Category: Beef

Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in ag

Industry superannuation funds have called for tougher foreign investment rules around Australian agriculture as they seek to ramp up their investment in the sector. The post Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment in ag appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Super funds call for tougher rules for foreign investment… Read more »

MLA seeks formal agreement with AMPC to jointly fund DEXA roll-out

MLA has sought a formal agreement from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation to jointly fund an accelerated rollout of DEXA objective measurement technology across Australia’s red meat processing industry. The post MLA seeks formal agreement with AMPC to jointly fund DEXA roll-out appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA seeks formal agreement… Read more »

$18.5m investment as Teys Wagga plant gears-up for EU trade

Teys Australia is investing heavily in infrastructure at its Wagga Wagga (NSW) processing facility, as the plant transitions to greater supply into the premium EU grain and grassfed markets. The post $18.5m investment as Teys Wagga plant gears-up for EU trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central .5m investment as Teys Wagga… Read more »

Agency says job applications on the rise in livestock industry

An employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry is increasing dramatically, as it experiences its busiest six months ever. Source: ABC Livestock Agency says job applications on the rise in livestock industry

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017

A low produced moderate rainfall between central coast New South Wales and far eastern Victoria at the beginning of the week and rainfall in northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland throughout the remainder of the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Roma store 13 June 2017: Oats restockers compete on lighter steers

Quality is showing the signs of the early effects of winter with top prices being paid for lighter conditioned steers for those with good crops of feed or oats in their paddocks. Feedlot entry cattle, or those just needing a little finishing, are being purchased at a lesser weight for future slaughter indicating supply volatility… Read more »

Retiring WA Senator Chris Back lists fight against live export ban in achievements

RETIRING Western Australian senator Chris Back has listed efforts to keep the Federal Coalition united against the 2011 live export ban among his livestock industry achievements. The post Retiring WA Senator Chris Back lists fight against live export ban in achievements appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Retiring WA Senator Chris Back… Read more »

Rural confidence riding high on back of sheep, cattle

Australian farmers are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead, with much of this riding on historically high prices for lamb, mutton, wool and beef, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. The post Rural confidence riding high on back of sheep, cattle appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rural confidence… Read more »

Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory, on recent grid rises

BEEF processor profitability has deteriorated markedly over the past three weeks, on the back of flat international beef sales and rising livestock procurement costs. The post Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory, on recent grid rises appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Processors slide back into loss territory,… Read more »

Bluetongue zone extended south

Following the detection of bluetongue virus (BTV) in cattle in the Shoalhaven and Illawarra areas, NSW Department of Primary Industries has advised that the BTV declared transmission and buffer zones have been extended. The post Bluetongue zone extended south appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bluetongue zone extended south

Three charts showing Australia’s changing meat eating habits

Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s, at around 110 kilograms per person per year. But the type of meat consumed has changed significantly, with chicken and pork both now far outstripping beef, mutton and lamb. The post Three charts showing Australia’s changing meat eating habits appeared first on… Read more »

Rural confidence riding high on back of cattle, sheep

Australian farmers are increasingly optimistic about the year ahead, with much of this riding on historically high prices for lamb, mutton, wool and beef, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. The post Rural confidence riding high on back of cattle, sheep appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rural confidence… Read more »

Right time for beef industry to utilise forward marketing, says bank report

The time is right for the Australian beef industry to embrace forward marketing agreements as a tool to manage price and volume volatility and improve business planning, a recently-released research report suggests. The post Right time for beef industry to utilise forward marketing, says bank report appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Former cattle and meat processing industry leaders have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced today. The post Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle, beef leaders recognised in 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Northern cattle exports increase in May

Cattle exports from Darwin to Indonesia increased in May, with exporters shipping close to the same number of cattle for the month as in May 2016. The post Northern cattle exports increase in May appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Northern cattle exports increase in May

