Category: Beef

Relaxations over BSE, FMD create headwinds for Aussie beef exports

The winds of change are sweeping through the global beef trade, with significant access relaxations in many key importing countries over their attitudes to risk associated with BSE and Foot & Mouth Disease. The post Relaxations over BSE, FMD create headwinds for Aussie beef exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Relaxations… Read more »

Trump and Brexit signal changing fortunes for beef exports

A global beef market forum hears of the mixed fortunes of Aussie exports amid Trump, Brexit and cheap beef from India and South America. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Trump and Brexit signal changing fortunes for beef exports

Kay’s Cuts: Fluctuation in feedlot numbers brings myriad challenges

Whether it be in feedlots in the US, Canada or Australia, fluctuation of numbers on feed is a big challenge for lotfeeders, US columnist Steve Kay writes in this month’s contribution. The post Kay’s Cuts: Fluctuation in feedlot numbers brings myriad challenges appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: Fluctuation in… Read more »

SE Asia Report: Indian buffalo impact beginning to moderate

There appears to be a general sentiment that the “new” supply and demand equation which includes Indian beef has reached a point where the instability caused by Indian supply has now been factored into the market (after capturing about 50pc of the business) and is no longer a disrupter to current day to day trading…. Read more »

Environment improving but scientists are reluctant to admit it

The latest State of the Environment report shows Australian land managers have dramatically improved the state of the environment over the past decade. So why do the report’s authors persist in painting a gloomy picture of the future? The post Environment improving but scientists are reluctant to admit it appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

27 weaners stolen from property near Roma

Police from the Roma Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad are currently investigating the theft of 27 Brahman cross weaners. The weaners were stolen from a property about 100km south of the township of Roma. The weaners were stolen from inside the stock yards located within the property. SARCIS Detective Sergeant Scott Jackson said the weaners were being fed… Read more »

Trade in Trumpworld: What could it mean for Australia?

Australian agriculture has never been worth more, but what could happen if US President Donald Trump follows through on promises to shake up global trade? Source: ABC Livestock Trade in Trumpworld: What could it mean for Australia?

Weekly kill: Grids soften further, as all eyes monitor weather influence

The prospect of decent rain this week across large parts of eastern Qld and northern NSW will have a significant bearing on northern cattle markets over the next few weeks, market watchers suggest. Meanwhile, many northern grids have slipped another 10c/kg since Thursday. The post Weekly kill: Grids soften further, as all eyes monitor weather… Read more »

Wagga sale 13 March 2017: Feeder market continues to find traction

Trade cattle benefited from increased competition and posted dearer rates, while secondary cattle prices varied according to quality and breeding. Trade steers lifted 10c making from 312-350c/kg. Plainer conditioned steers to slaughter sold at 295-310c/kg. The post Wagga sale 13 March 2017: Feeder market continues to find traction appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Central Australia’s mini-property boom, as Numery aggregation sells for $50m

In the latest development in a mini property boom happening in Central Australia, overseas fund-backed Hewitt Cattle Australia has spent about $50 million buying adjoining Ambalindum and Numery stations, more or less due east of Alice Springs on the edge of the Simpson Desert. The post Central Australia’s mini-property boom, as Numery aggregation sells for… Read more »

Anthrax confirmed on second Victorian farm

Anthrax is confirmed at a second farm in north-west Victoria, with a “significant number” of other sheep dying at the site over the past few months. Source: ABC Livestock Anthrax confirmed on second Victorian farm

Record 87pc of Qld now drought-declared

The total area of Queensland that is officially drought-declared has risen to 87.47 percent, following more drought declarations last week. The post Record 87pc of Qld now drought-declared appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Record 87pc of Qld now drought-declared

Rising demand contributes to lift in US imported beef prices

Prices for imported lean grinding beef in the US market were firmer last week, driven by limited supplies in the spot market, growing consumer demand for grinding beef, high asking prices from Australian processors and sparser than expected offers from NZ. In A$ terms, this week’s price is the highest since July last year. The… Read more »

Are you at risk of Q fever?

