Category: Beef

Wagga sale 27 Feb 2017: Deteriorating feed pushes cattle forward

Price results tended to be mixed, reflecting supplies and the mixed quality on offer. The post Wagga sale 27 Feb 2017: Deteriorating feed pushes cattle forward appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 27 Feb 2017: Deteriorating feed pushes cattle forward

Indonesia confirms rise in livex weights to 450kg shipment average

Months of behind-the-scenes work by Australian livestock export industry representatives has helped to bring about a significant change in Indonesian cattle import policies. The Indonesian Government has formally agreed to increase cattle import weight limits from a 350kg average to a 450kg “maximum average” per shipment. The post Indonesia confirms rise in livex weights to… Read more »

Augathella grazier facing stock theft charges

A grazier from Augathella in Queensland’s Central West is facing multiple charges following an investigation by detectives from the Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad. The post Augathella grazier facing stock theft charges appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Augathella grazier facing stock theft charges

Livestock industry needs foreign investment: Greg Cross

Fletcher’s International Exports general manager Greg Cross says foreign investment is the answer to stop falling numbers in Australia’s livestock industry. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Livestock industry needs foreign investment: Greg Cross

Stock Squad rejects rumours its focus is shifting

The head of Queensland’s specialist police stock squad has moved to dispel rumours his team’s focus is shifting away from stock and rural crime investigations. The post Stock Squad rejects rumours its focus is shifting appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Stock Squad rejects rumours its focus is shifting

CPC’s annual management muster salutes leadership and excellence + photos

Managers and senior staff from Consolidated Pastoral Co’s 20 cattle properties across northern WA, the NT and Qld gathered in Brisbane last week for their annual conference. A two-day day program featured guest speakers and a rare chance to interact face-to-face with fellow staffmembers – both from head-office and across the stations. The post CPC’s… Read more »

Dry conditions having impact in larger AuctionsPlus offering

This week’s AuctionsPlus sales showed clear evidence of cattle hitting the market due to seasonal conditions, especially out of very dry areas like Central Qld. A scattering of larger offerings helped boost numbers, with a catalogue of 8619 head, a rise of 13pc on the previous week. The post Dry conditions having impact in larger… Read more »

Aussie dollar surges to ten-month high

The Aussie dollar surged to a ten-month high yesterday, climbing above US77.4c for a period in trading, before consolidating around US77.17c. The new high extends a strong US5c rise seen since the beginning of the year, creating additional headwinds for beef exports. The post Aussie dollar surges to ten-month high appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Women of Lotfeeding host black-tie event

Following on from the success of its inaugural event at Jimbour House last year, the Women of Lotfeeding group is hosting a gala knees-up at the Jondaryan Woolshed on Queensland’s Darling Downs next month. The post Women of Lotfeeding host black-tie event appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Women of Lotfeeding host… Read more »

Meat processors call for feasibility study of objective carcase technology

Meat processors say the rollout of new objective carcase measurement technology needs to stop until the commercial benefits to industry are clear, and a feasibility study is complete. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Meat processors call for feasibility study of objective carcase technology

‘We’re killing too many people, and it has to stop’

While other industries such as mining have dramatically lowered their workplace accident rates – proving that safety is a problem than can be fixed – agriculture’s rate of improvement lags well behind all others. The post ‘We’re killing too many people, and it has to stop’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Processor bodies commission independent study into carcase measurement technology

Red meat processor bodies have launched an independent review into the introduction of objective carcase measurement technology, and its application in the red meat processing industry. The post Processor bodies commission independent study into carcase measurement technology appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Processor bodies commission independent study into carcase measurement technology

Recruitment: Staff retention should be top of managers’ priority list

The majority of Australian business managers are putting staff acquisition, staff retention and professional development for their staff at the top of their priority list for 2017, a recent survey has shown. Here’s eight areas that people managers across agriculture can focus on to achieve it. The post Recruitment: Staff retention should be top of… Read more »

Top End cattle yards trial feedlot

A Top End cattle yard is running a feedlot trial to fatten cattle before sale, a practice rarely seen in the Northern Territory. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Top End cattle yards trial feedlot

Is cloning the future of cattle breeding?

Graziers in central Queensland have taken the step of cloning a prize heifer, moving the technology from the lab into the paddock. Source: ABC Livestock Is cloning the future of cattle breeding?