Important questions remain over DEXA adoption, report finds

A raft of important questions remain about the complexity and challenges surrounding the proposed industry-wide roll out of DEXA objective carcase measurement technology, an independent report commissioned by the AMPC and AMIC has found. The post Important questions remain over DEXA adoption, report finds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Important questions… Read more »

Competition searches for perfect live export cattle

A north Queensland field day ditches its traditional fat cattle sale in search of the perfect mob of live export cattle. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Competition searches for perfect live export cattle

$12,000 top price at Casterton Working Dog sale

Victorian stock manager Jack Leonard yesterday turned a $700 pup into a $12,000 dog, to equal the Clark Rubber Working Dog Auction’s Australian record price set in 2012 among 57 Kelpies offered in the 2017 auction in Casterton on Sunday. The post $12,000 top price at Casterton Working Dog sale appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

New guide to reducing weed risk when buying cattle fodder

A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. The post New guide to reducing weed risk when buying cattle fodder appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New guide to reducing weed risk when buying… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege

The crisis for the Batista family and indirectly for JBS seems far from over, Beef Central’s US-based columnist Steve Kay writes in his latest monthly Kay’s Cuts. The post Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: JBS is still under siege

EU/PCAS eligible weaner steers 466c in smaller AuctionsPlus catalogue

Cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus slipped a little this week, with listings totalling 9043 head, down 15pc on the previous week. Young cattle peaked at 466c/kg for a line of 121 EU and PCAS-eligible Angus weaner steers 9-10 months averaging 239kg from Caramut, VIC. The post EU/PCAS eligible weaner steers 466c in smaller AuctionsPlus catalogue appeared… Read more »

SE Asia Report: Northern cattle prices defying weak demand

Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam has not had the expected affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May, with the usual May/June supply flush not being seen this year, and favourable seasons meaning producers are in no rush to offload stock. The post SE Asia Report: Northern cattle… Read more »

Recruitment: A six-point plan to improve gender diversity in the workplace

We all know there aren’t nearly enough women in leadership and senior management positions in agriculture sector roles in Australia, despite a wealth of evidence that shows it makes good business sense. Top-tier male and female agribusiness leaders and managers are pushing to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace. The post Recruitment:… Read more »

Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect quality

A number of the cattle are showing the effects of almost a fortnight of constant frosts and the fact it is getting very dry in most districts. The post Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect quality appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 8 June 2017: Dry conditions affect… Read more »

Rinehart signs deal to export 300,000 live cattle a year to China

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting reaches a strategic cooperation agreement with a Chinese joint venture company which would give it a beef supply chain stretching from the Australian paddock to the Chinese plate. Source: ABC Livestock Rinehart signs deal to export 300,000 live cattle a year to China

Tasmanian Wagyu properties to become site for giant wind farm + VIDEO

One of Tasmania’s best known cattle enterprises is to be the home for one of the largest renewable energy projects in the southern hemisphere, generating up to 1000MW of power from wind energy at an installation cost of up to $1.6 billion. The post Tasmanian Wagyu properties to become site for giant wind farm +… Read more »

RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group

The Red Meat Advisory Council has announced a new team to drive the implementation of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, chaired by Queensland cattle producer Bryce Camm. The post RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central RMAC appoints new Sustainability Steering Group

Country town keeps droving past alive to ensure its future

A country town in Queensland is keeping its local show alive through an event that preserves its droving tradition Source: ABC Beef Cattle Country town keeps droving past alive to ensure its future

Why is our red meat so expensive?

Beef prices might be at a record high across Australia but experts say red meat lovers can expect retail costs to “flatline” soon. Source: ABC Livestock Why is our red meat so expensive?

