Category: Beef

Kidman steers early course towards branded beef program development

S. Kidman & Co has begun its transition from traditional ‘cattle producer’ to ‘vertically-integrated branded-beef producer’, putting some of the early foundations in place to build consumer brand programs for export and domestic markets. The post Kidman steers early course towards branded beef program development appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kidman… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grid offers surge, as cattle numbers thin-out heading into June

Last week’s eastern states beef kill set another 2017 season-high tally, but it provides false-hope heading into June, with processor grids across large parts of eastern Australia jumping sharply this week in response to the widely-anticipated winter slaughter cattle shortage. The post Weekly kill: Grid offers surge, as cattle numbers thin-out heading into June appeared… Read more »

Webinar: Time running out to keep Johne’s score

The Livestock Biosecurity Network is running a free webinar this Thursday, June 2, to explain Johne’s changes and biosecurity plans. The post Webinar: Time running out to keep Johne’s score appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar: Time running out to keep Johne’s score

Food waste is not just a question of what is thrown out

There is a growing amount of food ‘waste’ occurring on farm that is not obvious, in the form of food that is not produced or additional resources that are utilised because of constraints that are progressively being imposed on more efficient farm production systems, writes Australian Farm Institute executive director Mick Keogh. In this instance,… Read more »

Are Australian carcase weights getting too heavy for market requirements?

Is Australia running the risk of producing beef carcases, particularly from grainfed cattle, that are too heavy for market requirements? The subject was raised several times by speakers at the Angus Australia national conference in Ballarat recently. The post Are Australian carcase weights getting too heavy for market requirements? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Project to trial ‘user pays’ funding of safer livestock handling infrastructure

The feasibility of establishing a “user pays” system to fund the installation and use of safer livestock loading and unloading infrastructure at high density livestock facilities around Australia, such as saleyards and abattoirs, will be investigated in a new federally funded trial. The post Project to trial ‘user pays’ funding of safer livestock handling infrastructure… Read more »

Beef genetic gains in Northern Australia to be accelerated

Australia’s Brahman breeders and producers will be the first in the world to benefit from a breakthrough in genetic evaluations that has the potential to boost the genetic gains of cattle herds across Northern Australia. The post Beef genetic gains in Northern Australia to be accelerated appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Vale Leo Pugh

The red meat industry has lost a colourful, deeply-respected and much-loved industry stakeholder with the passing in Brisbane of Leo Pugh on Thursday, after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was 80. The post Vale Leo Pugh appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Vale Leo Pugh

Strong supply of PTIC females top $2380 on AuctionsPlus

PTIC females were in strong supply on AuctionsPlus yesterday, with the top line of Wattletop Angus blood heifers hailing from Inverell, NSW topping the category making $2380, while PTIC cows peaked at $2120. The post Strong supply of PTIC females top $2380 on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Strong supply… Read more »

Better chilled access to UAE reduces technical trade barriers

The Australian beef and sheepmeat industries have had a win in improved chilled access to the United Arab Emirates, one of our largest red meat markets in the Middle East region. The post Better chilled access to UAE reduces technical trade barriers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Better chilled access to… Read more »

Feedlot operator takes gas company to court over groundwater access

A Dalby feedlot operator has launched Federal Court action against the Queensland Gas Company, in a case that underscores ongoing tensions between landholders and coal seam gas companies over access to groundwater. The post Feedlot operator takes gas company to court over groundwater access appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedlot operator… Read more »

All breeds records smashed as Wattletop Angus females average $8494

The sheer strength of the Australia seedstock industry at present was in clear evidence yesterday when the first stage of the Rogers family’s Wattletop Angus female dispersal averaged a phenomenal $8494 for a complete clearance of 259 PTIC females. The post All breeds records smashed as Wattletop Angus females average $8494 appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Recruitment: How your business can be more like LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Companies

LinkedIn’s 2017 list of the top Australian companies to work for has recently been revealed, and it makes interesting reading. Is there anything smaller agribusinesses can learn about these companies to attract and retain their own top talent? The post Recruitment: How your business can be more like LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Companies appeared first on… Read more »

