Category: Beef

Processors concerned over government’s surprise 457 visa changes

The industry peak council representing the meat processing sector has expressed concern over the lack of consultation and resulting uncertainty following the Federal Government’s announcement today abolishing 457 visas. The post Processors concerned over government’s surprise 457 visa changes appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Processors concerned over government’s surprise 457 visa… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Dramatic increase seen in AI use

The use of artificial insemination in Australian beef herds is accelerating dramatically, and surprisingly the biggest increase is being seen in commercial herds. The post Weekly genetics review: Dramatic increase seen in AI use appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Dramatic increase seen in AI use

MLA April projections update: Recent rain rejuvenates cattle market

While the cattle market outlook for the next six months remains positive for producers with stock to sell, it’s a scenario that won’t last forever, MLA says in its April quarterly update to the 2017 cattle industry projections, released this morning. The post MLA April projections update: Recent rain rejuvenates cattle market appeared first on… Read more »

Understanding price grids and carcase feedback webinar: Your questions answered

Almost 500 people registered for our recent Understanding Carcase Feedback webinar, which featured detailed presentations from Ben Robinson from AUS-MEAT and Jarrod Lees from Meat Standards Australia (MSA). More than 60 live questions were received, and here we publish the questions with answers from Ben and Jarrod. The post Understanding price grids and carcase feedback… Read more »

DEXA technology to feature at Teys southern producer day

An upcoming producer workshop being held at the Teys Jindalee feedlot in southern NSW will showcase emerging DEXA objective carcase measurement technology – one of the tools being developed by the company to build closer collaborative supply chain relationships with producers. The post DEXA technology to feature at Teys southern producer day appeared first on… Read more »

RMAC seeks leaders to steer beef future

The Red Meat Advisory Council is seeking expressions of interest from red meat and livestock industry stakeholders who are interested in joining the Australian beef industry’s Sustainability Steering Group. The post RMAC seeks leaders to steer beef future appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central RMAC seeks leaders to steer beef future

Live exports lower for the first quarter

For the first quarter of 2017 feeder and slaughter cattle exports were back 45pc compared with 2016 levels, to 161,045 head, underpinned by lower availability of Australian cattle, high cattle prices and a range of in-market challenges. The post Live exports lower for the first quarter appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weaned steers to 510c/kg in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

After the sequence of recent past weeks of record high listings on AuctionsPlus, the impact of the Easter long weekend saw listing numbers slip dramatically this week, with just 3208 head on offer. Lighter, younger cattle provided many of the sale highlights. The post Weaned steers to 510c/kg in smaller AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on… Read more »

Struggling Western Australian dairy farmers could turn to Wagyu

The president of the Australian Wagyu Association has suggested West Australian dairy farmers dumped by their processors could turn to breeding a Wagyu cattle. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Struggling Western Australian dairy farmers could turn to Wagyu

Beef Language set for further enhancements

Peak Industry Councils have provided responses to the 46 recommendations from the Beef Language Review White Paper, and and will now go about implementing some of those outcomes, stakeholders were told today. The post Beef Language set for further enhancements appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Language set for further enhancements

Eggs and vegetables to be tested for chemicals in Katherine

Agricultural produce from Katherine will be tested as part of the Defence Force’s investigation into chemicals linked with firefighting foam. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Eggs and vegetables to be tested for chemicals in Katherine

Senior management role changes under new business strategy for AMIC

The Australian Meat Industry Council has begun a recruitment process for a new chief executive, as part of a re-configured leadership team designed to support the future direction of the industry. The post Senior management role changes under new business strategy for AMIC appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Senior management role… Read more »

Recruitment: Managing transition when a key staff member resigns

Any agribusiness manager will likely face a key employee’s resignation at some time. The impact can be all the greater if it happens to be your ‘hero’ staff member. Here are seven key things to consider during the transition stage, if or when it happens. The post Recruitment: Managing transition when a key staff member… Read more »

MLA’s ‘BeefUp’ event heading to Western Queensland

Building multi-generational businesses and on-farm resilience in the face of ongoing drought will be among the topics discussed at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) BeefUp Day at Windorah in Western Queensland on Thursday, 27 April. The post MLA’s ‘BeefUp’ event heading to Western Queensland appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA’s ‘BeefUp’… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Off-market listings attract ‘quiet money’

While 2017 has started slowly for more publicly exposed property listings, behind the scenes, a bunch of property agents contacted this week claim more discrete business is still going strong, reports property editor Linda Rowley. The post Weekly Property Review: Off-market listings attract ‘quiet money’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Feedlot R&D: Project targets groundbreaking BRD tests