There have been more cases of Q Fever reported in the last two years than in any year since the National Q Fever Management Program ended over 10 years ago. So what is Q fever and why is it important? The post Are you at risk of Q fever? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Increased reports of pinkeye

The North Coast Local Land Services District Veterinarian team has issued a warning about Pinkeye in cattle on the North Coast following increased reports from livestock producers. The post Increased reports of pinkeye appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Increased reports of pinkeye

Forum to help Northern NSW cattle producers set research priorities

A regional consultation forum to be held in Glen Innes this month will give NSW Northern Tablelands producers the chance to help drive the future direction of levy-payer funded research, development and adoption (RD&A) programs. The post Forum to help Northern NSW cattle producers set research priorities appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Cows and calves top $2610 in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Overall offering numbers eased on AuctionsPlus last week, but prices for female cattle, particularly, remained strong. From Holbrook, NSW, a stand-out line of three and four year old Poll Hereford/Shorthorn cows with Charolais calves at foot topped the market at $2610. The post Cows and calves top $2610 in smaller AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on… Read more »

Australian beef gaining popularity in China's fifth-largest city

A Chinese businessman who lived in Brisbane for three years is taking Aussie beef back home, opening a string of butcher shops in Chengdu, China’s fifth-largest city. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Australian beef gaining popularity in China’s fifth-largest city

Producers tour Oakey Beef Exports plant + PICS

A producer information day held at processor NH Foods’ Oakey Beef Export plant west of Toowoomba last week offered a powerful example of what can be gained when both sectors work more closely together. The post Producers tour Oakey Beef Exports plant + PICS appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Producers tour… Read more »

Brexit, Trump factor could impact global red meat flows

  GLOBAL political issues like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in the United States could have more influence on sheep producers than they thought. And the news is good for Brexit and potentially bad in the fallout of the Trump election win. Meat and Livestock Australia area managers briefed producers, processors and industry… Read more »

Brexit, Trump factor could impact global red meat flows

Global political issues like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in the US could have more influence on red meat producers than they thought. The post Brexit, Trump factor could impact global red meat flows appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brexit, Trump factor could impact global red meat flows

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for? The post Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Industry seeks mandate to stop kids riding adult ATVs

Australia’s ATV industry is urging State and Territory governments to adopt the recommendations of previous coronial inquests in order to fast-track better safety for ATV quad-bike riders, including banning children from riding adult sized machines. The post Industry seeks mandate to stop kids riding adult ATVs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Dubbo sale 9 Mar 2017: Numbers continue to come back

It was a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of young cattle to suit the feeders and processors along with good numbers of cows and grown steers and heifers. The post Dubbo sale 9 Mar 2017: Numbers continue to come back appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 9… Read more »

Double boost for NSW quad bike safety rebate

NSW Farmers has welcomed a significant increase in rebates available to improve quad bike safety on farms. The post Double boost for NSW quad bike safety rebate appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Double boost for NSW quad bike safety rebate

Australian Defence Force closing in on willing land sellers

The Australian Defence Force will spend the next fortnight in the Charters Towers region to talk to landowners in the hope it can purchase properties as part of a military training base expansion. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Australian Defence Force closing in on willing land sellers

Bilby brawl brews in the Kimberley

Why has the bilby become such a heated topic in the Kimberley region of Western Australia? Source: ABC Beef Cattle Bilby brawl brews in the Kimberley

Japanese beefs up Wagyu marketing

Japan beefs up its marketing of Wagyu, launching a new logo to push its country as the motherland of the premium beef product. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Japanese beefs up Wagyu marketing

Committee recommends stock route consultation

A review of the proposed changes to the way Queensland’s stock route network is managed says the government needs to go back to the drawing board. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Committee recommends stock route consultation

Flaws seen in ACCC’s advice to publicly disclose processor price grids

Any move by the beef industry to mandate full public access to processors’ direct-consignment cattle price grids would have unforeseen negative consequences, sources close to the supply chain have told Beef Central. Three main issues have been raised, against such a move. The post Flaws seen in ACCC’s advice to publicly disclose processor price grids… Read more »