New cross-loading, decoupling facility to boost NT-SA cattle flow

A new cattle cross-loading and road-train reconfiguration facility near Port Augusta is set to improve the flow of cattle from the Northern Territory into Southern Australia. The post New cross-loading, decoupling facility to boost NT-SA cattle flow appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New cross-loading, decoupling facility to boost NT-SA cattle flow

Property Rights Australia conference

Property Rights Australia will hold its annual conference in Chinchilla on Saturday June 3, under the theme of “Building resilience through community”. The post Property Rights Australia conference appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Property Rights Australia conference

Why live exporters want Queensland cattle

Central west Queensland livestock agent experiences busiest week of the year as he loads 144 truck decks – most of which destined for the port of Darwin. Source: ABC Livestock Why live exporters want Queensland cattle

Yorkeys Crossing upgrade good news for SA, NT cattle producers

After years of lobbying, a cattle pod will be put in place at Yorkeys Crossing Road on the SA, NT border, with over 80,000 Territory cattle heading south every year. Source: ABC Livestock Yorkeys Crossing upgrade good news for SA, NT cattle producers

$1b price tag likely on any CPC sale deal

Consolidated Pastoral Company could realise up to $1 billion in the current beef industry climate, if majority owner, British private equity giant Terra Firma, goes ahead with a sale. The post $1b price tag likely on any CPC sale deal appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central b price tag likely on any… Read more »

Bribery scandal erupts over JBS executives’ actions in Brazil

Global meat processing giant JBS has been rocked by a corruption scandal in Brazil, linking a group of senior company executives with bribes to Brazil’s President Michel Temer and other senior politicians, compounded by accusations of insider trading as shares plummeted this week. The post Bribery scandal erupts over JBS executives’ actions in Brazil appeared… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017

Winter (June to August) rainfall is likely to be below average over the southern half of mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest three month climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017

Indonesian Padang – the world’s fastest fast food

“Padang” style fast food restaurants are probably the largest food service model in Indonesia with many hundreds of thousands of restaurants from large corporate chains to very small family businesses spread throughout the entire archipelago. The post Indonesian Padang – the world’s fastest fast food appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Indonesian… Read more »

System to monitor cattle from space ready to be commercialised

Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd has been named as the new commercial partner for the Precision Pastoral Management System, which allows pastoralists to monitor their cattle herd using satellite technology. The post System to monitor cattle from space ready to be commercialised appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central System to monitor cattle from… Read more »

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

A roundup of recent significant sales results and listings of cattle holdings from across WA, the NT, Queensland and NSW. The post Weekly Property Review: A roundup of recent significant results and listings appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: A roundup of recent significant results and listings

Not quite a Kelpie, drones help farmers muster in rugged terrain

Mustering merinos in a 4,000 hectare paddock is not usually a one-person job, but add a drone to the mix and it is the new norm for Balranald famer Cameron Nield. Source: ABC Livestock Not quite a Kelpie, drones help farmers muster in rugged terrain

Veteran cattle buyer reflects on changes in feeder landscape

In this comment piece, veteran cattle buyer Richard Eldershaw reflects on the changing nature of the feeder cattle market over the past quarter century… The post Veteran cattle buyer reflects on changes in feeder landscape appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Veteran cattle buyer reflects on changes in feeder landscape

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017

A low pressure system brought falls of 25 mm to a band of inland stretching from western Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017

Roma store 23 May 2017: Quality boosts market

Supply and demand had its way with all buyers present feeling the pinch as prices were driven higher by quality. The post Roma store 23 May 2017: Quality boosts market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 23 May 2017: Quality boosts market

Livestock financier makes senior management appointments

Leading Australian and New Zealand livestock finance provider, StockCo, has made two senior appointments this week, adding to its Australian executive team. The post Livestock financier makes senior management appointments appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Livestock financier makes senior management appointments

NVLX Wodonga sale 24 May 2017: Prices up in bigger yarding

Best presented young slaughter cattle generally sold significantly dearer, while plainer conditioned stock saw rates spike depending on the breed and level of feedlot demand. The post NVLX Wodonga sale 24 May 2017: Prices up in bigger yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga sale 24 May 2017: Prices up… Read more »

