Category: Beef

Can the CSIRO beat Dutch corporate giant DSM to get low emissions cattle feed to market?

In the race to commercialise a product that will significantly reduce methane emissions in cattle around the world, CSIRO and its collaborators have developed a product that cuts emissions by 90 per cent. Source: ABC Livestock Can the CSIRO beat Dutch corporate giant DSM to get low emissions cattle feed to market?

Separate QLD property aggregations make $110m

Serious confidence in the cattle sector has been demonstrated yet again today, with close to $110 million paid for two separate Central and North Queensland grazing aggregations. One involved a North American buyer; the other a North American vendor. Source: Beef Central Separate QLD property aggregations make 0m

Graeme Acton Beef Connections: Lightning bolts of beef inspiration

COVID may have stopped the world from travelling but it clearly couldn’t stop 10 young beef industry achievers and their mentors from sharing some amazing personal journeys over the past year. Source: Beef Central Graeme Acton Beef Connections: Lightning bolts of beef inspiration

Meet the family building a desert dynasty in the Red Centre

Angus and Kimberley McKay are quietly building a cattle empire in the desert, making bold purchases and adopting a prudent cattle management plan to look after their land. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the family building a desert dynasty in the Red Centre

Blistering pace continues for young cattle online

Recent rain, combined with last week’s La Nina outlook has clearly bolstered confidence in the northern cattle market, adding to the already very tight supply of cattle on offer. Almost every beast out of Queensland offered across commercial cattle sales online this week found a home. Source: Beef Central Blistering pace continues for young… Read more »

In Tasmania's dairy country only nine family farms remain in local hands, but a farmer investment group is turning the tables

In a region with one of the highest levels of corporate and foreign-owned farmland in Australia, a farmer investment group has sprung up in Tasmania’s north-west to keep local farmers on the land. Source: ABC Livestock In Tasmania’s dairy country only nine family farms remain in local hands, but a farmer investment group is turning… Read more »

Feeder steer indicator breaks 550c/kg, while paddock sales remain strong

Feeder steers have made record breaking prices this week, with Meat & Livestock Australia’s Feeder Steer Indicator exceeding 550c/kg for the first time ever. Source: Beef Central Feeder steer indicator breaks 550c/kg, while paddock sales remain strong

Cattle Baron and The Great Aussie Cattle Quiz – two great Christmas gift ideas from Beef Central

New stock of Beef Central’s popular board games, ‘The Great Aussie Cattle Quiz’ and ‘Cattle Baron’ have arrived, and will make an ideal present to put under this year’s Christmas tree. Early orders are strongly advised, as Australia Post has warned of possible parcel delivery delays closer to Christmas. Source: Beef Central Cattle Baron… Read more »

Cattle Council AGM kicks off two days of red meat council annual meetings

The peak industry council representing beef cattle producers across Australia has conducted its 2021 annual general meeting, while further AGMs follow today for the Red Meat Advisory Council and Meat & Livestock Australia. Source: Beef Central Cattle Council AGM kicks off two days of red meat council annual meetings

Agforce president elected NFF director, NSW producer stands down

Queensland beef producer and Agforce general president Georgie Somerset has been elected to the board of the National Farmers’ Federation, with a NSW producer stepping down. Source: Beef Central Agforce president elected NFF director, NSW producer stands down

Supply, demand factors push export manufacturing beef prices to near record levels

The recent strength in manufacturing beef price fortunes is helping offset at least some of the pain for Australian export processors facing record high slaughter cattle procurement costs. The benchmark 90CL grinding beef price for Australian beef sold into the US hit A864c/kg on Friday, easily its highest point all year. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Heifer sells twice as cattle producer thanks life-saving service

A Queensland cattle producer donated the proceeds from a heifer which sold twice at the South Burnett Livestock Exchange yesterday to the RACQ LifeFlight Helicopter Rescue team, in a  heartfelt thank you to the emergency service for its life saving efforts after he was injured while working with cattle on his Murgon property in September. … Read more »

Roma sale 23 Nov 2021: Calves sell to record 878.2c

The market strengthened further with steers, heifers and cows mostly improving, and a new top price record for Roma was set again. Source: Beef Central Roma sale 23 Nov 2021: Calves sell to record 878.2c

Weekly kill: Grids finishing the year at record highs

Stronger export trading terms are helping offset some of the pain for export beef processors forking-out record money for slaughter cattle across eastern Australia this week, as the 2021 season heads towards its final stages Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids finishing the year at record highs