Angus Hobson appointed new SAMRC Chair

Southern New South Wales livestock producer Angus Hobson has been appointed Chair of the Southern Australia Meat Research Council (SAMRC) and will take over the role from retiring Chair, Ralph Shannon, in April. The post Angus Hobson appointed new SAMRC Chair appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Angus Hobson appointed new SAMRC… Read more »

Dubbo sale 23 Feb 2017: Feeder market eases

Not all the regular buyers were in attendance with the absence of some major feeder orders creating a cheaper market for the feeders which also flowed on to the trade market. The post Dubbo sale 23 Feb 2017: Feeder market eases appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 23 Feb 2017:… Read more »

Graziers collaborate to reduce runoff

Graziers help shape land management project in reef catchment first. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Graziers collaborate to reduce runoff

Was October 2016 the EYCI’s tipping point?

THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator spent almost ten weeks from August to October in uncharted territory in 2016, when it was above 700¢/kg carcase weight. Since then, however, the market has been in a general decline, despite the ongoing short cattle availability. The post Was October 2016 the EYCI’s tipping point? appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Indonesia increases weight limit for imported Aussie cattle

The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to increase the average weight limit of cattle imported from Australia. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Indonesia increases weight limit for imported Aussie cattle

Defence masterplan guarantees no forced land buybacks

Defence has scaled back its plans to expand military training bases in central and north Queensland, promising in its masterplan not to force any landholder to sell their property. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Defence masterplan guarantees no forced land buybacks

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2017

March is likely to be drier than average across most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2017

Processors reject MLA’s objective carcase measurement proposal – in its current form

Red meat processors remain unconvinced that MLA’s ambitious objective carcase measurement project in its current form justifies industry-wide investment, identifying a long list of “conceptual, methodological, and policy-related deficiencies” in the proposal. The post Processors reject MLA’s objective carcase measurement proposal – in its current form appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

WA goes its own way on BJD

Moves to achieve a single, national, uniform approach to managing Johne’s Disease across the Australian beef cattle industry have run into a road block, with Western Australia confirming today it will not adopt the national framework accepted by other States last year. The post WA goes its own way on BJD appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Angus breeders head to Ballarat for 2017 national conference

Angus Australia has put together a first class speaking program for its 2017 national conference in Ballarat, Victoria in May. The post Angus breeders head to Ballarat for 2017 national conference appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Angus breeders head to Ballarat for 2017 national conference

WA introduces new border controls for managing BJD

Western Australia has introduced new border controls aimed at protecting the state’s cattle herd from bovine Johne’s disease. Source: ABC Livestock WA introduces new border controls for managing BJD

Sausage Kings national winners in photos

Sausage Kings National winners in photos The humble sausage took centre stage in Hobart on Saturday night as independent butchers from across Australia gathered for the national finals of the ever-popular National Sausage Kings competition, convened by the Australian Meat Industry Council. Here are the winners and place-getters in pictures. The post Sausage Kings national… Read more »

Live exports, hospital funding and Muslim votes on the election trail today

Money was at the heart of a lot of the debate on the WA election hustings today, with barbs traded over hospital funding, the sale of Western Power and the spending of taxpayers’ money in general. Source: ABC Livestock Live exports, hospital funding and Muslim votes on the election trail today

NBN Co satellite internet installation gets off track

A cattle producer says a NBN satellite internet installer struggled to find her property using a helicopter, despite having GPS coordinates. Source: ABC Beef Cattle NBN Co satellite internet installation gets off track

Uncertainty surrounds impact from new Chinese rules on currency transfers

It’s not yet clear whether recent Chinese regulatory changes over international monetary transfers will have any short or longer-term impact on foreign investment in the Australian cattle property sector. The post Uncertainty surrounds impact from new Chinese rules on currency transfers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Uncertainty surrounds impact from new… Read more »

US nabs 15,000t Korean retail account, as Aussie beef tagged ‘uncompetitive’

In another clear sign of the sagging price competitiveness of Australian export beef on the international stage, Korean retail giant Costco has shifted allegiance to US beef, after being supplied by Australia for the past decade or more. The deal will see all of Costco’s beef requirements sourced out of the US, amounting to 15,000… Read more »

Truck rollovers: Is electronic stability control appropriate for livestock transporters?