India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme court

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition next week challenging the Indian Government’s controversial notification that bans sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. The post India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme court appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central India’s controversial cattle sales ban heading to supreme… Read more »

Casino beef plant rejects $15,000 EPA fine

The Northern Co-operative Meat Co has rejected allegations contained in a penalty notice issued by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency, which carried a $15,000 fine this week. The post Casino beef plant rejects $15,000 EPA fine appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Casino beef plant rejects ,000 EPA fine

Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video

The CSIRO has highlighted the role Blockchain technology might soon play in protecting the integrity of Australian beef. The post Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Blockchain could help to prevent beef fraud: CSIRO + Video

$6.2m for MLA to improve forecasting of extreme weather events

Meat & Livestock Australia will receive almost $6.2 million under round three of the Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit program for a project looking at ways to improve seasonal forecasting of extreme weather events such as drought or frost. The post $6.2m for MLA to improve forecasting of extreme weather events appeared first… Read more »

Dalby sale 7 June 2017: Quality lines sell to dearer trend

There was a wide variation in the quality of the young light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock and average prices eased, however good quality lines sold to a dearer trend. The post Dalby sale 7 June 2017: Quality lines sell to dearer trend appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: A roundup of recent sale results and listings

Ceres Ag portfolio coming on the market | Central Australia’s Coniston Station to auction | Interest in Qld’s Woodstock and Glenora Stations | Springsure’s The Outstation finds a buyer | Coen’s Crystal Vale sells to neighbour | Elderbury ‘best ever New England auction result’ The post Weekly Property Review: A roundup of recent sale results… Read more »

NT cattle market strengthens thanks to competition

Cattle prices in the Northern Territory are being strengthened by increasing competition among live exporters and backgrounders for livestock. Source: ABC Beef Cattle NT cattle market strengthens thanks to competition

What are the implications from the JBS corruption crisis for Australia?

What do the dramatic events surrounding corruption within the ranks at JBS in Brazil, and particularly the latest JBS asset sales in Argentina and elsewhere, mean for the Australian beef industry? The post What are the implications from the JBS corruption crisis for Australia? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central What are… Read more »

Big changes coming for Livestock Production Assurance – new $60 fee, animal welfare inclusions

Significant changes will be introduced to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) system in October. The post Big changes coming for Livestock Production Assurance – new $60 fee, animal welfare inclusions appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big changes coming for Livestock Production Assurance – new fee, animal welfare inclusions

Roma store 6 June 2017: Buyers compete on quality weaners

Quality was exceptional with newly weaned calves in good condition after a good season dominating the market impressing the buyers, all of whom were present and operating. The post Roma store 6 June 2017: Buyers compete on quality weaners appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 6 June 2017: Buyers compete… Read more »

New dog virus found in Australia for the first time

A new form of the common and highly contagious dog virus, canine parvovirus (CPV), has been discovered in Australia for the first time by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The post New dog virus found in Australia for the first time appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New dog virus found… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 6 June: Export cattle ease 14-18c

Cattle prices at NVLX Wodonga yesterday mostly showed weaker trends, as numbers rose heading into the first week of winter. Most affected were heavy export cattle which eased 14-18c/kg. The post NVLX Wodonga 6 June: Export cattle ease 14-18c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 6 June: Export cattle ease… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Apart from parts of Tasmania, southern Victoria and the far northern Queensland coast, most of Australia recorded little rain in the past week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Apart from parts of Tasmania, southern Victoria and the far northern Queensland coast, most of Australia recorded little rain in the past week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Global warming presents rising cost to Australia’s livestock industries, vets told

With average yearly temperatures on the rise, vets attending this week’s Australian Veterinary Association annual conference were warned today that parasite-borne infection and diseases in livestock are likely to spread and become more costly. The post Global warming presents rising cost to Australia’s livestock industries, vets told appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grids continue to advance, in face of lighter supply

Direct consignment grid offers in southern Queensland have risen for a second time in a fortnight, as slaughter cattle outlook continues to concern processors trying to maintain realistic levels of throughput. The post Weekly kill: Grids continue to advance, in face of lighter supply appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill:… Read more »

Does hanging out with their mates make cattle happier?

A Queensland researcher probes the social lives of cattle to see if it impacts on their overall welfare. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Does hanging out with their mates make cattle happier?