After a tough decade, the good times are back for NSW dairy farmers

The NSW DPI releases its latest figures on how the diary industry is travelling and, after some really tough years, dairy farmers are back in the black. Source: ABC Livestock After a tough decade, the good times are back for NSW dairy farmers

Restockers take charge at Ballarat + VIDEO

Restockers from a wide area of eastern Australia gained the upper hand in a firm to stronger demand for store cattle at Ballarat on Friday. Source: Beef Central Restockers take charge at Ballarat + VIDEO

Stockyard orders backing up as manufacturers inundated with bookings

Wait times on the installation of new yards and cattle handling equipment are starting to blow-out, with manufacturers seeing a surge in demand across the supply chain. Source: Beef Central Stockyard orders backing up as manufacturers inundated with bookings

Lighter steers and heifers softer in smaller 14,968 head AuctionsPlus offering

With supply impeded by rain and logistics, total AuctionsPlus offerings were down ten percent on the previous week, at 14,968 head. The sharpest contraction was observed through the young heifer lines, with the 330-400kg category back 59pc. Source: Beef Central Lighter steers and heifers softer in smaller 14,968 head AuctionsPlus offering

September quarter cattle on feed decline 4.6pc, but remain above 1m head

Numbers of cattle on feed have reduced across all states in the past three months, with the industry’s latest quarterly survey showing a 54,559 head reduction. Source: Beef Central September quarter cattle on feed decline 4.6pc, but remain above 1m head

Buoyant industry conditions lift AA Co’s half-year profit

Australian Agricultural Co has posted an improved operating profit of $30 million for its first half of the 2021-22 financial year, driven by stronger operating margins. It is the fifth consecutive half-year of operating profit for the nation’s largest beef producer. Source: Beef Central Buoyant industry conditions lift AA Co’s half-year profit

Rampant EYCI cracks yet another milestone, breaking through 1100c

In what’s been a year of records, the cattle industry’s primary barometer of its state of health, the EYCI, crashed through another significant milestone overnight, hitting 1102c/kg carcase weight equivalent for the first time in history, as restockers surged back into the market after rain. Source: Beef Central Rampant EYCI cracks yet another milestone,… Read more »

Dalby sale 17 Nov 2021: Very strong market for nation-topping yarding

Small consignments from South Australia and New South Wales, plus 626 head from far Western Queensland were included in the lineup which sold to a generally dearer market. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 17 Nov 2021: Very strong market for nation-topping yarding

Cattle exports continue downward trajectory in October

Australian livestock export trade volumes continued on a downward trajectory in October wth 45,106 cattle exported for the month, the lowest monthly trade volume since March 2013. Source: Beef Central Cattle exports continue downward trajectory in October

Is industry better served directing future R&D dollars on farm, or post farmgate?

An industry debate being held in Brisbane next Tuesday morning will tackle one of the perennial challenges for R&D investment – do we achieve more by investing on-farm or off-farm to ensure the long-term viability of Australia’s beef industry? Source: Beef Central Is industry better served directing future R&D dollars on farm, or post… Read more »

Roma sale 16 Nov 2021: Most steer classes lift 5-20c

Heifers accounted for half of the rain-reduced yarding which was mostly drawn from South-West Queensland Source: Beef Central Roma sale 16 Nov 2021: Most steer classes lift 5-20c

Heytesbury makes move on AA Co shares, lifting stake beyond 6pc

The Holmes a Court family’s Heytesbury Group has made a concerted push to secure shares in the Australian Agricultural Co, lifting its stake in the world’s largest cattle producer beyond six percent since July. Source: Beef Central Heytesbury makes move on AA Co shares, lifting stake beyond 6pc

Weekly kill: Late-season surge in grid price rises, hitting new record highs

Is it simply ‘wet weather money’ or is the latest round of rises in direct consignment prices for slaughter cattle this week being driven by the continued supply/demand dynamic? The truth is, probably a little of each, but regardless, there are some eye-watering over-the hooks prices on offer across eastern Australia, with only 4-5 weeks’… Read more »

Favourable conditions to strengthen national herd rebuild

MLA has lowered its expectations for cattle slaughter numbers for calendar year 2021, in its latest Industry Projections Update issued today. The extent of post-drought rain has resulted in slaughter forecasts being revised downward from 6.3m to 6m head for 2021 – the lowest figure in 36 years – as producers opt for rebuilding over… Read more »