While the concept of Electronic Stability Control technology sounds great in theory for trucks travelling on the modern highway networks of the Eastern seaboard, how will it work in remote Australia on rough unsealed roads and long-distances from workshops? The post Truck rollovers: Is electronic stability control appropriate for livestock transporters? appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Producer-owned trucks over-represented in accident figures

Trucks owned and operated by livestock producers are over-represented in major heavy vehicle accident data in Australia, according to a soon-to-be-released truck safety survey. The post Producer-owned trucks over-represented in accident figures appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Producer-owned trucks over-represented in accident figures

Australian consumers behind international markets in online beef sales

Online sales of branded beef could be improved in Australia with better marketing and value adding less popular cuts according to a Queensland producer. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Australian consumers behind international markets in online beef sales

Carcase grading to improve feedback to farmers

A Victorian beef farmer, processor and retailer says investing in carcase grading benefits the entire red meat supply chain. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Carcase grading to improve feedback to farmers

Roma store 21 Feb 2017: Numbers jump 30pc

Quality continues to be mixed and restockers provided plenty of competition on young light weight yearling steers, with average prices improving by 6c/kg. The post Roma store 21 Feb 2017: Numbers jump 30pc appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 21 Feb 2017: Numbers jump 30pc

BeefConnect webinar: Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition

In this webinar Senior Pasture Scientist, Paul Jones from DAF Emerald, will discuss spelling strategies, case studies and recommendations for producers. The post BeefConnect webinar: Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar: Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 22 Feb 2016

An active monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy falls across northern Australia during the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 22 Feb 2016 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 22 Feb 2016

NVLX Wodonga 21 Feb 2017: Varied trends in bigger yarding

A mixed quality yarding of cattle at NVLX Wodonga created some varied price trends this week. The market showed gains on some categories, but losses on others in a bigger sized yarding of 1,900 The post NVLX Wodonga 21 Feb 2017: Varied trends in bigger yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly genetics review: What’s driving the fashion in black cattle?

Fashion is fickle, but in the beef cattle industry, black-coated breeds that aren’t Angus have been around for decades, and their recent growing popularity shows no signs of waning. Numerous theories attempt to explain why ‘black is beautiful’. The post Weekly genetics review: What’s driving the fashion in black cattle? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

What do I look for in judging cattle?

With show season getting started in many parts of eastern Australia, we’ve asked respected livestock consultant and Royal Show stud stock judge Alastair Rayner to provide some thoughts on judging cattle in the show ring, for the benefit of younger readers. See details about his upcoming Junior Judges’ Workshops at the base of this page…. Read more »

Is Australia’s reputation at risk with re-export of Aussie live cattle as beef?

Prospects of beef being produced in Asian countries from live cattle imported from Australia, only to be re-exported in cartons to other countries have raised concerns within the red meat industry. References have been made to the possibility of re-export of beef produced from Australian live-exported cattle in three Asian markets in the past 12… Read more »

Weekly kill: Are more plant closures likely, as processor losses rack-up?

Friday’s announcement of the closure of Manildra’s Cootamundra beef and lamb plant in NSW came as little surprise to many who watch the ebbs and flows of profitability across the red meat value chain. To some, it was a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if,’ and there’s a widely-held expectation that more processors will mothball plants… Read more »

ATO warning: Is your business claiming R&D tax incentives correctly?

A tax alert has been issued to businesses claiming the research and development (R&D) tax incentive, which includes specific advice for businesses claiming for agricultural activities. The post ATO warning: Is your business claiming R&D tax incentives correctly? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ATO warning: Is your business claiming R&D tax… Read more »

First Australian beef cattle sea shipment arrives in China

The first sea freight shipment of live slaughter cattle sent from Australia to China has arrived at its destination at the Port of Shidao today. The post First Australian beef cattle sea shipment arrives in China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First Australian beef cattle sea shipment arrives in China

Wagga sale 20 Feb 2017: Restocker competition underpins market

Steady NSW and Victorian restocker competition helped underpinned demand for weaner steers and heifers at Wagga on Monday. The post Wagga sale 20 Feb 2017: Restocker competition underpins market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 20 Feb 2017: Restocker competition underpins market

Stanbroke gains approval for feedlot expansion to 40,000 SCU

Vertically-integrated Queensland beef supply chain Stanbroke has received verbal approval to expand its feedlot on the Darling Downs to a capacity of 40,000 Standard Cattle Units. The post Stanbroke gains approval for feedlot expansion to 40,000 SCU appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Stanbroke gains approval for feedlot expansion to 40,000 SCU

The grazier who rounds up sheep with flying 'pumpkin'

This far-west sheep grazier could not do without his brightly-coloured ‘pumpkin’ plane when it comes to getting around his remote station. Source: ABC Beef Cattle The grazier who rounds up sheep with flying ‘pumpkin’