Large US trial shows nutrition can unlock further feedlot gains

Nutrition can be a more powerful tool than genetic manipulation for controlling production, animal health and quality, a large US livestock conference was told recently. The post Large US trial shows nutrition can unlock further feedlot gains appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Large US trial shows nutrition can unlock further feedlot… Read more »

Wagga sale 1 June 2017: Prices fluctuate on quality, competition

Cattle markets in the past week have been somewhat erratic and Wagga experienced the same fluctuating price trends, depending on quality and competition. The post Wagga sale 1 June 2017: Prices fluctuate on quality, competition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 1 June 2017: Prices fluctuate on quality, competition

Mexico’s SuKarne expands footprint to increase exports

Mexico’s largest beef producer, SuKarne, has expanded its footprint outside its homeland to access more export markets. The post Mexico’s SuKarne expands footprint to increase exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Mexico’s SuKarne expands footprint to increase exports

Scale may be the real barrier to lab-produced, cultured meat

The clear barrier to producing cultured meat is not the process of creating meat in a lab, but in scaling it to commercial size, a panel of experts at a recent summit in the US agreed. The post Scale may be the real barrier to lab-produced, cultured meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Exporters eyeing horse, donkey exports

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources staff have indicated they are fielding inquiries from exporters seeking to ship horses and donkeys from Australia for slaughter in overseas markets. The post Exporters eyeing horse, donkey exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Exporters eyeing horse, donkey exports

MLA to hold red meat event + 2017 AGM in Alice Springs

Meat & Livestock Australia has announced it will hold its annual general meeting in Alice Springs in November. The post MLA to hold red meat event + 2017 AGM in Alice Springs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA to hold red meat event + 2017 AGM in Alice Springs

National action needed to curb quad bike deaths

The NSW Government is calling for stronger national action on quad bike safety following the release of the largest ever survey into quad bike use in the workplace. The post National action needed to curb quad bike deaths appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central National action needed to curb quad bike deaths

Bulldust no bother to Gina Rinehart as she ushers in a new Kidman cattle era

From mine dust to bulldust, Australia’s richest businesswoman Gina Rinehart takes it all in her stride as she shows the ABC around Helen Springs Station in the Northern Territory. Source: ABC Livestock Bulldust no bother to Gina Rinehart as she ushers in a new Kidman cattle era

Cow Hearts: Queensland cattle are saving lives

Delicate tissue which would normally be discarded is being harvested from cows and used in the treatment of life-threatening heart conditions. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Cow Hearts: Queensland cattle are saving lives

Sharp 37pc recovery in beef exports during May

There was a sharp recovery in Australia’s beef exports during May, but the figure came off a very low base, as shipments for the previous month of April hit a 17-year low. Most customer countries took more Australian beef – particularly the US, where trade rose sharply. The post Sharp 37pc recovery in beef exports… Read more »

Young heifers dominate larger AuctionsPlus offering

Young heifers made up 45pc of an AuctionsPlus offering of 10,700 head this week. The catalogue produced a 68pc clearance, as the market firmed. The post Young heifers dominate larger AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Young heifers dominate larger AuctionsPlus offering

‘Single-step’ genetic evaluation offers powerful selection tool, but it’s no silver bullet

The US Angus seedstock industry will embrace the next big advance in genetic selection technology in July, when it adopts single-step genetic evaluation to calculate expected progeny differences (EPDs) – the equivalent of Australian Breedplan’s EBVs. What does it offer? The post ‘Single-step’ genetic evaluation offers powerful selection tool, but it’s no silver bullet appeared… Read more »

Twenty years of Finke for cattle station couple

A couple, from Allambi Station near Alice Springs, will chalk up 20 years of competing in the gruelling Finke Desert Race. Source: ABC Livestock Twenty years of Finke for cattle station couple