Northern cattle export trade underpinned by compelling fundamentals, NTLEA AGM hears + PICS

Amid fierce domestic competition for northern cattle, which has created prohibitively high prices for South East Asian importers and driven down 2021 live export volumes, NTLEA CEO Tom Dawkins told the association’s AGM the association’s mandate for the coming 12 months and beyond was clear. Source: Beef Central Northern cattle export trade underpinned by… Read more »

Beef 2021 earns plaudits in QLD’s annual tourism awards

Beef Australia 2021 has received two significant tourism industry awards in this year’s annual Queensland Tourism Awards, coordinated by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council. Source: Beef Central Beef 2021 earns plaudits in QLD’s annual tourism awards

Light steer and heifer values rise sharply online, as rain blankets eastern states

Widespread rain across the eastern seaboard has failed to dampen the online cattle market. Despite a 16pc drop in listings, most likely hindered by wet paddocks, a total of 16,720 head were listed online this week. Demand across most categories remained strong, particularly across feeder weight steers and heifers. Source: Beef Central Light steer… Read more »

AA Co’s shares hit four-year high, riding beef industry’s wave of prosperity

Shares in the Australian Agricultural Co have surged to four-and-a-half year highs this week – riding a wave of optimism and confidence more broadly in beef industry prospects for the immediate future. Source: Beef Central AA Co’s shares hit four-year high, riding beef industry’s wave of prosperity

Episode 38: Chris Howie and Matt Dalgleish’s final markets wrap for 2021 – How will the big rain event impact cattle supply and price?

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat again on StockCo’s Chris Howie and Thomas Elder Markets’ Matt Dalgleish, discussing the current rain event’s impact on cattle supply and price, heading into 2022. Source: Beef Central Episode 38: Chris Howie and Matt Dalgleish’s final markets… Read more »

Aussie entries claim titles as ‘World’s best steak’

Australian entries have again dominated results in the World Steak Challenge beef taste test event, decided in Ireland overnight. Source: Beef Central Aussie entries claim titles as ‘World’s best steak’

Internal appointment fills CEO role for Angus Australia

Angus Australia has promoted the breed society’s member services manager, Scott Wright, to become the organsation’s new chief executive officer, commencing in March. Mr Wright will succeed Dr Peter Parnell, who is retiring having served as CEO for the past twelve and a half years. Source: Beef Central Internal appointment fills CEO role for… Read more »

Roma sale 9 Nov 2021: Market kicks with smaller yarding

Heifers accounted for half of the rain-reduced yarding which was mostly drawn from South-West Queensland Source: Beef Central Roma sale 9 Nov 2021: Market kicks with smaller yarding

Weekly genetics review: 2021 proved to be a year to remember for bull breeders

Attempting to describe the 2021 bull selling season without using adjectives like ‘unprecedented’ or ‘record-breaking’ is a very difficult task for agents, industry observers, bull breeders and cattle producers following the seedstock sector’s fortunes. In his final weekly genetics column for the year, genetics writer Al Rayner ponders whether there is a risk of bull… Read more »

Remote monitoring shows promising BRD diagnosis results

A new study tracking the movements and temperatures of cattle has delivered promising results – accurately diagnosing Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in feedlots. Source: Beef Central Remote monitoring shows promising BRD diagnosis results

Dairy cooperative Norco posts record $12.7m profit

Australia’s largest dairy cooperative boosts its annual profit by $7.3 million to a record $12.7 million in the 2020-21 financial year. Source: ABC Grain Dairy cooperative Norco posts record .7m profit

Smart Fossil Downs strategy exposes Kimberley cattle to voracious eastern states buyers

A clever strategy to ‘take the hard work out’ of accessing quality cattle from the remote Kimberley region for buyers in southern and eastern Australia has paid big dividends for Hancock Agriculture’s Fossil Downs station near Fitzroy Crossing. Source: Beef Central Smart Fossil Downs strategy exposes Kimberley cattle to voracious eastern states buyers

Property: Locals, fund managers snap up CQ’s THF portfolio in $100m deal

Fund manager RFM and four other local family enterprises have paid around $100 million in separate transactions for five properties sold as part of the THF beef cattle and irrigated fodder portfolio in Central Queensland. At the same time, RFM has also paid $30 million for large Springsure property Baamba Plains. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