Effluent spills on city streets no joke for cattle industry

Images of a flashy convertible drivers being splashed with sloshing manure might have their comical elements, but this issue is no joke for Australian cattle producers, transporters and processors. The post Effluent spills on city streets no joke for cattle industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Effluent spills on city streets… Read more »

Understanding price grids and carcase feedback – join our free Webinar

Beef Central and Future Beef are hosting a free webinar on March 10 to pinpoint topics that producers need to be mindful of when assessing carcase feedback that directly influence the farm gate price of cattle. The post Understanding price grids and carcase feedback – join our free Webinar appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Livestock agent fined $1500 for livestock ‘not fit to travel’

LIVESTOCK transporters, agents and producers have been reminded of their animal welfare obligations after a Victorian stock agent was fined transporting cattle not fit to travel. The 57-year-old livestock agent from Healesville has been fined $1500 in the Echuca Magistrate’s Court. The driver pleaded guilty to failing to inspect the health of cattle he loaded… Read more »

Livestock agent pleads guilty to cruelty charges

A 57-year-old livestock agent from Healesville has been fined $1500 in the Echuca Magistrate’s Court for transporting animals that were not fit to travel. The post Livestock agent pleads guilty to cruelty charges appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Livestock agent pleads guilty to cruelty charges

WA, VIC, SA and NSW butchers claim National Sausage Kings crowns

Independent retail butchers from four states shared in the glory during the 2017 National Finals of the Australian Meat Industry Council’s ever-popular Sausage Kings competition, which was judged and announced in Tasmania over the weekend. The post WA, VIC, SA and NSW butchers claim National Sausage Kings crowns appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Fire-affected farmers receive a helping hand

One week after devastating fires ripped through central western NSW, farmers are being given a helping hand with fodder being delivered from across Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Fire-affected farmers receive a helping hand

Dry weather outlook softens prices in small AuctionsPlus offering

Continued hot, dry conditions in many regions has had a negative impact on prices across most categories in a smaller AuctionsPlus cattle offering this week, where a catalogue of 7648 head was offered, back 42 percent on the previous week. The post Dry weather outlook softens prices in small AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Cootamundra plant closure could flag more widespread processor shut-downs

Casualties have started to emerge in the current very difficult meat processing environment, with confirmation this afternoon that the Manildra Meat Co beef, lamb and goatmeat plant at Cootamundra in NSW will close its doors. The post Cootamundra plant closure could flag more widespread processor shut-downs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Top End cattle station manager resigns after 20 years

Newry Station manager Tom Shephard resigns after 20 years working on stations across the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Top End cattle station manager resigns after 20 years

GPS-wearing cows may be clue to stopping cattle duffers

It is a crime evoking bushrangers and cattle duffers but stock theft has become a modern crime and researchers are hoping to find a technological solution. Source: ABC Beef Cattle GPS-wearing cows may be clue to stopping cattle duffers

Recruitment: Tips for conflict resolution in a family business

Conflict happens in any enterprise. However, when your co-workers are also your family, conflict can take on new levels of complication and affect both familial and business operations. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to build healthy communication into a family business. The post Recruitment: Tips for conflict resolution in a family business appeared… Read more »

Mixing it up as outback cattle station changes herd

A Red Centre cattle station has trucked in 350 new Droughtmaster heifers, sending its Herefords to Anna Creek Station in South Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Mixing it up as outback cattle station changes herd

Wagyu annual conference heads to Albury in May

The 2017 Wagyu industry annual conference heads to Albury in May, providing critical information for established Wagyu breeders, as well as an introduction to the Wagyu industry for those just getting starting or considering a move into Wagyu. The post Wagyu annual conference heads to Albury in May appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Stock squad shake up puts sex, drugs and fraud crime in focus

A plan to overhaul Queensland’s stock squad will see greater focus placed on tackling rural crime issues such as drugs, child exploitation and fraud. Source: ABC Livestock Stock squad shake up puts sex, drugs and fraud crime in focus

Six-year veterinary program boosts growth and marbling for WA Wagyu enterprise

Among Australia’s early adopters of the Wagyu breed, the Gilmour family has used AI, embryo transfer and pasture improvement to double carrying capacity, build their herd and accelerate genetic advancement in their West Australian enterprise. The post Six-year veterinary program boosts growth and marbling for WA Wagyu enterprise appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Interim Satellite Service to end this month