Finding diagnostic tools to efficiently and objectively identify Bovine Respiratory Disease in feedlot cattle is the focus of a new research project that could potentially transform the industry. The post Feedlot R&D: Project targets groundbreaking BRD tests appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedlot R&D: Project targets groundbreaking BRD tests

Senior management role changes under new business strategy for AMIC

The Australian Meat Industry Council has begun a recruitment process for a new chief executive, as part of a re-configured leadership team designed to support the future direction of the industry. The post Senior management role changes under new business strategy for AMIC appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Senior management role… Read more »

Are we in a beef boom?

And, whether we are or not, how should cattle producers be allocating the increased capital they have received from improved cattle prices for the best chance of being profitable in the future? Farm business advisor Dr Phil Holmes, Holmes and Co, was given the task of answering these questions at the recent Northern Territory Cattleman’s… Read more »

Beef sector can learn important lessons from dairy’s chequered history in China

The red meat industry can learn a lot from the dairy sector’s chequered history in the China export market, livestock industry stakeholders attending the Platinum Primary Producers conference in Melbourne last week heard. The post Beef sector can learn important lessons from dairy’s chequered history in China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Roma store 11 Apr 2017: Calves to 462.2c

The yards were buzzing as buyers anticipated the possible purchase opportunity with the huge yarding of 10,422 head at the Roma Store sale, the final sale prior to Easter. The post Roma store 11 Apr 2017: Calves to 462.2c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 11 Apr 2017: Calves to… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 11 Apr 2017: Price boost in lead up to break

There was some big price gains recorded in the trade market as rain helped buoy demand over most categories. Price surges of another 11-18c were achieved. The post NVLX Wodonga 11 Apr 2017: Price boost in lead up to break appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 11 Apr 2017: Price… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 12 Apr 2017

In a drier week for Australia nationally rainfall was recorded in the coastal Top End in the Northern Territory; the Cape York Peninsula, the north tropical, central and southeastern coast, and southern Queensland; northern and eastern New South Wales; and in southeastern South Australia Victoria and Tasmania. Light falls were recorded about the far north… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Gardiner Ranch’s sale rises from the ashes

Last month, one of the world’s most influential Angus seedstock producers, Gardiner Ranch in the US, lost 500 cattle as fires razed 16,800ha of pasture on the family’s Kansas landholdings. Despite the challenges faced, the GAR operation managed within weeks to conduct its annual sale. What lessons are there for Australian bull breeders? The post… Read more »

Flooding causes postponement for Rocky low-stress stock handling clinic

Flooding and road damage in the Central Queensland area has caused the postponement of a low-stress stockmanship clinic near Rockhampton, originally planned to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 12 April. New dates have been set for May. The post Flooding causes postponement for Rocky low-stress stock handling clinic appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Considerations when performance recording in smaller seedstock herds

One of the most common questions asked by smaller seedstock breeders is “How big does my herd need to be to obtain effective results from Breedplan?” Here’s some useful answers to questions surrounding adoption of performance recording in a smaller herd. The post Considerations when performance recording in smaller seedstock herds appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Woody the $9000 Kelpie tops the Wagga working dog auction

WOODY the Kelpie’s last-minute inclusion in the 2017 Wagga Yard Dog Club working dog auction turned out to be a nice $9000 afterthought for owner Mat Corby. The post Woody the $9000 Kelpie tops the Wagga working dog auction appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Woody the 00 Kelpie tops the Wagga… Read more »

End of an era, as AA Co veteran Henry Burke moves on

One of northern Australia’s most experienced and respected pastoral operations managers will transition to a new industry challenge next month. AA Co’s Henry Burke has stepped back from the company after 37 years, to take up a senior operations management position with CPC. The post End of an era, as AA Co veteran Henry Burke… Read more »

AuctionsPlus breaks monthly record

Record numbers of cattle are hitting the online market amid producers looking to sell off their cattle and an upward trending market. Source: ABC Beef Cattle AuctionsPlus breaks monthly record

Belinda the Black Angus heifer welcomes baby calf

A new herd of artificially inseminated calves are born on a northern stud bull property. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Belinda the Black Angus heifer welcomes baby calf

Weekly kill: Slaughter tallies likely to remain low into May

Beef processors across eastern Australia continued to register modest slaughter tallies last week, as the accumulated effect of earlier rain disruptions and underlying shortage of slaughter cattle undermines production. Despite the sequence of short weeks coming up, some QLD grids rose 10c/kg yesterday. The post Weekly kill: Slaughter tallies likely to remain low into May… Read more »

