Category: Beef

Vale Ken Coombe

Respected Brahman breed pioneer Ken Coombe has passed away in Rockhampton, aged 87. Mr Coombe left an indelible stamp on the northern Australian beef industry, contributing to the transformation in genetics to tropically adapted cattle from the region’s original British breeds. Source: Beef Central Vale Ken Coombe

ACC and Coles go separate ways in processing, brands and retail-ready work

National supermarket group Coles and its long-term northern beef supply chain partner Australian Country Choice are further decoupling their businesses, as both explore opportunities in export and brand development. Source: Beef Central ACC and Coles go separate ways in processing, brands and retail-ready work

Roma store sale 12 Nov 2019: Yarding swells by 5000

Quality lines continued to sell to firm demand, while prices eased in places for steers and heifers, especially the lightweight end of the market while cows continued to improve. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 12 Nov 2019: Yarding swells by 5000

Weekly kill: Grids maintain year-high rates, despite growing supply pressure

Strong international beef demand coupled with an easing Aussie dollar continue to underpin record high slaughter cattle prices in some areas, despite another substantial drought-forced wave of slaughter and store cattle hitting the market this week. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids maintain year-high rates, despite growing supply pressure

A butcher's guide to buying and cooking steak

Does an array of steak options panic or confuse you? We’ve broken down what you need to know before you buy your beef. Source: ABC Livestock A butcher’s guide to buying and cooking steak

Feedlots start cutting back on numbers, as stock water reaches critical levels

Feedlots in some of the most seriously drought-impacted regions of eastern Australia have started reducing numbers on feed, as surface and underground supplies used for stock water reach a trigger-point. Source: Beef Central Feedlots start cutting back on numbers, as stock water reaches critical levels

Drought impacts on 2019 MSA index performance, but broader trend is up

Drought has had an inevitable impact on MSA eating quality index performance in 2018-19, however the longer-term trend remains up. The national average MSA Index figure last financial year was 57.62, down from about 57.75 the year before, but still improving 0.73 index points since 2010-11. Source: Beef Central Drought impacts on 2019 MSA… Read more »

NSW expertise brings irrigation and dryland farming to Qld’s Gulf country

Harnessing occasional floodwaters for irrigation and dryland farming appears to be a step closer in far north Queensland, with a NSW father and son partnering-up to bring their farming expertise to the region, paying almost $25 million for land and water licenses for a large-scale northern cattle breeding and finishing property on the Flinders River. … Read more »

MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing and production

THE benefits of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program to major processors are far-reaching and span from on-farm production to the end consumer, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. Source: Sheep Central MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing and production

Intercollegiate Meat Judging to return to Rocky in 2020

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Northern Conference and Competition will return to Rockhampton in 2020, with dates now in place for its second edition after this year’s successful inaugural event. Source: Beef Central Intercollegiate Meat Judging to return to Rocky in 2020

Feeder steer average 313c in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Numbers on AuctionsPlus rose by 1700 head this week, as some producers capitalised on rain in parts of eastern Australia earlier in the week, using it as an opportunity to sell quality feeder stock at higher prices. Source: Beef Central Feeder steer average 313c in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Dubbo Sale 7 Nov 2019: western rain boosts market

With the excellent rains in the far west the buyers claim they will get almost instant feed hence the added competition from those areas which resulted in most of the young cattle going back to the paddock selling at 8c/kg dearer rates Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 7 Nov 2019: western rain boosts market

Seasonal uncertainty weights on Wodonga prices

Backgrounders and bullock finishers from the local northeast valleys have buoyed this month’s Landmark and Elders store cattle market held Thursday at the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange (Wodonga). Source: Beef Central Seasonal uncertainty weights on Wodonga prices

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara – Oktober 2019

Also in today’s October 2019 update: Chinese ASF epidemic results in sharp pork price rises as supply collapses and new a FMD outbreak in Thailand pushes cattle prices down. Source: Beef Central Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara – Oktober 2019

SE Asia Report: New 5pc breeder formula allows feeder permits to flow

Also in today’s October 2019 update: Chinese ASF epidemic results in sharp pork price rises as supply collapses and new a FMD outbreak in Thailand pushes cattle prices down. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: New 5pc breeder formula allows feeder permits to flow

Dalby sale 6 Nov 2019:

