants

MEAT & Livestock Australia is calling on organisers of grass-roots producer events in the 2017/18 financial year to submit their applications for sponsorship funding. The post MLA seeking proposals for $10,000 grass-roots producer event grants appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MLA seeking proposals for ,000 grass-roots producer event grants

Wagga sale 24 Apr 2017: Prices 10-33c dearer

A shortage of stock due to the Easter holiday break lifted rates at Wagga in a yarding of 3,320. The post Wagga sale 24 Apr 2017: Prices 10-33c dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 24 Apr 2017: Prices 10-33c dearer

Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to commercial phase

The company behind the development of collar-based virtual fencing technology plans to release a prototype version of its product around mid-year, in the next stage towards commercial launch. The post Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to commercial phase appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to… Read more »

Expressions of interest sought for NT’s Willeroo Station

The Indonesian owners of Willeroo Station on the Victoria Highway west of Katherine, NT, have confirmed they intend to seek expressions of interest in the purchase of the 170,000ha property from qualified interested parties. The post Expressions of interest sought for NT’s Willeroo Station appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Expressions of… Read more »

Property: Darling Downs feedlot to test market

A well-developed smaller commercial feedlot on Queensland’s Southern Downs region has been listed for sale – unlocking an attractive investment opportunity in one of the state’s most sought-after agricultural regions. The post Property: Darling Downs feedlot to test market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Property: Darling Downs feedlot to test market

Big jump in AuctionsPlus listings, as winter approaches

With Easter over and cattle business getting back to normal, numbers offered on the online marketing platform more than tripled this week, rising to 9713 head. Recent rainfall across eastern parts of Australia have ensured that prices on most lines remained high. The post Big jump in AuctionsPlus listings, as winter approaches appeared first on… Read more »

Solid growth seen in Organic beef production and trade

While exports fell significantly last year due to drought, beef continues to dominate statistics for Certified Organic food production in Australia, an important biennial industry survey has shown. Land either fully certified or in conversion for organic production in Australia now represents 53pc of all organic farmland in the world. The post Solid growth seen… Read more »

Johne’s: No property biosecurity plan? You may have fewer markets from June

Don’t ignore changes coming with new Johne’s rules on June 30, particularly if you sell cattle, stud or commercial, across borders into the Northern Territory or Western Australia. The post Johne’s: No property biosecurity plan? You may have fewer markets from June appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Johne’s: No property biosecurity… Read more »

Graziers call for crocodile farms in Gulf of Carpentaria

Some graziers in the Gulf of Carpentaria say plans need to be put in place to control an increasing number of saltwater crocodiles. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Graziers call for crocodile farms in Gulf of Carpentaria

Recruitment: Ditch those annoying job ad buzzwords and phrases

We’re all guilty of it. Once a word or phrase is used repeatedly in the workplace or socially, we start using it ourselves. But it might be time to ditch some of this collection of over-used clichés, commonly used in job ads for positions across the cattle and beef industry. The post Recruitment: Ditch those… Read more »

Seaweed-fed cows could solve livestock industry's methane problems

Cattle on a CSIRO research station are being fed a mix of grains and seaweed, to see if eating algae drastically reduces methane emissions in cows. Source: ABC Livestock Seaweed-fed cows could solve livestock industry’s methane problems

Lotfeeders’ antimicrobial stewardship program creates world-first

In what is believed to be a first for the lotfeeding sector anywhere in the world, the Australian grainfed industry will soon have its own Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework to help guide judicious use of antimicrobials – minimising resistance while achieving high levels of animal health. The post Lotfeeders’ antimicrobial stewardship program creates world-first appeared first… Read more »

Central Australian 'legend' Ted Fogarty remembered

Ted Fogarty, 93, spent his life as a drover, station manager and bore plant owner, and leaves an impressive legacy. Source: ABC Livestock Central Australian ‘legend’ Ted Fogarty remembered

Breeder herd management property tours on offer to central Qld producers

Two innovative cattle breeding producers in north Queensland are opening their doors to producers in central Queensland to showcase their management strategies and success stories. The post Breeder herd management property tours on offer to central Qld producers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Breeder herd management property tours on offer to… Read more »