Recruitment: Selling ‘soft skills’ as part of an employment package

Australian employees often underestimate the value that employers place on so-called ‘soft skills’ – a basket of disciplines including digital literacy, communication skills, emotional judgement, problem-solving and self-management. The post Recruitment: Selling ‘soft skills’ as part of an employment package appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Selling ‘soft skills’ as part… Read more »

Explosives manufacturer fined $460,000 after leaked wastewater kills cattle

A multinational explosives manufacturer has been fined $460,000 after a misplaced pipe and a valve failure resulted in toxic wastewater flowing onto a neighbouring farm in NSW’s Hunter Valley, waterlogging a paddock and killing cattle. The post Explosives manufacturer fined $460,000 after leaked wastewater kills cattle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Dubbo sale 1 June 2017: Plainer quality affects grown steer market

Trade cattle were mostly firm, demand for feeders varied with lighter types up to 5c dearer and heavier weights falling by up to 6c; while steers to restockers were firm to 3c cheaper depending on weight and quality. Grown steers were 10c cheaper with the plainer quality available having an effect in the fall. The… Read more »

Victorian sheep and cattle cruelty case a warning to all livestock producers

A VICTORIAN sheep and cattle farmer has been fined $4000 on animal cruelty charges in the Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court. The post Victorian sheep and cattle cruelty case a warning to all livestock producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian sheep and cattle cruelty case a warning to all livestock producers

Drones will fly to map pasture dieback across Queensland

DRONES will be used to map areas of Queensland suffering pasture dieback after a producer survey indicated more than 6500 hectares has been affected. The post Drones will fly to map pasture dieback across Queensland appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Drones will fly to map pasture dieback across Queensland

Company fined over toxic leak that killed cattle

Explosives company Dyno Nobel is slugged more than $500,000 for a toxic leak that killed cattle at a NSW Hunter Valley farm. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Company fined over toxic leak that killed cattle

Wellard to sell Ocean Outback vessel

Australia’s largest livestock exporter Wellard Limited will sell off one of its vessels after a “very tough year”. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Wellard to sell Ocean Outback vessel

X-rays found to be accurate prediction of cattle carcase

X-rays on a beef carcase works just as well as on lamb, with highly accurate predictions of the meat’s fat content, new research finds. Source: ABC Beef Cattle X-rays found to be accurate prediction of cattle carcase

Elders completes sale of live export company North Australian Cattle Company

Elders has confirmed this morning that it has completed the sale of its live export logistics business the North Australian Cattle Company. The post Elders completes sale of live export company North Australian Cattle Company appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Elders completes sale of live export company North Australian Cattle Company

Wellard to sell M/V Ocean Outback for A$34.9 million

Livestock exporter Wellard has announced it is selling one of its six year old mid-sized sister ships, the Ocean Outback, in a deal that will generate A$34.9 million for the company. The post Wellard to sell M/V Ocean Outback for A$34.9 million appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard to sell M/V… Read more »

Dalby sale 31 May 2017: Market lifts in bigger yarding

Numbers lifted by close to 500 head and buyer attendance across all classes was good and most were operating in a generally dearer market. The post Dalby sale 31 May 2017: Market lifts in bigger yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 31 May 2017: Market lifts in bigger yarding

Vic truck driver fined $9000 for animal cruelty charges

A 60-year-old truck driver from Euroa, in north east Victoria, has been given a $9000 fine with conviction and a two year Conditional Order for failing to feed and provide treatment to his cattle. The post Vic truck driver fined $9000 for animal cruelty charges appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Vic… Read more »

MLA receives strong producer feedback on pasture dieback

More than 50 producers across Queensland have responded to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) survey around recent pasture dieback. The post MLA receives strong producer feedback on pasture dieback appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA receives strong producer feedback on pasture dieback

Beef Central’s beef news quiz – May 2017

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

Weekly property review: Is the time right to freehold land in QLD?