Project targets rangelands grazing pressure management

The demand for forage by grazing animals across more than 1.9 million sq km of Australian rangelands will be the focus of a new project to assess total grazing pressure management and determine associated research, development and adoption needs. The post Project targets rangelands grazing pressure management appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Building producer education and trust next big challenge in move to VBM

Building producer trust in value-based marketing systems, including elements like lean meat yield and offal value, is the next big challenge faced by processor Teys Australia as it moves along a pathway towards VBM adoption. The post Building producer education and trust next big challenge in move to VBM appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Dairy farmers hold bobby calves for better prices

High beef prices are driving dairy farmers to hold onto their bobby calves and fatten them up. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Dairy farmers hold bobby calves for better prices

Weekly kill: Mild start to winter holds some cattle back

Unusually mild weather for late May is bearing some influence over slaughter cattle flows across eastern Australia at present. The post Weekly kill: Mild start to winter holds some cattle back appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Mild start to winter holds some cattle back

Farm Management Deposits set to smash records: NAB

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is predicting Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) will smash the record set last year, as producers better manage their finances in good years to prepare for the more challenging ones. The post Farm Management Deposits set to smash records: NAB appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Farm Management… Read more »

Wagga sale 22 May 2017: Rain inspires restocker competition

Recent rain inspired restockers and feedlots who had the greatest influence over most categories. Weaner steers back to the paddock sold 6-22c/kg dearer. Steers weighing 330-400kg benefited from the strongest demand with store buyers who payed from 332-392c to average $1358. The post Wagga sale 22 May 2017: Rain inspires restocker competition appeared first on… Read more »

WA cattle owners reminded of Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) deadline

Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Food is reminding WA cattle owners that the transitional arrangements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) will end on 30 June 2017. The post WA cattle owners reminded of Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) deadline appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central WA cattle owners reminded… Read more »

Gas-impacted groundwater plan set to stifle future feedlot growth

As a premier grain and cattle growing region with access to groundwater from the Great Artesian basin below, it is easy to see how an area of inland Queensland has developed to become the epicentre of Australia’s lot feeding industry. However, it is hard to see how the economically important industry can expand much further… Read more »

MLA pursues DEXA roll-out with $10 million red meat processor project

MEAT & Livestock Australia is going ahead with its campaign to install objective measurement systems across the red meat processing sector, despite an industry review of the initiative. MLA today said it will invest up to $10 million to co-fund the installation of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or DEXA objective measurement systems in sheep meat… Read more »

Ag start-ups crying out for investment boost

There is an urgent need to build capacity and ‘deal flow’ if innovative start-up businesses in the Australian agricultural sector are to have any chance of becoming successful companies, according to SproutX and Agri Innovation general manager at Findex, Sam Trethewey. The post Ag start-ups crying out for investment boost appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Qld plan must give feedlots better access to groundwater: ALFA

The Australian Lot Feeders Association, the peak Industry council representing Australian lot feeders, says access to safe, reliable and sufficient groundwater is crucial for future investment in the Queensland feedlot sector. The post Qld plan must give feedlots better access to groundwater: ALFA appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Qld plan must… Read more »

Buffalo used instead of cattle in Top End campdraft

The Northern Territory’s, and possibly Australia’s, first buffalo campdraft was held in Mataranka over the weekend. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Buffalo used instead of cattle in Top End campdraft

Indigenous cattle company has big plans for the Kimberley

One of the newest players in northern Australia’s cattle industry is working on a number of promising initiatives. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Indigenous cattle company has big plans for the Kimberley

Ag start-ups crying out for investment boost

There is an urgent need to build capacity and ‘deal flow’ if innovative start-up businesses in the Australian agricultural sector are to have any chance of becoming successful companies, according to SproutX and Agri Innovation general manager at Findex, Sam Trethewey. The post Ag start-ups crying out for investment boost appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Big NT listings help maintain high AuctionsPlus throughput

Almost 1600 Heytesbury Pastoral Co Brahman steers and heifers cattle listed on AuctionsPlus on Friday provided some valuable guidance about price trends for live export cattle in the north. The post Big NT listings help maintain high AuctionsPlus throughput appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Big NT listings help maintain high AuctionsPlus… Read more »