US edges closer to export access to China

Weekend discussions between US president Donald Trump and China’s visiting president Xi Jinping have apparently increased prospects of US beef entering China some time soon. The post US edges closer to export access to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central US edges closer to export access to China

Vic producers demand pre-sale weighing, ACCC says evidence inconclusive

The VFF says producers have been been left dismayed by inaction on the pre-sale weighing issue, while the ACCC says its investigations showed no conclusive evidence in favour of pre-sale or post-sale weighing. The post Vic producers demand pre-sale weighing, ACCC says evidence inconclusive appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Vic producers… Read more »

AACo appoints executive director

The Australian Agricultural Company has announced the appointment of Dr Shehan Dissanayake to the position of Executive Director. The post AACo appoints executive director appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central AACo appoints executive director

Wagga sale 10 Apr 2017: Trade and export categories strengthen

The tight supplies for both domestic and export processors strengthened prices across trade and export categories, with some of the better finished lines showing a hefty price rise. The post Wagga sale 10 Apr 2017: Trade and export categories strengthen appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 10 Apr 2017: Trade… Read more »

Singleton saleyards moves step closer to $6m upgrade

The Hunter Valley’s Singleton livestock selling complex has moved a step closer to its proposed $6 million upgrade, with the awarding of tenders for the construction phase last week. The post Singleton saleyards moves step closer to $6m upgrade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Singleton saleyards moves step closer to m… Read more »

From beef to buffalo: On-farm meat house expands

Local demand prompts an on-farm meat house in the Northern Territory to start processing buffalo. Source: ABC Beef Cattle From beef to buffalo: On-farm meat house expands

Why isn’t Indian buffalo meat bringing down Indonesian beef prices?

Eight months after Indonesia began importing low-priced frozen Indian buffalo meat, wet market prices have remained stubbornly high at Rp120,000-130,000 throughout. Why aren’t prices coming down? The post Why isn’t Indian buffalo meat bringing down Indonesian beef prices? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Why isn’t Indian buffalo meat bringing down Indonesian… Read more »

CQ buffel grass aggregation could make top dollar

An aggregation of three showcase Central Queensland buffel grass finishing properties owned by coal miner Peabody Energy will test the market for premium cattle country when offered by expressions of interest in coming weeks. The post CQ buffel grass aggregation could make top dollar appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CQ buffel… Read more »

Lorraine Station uses feedlot to drought-proof cattle

A cattle station in the Gulf of Carpentaria uses its farm and feedlot as a means of drought-proofing for the future. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Lorraine Station uses feedlot to drought-proof cattle

Australia’s beef industry needs to get productive, and fast

A clear message from two recent developments for the Australian beef industry is that there is an urgent and continuing need to improve biosecurity, product safety and quality, and ultimately industry productivity. The post Australia’s beef industry needs to get productive, and fast appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australia’s beef industry… Read more »

Webinar: Johne’s Disease and maintaining market access post June 2017

New rules on entry requirements mean big changes for Queensland in how JD is managed post June 2017. This free webinar will discuss the current situation and inform producers of what they need to do to maintain market access from July onwards. The post Webinar: Johne’s Disease and maintaining market access post June 2017 appeared… Read more »

Carbon abatement helping farmers but not doing much for emissions

As the money runs out for carbon abatement, landowners have been winners, but Australia will fall short of its emissions reduction target. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Carbon abatement helping farmers but not doing much for emissions

Carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund

As the pot of money for carbon farming projects runs out, ABC Rural explains what the Emissions Reduction Fund actually is. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund

PTIC heifers to $2320 in ‘sizeable’ AuctionsPlus offering

There was another solid offering of 11,832 cattle across all commercial sales on AuctionsPlus this week. Heifers less than two years of age dominated numbers in the PTIC category, where prices averaged $1749 and topped at $2230. The post PTIC heifers to $2320 in ‘sizeable’ AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

TopX auctioneer wins ALPA national young auctioneer title

Queensland stock agent Lincoln McKinlay has won the Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association National Young Auctioneers Competition at his second attempt. The post TopX auctioneer wins ALPA national young auctioneer title appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central TopX auctioneer wins ALPA national young auctioneer title

Hay production increase on central Australian pastoral property

A pastoral property north of Alice Springs is granted a 45-hectare expansion to grow more hay, as its crop is being trucked out at a rapid rate. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Hay production increase on central Australian pastoral property