Rural and remote Australians still receiving internet through the old Interim Satellite Service are being urged to contact their local Sky Muster provider or NBN Co to switch across to the new Sky Muster Satellite. The post Interim Satellite Service to end this month appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Interim Satellite… Read more »

Dubbo sale 16 Feb 2017: Yarding contracts despite hot, dry conditions

There was a much larger percentage of young splitter calves than previous sales providing the restockers with a better selection to choose from. The post Dubbo sale 16 Feb 2017: Yarding contracts despite hot, dry conditions appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 16 Feb 2017: Yarding contracts despite hot, dry… Read more »

Indonesia suspends importation of Indian buffalo meat

Despite the Indonesian Government suspending the importation of Indian buffalo meat, many still believe the ban will not last. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Indonesia suspends importation of Indian buffalo meat

Plate freezers – one of the ‘hidden secrets’ driving Australian beef’s international success

What’s driven the massive investment made by Australian red meat processors in large-scale plate freezing technology over the past few years? Just part of the answer is strong processor profits seen in 2014-15, which are now being ploughed-back into leading-edge technology like plate freezers, to protect Australia’s track record as the world’s best beef exporter…. Read more »

Meat prices eating into Coles’ shelf margin, shareholders told

Input cost increases in meat were a significant factor in a deterioration in retail shelf margins, Coles boss John Durkan told shareholders attending parent company Wesfarmers’ half-year financial briefing held yesterday. The post Meat prices eating into Coles’ shelf margin, shareholders told appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Meat prices eating into… Read more »

More live export markets equals greater stability, says Crean

Economic growth in Asia presented ongoing opportunities for Australia’s livestock exports, but it also demanded that the industry step-up to the challenge of maintaining control and traceability in its supply chains, ALEC chair Simon Crean told a Brisbane audience earlier today. The post More live export markets equals greater stability, says Crean appeared first on… Read more »

Can Dame Edna convince Aussie women they're better on beef?

Meat and Livestock Australia enlists Dame Edna Everage to push its latest advertising campaign aimed at getting women to eat more beef. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Can Dame Edna convince Aussie women they’re better on beef?

Pasture dieback impacting more Qld grazing country

Indian couch invasion and pasture dieback are impacting large areas of previously very productive central Queensland pastures and the State’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries says it is stepping up moves to work with graziers to address the issue. The post Pasture dieback impacting more Qld grazing country appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Bushfires in NSW, floods in WA – funds opened for impacted farmers

An appeal has been launched in NSW to assist landholders and residents affected by the devastating Merriwa-Sir Ivan bushfire, while farmers affected by widespread flooding in Western Australia are now able to access assistance from a State emergency relief fund. The post Bushfires in NSW, floods in WA – funds opened for impacted farmers appeared… Read more »

New program provides innovation fast-track for cutting-edge producers

Producers looking to grow their business and gain a competitive edge through accelerated innovation and adoption of new technologies will be able to access expertise and support to achieve their goals as part of a new support program called Innovation Fast-Track. The post New program provides innovation fast-track for cutting-edge producers appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Dalby sale 15 Feb 2017: Market eases 10-14c

The market was by 10-14c easier in a 4800 head yarding, down by 460 head on the previous week. The post Dalby sale 15 Feb 2017: Market eases 10-14c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 15 Feb 2017: Market eases 10-14c

Weekly Property Review: Northern Territory market in good shape

There has been a massive turnaround in the Northern Territory cattle property market during 2015-2016, following years of sluggish sales. Herron Todd White’s Darwin-based valuer Frank Peacocke said the rising cattle and live export markets kick-started beef property values and transactions in the region. “Better cattle prices, an influx of foreign money and corporate investment… Read more »

Cooma saleyards receives $650,000 facelift

The new-look Cooma saleyards officially open to the public after $650,000 worth of upgrades to serve the growing calf market. Source: ABC Livestock Cooma saleyards receives 0,000 facelift

Tabro Meats fails to pay farmer suppliers

Farmers are out of pocket by tens of thousands of dollars as Chinese-owned abattoir Tabro Meats continues to delay payments. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Tabro Meats fails to pay farmer suppliers

Big plate freezer investment adds flexibility, efficiency for John Dee

Queensland export beef processor John Dee recently commissioned the latest plate freezer installation seen in Australian red meat processing, at an all-up cost of around $6.5 million. What’s behind the investment? The post Big plate freezer investment adds flexibility, efficiency for John Dee appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big plate freezer… Read more »