Chinese ag investors need social license to operate in Australia, says report

Chinese investors in Australian agriculture and agribusiness need to obtain a “social licence” to operate in the market if their investments are to succeed, a new report suggests. The post Chinese ag investors need social license to operate in Australia, says report appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Chinese ag investors need… Read more »

Aussies come out on top in international butchery challenge in NZ

Australia’s national retail butchery team has won a tough international challenge against a crack New Zealand team in an important lead-up to next year’s World Butchers’ Challenge being held in Ireland. The post Aussies come out on top in international butchery challenge in NZ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Aussies come… Read more »

Space Cows: Managing stock and pasture from space

The Northern Australian properties adopting precision farming to manage stock and pasture. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Space Cows: Managing stock and pasture from space

Aussie farmers monitoring cows from space

Imagine being able control cattle yards and keep an eye on your farm from space. It sounds like science fiction, but that’s exactly what’s happening on a handful of cattle stations in Australia’s north. Source: ABC Livestock Aussie farmers monitoring cows from space

400M conference: What’s next in Ag Tech?

What’s coming next in ag tech? A wealth of insights were shared at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre yesterday where ag tech innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, service providers and regulators from around Australia gathered for the second annual 400M Ag Tech conference organised by Food Leaders Australia. The post 400M conference: What’s next in Ag Tech? appeared first… Read more »

Plant-based burgers could take a bigger bite from beef than you think

Plant-based beef burgers could be about to have a much bigger impact on global beef consumption than many may realise, the 400M Ag Tech Investment conference in Toowoomba was told yesterday. The post Plant-based burgers could take a bigger bite from beef than you think appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Plant-based… Read more »

Plant-based burgers – challenge for beef, opportunity for wheat?

Plant-based beef burgers could be about to have a much bigger impact on global beef consumption than many may realise, the 400M Ag Tech Investment conference in Toowoomba was told yesterday. The post Plant-based burgers – challenge for beef, opportunity for wheat? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Plant-based burgers – challenge… Read more »

Red Centre cattle sale marks first of year in the NT

More than 3,800 head of cattle came to the Alice Springs Bohning Yards in Central Australia, attracting east coast and southern buyers hoping to get their hands on Red Centre beef. Source: ABC Livestock Red Centre cattle sale marks first of year in the NT

Integrity Systems Company launched to oversee all red meat integrity systems

Meat & Livestock Australia says Australia’s world leading red meat and livestock quality assurance programs will be strengthened by move to a single management structure, via the newly created Integrity Systems Company. The post Integrity Systems Company launched to oversee all red meat integrity systems appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Integrity… Read more »

Selling the sizzle key to butchers’ future, says Perth’s Apprentice of the Year

Twenty year old Chris Lukaitis, the Australian Meat Industry Council’s 2017 apprentice of the year, suggests ‘selling the sizzle’ is the key to success for independent butchers in an increasingly competitive retail marketplace. The post Selling the sizzle key to butchers’ future, says Perth’s Apprentice of the Year appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Recruitment: Five steps to leading a great team

When you’re yearning for growth, increased profits or even just consistency in your business, how do you find and build a team that is just as enthusiastic as you, and more to the point, how do you keep them? The post Recruitment: Five steps to leading a great team appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

NSW farmers welcome $200,000 in Q Fever awareness funding

NSW Farmers has welcomed a NSW Government commitment of $200,000 for a Q fever awareness campaign, as well as better training for doctors to test for and vaccinate against Q fever. The post NSW farmers welcome $200,000 in Q Fever awareness funding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NSW farmers welcome 0,000… Read more »

AgForce to begin search for new CEO as Charles Burke steps down

Charles Burke has announced he will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of AgForce in August after almost five years at the helm of the Queensland’s peak livestock and broadacre farming representative organisation. The post AgForce to begin search for new CEO as Charles Burke steps down appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

North-west Queensland grazier has best season in 20 years

A north-west Queensland grazier says his property is looking the best it has in 20 years as he prepares for this year’s mustering season. Source: ABC Beef Cattle North-west Queensland grazier has best season in 20 years

China’s live export infrastructure development in overdrive

Infrastructure development is happening at breakneck pace in China, as the country readies itself for an anticipated start to commercially-significant volumes of live cattle exports out of Australia. The post China’s live export infrastructure development in overdrive appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central China’s live export infrastructure development in overdrive

Why do some graziers want to retain, not kill, dingoes?