Barkly stations talk animal welfare and pasture at beef forum

Middle management from stations across the Barkly descended on Helen Springs Station for a herd management forum, to learn about pasture, finance and animal welfare. Source: ABC Livestock Barkly stations talk animal welfare and pasture at beef forum

March beef exports show modest recovery, but still trending low

Australia’s March beef exports have mounted a modest recovery after a particularly slow start to the trading year, but remain well down in monthly comparisons against the previous few years. The post March beef exports show modest recovery, but still trending low appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central March beef exports show… Read more »

Strong result for Paraway Pastoral’s 2016 full year

Paraway Pastoral Company has posted a pre-tax profit for its financial year ended December 31 of $56.3 million, reflecting the current strong state of the cattle market and generally favourable seasonal conditions. The post Strong result for Paraway Pastoral’s 2016 full year appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Strong result for Paraway… Read more »

Oats plantings on a roll throughout Australia

HIGH cattle prices and ideal sowing rains have fired up forage oat plantings in mixed farming regions across Australia, and milling oat growers are underway sowing what is expected to be a reduced crop due to low prices. The post Oats plantings on a roll throughout Australia appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain… Read more »

McTaggart family to sell Bidgemia Station

After 70 years of ownership, the McTaggart family is looking to sell Bidgemia Station in Western Australia. Source: ABC Beef Cattle McTaggart family to sell Bidgemia Station

Top End abattoir applies to access Chinese beef market

The Livingstone Beef abattoir says it hopes to soon sell meat to China, capitalising on increased market access. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Top End abattoir applies to access Chinese beef market

Cows and calves stolen from SE Qld property

Queensland Police are appealing for public assistance in locating six cows and six calves/weaners stolen from a property at Moorang near Rosevale, between Toowoomba and Brisbane. The post Cows and calves stolen from SE Qld property appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cows and calves stolen from SE Qld property

Recruitment: Internships support next generation of livestock consultants

Nine young people throughout Australia are on their way to becoming the red meat industry’s next generation of livestock consultants, two years after starting as interns in the inaugural Future Livestock Consulting Internship program, designed to ensure the continuation of new consultants to the industry through a structured program that underpins the cost of livestock… Read more »

Dubbo sale 6 Apr 2017: Numbers lift in solid to dearer market

Overall though it was a plainer quality yarding with a large influence of far western cattle throughout the yarding. Not all the regular buyers were in attendance with the absence of a northern feeder operator. The post Dubbo sale 6 Apr 2017: Numbers lift in solid to dearer market appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

New products: Innovative helmet design suits bush ATV, bike riders

The new Shark ATV X16 helmet has been specifically designed to overcome many customer criticisms around ease of use, ventilation and hearing disruption caused by conventional helmets, and aims to foster positive attitudes toward helmet use by ATV and SSV riders/drivers. The post New products: Innovative helmet design suits bush ATV, bike riders appeared first… Read more »

Be careful of additional regulatory burden, processors warn

The red meat supply chain must be careful not to add additional regulatory burden in responding to recommendations raised in the ACCC’s Cattle and Beef Market Study, red meat processors said this week. The post Be careful of additional regulatory burden, processors warn appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Be careful of… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Brazil episode flags that all meat plants must be squeaky clean

There’s some big lessors to be learned by red meat supply chains everywhere, in the washout from Brazil’s unfortunate meat inspection crisis, writes Beef Central’s US commentator, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Brazil episode flags that all meat plants must be squeaky clean appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts:… Read more »

First framework for beef sustainability released

The first Australian Beef Sustainability Framework – a guide for the industry to use when monitoring, measuring and reporting sustainability – has been released by the Red Meat Advisory Council today. The post First framework for beef sustainability released appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First framework for beef sustainability released

MLA seeking applications for WA Livestock Research Council coordinator role

Meat & Livestock Australia is calling for applications for the position of Coordinator of the Western Australian Livestock Research Council (WALRC). The post MLA seeking applications for WA Livestock Research Council coordinator role appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA seeking applications for WA Livestock Research Council coordinator role

Brazil lifts export bans on three meat plants, but will international media report it?