Mick Keogh explains ACCC beef and cattle market study findings

More of the thinking behind the 15 recommendations released by the ACCC to improve competitiveness and transparency in Australia’s cattle markets was explained by Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh at yesterday’s ABARES conference in Canberra. The post Mick Keogh explains ACCC beef and cattle market study findings appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Dalby sale 8 March 2017: Market firm to cheaper for smaller yarding

    Yarding 4075 Change -1178 Numbers were down by 1,200 for a yarding of 4,075 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, with a large percentage of light yearlings and weaner cattle offered. There was a fair penning of bullocks, steers and heifers, and cows were also well supplied. Quality of the… Read more »

Weekly property review: Is it a golden age for investors?

This week’s property review continues on the theme established last week – whether the time is right for older cattle land asset owners considering retirement to check out. The post Weekly property review: Is it a golden age for investors? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Is it a… Read more »

Patchy monsoon rain delivers mixed fortunes for farmers

With just weeks until north Queensland’s wet season draws to a close, farmers report results as diverse as the rainfall. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Patchy monsoon rain delivers mixed fortunes for farmers

Weekly kill: Grids don’t so much slide, as plummet

Direct to works slaughter grids in QLD and northern NSW have taken another big hit this week, as processors strive to maximise the advantage of a weather-driven flow of cattle to try to stem some of the bleeding in processing margins that took place earlier. The post Weekly kill: Grids don’t so much slide, as… Read more »

Heavier weights could take some digesting for Indonesian cattle importers

Indonesian cattle importers by law feed must feed imported cattle for a minimum of 120 days. How will this work with heavier cattle soon to start arriving? The post Heavier weights could take some digesting for Indonesian cattle importers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Heavier weights could take some digesting for… Read more »

Beef sectors react to ACCC beef and cattle market study

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission yesterday released 15 recommendations which it believes will help to deliver greater transparency in Australian cattle and beef markets. Industry groups are still digesting the detail, but initial reactions have been mixed. The post Beef sectors react to ACCC beef and cattle market study appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Competition forces Aussie beef into premium end of Indonesian market

The Australian live cattle trade faces increasing competition in the Indonesian market, with buffalo meat from India taking over the bakso ball industry. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Competition forces Aussie beef into premium end of Indonesian market

Property: AFA’s Boonooke aggregation tipped to fetch $330m

Confirming months of speculation, Australian Food & Agriculture’s NSW property aggregation including the iconic Boonooke Merino operation near Deniliquin has been put on the market, at an asking price said to be around $330 million. The post Property: AFA’s Boonooke aggregation tipped to fetch $330m appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Property:… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar 2017

Rainfall over the past week was recorded across northern and eastern Australia, with isolated light to moderate falls along the west coast of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar… Read more »

Roma store 7 Mar 2017: Brafords feature in annual sale

Onlookers and vendors of the Braford Society annual sponsored sale made for a great day out enjoying the good lines of their breed with a challenge to find a spot on the fence. The post Roma store 7 Mar 2017: Brafords feature in annual sale appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 7 Mar 2017: Supply drops on hot weather and weaker rates

The market seemed to lose some heat, with easier prices trends over most yearling categories. There were signs at the market that trade and feedlots are not prepared push the market upwards, particularly at the plainer end of those categories. The post NVLX Wodonga 7 Mar 2017: Supply drops on hot weather and weaker rates… Read more »

Weekly Genetics Review: Buyers spend $26.3M on bulls in February

Bull sales ran hot throughout February, with 80 auction sale fixtures in five states grossing a hefty $26.3 million. The tally of 3639 bulls changed hands at an average price of $7230. While southern sales performed strongly, some fixtures in Queensland struggled under the weight of seasonal adversity. The post Weekly Genetics Review: Buyers spend… Read more »

New CEO to continue Wagyu expansion

The Australian Wagyu Association has appointed beef industry executive and meat quality specialist Dr Matthew McDonagh as its new chief executive officer. He replaces retiring CEO Graham Truscott. The post New CEO to continue Wagyu expansion appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New CEO to continue Wagyu expansion