Many pastoral areas require land managers to take “all reasonable and practical steps” to manage the risk of dingoes, which are classed as pest animals. But a growing body of research argues that dingoes can be effective at controlling kangaroo and feral goat populations, especially on cattle stations. The post Why do some graziers want… Read more »

Drone becomes invaluable tool for Arcadia Valley cattle producers

Of all the tools in cattleman Rowan Peart’s toolbox, a camera-mounted drone has quickly become one of the most useful. The post Drone becomes invaluable tool for Arcadia Valley cattle producers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Drone becomes invaluable tool for Arcadia Valley cattle producers

$1 million backing for Casino Beef Week

The Federal Government has committed $1 million to support Casino Beef Week events from 2017 to 2020. The post $1 million backing for Casino Beef Week appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central million backing for Casino Beef Week

Questions raised about food safety with home delivery retail model

An important food safety study conducted recently in the US has for the first time raised questions about safety issues surrounding home-delivered meat items – a trend becoming increasingly commonplace in Australia. The post Questions raised about food safety with home delivery retail model appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Questions raised… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Demand outstripping supply in Central QLD

Despite strong demand, listings of significant cattle holdings in Central QLD are hard to find, with experts not expecting the situation to improve in 2017. While astute investors are aware of the region’s relatively reliable rainfall, highly-fertile country with improved pastures and superior weightgain performance, properties of any scale are just not available in numbers…. Read more »

Sheep and beef producers to get worm control benefits from new dung beetles

SHEEP and beef producers are expected to reap significant internal parasite control advantages, including potentially minimising worm drench use, from a dung beetle project announced this week. The post Sheep and beef producers to get worm control benefits from new dung beetles appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep and beef producers… Read more »

China opens up to American beef for first time in 13 years

American beef is to compete with Australian exports as the Chinese market opens up to the US, for the first time in 13 years. Source: ABC Beef Cattle China opens up to American beef for first time in 13 years

NT Johne’s policy means interstate cattle should continue to flow

It has been a long and evidently contentious journey, but the Northern Territory has now arrived at a clear position on how it will manage entry requirements for Johne’s Disease after July 1. The post NT Johne’s policy means interstate cattle should continue to flow appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NT… Read more »

Fulida to become majority shareholder in Wellard

Chinese-owned Fulida Group becomes the major shareholder in Australia’s largest livestock exporter Wellard Limited. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Fulida to become majority shareholder in Wellard

NT Johne’s position “common sense”: AgForce

The Northern Territory’s decision to transition to a JBAS 6 minimum entry requirement from July 1 has been greeted as a “common sense” move by Queensland’s peak livestock representative group AgForce. The post NT Johne’s position “common sense”: AgForce appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NT Johne’s position “common sense”: AgForce

Roma store 16 May 2017: Quality and prices lift

Quality was superior and the market was stronger than the recent previous weeks. All buyers were present and operating with additional buyers from the south chasing quality feeder cattle who purchased an exceptional run of black EU weaners headed for South Australia to be finished. The post Roma store 16 May 2017: Quality and prices… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 16 May 2017: Rain forecast inspires restockers into action

Predictions of rain inspired plenty of restockers into action. Light weight steers to turnout 200-280kg sold at 379-418c to average $1074. The post NVLX Wodonga 16 May 2017: Rain forecast inspires restockers into action appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 16 May 2017: Rain forecast inspires restockers into action

Competition wins reaffirm JBS branded beef program direction

JBS Australia’s transition from commodity beef processor to branded beef marketer has taken another step in the right direction, with the global producer claiming ten of the fifteen available medals at the Royal Queensland Show branded beef awards held in Brisbane last week. The post Competition wins reaffirm JBS branded beef program direction appeared first… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 May 2017