Brazilian authorities yesterday lifted suspensions on three meat processing facilities at the centre of the country’s recent meat inspection crisis, after an audit found no irregularities in their activities. The post Brazil lifts export bans on three meat plants, but will international media report it? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Brazil… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: WA’s Pilbara Gascoyne comes into investor focus

This week completes our two-part Western Australia grazing property scrutiny, with a closer look at the state’s Pilbara and Gascoyne regions. Both present their own challenges, and opportunities for investors. The post Weekly Property Review: WA’s Pilbara Gascoyne comes into investor focus appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: WA’s… Read more »

Crowdfunder signs-off on world-first ag land acquisition deal

The crowdfunder which made headlines last year when it tried to mount a bid to buy S.Kidman & Co during the pastoral giant’s torturous path to sale has made its first grazing property purchase – albeit on a much more modest scale. The post Crowdfunder signs-off on world-first ag land acquisition deal appeared first on… Read more »

Virtual Reality put to use in live export trade

Anyone who walked by the LiveCorp trade booth at the NTCA conference last Friday would have noticed conference delegates sitting on stools and staring into enclosed headsets, and moving a little like astronauts as they were transported into an immersive visual environment. The post Virtual Reality put to use in live export trade appeared first… Read more »

Managing generational change key focus for 2017 PPP award winner

How multi-generational family farming businesses adapt to change will be one of the key areas of interest for a progressive young NZ farmer, as he embarks on a unique interactive study opportunity as the 2017 PPP Zanda McDonald award winner. The post Managing generational change key focus for 2017 PPP award winner appeared first on… Read more »

Roma store 4 Apr 2017: Weaner steers to 451c/kg

All buyers were in attendance and operating in a very strong market. The post Roma store 4 Apr 2017: Weaner steers to 451c/kg appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 4 Apr 2017: Weaner steers to 451c/kg

NVLX Wodonga 4 Apr 2017: Stronger trends in smaller yarding

Cattle prices have shown stronger price trends over trade and secondary categories in a smaller yarding of 1030 at NVLX Wodonga. The post NVLX Wodonga 4 Apr 2017: Stronger trends in smaller yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 4 Apr 2017: Stronger trends in smaller yarding

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 5 Apr 2017

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie brought very heavy rainfall from Bowen to St Lawrence and adjacent inland areas before turning south-southeast, with moderate to heavy falls east of a line from about Bowen on the central coast of Queensland south to St George, and across the Queensland–New South Wales border to Moree in northern New South Wales…. Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Artificial breeding gathering momentum

While most Australian dairy farms are ‘bull-free zones’ relying entirely on artificial insemination to impregnate their cows, AI in beef herds is also growing – in both seedstock and commercial herds. The post Weekly genetics review: Artificial breeding gathering momentum appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Artificial breeding gathering… Read more »

Data collection key for Central Qld commercial Wagyu producer

Central Queensland commercial Wagyu producer Darren Hamblin collects and interprets performance data at a level that sets him apart from most commercial beef producers. The post Data collection key for Central Qld commercial Wagyu producer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Data collection key for Central Qld commercial Wagyu producer

Repro360 program aims for better outcomes from reproduction technologies

A new online and telephone ‘helpline’ resource for cattle breeders has been launched to improve reproductive management within Australian livestock systems. The post Repro360 program aims for better outcomes from reproduction technologies appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Repro360 program aims for better outcomes from reproduction technologies

Agricultural damage bill grows as floodwater continues to rise

Some producers upstream of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton start assessing the damage caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie, while others are still waiting for rivers to peak. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Agricultural damage bill grows as floodwater continues to rise

Brazil intent on expanding beef markets in Asia

The Australian beef industry is urged to differentiate its products as Brazil expands its markets in Asia. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Brazil intent on expanding beef markets in Asia

South African vet highlights trace mineral impact on bull fertility

Prominent South African vet Dr Martin Ferreira will touch down in Australia this week for a speaking tour highlighting the impact of trace minerals on bull fertility and semen quality. The post South African vet highlights trace mineral impact on bull fertility appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central South African vet highlights… Read more »

McDonald’s US move to chilled-only beef: What does it mean for Australia?

A decision by burger giant McDonald’s to adopt a ‘fresh, never frozen’ policy on part of its beef burger offer in the US market is raising questions about the possible impact on Australian frozen beef exports. The post McDonald’s US move to chilled-only beef: What does it mean for Australia? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Weekly kill: Weather disrupts kills in QLD, NSW

Disruptions caused by last week’s cyclonic wet weather and flooding were in clear evidence in weekly kill statistics released by NLRS this morning. Queensland’s kill was back 23pc, with more like this week, evidence suggests. The post Weekly kill: Weather disrupts kills in QLD, NSW appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