Dubbo sale 20 Apr 2017: Mixed market for 4200 head

Not all the regular buyers were operating with the absence of both northern and southern feeder orders and a major Southern processor chose not to operate. The post Dubbo sale 20 Apr 2017: Mixed market for 4200 head appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 20 Apr 2017: Mixed market for… Read more »

Cattleman turned conservationist tackles Cape York pests

A retired western Queensland cattleman is now at the forefront of conservation efforts in remote and pristine Cape York. Source: ABC Livestock Cattleman turned conservationist tackles Cape York pests

Pigmeat overtakes beef consumption in Australia

Figures hidden within an ABARES report released last year revealed a notable trend in Australian meat consumption patterns that passed by largely without notice. The post Pigmeat overtakes beef consumption in Australia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Pigmeat overtakes beef consumption in Australia

Kimberley live cattle export season starts

The Kimberley’s live export season begins with a cattle ship leaving Wyndham Port today bound for Indonesia. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Kimberley live cattle export season starts

Johne’s disease in cattle: the next phase

The next phase of the new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle is now approaching, with transitional arrangements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) ending on 30 June 2017. The post Johne’s disease in cattle: the next phase appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Johne’s disease in cattle: the… Read more »

ParaBoss set to expand to cattle

Beef producers will soon have a new tool to assist them in the fight against parasites, which cost Australian cattle producers in excess of $350 million annually, with the development of one national website for parasite control resources. The post ParaBoss set to expand to cattle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 19 Apr 2017: Season reflected in young cattle prices

The shorter trading week because of the Easter holiday break drew a smaller than expected yarding of almost 1000 cattle at NVLX Wodonga. The post NVLX Wodonga 19 Apr 2017: Season reflected in young cattle prices appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 19 Apr 2017: Season reflected in young cattle… Read more »

Weekly property review: To lease or not to lease, that is the question

Queensland grazing country is increasingly being leased as graziers and corporate owners alike seek to leverage their investment without taking on additional debt. The post Weekly property review: To lease or not to lease, that is the question appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: To lease or not to… Read more »

Orphaned calf finds unlikely foster mum in old mare

Outback Queensland graziers have been startled to find a calf suckling the teat of their mare who has never raised a foal. Source: ABC Livestock Orphaned calf finds unlikely foster mum in old mare

Legally speaking: Don’t lose your interests in livestock, crops and plant

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 provides that individuals can now register security interests to protect their interests that were previously not registrable. This is particularly important in agribusiness and can impact on your interests in livestock, crops, produce, machinery and equipment. The post Legally speaking: Don’t lose your interests in livestock, crops and plant… Read more »

Cheaper US beef heightens appetite for export access to Australia

A yawning gap is emerging between the value of beef in the US and Australia later this year, which some stakeholders believe will heighten pressure from the US to re-gain access to the Australian domestic beef market after a 14-year absence. The post Cheaper US beef heightens appetite for export access to Australia appeared first… Read more »

SE Asia Report: Indonesian importers being squeezed from all sides

Weak demand is increasing the pressure on Indonesian lot feeders with some discounting of slaughter cattle during March to as low as Rp39,500. The post SE Asia Report: Indonesian importers being squeezed from all sides appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Indonesian importers being squeezed from all sides

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 19 Apr 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded across the Top End and far southwest of the Northern Territory; northern, central and southern parts of Western Australia; western Tasmania; coastal New South Wales and a small pocket in the north of the State, and in the far northeast of Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Weekly kill: Holiday weeks again curtail eastern states kills

No surprise that beef kills across Eastern Australia were well back again last week, as the sequence of four holiday-shortened working weeks impacts on work rosters at all meatworks across the country. The post Weekly kill: Holiday weeks again curtail eastern states kills appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Holiday… Read more »

Roma store 18 Apr 2017: Overall prices slightly back

Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Although overall prices were slightly back. The looming first frost is the motivator for early weaning. The post Roma store 18 Apr 2017: Overall prices slightly back appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 18 Apr 2017: Overall prices slightly back