In another dry week across most of Australia, the highest falls were recorded in southern Western Australia, Tasmania, eastern Victoria, parts of central and eastern New South Wales, and in central and southeastern Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Beef producers in mood to expand, says bank survey

A record 15pc of beef producers plan to expand their enterprise in the coming year, up from 12pc this time last year, a bank survey released this week has shown. The post Beef producers in mood to expand, says bank survey appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef producers in mood to… Read more »

Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia

A substantial late-autumn rain event is forecast to affect Australia’s eastern states and territories during the second half of this week, according to Weatherzone. The post Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia

Weekly kill: Season-high tally recorded, as more cattle start to flow

The eastern states weekly kill reached a five-month high last week, as slaughter cattle continued to come to market in stronger numbers in many areas, heading into winter. Processors spoken to this week reported a decent flow of slaughter bookings for the next couple of weeks, but all are anticipating hard-going during June, July and… Read more »

SE Asia Report: Downward pressure on northern cattle prices

Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam must soon start to put serious downward pressure on northern Australian feeder prices, Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this week’s South East Asia market, exclusive to Beef Central readers. The post SE Asia Report: Downward pressure on northern cattle prices appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Farmers optimistic about prices and investing further in farms

Livestock producers buoyed by better prices and good seasons are showing a record level of interest by investing on farm expansion and staff increases. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Farmers optimistic about prices and investing further in farms

Johne’s: NT to adopt JBAS-6 entry requirements from July 1

The Northern Territory will require a minimum“JBAS 6” for entry from July 1. The post Johne’s: NT to adopt JBAS-6 entry requirements from July 1 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Johne’s: NT to adopt JBAS-6 entry requirements from July 1

Record $13.8m half-year profit for Ruralco

Diversified listed agribusiness Ruralco this morning delivered a record half-year profit of $13.8 million for its results for the six months to 31 March 2017 – up 20pc from the same period last year. The post Record $13.8m half-year profit for Ruralco appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Record .8m half-year profit… Read more »

Wagga sale 15 May 2017: Quality drops in smaller yarding

Even with a shortage of heavy export cattle the market lacked competition for bullocks, with prices wound back 10c/kg to average 316c/kg. Top quality younger lines of heavy grown steers 500 -600kg to slaughter lifted 6c with the grain assisted portion helping drive the market higher. The bulk of the better finished steers sold from… Read more »

End of the road for Kidman CEO, Greg Campbell

Widely respected S.Kidman & Co chief executive Greg Campbell has announced his intention to retire, ending a 24-year year tenure with the historic Adelaide-based pastoral company some time later this year. He’s particularly proud of some of the company’s and broader industry’s achievements in land management. The post End of the road for Kidman CEO,… Read more »

Three commercial breeders pool genetics to create Poll Wagyu stud

Wagyu cattle are traditionally horned but a unique breeding partnership between three prominent commercial Wagyu breeders is set to give producers greater access to Polled Wagyu bulls later this year. The post Three commercial breeders pool genetics to create Poll Wagyu stud appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Three commercial breeders pool… Read more »

School for disabled children in Jakarta opens after livex funding boost

Funds raised by Australian live cattle exporters have helped to expedite the building of a new educational centre to benefit visually impaired and disabled children and adults in Indonesia. The post School for disabled children in Jakarta opens after livex funding boost appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central School for disabled children… Read more »

AgForce to invest more heavily in consumer research

In his days as a hard-running forward with the Roma Echidnas rugby union team, Grant Maudsley knew the importance of getting on the front foot to make an impact. Now he says a similar approach is needed for the organisation to play a more effective policy leadership role. The post AgForce to invest more heavily… Read more »

Elders half year net profit jumps 56pc to $38.3m

Record livestock and wool prices and improved seasonal conditions have helped Elders to record a significant jump in net profit for the half year ending March 31. The post Elders half year net profit jumps 56pc to $38.3m appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Elders half year net profit jumps 56pc to… Read more »

WA feedlot first in state to install artificial shade

A Western Australian feedlotter is hoping the installation of artificial shade over his pens will increase the weight of his cattle. Source: ABC Livestock WA feedlot first in state to install artificial shade