There was a wide variation in the standard of the large supply of young cattle. Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 21c/kg dearer. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 6 Nov 2019:

Mosaic agriculture paves way beef production diversification

Lessons learned from research into the potential for mosaic agriculture in northern Western Australia were revealed at the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association’s Innovation Conference field day in Broome this week. Source: Beef Central Mosaic agriculture paves way beef production diversification

Kay’s Cuts: Faux meat ain’t the real thing

The US beef industry is not sitting back and watching plant-based ‘meat’ sales grow. In fact, it has been on the attack for months and its campaign to prohibit the use of the word ‘meat’ is bearing fruit, US red meat market commentator Steve Kay reports in hist latest monthly column for Beef Central. … Read more »

Roma store sale 5 Nov 2019: Cattle numbers fall after western rain

The limited number of single vendor lines of feeder steers sold to strong demand. Prices mostly continued to improve from the previous week and any price variations were reflective of quality. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 5 Nov 2019: Cattle numbers fall after western rain

Anuga: Two-way benefits in TFI’s investment in EU importer/distributor

Strategic investment in its European importer’s business last year has paid big dividends for Australian beef and sheepmeat exporter Thomas Foods International. TFI shared a stand with its partner Luiten Food at the Anuga food trade show in Germany last month – marking a 12 month milestone since it invested in its European distributor/wholesaler. … Read more »

Weekly kill: Grid prices stabilise, after previous week’s dramatic rises

Queensland processor grid offers stabilised this week, after dramatic 20c/kg rises seen in last week’s kill report. However further eye-catching advances in lean grinding beef prices into the US this week have sparked speculation that slaughter cow values may reach considerably higher prices during 2020 Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grid prices stabilise, after… Read more »

Virtual reality brings international beef customers into the Australian paddock

Virtual reality technology has helped international beef customers at the world’s biggest food trade show to experience Australia’s high levels of animal welfare and clean and green production environment. More than 170,000 visitors attended the biennial Anuga food trade show in Cologne, Germany last month, and scattered among the 1000 meat protein exhibitors was Queensland… Read more »

Victoria passes legislation to allow mobile meat processing

Legislation has now passed the Victorian Parliament clearing the way for mobile abattoirs to process meat on farms for commercial sale in the State. Source: Beef Central Victoria passes legislation to allow mobile meat processing

Producers question mixed signals on crossbreds for live export

The level of demand that exists for crossbred cattle in Indonesia and Vietnam was a front-of-mind question for producers at the LIVEXchange 2019 conference in Townsville last week. Source: Beef Central Producers question mixed signals on crossbreds for live export

Exporter invests over $7 million in animal welfare since ESCAS

Some rare insights into the operations of livestock exporters and the regulatory environment in which they operate were provided during a panel session when representatives of AUSTREX took to the stage at the LIVEXchange conference in Townsville last week. Source: Beef Central Exporter invests over million in animal welfare since ESCAS

New Australian Beef campaign focuses on ‘quick and easy’ meals

A new campaign designed to showcase the versatility of beef by highlighting quick and easy beef recipes for mid-week meals, while reassuring consumers the beef they’re buying is 100 percent Australian, has been launched by MLA. Source: Beef Central New Australian Beef campaign focuses on ‘quick and easy’ meals

Much of the 'Australian beef' sold in China isn’t Australian … or beef

Chinese consumers are willing to pay top dollar for Australian beef, but often the meat is not actually from Australia, or may even be pork, duck or horse, according to industry experts. Source: ABC Livestock Much of the ‘Australian beef’ sold in China isn’t Australian … or beef

Heavy feeders average 318c on stronger AuctionsPlus market

Most young steer and heifer categories showed a rising price trend on AuctionsPlus this week. Lightweight steers less than 200kg and 200-280kg were the exceptions, with softer prices on average. Source: Beef Central Heavy feeders average 318c on stronger AuctionsPlus market

A leader celebrated amongst livestock exporters

Australia’s livestock exporters have celebrated the achievements of one of their finest at the industry’s annual Gala Dinner, held in Townsville as part of the LIVEXchange 2019 conference. Source: Beef Central A leader celebrated amongst livestock exporters

Anuga: Red meat trends from the world’s biggest food trade show + photos

Beef Central paid a visit to Anuga 2019, the world’s largest food trade show held in Cologne, Germany every two years, during a visit to Europe this month. The event attracts more than 170,000 trade visitors over five days, with a heavy emphasis on new product launches, consumer and retailing trends, as global red meat… Read more »