Anthrax outbreak kills 80 cattle on Queensland property

About 80 cattle die in an anthrax outbreak on a grazing property at St George in Queensland’s southern inland, prompting Biosecurity Queensland to limit movements of people and livestock. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Anthrax outbreak kills 80 cattle on Queensland property

Feedlot supporters rally for big night out, and a worthy cause

Not even rain could dampen the enthusiasm of a large contingent of feedlot industry supporters who gathered for a social event hosted by the Women of Lot Feeding at the Historic Jondaryan Woolshed on Queensland’s Darling Downs on Saturday night. The post Feedlot supporters rally for big night out, and a worthy cause + pictures… Read more »

Death of 80 cattle near St George attributed to Anthrax

Biosecurity Queensland issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing it is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following the death of approximately 80 animals. The post Death of 80 cattle near St George attributed to Anthrax appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Death of 80 cattle near St… Read more »

ACCC study into beef markets released

The ACCC wants the beef industry to improve transparency of over the hooks sales. Source: ABC Livestock ACCC study into beef markets released

ACCC makes 15 recommendations to improve cattle market transparency

The ACCC says cattle processors should publish their price grids for direct to works sales to improve transparency in the Australian cattle market, one of 15 recommendations it has released in its beef and cattle market report. The post ACCC makes 15 recommendations to improve cattle market transparency appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Project aims to take beef supply chain carcase feedback to a new level

Cattle producers supplying OBE Organic’s beef supply chain stand to benefit from an ambitious new performance feedback model that promises to put more money in producers’ pockets, as well as improving animal health and wellbeing outcomes. The post Project aims to take beef supply chain carcase feedback to a new level appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Animal wellbeing new frontier for beef brands?

Through its new Feedback Loop project, the OBE Organic beef supply chain sees animal wellbeing as one of the ‘new frontiers’ in commercial beef brand development. The post Animal wellbeing new frontier for beef brands? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Animal wellbeing new frontier for beef brands?

Saleyard prices to remain firm for next 12 months: ABARES

The weighted average saleyard price of cattle is forecast to increase by seven percent this financial year to 540c a kilogram, and to maintain the same average through 2017-18. The post Saleyard prices to remain firm for next 12 months: ABARES appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Saleyard prices to remain firm… Read more »

Live cattle shipments set to grow

Australian live feeder and slaughter cattle exports are forecast to gradually increase in coming years, according to ABARES. The post Live cattle shipments set to grow appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live cattle shipments set to grow

Dry conditions spark sharp rise in cattle numbers on feed

Cattle numbers on feed across Australia jumped by 18pc over the final three months of 2016, as dry conditions start to impact on industry decisions over finishing cattle for slaughter, according to the quarterly industry survey released yesterday. The post Dry conditions spark sharp rise in cattle numbers on feed appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Young women make up almost half of AACo’s new recruits

Young women make up almost half of Australian Agricultural Company’s rookie recruits for its Northern Territory and Queensland cattle stations. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Young women make up almost half of AACo’s new recruits

Wagga sale 7 Mar 2017: Hot, dry conditions fuel supply pressure

Plainer cattle bore the brunt of the cheaper trend with buyers discounting mixed breeds up to 49c/kg. The post Wagga sale 7 Mar 2017: Hot, dry conditions fuel supply pressure appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 7 Mar 2017: Hot, dry conditions fuel supply pressure

Growing organic beef at Tasmania's Toehold Farm

Beef breeders Denise and Jim Rossiter arrived in Tasmania 34 years ago from the UK on what was supposed to be a two-year working visit. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Growing organic beef at Tasmania’s Toehold Farm

Hancock extends NT supply chain network with $24m Aroona purchase

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has added another piece to its Northern Territory beef supply chain jigsaw puzzle, outlaying about $24 million to secure a large grazing holding southwest of Katherine to use as a depot facility for live exports out of Darwin. The post Hancock extends NT supply chain network with $24m Aroona purchase appeared… Read more »