NZ beef flowing into Oz, as domestic wholesale prices hit record highs

New Zealand beef is flowing into Australia in larger quantities, in part due to domestically-produced wholesale beef prices hitting new record highs, in line with the booming cattle market and low supply. Source: Beef Central NZ beef flowing into Oz, as domestic wholesale prices hit record highs

Lighter steer prices rise, while heifers ease in 20,000 head AuctionsPlus offering

With a healthy offering of 20,010 commercial cattle online this week, $/head prices across lighter steer categories on AuctionsPlus improved, while lighter heifers eased in $/head terms. Source: Beef Central Lighter steer prices rise, while heifers ease in 20,000 head AuctionsPlus offering

Beef Central’s beef quiz – October 2021

Test your industry knowledge with our October 2021 beef and cattle quiz. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – October 2021

JBS and DSM partner to reduce methane emissions in beef

JBS, the world’s second-largest food company and the largest protein sector company, has partnered with Royal DSM, the global, purpose-led company in Health, Nutrition and Bioscience, to implement a development program with the goal of reducing enteric methane emissions from cattle on a global scale. Source: Beef Central JBS and DSM partner to reduce… Read more »

Chris Howie: All too soon the weaner sales will be upon us

The past two years have seen outstanding seasonal conditions throughout the Victorian cattle breeding regions, giving breeders confidence to continue and expand breeding programs, leading to forecast weaner sale numbers being on track to be similar to last year. Source: Beef Central Chris Howie: All too soon the weaner sales will be upon us

Heat on deforestation and methane at COP26

Australia’s beef cattle industry responds to pledges to eliminate deforestation and cut global methane emissions which have headlined proceedings at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in its opening days. Source: Beef Central Heat on deforestation and methane at COP26

Dalby sale 3 Nov 2021: Firm to dearer market for 3711

Small consignments from South Australia and New South Wales, plus 626 head from far Western Queensland were included in the lineup which sold to a generally dearer market. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 3 Nov 2021: Firm to dearer market for 3711

As COVID barriers ease, euphoric pub patrons are buying $55 ribeye steaks – but is it sustainable?

With state border barriers coming down and even international travel returning to parts of Australia, positive signs are emerging for a post-COVID resurrection in the food service sector, covering hotels, restaurants, pub and clubs. But is it sustainable at current record meat price levels? Source: Beef Central As COVID barriers ease, euphoric pub patrons… Read more »

Impossible re-brand slammed | ‘McPlant’ launches in US | Senate hearings back Monday

The Red Meat Advisory Council has slammed a move by Impossible Food to rebrand its plant-based Impossible Burger to “Impossible Beef Made From Plants”, labelling it a disgraceful attempt to trade off the world-renowned brand and reputation of Australian beef. Source: Beef Central Impossible re-brand slammed | ‘McPlant’ launches in US | Senate hearings… Read more »

Roma sale 2 Nov 2021: Firm market for 5096

The market mostly held firm from the previous week with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations. Source: Beef Central Roma sale 2 Nov 2021: Firm market for 5096

Weekly genetics review: Is there an opportunity to select for male fertility?

A quick look at the various EBVs which address fertility traits in cattle shows almost all relate to aspects of female fertility. But can there be some genetic selection for bull fertility, beyond the use of scrotal circumference measurements? It’s possible using BBSE earlier that Age at Puberty can actually be a good method, and… Read more »

TRT Pastoral buys into NW Tasmania with chunk of Van Dairy

THE Roberts-Thomson family’s TRT Pastoral Group has paid around $120 million for a 6000-hectare portion of the historic Woolnorth property. Source: Beef Central TRT Pastoral buys into NW Tasmania with chunk of Van Dairy

Cattle and real estate markets are bullish. So would you buy a house or a cow?

While house prices have climbed, beef prices have exploded. Loxton stud breeder Alizah Fogden and her partner decided to use some of the money they had saved for a house deposit to buy more cows. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle and real estate markets are bullish. So would you buy a house or a cow?