Dalby sale 31 October: Light steers returning to the paddock 21c/kg dearer

A large number of mixed quality cows came forward at Dalby today, along with a relatively small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and there was a wide variation in the standard of the large supply of young cattle. Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 21c/kg dearer. Source: Beef Central Dalby… Read more »

Feed additive claims 30pc reduction in methane emissions in cattle

Dutch technology company Royal DSM is getting closer to launching a new feed additive product which it claims reduces methane production in cattle by about 30 percent. Source: Beef Central Feed additive claims 30pc reduction in methane emissions in cattle

'It's frightening': Beef cattle breeders fear for industry future

Generations of Australia’s prime breeding cows are heading to slaughterhouses as a lack of water and feed sees more producers opt to “cash in and get out”. Source: ABC Livestock ‘It’s frightening’: Beef cattle breeders fear for industry future

Australia’s strength in partnerships as Brazil eyes cattle exports to Vietnam

With expectations Brazil will soon gain formal access to Vietnam for live cattle exports, possibly by December, attention is turning to how that could impact Australia’s strong and important cattle trade with the South East Asian nation. Source: Beef Central Australia’s strength in partnerships as Brazil eyes cattle exports to Vietnam

Viable livex sector ‘absolutely critical to our industry’: Strong

It’s time for the broader red meat industry in Australia to rethink the importance of the live export trade, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong told this morning’s LIVEXchange conference in Townsville. Source: Beef Central Viable livex sector ‘absolutely critical to our industry’: Strong

Weekly genetics review: Are our mature cows becoming too big?

Throughout this year’s drought, one emerging trend has been the topic of mature cow size. There are a number of causes for this trend to develop. Firstly the on-going impact of poor to desperate seasons across Australia has focussed many producers on the nutritional challenges in maintaining larger cows. At the same time, the increased… Read more »

Weekly kill: QLD grid prices hit record levels, as global demand forces collide

Underlying strength in global demand for beef is the driving factor behind dramatic 20-30c/kg rises in processor grid offers across Queensland this past week. Prices have climbed to all-time record levels, with four-tooth grassfed heavy steers quoted by some processors this morning at 600c/kg, and heavy cows at up to 500c/kg. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Export grinding meat prices continue to soar to record levels

Imported Australian 90 CL grinding beef prices into the US have soared to all-time record levels over the past month, driven by global demand for meat protein, a sharp seasonal decline in NZ beef production and favourable currency trends. International competitors have provided increasingly stiff opposition to US customers in sourcing lean Australian frozen manufacturing… Read more »

Wagga sale 28 Oct 2019: Prices fluctuate under pressure of dry

Cattle prices continue to fluctuate under the pressure of a dry spring and supplies of unfinished stock being pushed into the market.  Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 28 Oct 2019: Prices fluctuate under pressure of dry

US cattle producers welcome Real Meat Act

American cattle producers have welcomed the introduction to the US House of Representatives of an Act they say will guarantee consumers can be sure that the meat products they are buying are real meat. Source: Beef Central US cattle producers welcome Real Meat Act

LiveCorp/ALEC merger key topic at today’s AGMs

The red meat industry enters annual general meeting season today with the live export industry’s two major bodies holding their end-of-financial year wrap-ups in Townsville from this morning, ahead of the industry’s two-day LiveXchange conference on Wednesday and Thursday. Source: Beef Central LiveCorp/ALEC merger key topic at today’s AGMs

$3.2m profit for Casino co-op processor NCMC, after mixed year

Beef and veal processor Northern Cooperative Meat Co announced a $3.2m profit after tax for its 2018-19 financial year – a significant turnaround from a $7m loss the year before -, during the co-cooperative’s annual general meeting in Casino this morning. Source: Beef Central .2m profit for Casino co-op processor NCMC, after mixed year

Internships beef up students’ industry knowledge

The opportunity to be part of ground-breaking beef genetics research awaits two Charles Sturt University students awarded an internship with Angus Australia and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation. Source: Beef Central Internships beef up students’ industry knowledge

Mobile abattoir startup Provenir eyeing Victorian opening

The company driving the development of mobile abattoirs in Australia is optimistic a second State will soon change its laws to allow meat processed on-farm to be sold to the public. Source: Beef Central Mobile abattoir startup Provenir eyeing Victorian opening