Queensland livestock producers holding Grazing Homestead Perpetual Leases (GHPLs) are being urged to consider converting to freehold before June 30, when costs are expected to rise. What are the pros and cons? The post Weekly property review: Is the time right to freehold land in QLD? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Cattle sales to return to Longreach after four-year spell

The ink dried this week on a 30-year lease for the Longreach saleyards, where new operators AAM Investment Group plans to sell 100,000 head of cattle annually by 2022. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle sales to return to Longreach after four-year spell

New Redlands leucaena showing promise in initial trials

Initial grazing trials of the new leucaena variety Redlands are showing promising results for both psyllid resistance and palatability, a field day last week was told. The post New Redlands leucaena showing promise in initial trials appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New Redlands leucaena showing promise in initial trials

Illegal tree clearing fine for Qld contractor

A Central Queensland contractor involved in a case of illegal tree clearing has paid a fine of $7150, with the landholder expected to undertake years of rehabilitation work on the affected area. The post Illegal tree clearing fine for Qld contractor appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Illegal tree clearing fine for… Read more »

India bans cattle slaughter, world beef trade awaits impact

If India’s ban on cattle and buffalo slaughter announced last Friday remains in place, it will trigger one of the most sudden reductions in supply the world’s beef trade has seen. The post India bans cattle slaughter, world beef trade awaits impact appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central India bans cattle slaughter,… Read more »

Aussie leucaena boosting Indonesian small farms

INDONESIAN journalists recently visited The University of Queensland to hear about a successful cattle fattening project in their nation’s east which is bringing significant economic benefits for smallholder cattle farmers. The post Aussie leucaena boosting Indonesian small farms appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Aussie leucaena boosting Indonesian small farms

Japan study tour to provide unforgettable insight into Wagyu industry

A two-week trade mission and study tour to Japan leaving at the end of August will provide a unique insight into the country’s Wagyu beef industry, and the rich culture and traditions that have produced it. The post Japan study tour to provide unforgettable insight into Wagyu industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Roma store 30 May 2017: Quality weaners impress

Quality was exceptional with newly weaned calves in good condition after a good season dominating the market impressing the buyers, all of whom were present and operating. The majority of cows were going to processors with a small portion purchased by restockers due to the strength in the market. The post Roma store 30 May… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 30 May 2017: Winter conditions erode prices

Damp wintery type conditions and subdued competition eroded prices at the top end in a smaller sized yarding of just over 850 cattle at NVLX Wodonga. The market opened cheaper on the back of the mixed quality and weaker demand. The post NVLX Wodonga 30 May 2017: Winter conditions erode prices appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Wagga sale 29 May 2017: Feedlot competition eases

Weaker feedlot competition across all categories was the catalyst for the cheaper trends. Major feedlots from Victoria NSW were operating, but some sporadically preferring well-bred lines of Angus cattle. The post Wagga sale 29 May 2017: Feedlot competition eases appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 29 May 2017: Feedlot competition… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 May 2017

A vigorous cold front and low pressure system produced showers and storms in southeastern Australia, bringing moderate rainfall totals, while a series of weak cold fronts brushed the southern coastline, producing mostly light rainfall. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 May 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Retail prices ease as exports, cattle prices cool-off

Retail beef prices during the first quarter of 2017 have eased, for the first time since 2013, as cattle prices come off recent highs. The post Retail prices ease as exports, cattle prices cool-off appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Retail prices ease as exports, cattle prices cool-off

World's second-largest beef exporter bans sale of slaughter cattle

India, which accounted for 20 per cent of all beef exported in the world last year, bans the sale of cattle for slaughter across the country. Source: ABC Livestock World’s second-largest beef exporter bans sale of slaughter cattle

Come to Adelaide to learn how to start your branded lamb or beef product

LAMB and beef producers keen to develop branded meat products and establish their own micro-abattoirs will be shown how it can be done at an Adelaide conference next week. The post Come to Adelaide to learn how to start your branded lamb or beef product appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Come… Read more »