NT cattlemen’s conferences: telling it like it is since 1984

In many conferences the annual president’s address is a routine agenda item. At the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association Conference, it is a scene-setting opening salvo, a forthright and much-anticipated highlight that sets the straight-talking tone for the rest of the event. The post NT cattlemen’s conferences: telling it like it is since 1984 appeared first… Read more »

Thomas Foods International joins ranks of PCAS users

The beef industry’s Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System has attracted another large supply chain, with Thomas Foods International this week signing license agreements to take up the third-party audited program to underpin its grassfed branded beef offer. The post Thomas Foods International joins ranks of PCAS users appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Maiden voyage for live export ship Yangtze Harmony

There is a new player in Australia’s livestock exporting industry and its first ship has just left Fremantle bound for Oman. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Maiden voyage for live export ship Yangtze Harmony

Wagga sale 4 April 2017: Higher prices attract more secondary cattle

More than 3300 cattle were yarded at Wagga, as the higher prices of last week drove increased supplies of unfinished cattle onto the market. Price results were mixed, reflecting the plainer quality The post Wagga sale 4 April 2017: Higher prices attract more secondary cattle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga… Read more »

British company buys international marketing rights for pain relief product Tri-Solfen

The owners and developers of the Tri-Solfen have sold the international marketing rights for the pain-relief product to British company Dechra in a deal worth $18 million. The post British company buys international marketing rights for pain relief product Tri-Solfen appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central British company buys international marketing rights… Read more »

New tech to spot cattle tick without leaving the homestead

A leading United States scientist is joining forces with CQUniversity Australia to tackle animal welfare challenges in extensive production systems, through the use of digital technologies which can identify sick animals before the farmer even leaves the homestead. The post New tech to spot cattle tick without leaving the homestead appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Wellard to raise $52 million

Wellard Limited has announced a fundraising initiative to raise approximately $52 million to replenish working capital. The post Wellard to raise $52 million appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wellard to raise million

High cattle prices put pressure on Wellard

Australia’s largest livestock exporter announces it will look to shareholders to raise $52 million as high cattle prices put pressure on trade. Source: ABC Beef Cattle High cattle prices put pressure on Wellard

MLA surveys impact of Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia

In nine months Indian buffalo meat has grown to claim 20 percent of the Greater Jakarta beef market – but uptake has not been as rapid as we might have thought, market research by MLA suggests. The post MLA surveys impact of Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Next few decades can be ‘absolutely extraordinary’: Andrew Robb

Former trade minister Andrew Robb told an audience of 400 cattle producers and beef industry stakeholders in Darwin on Friday that the next few decades can be extraordinary for Australian agriculture, but Australian investment in Asia is needed to capitalise on the opportunity. The post Next few decades can be ‘absolutely extraordinary’: Andrew Robb appeared… Read more »

Aus ag needs foreign capital now more than ever: Robb

Former federal trade minister Andrew Robb has urged businesses in northern Australia to take the fight for foreign investment to the Government. The post Aus ag needs foreign capital now more than ever: Robb appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Aus ag needs foreign capital now more than ever: Robb

Stewart Foster wins inaugural Emerging Indigenous Pastoral Leader Award

Morestone Downs leading hand Stewart Foster, 22, was named the inaugural winner of the Alward Foster Memorial Emerging Indigenous Pastoral Leader Award at last Friday’s NTCA conference in Darwin. The post Stewart Foster wins inaugural Emerging Indigenous Pastoral Leader Award appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Stewart Foster wins inaugural Emerging Indigenous… Read more »

Weekly and monthly turnover records set on AuctionsPlus

A strong surge in trading over the past fortnight sparked by rain has delivered weekly and monthly cattle turnover records for AuctionsPlus. Steers and unjoined heifers dominated this week’s catalogue. The market ranged from 5c to 20c dearer across most of the weight ranges. The post Weekly and monthly turnover records set on AuctionsPlus appeared… Read more »

‘Beef Plan North’ to help industry tackle trade opportunities

Four cattle producer-representative organisations signed an agreement at the NTCA conference in Darwin on Friday, which should add horsepower to efforts to coordinate the future development of the Northern Australian beef industry. The post ‘Beef Plan North’ to help industry tackle trade opportunities appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘Beef Plan North’… Read more »

Trade talks continue with Vietnam over prawn issue

High-level talks to prevent possible trade repercussions for Australia’s cattle export industry to Vietnam in response to Australia’s suspension of Vietnamese prawn imports continue, the NTCA conference in Darwin was told last Friday. The post Trade talks continue with Vietnam over prawn issue appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trade talks continue… Read more »