China approves more beef export plants in Ireland and the UK

China continues to approve more beef plants to ship beef to it, as its African Swine Fever-fuelled protein crisis deepens. A further 14 Irish plants and for the first time, four in the United Kingdom, now have access to the China market. Source: Beef Central China approves more beef export plants in Ireland and… Read more »

Science meets practice in Australia’s longest running commercial grazing trial

It was a full house at Wambiana Station, south of Charters Towers last week, when a hundred graziers and industry representatives gathered for a field day, run as part of Australia’s longest-running commercial grazing trial. Source: Beef Central Science meets practice in Australia’s longest running commercial grazing trial

Dubbo Sale 23 Oct 2019: Cows continue upward trend

Cows continue on their upward trend with solid support coming from both northern and southern processors. Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 23 Oct 2019: Cows continue upward trend

BeefConnect webinar Nov 6: How to manage leucaena once established

In this free webinar to be held on Wednesday November 6, DAF Senior Agronomist Stuart Buck will discuss the on-going management requirements of leucaena. Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar Nov 6: How to manage leucaena once established

Future to arrive at Emerald’s AgTeCH 2019 event

AgTeCH 2019, the largest regionally-based dedicated agtech forum in Australia, is set to take centre stage in the Central Queensland town of Emerald on Wednesday, November 6. Source: Beef Central Future to arrive at Emerald’s AgTeCH 2019 event

Shift in CQLX Rockhampton sale days polarises vendor, buyer opinion

Accusations have flown around this week suggesting the move by Central QLD’s CQLX Gracemere saleyards from Fridays to Wednesdays is more about accommodating cattle vendors’ weekend campdraft commitments than it is about any efficient flow of slaughter and store cattle through the red meat industry supply chain. Source: Beef Central Shift in CQLX Rockhampton… Read more »

Qld AgTech Month – Full list and links to events

When the organisers of several AgTech focused events in Queensland in November first realised how many similar events were being held throughout the same State during the same month, they started to worry – would the competing events counteract and work against each other? Source: Beef Central Qld AgTech Month – Full list and… Read more »

Record year for MSA grading numbers, as program delivers higher farmgate returns

The Meat Standards Australia grading program delivered an additional $198m to producers in the form of price differentials for graded versus non-graded young cattle in 2018-19, MSA’s annual outcomes report released today says. A record 3.5 million cattle were MSA-graded in 2018-19, an increase of 350,000 head on the previous year. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

ASF impact underpins USDA’s 4pc global beef export growth forecast for 2020

The US Department of Agriculture has recently updated its global beef production, trade and consumption forecasts for 2020, providing an indication of what to expect from Australia’s key competitors in the year ahead. Increased demand across Asia, underpinned by declining pork production, will be a key factor driving growth. Source: Beef Central ASF impact… Read more »

Weekly property review: Drought’s impact on lending practices

The impact of the ongoing drought has extended far beyond a simple lack of rain, dragging agricultural risk into the spotlight in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission. Lenders are typically asking for more ‘intricate, technical responses’ on a prospective customer’s drought strategies before committing to a loan, property editor Linda Rowley reports. … Read more »

Property: New owners of TFI’s Texas Downs to start with sheep

Mildura-based transport operator Vito Bozzi has bought Texas Downs on the Lower Darling from Thomas Foods International, and plans to initially run Dorper sheep on it before looking at other ventures. Source: Beef Central Property: New owners of TFI’s Texas Downs to start with sheep

Lift in feeder prices keeps grainfed trading budget in the red

Recent strengthening in feeder steer values have kept a handbrake on profitability in Beef Central’s latest monthly 100-day grainfed steer trading budget calculated this morning, despite modest rises in forward contract grainfed steer slaughter price for February.   Source: Beef Central Lift in feeder prices keeps grainfed trading budget in the red

Individual cuts traceability to underpin JBS’s refreshed King Island beef brand

Australia’s largest red meat processor, JBS, plans to launch a paddock-to-primals traceability system for one of its signature beef brands before year’s end. The project will link individual King Island beef producers back in the paddock with consumers and end-customers in a way not previously seen at any significant scale in the Australian beef industry. … Read more »