Opinion: Defining beef’s challenge

There is a narrative around the beef industry that policy decisions and regulations that happen to us are someone else’s fault. We need to accept responsibility for these decisions if we are going to address the problem, writes ABSF chair Mark Davie. Source: Beef Central Opinion: Defining beef’s challenge

NSW buyers still heading north to source more affordable cattle

With cattle prices continuing to reach record highs, buyers from New South Wales have been heading a long way north to source stock. Source: Beef Central NSW buyers still heading north to source more affordable cattle

Vaccine for feedlot cattle disease receives APVMA approval

Regulatory approval has been received for the local production of a unique vaccine to improve the health of feedlot cattle. Source: Beef Central Vaccine for feedlot cattle disease receives APVMA approval

Young cattle prices continue surge online

Online buyers flexed their bidding muscles this week, with young cattle prices lifting higher across most steer and heifer categories, as the demand for cattle back into paddocks appears almost insatiable. Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices continue surge online

Book profits to buy flood-affected dairy farmers 'big Christmas dinners'

Russell Smith had just finished his book, Holly the Holstein, when a once-in-a-century flood hit dairy farmers hard on the NSW Mid North Coast. He immediately knew what he had to do. Source: ABC Livestock Book profits to buy flood-affected dairy farmers ‘big Christmas dinners’

Stanbroke wins back-to-back Darling Downs Beef Battle titles + PICTURES

Stanbroke’s Diamantina beef brand has taken out top honours in the Darling Downs Beef Battle for the second year running to make it the first back-to-back winner of the prestigious award. The battle has been running since 2018, and is now the biggest event hosted by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Episode 36: Peter Parnell, retiring CEO Angus Australia

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Angus Australia’s chief executive officer Peter Parnell, who retires in February next year, having managed the nation’s largest breed society for the past twelve and a half years. Dr Parnell has presided over a period of dramatic growth… Read more »

Competition still red hot as EYCI reaches another record

A surge in demand from both restockers and lotfeeders has been credited for the benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator climbing to another record this week. Source: Beef Central Competition still red hot as EYCI reaches another record

Drink beer, eat beef, save the world

A unique research collaboration between a brewery and the red meat industry is helping to highlight the potential role both beer and beef can play in achieving carbon neutrality targets. Source: Beef Central Drink beer, eat beef, save the world

Dairy processor overcompensates carbon emissions to keep customers drinking its milk

While Australia’s politicians debate achieving a climate neutral status, a Queensland dairy business has gone one further claiming to be carbon positive and offsetting more than it produces. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy processor overcompensates carbon emissions to keep customers drinking its milk

Dalby sale 27 Oct 2021: Dearer trend for larger yarding

Included in the lineup were 1,190 head from Far Western Queensland, plus 553 from New South Wales, and the balance from the local supply area containing one large consignment of 464 head. Cattle coming off oats are also now appearing. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 27 Oct 2021: Dearer trend for larger yarding

Roma sale 26 Oct 2021: Light weight steers break $8kg mark

A new top price record for steers at Roma was set with light weight steers reaching 756.2c/kg and selling over the $7 mark repeatedly, while prime cows to processors also broke the $4 barrier. Source: Beef Central Roma sale 26 Oct 2021: Light weight steers break kg mark

Weekly genetics review: Addressing cow reproduction through genetics

This week’s review looks at the value in enhancements to data and reference population work from the north to improve reproductive selection in cows. “Basically, the data we have now is enhancing reproductive EBVs such as Days to Calving to increase accuracy by almost 15pc in Brahmans – a significant shift forwards for producers to… Read more »

Selection for tick resistance has long history

A recent Beef Central genetics article about a multi-nation research study flagging the ‘feasibility’ of breeding strong tick resistance into all cattle breeds has attracted a response from one of Australia’s pioneers of cattle selection for tick resistance, who worked on the topic as far back as the mid-1970s. Source: Beef Central Selection for… Read more »

Genetics: Incremental changes for a profitable future

Beef producer Marie Copley from Copley Pastoral Co near Crows Nest in southern Queensland delivered a presentation posing the question, “To EBV or not EBV?” at a field day held at Brahman bull breeder Alf Collins’ Collins Belah Valley (CBV) in August. Here is a summary of her address… Source: Beef Central Genetics: Incremental… Read more »

Will slaughter cattle with sustainability credentials attract price premiums?

Will there be premiums on offer for slaughter cattle with sustainability credentials? The topic came up during questiontime in MLA’s ‘Impact through sustainability innovations’ webinar held yesterday Source: Beef Central Will slaughter cattle with sustainability credentials attract price premiums?