Improving Vietnamese beef farming

Tasmanian researchers hope to transform the way Vietnamese farmers raise their cattle, and dramatically improve their standard of living in the process. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Improving Vietnamese beef farming

Extreme livestock rescues underway after WA flooding

From swimming cattle across the creek to using jet skis to tow dinghies loaded with sheep, farmers in WA are doing all they can to save their livestock. Source: ABC Livestock Extreme livestock rescues underway after WA flooding

New research shows how petrol retailers push up prices

Big petrol retailers are pushing the price of petrol up by communicating through prices and while this is technically legal, it should be receiving more scrutiny from regulators because it’s what researchers call tacit collusion (also known as price leadership). The post New research shows how petrol retailers push up prices appeared first on Beef… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 14 Feb 2017: Slaughter cattle shortage pushes prices higher

The seasonal shortage of quality domestic slaughter cattle gave the market an edge this week, with prices improving by up to 11c/kg at NVLX Wodonga on Tuesday. The post NVLX Wodonga 14 Feb 2017: Slaughter cattle shortage pushes prices higher appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 14 Feb 2017: Slaughter… Read more »

Roma store 14 Feb 2017: Yarding feels heat

Prices reduced by a further 10c to 12c/kg on the yearling steers however a large part of this reduction was a direct result of the quality presented. The post Roma store 14 Feb 2017: Yarding feels heat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 14 Feb 2017: Yarding feels heat

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Feb 2017

A wet week for the western half of the continent with rainfall totals between 100mm plus were recorded in the Top End, Darwin-Daly and Arnhem Land areas of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley, Pilbara, South Central and South West Land Division in Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: $160,000 record reflects momentum in Simmental genetics

A record-breaking $160,000 bid from a leading Queensland Brahman breeder for an 18-month-old South Australian Simmental bull set the 2017 autumn bull selling season alight last week. The post Weekly genetics review: $160,000 record reflects momentum in Simmental genetics appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: 0,000 record reflects momentum… Read more »

Unlocking the genetic secrets of 50 legendary beef bulls

The genes of 50 top beef bulls – some dating back more than half a century – have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed. The post Unlocking the genetic secrets of 50 legendary beef bulls appeared first on Beef… Read more »

New protocols for feed efficiency measurement & data submission

The availability of modern ‘GrowSafe’ feed intake measuring equipment has meant changes in the protocols for collection and submission of feed intake measurements for BreedPlan analysis. The post New protocols for feed efficiency measurement & data submission appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New protocols for feed efficiency measurement & data submission

SE Asia Report: Low-priced Spanish beef adding to flood of supply into Indonesia

One of the most interesting observations for January is the discovery of sales of low-priced frozen beef from Spain in Java, which has been selling strongly since arriving in December 2016. The post SE Asia Report: Low-priced Spanish beef adding to flood of supply into Indonesia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly kill: Grid prices retract, almost as quickly as they rose

Direct consignment slaughter cattle prices in Qld have continued to plot an erratic path this week, shedding-off all of the sharp 20c/kg advances seen just a fortnight ago. The post Weekly kill: Grid prices retract, almost as quickly as they rose appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grid prices retract,… Read more »

Farming land should never be forcefully acquired, AgForce says

A Queensland rural lobby group says the decision by the Government to rule out forcing graziers off their land to expand military bases has set a precedent. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Farming land should never be forcefully acquired, AgForce says

Flooded rivers, swollen swamps and full dams at Top End station

Plentiful wet season rains flood the Roper River, swell swamps and fill new dams on Moroak Station, south-east of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Flooded rivers, swollen swamps and full dams at Top End station

New Hereford product expands JBS beef range

JBS Australia has further expanded its southern supply chain branded beef offer, with the launch yesterday of a new commercial breed-specific brand called Hereford Boss. The post New Hereford product expands JBS beef range appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New Hereford product expands JBS beef range

June start likely for NRLX Casino saleyard upgrade + VIDEO

The multi-million dollar upgrade of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange saleyards at Casino is in its final design and planning approval stage, with construction likely to start by June and reach completion by December. The post June start likely for NRLX Casino saleyard upgrade + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Wagga sale 13 Feb 2017: Wet conditions constrain yarding

Less processor and feedlot bidding meant most yearling categories showed easier price trends. The post Wagga sale 13 Feb 2017: Wet conditions constrain yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 13 Feb 2017: Wet conditions constrain yarding