Roma store sale 22 Oct 2019: Prices firm for steers, cows

Prices were firm especially for steers and cows which saw continued improvements from the previous week with variations reflective of quality. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 22 Oct 2019: Prices firm for steers, cows

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 October 2019

A series of cold fronts brought moderate falls to parts of southeast Australia, while a surface trough produced showers and thunderstorms in central to southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 October 2019

Dehumidification not a practical solution for livestock vessels yet, trial shows

A unique research trial has demonstrated that dehumidification technology can reduce temperature and humidity on a livestock export vessel, but does not yet present a practical solution for improving the welfare of exported stock, a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra was told yesterday. Source: Beef Central Dehumidification not a practical solution for livestock vessels… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Production systems the focus in new breed indexes

The new Hereford breeding Indexes due for release this month are a big departure on previous indexes, with a focus on production environment and breeding program as the primary drivers and not just finishing system. This is probably the first of the new direction for breeding indexes and reflects an effort to provide producers with… Read more »

Growth in airfreight shipments for Australian red meat exports

SHEEP meat and beef exporters have recorded substantial growth in the use of airfreight as a means of moving product in recent years. Sheep meat exports by air have grown by 45 percent in the past five years, while beef exports by air have risen 42pc over the same period. Source: Sheep Central Growth… Read more »

AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship applications open until Nov 22

Students studying an agriculture-related degree or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree, in their last two years of study, are now eligible to apply for a $10,000 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship. Source: Beef Central AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship applications open until Nov 22

Wagga sale 21 Oct 2019: Light weaner rates lift

 The highlight on Monday was improved demand and prices for light weight weaners with rates jumping 20c making from 202-318c/kg Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 21 Oct 2019: Light weaner rates lift

Live exporters cheer changes to independent observer rules

Live export ships on most short voyages to South East Asia will no longer be required to carry independent observers, in a government policy change applauded by the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Live exporters cheer changes to independent observer rules

Growth in airfreight shipments for Australian red meat exports

Both beef and sheepmeat have recorded substantial growth in the use of airfreight as a means of exporting product in recent years. Beef exports by air have grown by 42pc in the past five years, while sheepmeat exports by air have risen 45pc over the same period. Source: Beef Central Growth in airfreight shipments… Read more »

Genetics: IVF calves attract big premiums at spring bull sales

Results from prominent recent Queensland bull sales have further highlighted the impact that In-Vitro Fertilisation artificial breeding techniques are having on sale bull values, by greatly expanding access to elite maternal genetics. Source: Beef Central Genetics: IVF calves attract big premiums at spring bull sales

MLA appoints Andrew Cox to global marketing role

In an internal promotion, MLA has this week appointed Japan/Korea region manager Andrew Cox as the industry service delivery company’s next general manager for international markets. The move follows the recent resignation of Michael Finucan from the GM international markets role, to take up a new senior meat marketing position with JBS Australia. Source:… Read more »

Grassed-up restockers eager for Ballarat store cattle

Southern restockers, armed with a solid wedge of feed now growing, were eager for all weights of cattle at Ballarat’s October store cattle sale on Friday. Source: Beef Central Grassed-up restockers eager for Ballarat store cattle

Feedgrain focus: Barley price fall signals shift in buying tempo

Rapid onset of early barley harvest explains why the barley price fell 8pc while wheat prices delivered feedlot didn’t. But feedlots entering a third year of hard grind might welcome the chance briefly to shut the order book. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain focus: Barley price fall signals shift in buying tempo

Meat research: Using mass spectrometry to determine eating quality

A new US meat research project is looking at the potential to use mass spectrometry technology to differentiate meat quality, and determine appropriate aging regimes in beef samples. Source: Beef Central Meat research: Using mass spectrometry to determine eating quality

Soft declines seen in most AuctionsPlus young cattle categories

Most young cattle categories recorded small declines in price on AuctionsPlus this week – the exception being light heifers less than 200kg, which lifted 18c/kg on average. Source: Beef Central Soft declines seen in most AuctionsPlus young cattle categories

Food agility project seeks to tackle substitution and fraud in beef exports

Three tonnes of Australian export beef packed out of the Northern Cooperative Meat Co plant at Casino NSW earlier this year is claimed to have been the first export beef to be tracked and verified using blockchain and Internet of Things technologies. Source: Beef Central Food agility project seeks to tackle substitution and fraud… Read more »