High cattle values bolster MLA revenues despite low herd numbers

Despite national cattle slaughter rates dropping to a 35 year low, revenue streams for Meat & Livestock remained largely resilient in 2020-21. Source: Beef Central High cattle values bolster MLA revenues despite low herd numbers

Weekly kill: Grids remain steady, albeit at record highs

After notching up further hefty rises the previous week, direct consignment grid prices for slaughter cattle across eastern Australian were mostly stable this week – albeit at all-time record highs in most states. In year-on-year comparisons, this week’s QLD grid prices are 25pc higher on heavy cows, and 12pc higher for grassfed steer. Source:… Read more »

Beef with labels detracts from growth for all: FIAL

Differing opinions about who in the protein space can label their product as meat should not distract from the massive growth opportunities available for animal, plant-based and alternative protein, says FIAL head Mirjana Prica. Source: Beef Central Beef with labels detracts from growth for all: FIAL

Wagga sale 25 Oct 2021: Rising tide lifts all bovines

Secondary cattle were dearer at Wagga as the market reacted to tight supplies at all selling centres. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 25 Oct 2021: Rising tide lifts all bovines

How your beer could lower methane emissions, slow global warming

Young Henrys craft brewery, nestled in the heart of the hip suburb of Newtown, have teamed up with scientists to investigate if micro-algae can be used reduce methane emissions from cattle. Source: ABC Livestock How your beer could lower methane emissions, slow global warming

Assisted reality goggles finding a place in lotfeeding and processing

While virtual reality and augmented reality have been all the talk in the Ag Tech sector in recent years, assisted reality has started to find a practical position in the beef industry. Source: Beef Central Assisted reality goggles finding a place in lotfeeding and processing

MLA BeefUp forums for Kimberley and Broome producers

Western Australia will be hosting two upcoming Beef Up forums during November in the Pilbara region on the 2 November in Newman, and for Kimberley Beef producers on 5 and 6 November in Broome. Source: Beef Central MLA BeefUp forums for Kimberley and Broome producers

Online steer categories regain some lost price ground

After a mixed performance last week, AuctionsPlus young steer markets roared back to form this week, with the four lightest categories regaining some lost ground. Source: Beef Central Online steer categories regain some lost price ground

Call for care disposing of batteries, with cattle exposed to lead

With reports 280 cattle have been exposed to lead toxins in past three months, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is encouraging producers to be vigilant when disposing of batteries. Source: Beef Central Call for care disposing of batteries, with cattle exposed to lead

Episode 35: Remembering Australia’s 1974-78 Beef Cattle Slump

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns the clock back to the 1970s, to take a look at the Great Aussie Cattle Slump. The years 1974-78 were without question the toughest that the Australian cattle industry has ever seen. He talks to three senior industry stakeholders who lived… Read more »

Dr Temple Grandin reflects on 50 years as an animal behaviour educator

Looking back over 50 years as an animal welfare educator, advocate and innovator, Dr Temple Grandin – arguably the best known individual working in the global beef industry – shared some of the things she has learned with US Wagyu breeders recently. Source: Beef Central Dr Temple Grandin reflects on 50 years as an… Read more »

Large crowd attends MLA BeefUp forum in Cloncurry + PICS

More than 90 people have attended Meat & Livestock Australia’s BeefUp forum in Cloncurry this morning, where issues such as phosphorus supplementation, best practice cow and calf management and strategies to build adoption of research have featured prominentlyin discussions. Source: Beef Central Large crowd attends MLA BeefUp forum in Cloncurry + PICS

Queensland lotfeeder elected ALFA president

Queensland lotfeeder Barb Madden was elected president of the Australian Lot Feeders Association at the grainfed beef industry peak council’s annual general meeting held earlier today. Source: Beef Central Queensland lotfeeder elected ALFA president

Millennials present opportunity for premium beef

From smashed avocado to craft beer and cold-press coffee, millennials are known for their eating trends – and one of Australia’s most successful Wagyu brand managers says it presents significant opportunities for high-end beef with the right marketing. Source: Beef Central Millennials present opportunity for premium beef

Roma sale 19 Oct 2021: Light weight steers to record 756.2c/kg

A new top price record for steers at Roma was set with light weight steers reaching 756.2c/kg and selling over the $7 mark repeatedly, while prime cows to processors also broke the $4 barrier. Source: Beef Central Roma sale 19 Oct 2021: Light weight steers to record 756.2c/kg

Weekly genetics review: Is there really a free lunch in crossbreeding?

One of the most common expressions used in discussions regarding crossbreeding is that it represents the only “free lunch” for cattlemen and women. Another equally recognisable quote came from the famous economist Milton Friedman, who said, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Of the two expressions, genetics editor Al Rayner tends to… Read more »