Gina Rinehart buys another NT cattle station

Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has bought another cattle station in northern Australia, acquiring Aroona Station west of Katherine. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Gina Rinehart buys another NT cattle station

Project works to boost livestock welfare in China

Improving the welfare of millions of animals in China – which raises and slaughters more livestock than any other nation – is the focus of a project led by the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science. The post Project works to boost livestock welfare in China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

More approved supplements approved for use under PCAS programs

Producers selling cattle under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) now have more options for feeding cattle. The post More approved supplements approved for use under PCAS programs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central More approved supplements approved for use under PCAS programs

Surge in cow & calf and PTIC heifer numbers on AuctionsPlus

Numbers offered on the national online cattle marketing platform surged strongly again this week, reaching a 2017 high of 11,122 head – up 29pc or 2500 head on the week prior. PTIC heifers averaged $1568 and sold to $2500, while cows and calves averaged $2034. The post Surge in cow & calf and PTIC heifer… Read more »

Feedlots again starting to fill, as dry weather bites hard

Feedlots offering custom feeding services for clients are reporting elevated inquiry from producers over placements during the past few weeks, as dry conditions intensify across large parts of Qld and NSW. And Darling Downs agents report a waiting list of three to four weeks for sale of feeder cattle to some downs feedlots, as more… Read more »

Feed grain update: “It was bloody hot and uncomfortable out there”

Aussie cricketer Matt Renshaw and Australian grain markets had plenty in common last week. The post Feed grain update: “It was bloody hot and uncomfortable out there” appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feed grain update: “It was bloody hot and uncomfortable out there”

Recruitment: Interaction between junior and senior generations in a family cattle business

This week’s recruitment article takes a departure from our usual subject matter to focus on another important issue in many livestock businesses across the country – the interaction between the junior and senior generations in a family beef business. The post Recruitment: Interaction between junior and senior generations in a family cattle business appeared first… Read more »

Dubbo sale 2 March 2017: Feeder steers 6c to 12c dearer

With the extra competition created by the return of a buyer feeder steers were 6c to 12c dearer while the feeder heifers were firm to 2c/kg dearer The post Dubbo sale 2 March 2017: Feeder steers 6c to 12c dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 2 March 2017: Feeder… Read more »

Industry at loggerheads over DEXA: ABA

In this contributed item, the ABA provides opinion about the different industry views that have emerged about the adoption of DEXA objective carcase measurement technology; and whether MLA has stepped beyond its charter in proposing its adventurous Project 150 adoption model. The post Industry at loggerheads over DEXA: ABA appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Beef Central news briefs

US beef sales to China may be bargaining chip, analyst says Newly appointed US ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, says he will work to increase US beef shipments to the huge market. At the same time, an industry expert has warned that US beef exports to China could become a casualty if US… Read more »

Holmes à Court buys into live export

Paul Holmes à Court’s company, Heytesbury Pty Ltd, buys 10 per cent of Australia’s largest live export company, Wellard. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Holmes à Court buys into live export

Wellard shares: Heytesbury in, Butt out

One of Australia’s largest cattle producers, Heytesbury Pty Ltd, has purchased a significant shareholding in Australia’s largest livestock exporting company Wellard Limited. The post Wellard shares: Heytesbury in, Butt out appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard shares: Heytesbury in, Butt out

February trade reflects listless state of beef exports

The tough and increasingly competitive global beef trade is reflected in Australia’s February export statistics, released yesterday afternoon. The post February trade reflects listless state of beef exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central February trade reflects listless state of beef exports

Lepto ruled out as possible culprit in NT human, cattle disease outbreak

A disease outbreak in the Northern Territory has apparently sickened up to eight pastoral company staff and led to an animal disease investigation. The post Lepto ruled out as possible culprit in NT human, cattle disease outbreak appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Lepto ruled out as possible culprit in NT human,… Read more »

Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases

Recent changes in both the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere, and climate model outlooks surveyed by the Bureau, suggest the likelihood of El Niño forming in 2017 has risen. The post Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases

Territory Indigenous land opens up for grazing licences

A number of parcels of Indigenous land in the Katherine region in the Northern Territory are being offered up for pastoral leases by traditional owners, in a bid to capitalise on a strong northern live export cattle industry. The post Territory Indigenous land opens up for grazing licences appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Grassfed cattle restructure group meets

The independent implementation committee overseeing the creation of a single new body to represent Australian grassfed cattle producers nationally met in Sydney last week. The post Grassfed cattle restructure group meets appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Grassfed cattle restructure group meets

Top End Indigenous land offered up for grazing licence

Indigenous land south west of Katherine in the Northern Territory is being offered up for a pastoral lease by traditional owners. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Top End Indigenous land offered up for grazing licence

Roma store 28 Feb 2017: Yearling steers dominate market

Medium and light weight yearling steers dominated the market with active restockers in attendance after some scattered showers improving morale. The post Roma store 28 Feb 2017: Yearling steers dominate market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 28 Feb 2017: Yearling steers dominate market

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Mar 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded in the northwest and along the south coast of Western Australia, the northern half of the Northern Territory, northern and eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Mar 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 1 March: Trade cattle shortage underpins market

The market maintained the strong trend from the previous sale at NVLX Wodonga this morning, spurred on by the seasonal shortage of trade cattle in the south. The post NVLX Wodonga 1 March: Trade cattle shortage underpins market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 1 March: Trade cattle shortage underpins… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Black Taurindicus having an impact in the north

This week’s genetics review is the second part of our two-part series, looking at the impact that black-coated breeds are having across the beef industry. Last week’s column looked at the state of play in southern Australia, while this week the focus is on the north…. The post Weekly genetics review: Black Taurindicus having an… Read more »

Practical biosecurity hints when bringing home purchased cattle

By far the greatest threat of introducing disease is the purchase of cattle, especially during high-transfer periods like bull buying season. Which diseases are important to you will depend upon your operation, the availability of low-risk cattle and the market you are supplying. The post Practical biosecurity hints when bringing home purchased cattle appeared first… Read more »

National Success for the Bondfields

Prue and David Bondfield toasting their victory

Riverina is very happy to be able to congratulate our longstanding customers Prue and David Bondfield on their recent success at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year awards. They were presented their awards at a gala event at the RACV Club in Melbourne on the 17th February 2017. The Bondfields run one of Australia’s largest… Read more »

Pre-export feeding programs could gain momentum for heavier Indo market

Greater adoption of pre-export feeding of cattle is a prospect already being discussed in the wake of Indonesia’s decision last week to lift livestock weight limits to 450kg maximum average weight, per consignment. The post Pre-export feeding programs could gain momentum for heavier Indo market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Pre-export… Read more »

NT cell grazing pilot project leads to study tour

A Northern Territory cattle station manager’s interest in exploring the potential to use cell grazing in Australia’s extensive northern zone has led to an opportunity to travel overseas to research the topic. The post NT cell grazing pilot project leads to study tour appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NT cell grazing… Read more »

Indo weight limit relaxation raises competitive tension between livex, processors

A greater level of competitive tension between live exporters and beef processor cattle buyers is inevitable, following last week’s announcement that Indonesia will relax its current weight limits on live export cattle by an additional 100kg liveweight. The post Indo weight limit relaxation raises competitive tension between livex, processors appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Young Tasmanians learn ropes at beef expo

A new era in cattle showing begins in Tasmania with the inaugural Tasmanian Junior Beef Expo. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Young Tasmanians learn ropes at beef expo

High cattle prices impact Wellard’s half year results

Australia’s largest livestock exporter Wellard Ltd has reported an underlying EBITDA loss of $1.3 million and a statutory net loss of $17.9m for the six months ended 31 December 2016. The post High cattle prices impact Wellard’s half year results appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central High cattle prices impact Wellard’s half… Read more »

Sentinel herd to be established in Timor-Leste

A small herd of cattle will play an important frontline role in helping to improve Australia’s protection from Foot and Mouth Disease and other serious biosecurity threats. The post Sentinel herd to be established in Timor-Leste appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Sentinel herd to be established in Timor-Leste