Dubbo Sale 17 Oct 2019: Processors boost cow market

Southern and northern processors put extra life into the cow market while the northern feedlotters compete strongly on suitable feeder cattle in a similar sized yarding. Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 17 Oct 2019: Processors boost cow market

Industry views on proposed red meat reform: CPA

Cattle Producers Australia (CPA) has issued a media release following on from a Cattle Council of Australia’s (CCA) media statement Red Meat Advisory Council’s (RMAC) White Paper recommendations for a restructured red meat industry organisational framework. Source: Beef Central Industry views on proposed red meat reform: CPA

Red Meat 2030 launch event in Canberra + PICS

The red meat industry strategic plan developed over the past year will guide the whole red meat industry to achieve its potential over the next 10 years, RMAC independent chair Don Mackay told the Red Meat 2030 plan launch event in Canberra on Wednesday.  Source: Beef Central Red Meat 2030 launch event in Canberra… Read more »

Recruitment: How to build a more positive workplace culture

There are many benefits in creating a positive workplace culture, including attracting and retaining employees, strengthening your business ‘brand’ and delivering better productivity across the enterprise. Here are some key methods to help achieve it. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: How to build a more positive workplace culture

Seasonal climate outlook October-December 2019

RAINFALL is likely to be below average for most of the country for the remainder of October and November. However, north-west Western Australia has roughly equal chances of being wetter or drier across most outlook periods, with a slightly increased chance of being wetter than average in December. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook… Read more »

Korean beef safeguard set to trigger

Australia will trigger the 2019 beef safeguard to Korea in the coming days, with the tariff on set increase from 24pc to 30pc until 31 December 2019 Source: Beef Central Korean beef safeguard set to trigger

Movement at the station: Recent property listings of note

Monaro history up for grabs | Thargomindah’s Autumnvale on the spring market | Good season on Quilpie’s Gooyea | Passed in: Oakvale Station awaits rain Source: Beef Central Movement at the station: Recent property listings of note

Dalby sale 16 Oct 2019: Market firm to dearer

mMdium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 10c to 13c/kg better, while medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade sold to strong demand for the quality penned. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 16 Oct 2019: Market firm to dearer

Industry reacts to Red Meat 2030: MLA and AgForce

Meat & Livestock Australia and Queensland producer group AgForce have responded to the Red Meat 2030 meat industry strategic plan released yesterday with varying reactions. Source: Beef Central Industry reacts to Red Meat 2030: MLA and AgForce

Weekly genetics review: Defining the ‘core breeder’ in times of drought

As producers continue to reshape their drought strategies, the term ‘core breeder group is a common one. Many producers refer to their core breeders, however the definition of these animals is much harder to establish, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner, in this weeks genetics review. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Defining the ‘core… Read more »

Hancock adds to New England aggregation

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has added to its already extensive New England (NSW) grazing land aggregation, confirming the purchase of Warrabah Station, between Kingstown and Manilla west of Armidale today. Source: Beef Central Hancock adds to New England aggregation

Meat Business Women conference develops diversity tool kit

A MEAT Business Women conference in Brisbane this week has laid the groundwork laid for new industry toolkit to deliver practical diversity and inclusion strategies for business. Source: Sheep Central Meat Business Women conference develops diversity tool kit

Red meat strategy launched, structure still a work in progress

The Red Meat 2030 plan released today outlines a strategy for Australia’s red meat sector for the next 10 years. How the industry governance bodies that will deliver that strategy will be structured over that period is still in question. Source: Sheep Central Red meat strategy launched, structure still a work in progress

Red meat strategy launched, structure still a work in progress

The Red Meat 2030 plan released today outlines a strategy for Australia’s red meat sector for the next 10 years. How the industry governance bodies that will deliver that strategy will be structured over that period is still in question. Source: Beef Central Red meat strategy launched, structure still a work in progress

MLA Board nominees announced, chair to retire

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members will be asked to elect one new Director and re-elect two existing Directors of MLA at the service company’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tamworth on 20 November 2019. Source: Beef Central MLA Board nominees announced, chair to retire

MLA Board Director nominees announced

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members will be asked to elect one new Director and re-elect two existing Directors of MLA at the service company’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tamworth on 20 November 2019. Source: Beef Central MLA Board Director nominees announced