Category: Beef

Productivity, emissions reduction benefits in new bio-char R&D project

A new research project could help red meat producers improve productivity and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by adding custom designed biochar to cattle and sheep rations. Source: Beef Central Productivity, emissions reduction benefits in new bio-char R&D project

NSW on alert over pasture dieback in summer-growing grasses

NSW graziers have been advised to be on the lookout for pasture dieback next summer. The first suspected case in NSW was reported in autumn, and the site is now being closely monitored. Source: Beef Central NSW on alert over pasture dieback in summer-growing grasses

Dalby sale 21 Aug 2019: Bullocks dearer, cows vary

Cows varied in price with plain condition classes improving by 6c to 16c/kg pushed on by stronger competition from local and interstate restockers. However good cows to export slaughter lost 10c to 11c/kg. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 21 Aug 2019: Bullocks dearer, cows vary

Compound growth with grass and genetics

A northern cattle producer has likened the long-term pay-offs that can be achieved from investing in grass and genetics to the compound growth investors can earn from reinvesting dividends back into share portfolios. Source: Beef Central Compound growth with grass and genetics

What can Australia expect, following’s Brazil’s beef access breakthrough with Indonesia?

What are the implications for Australia, following Brazil’s breakthrough in gaining access to supply beef to Indonesia – the world’s eighth largest beef export market and Australia’s fifth largest in 2018? Brazil’s entry with up to 50,000t of frozen beef will apply competitive pressure to Australia, but both will continue supplying into an ever-expanding market,… Read more »

Comment: Red meat reform process needs solutions, not just criticisms

While there has been lots of talk so far from a relatively small number of people, where the ‘silent majority’ of levy payers stand on the red meat sector reform proposal put forward in early July remains a critically important, but as yet unanswered, question.  Source: Beef Central Comment: Red meat reform process needs… Read more »

Former Alexandria manager wins NABRC producer medal

Respected northern Australian cattleman and industry innovator Ross Peatling was awarded the 2019 North Australian Beef Research Council producer medal as part of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference in Brisbane last night. Other medalists came from the fields of research, extension and young achievement. Source: Beef Central Former Alexandria manager wins NABRC producer… Read more »

Australia could triple grainfed exports to China, says bank research

Continued growth in beef consumption in Asian countries, particularly China – along with Australia’s strong market access and competitive supply chain – will provide the opportunity for the nation’s total grainfed beef exports to increase 65pc to more than 500,000t by 2030, new Rabobank research suggests. Source: Beef Central Australia could triple grainfed exports… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: The practicalities of introducing and managing new bulls

With thousands of herd bulls currently changing hands in the spring bull market, genetics editor Al Rayner offers some advice to buyers on managing new sire introductions and assimilating them into the herd Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: The practicalities of introducing and managing new bulls

Wagga sale 20 Aug: Most categories back 10-40c

A lack of buyer support and little competition from feedlots influenced rates in a larger yarding of 3540 at Wagga.  Most categories took a hit of 10-40c depending on condition and weight. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 20 Aug: Most categories back 10-40c

Weekly kill: Some Qld grids lift 5-10c

Some Queensland slaughter cattle grids have risen 5-10c/kg this week, but the trend is more about processors re-aligning with their competitors’ higher offers, rather than overall cattle market changes. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Some Qld grids lift 5-10c

‘Some improvement’ in cattle and beef industry transparency, says ACCC

The cattle and beef industry has taken some steps towards improving transparency in dealings between processers and livestock producers, but more work is needed, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has noted. Source: Beef Central ‘Some improvement’ in cattle and beef industry transparency, says ACCC

Would you buy meat on Instagram?

Indonesian ‘mumpreneurs’ are cashing-in on an appetite for purchasing cheap beef online, threatening Australia’s live cattle trade. Source: ABC Livestock Would you buy meat on Instagram?

Opinion: How do we fund Australia’s herd rebuilding when the bank account is empty?

Beef Central’s guest commentator Simon Quilty ponders how the Australian cattle industry will rebuild after drought, with an empty bank account. He estimates that $800 million to $1 billion of additional finance will be needed in the first year of the rebuilding phase. Source: Beef Central Opinion: How do we fund Australia’s herd rebuilding… Read more »

Murray Arnel: Firm to easier for Ballarat steers + VIDEO

Prices bid for feeder and restocker cattle returned to the levels of last winter at this month’s Ballarat store cattle sale, Murrray Arnel reports. Source: Beef Central Murray Arnel: Firm to easier for Ballarat steers + VIDEO

Tariff on Australian beef to China doubles from Aug 17

China has doubled tariffs on eight important categories of Australian imported beef, after Australia triggered its 2019 annual beef quota to China following booming trade volumes this year. Source: Beef Central Tariff on Australian beef to China doubles from Aug 17

Red meat white paper: Where does Government stand?

A big unknown surrounding the red meat MoU review process currently underway is where the Federal Government stands. Source: Beef Central Red meat white paper: Where does Government stand?

Weaners and yearlings continue to dominate larger AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers totalled 9985 head on AuctionsPlus this week, up three percent or 312 head on last week. Weaners and yearlings continue to dominate the offering, totalling 7888 head. Impacts from the seasonal conditions remain present, with clearance dipping 13pc to total 64pc across all cattle offered. Source: Beef Central Weaners and yearlings continue… Read more »

Casino veal supply chain wins national food industry award

One of Australia’s most successful and enduring veal supply chains has won a major national food industry award. Northern Cooperative Meat Co’s Three River Farms veal brand won a major accolade in the annual Food and Beverage Industry awards held at Darling Harbour in Sydney last month. Source: Beef Central Casino veal supply chain… Read more »

Meat Business Women network heads to Brisbane

On the back of a successful launch event in Melbourne in April, organisers of the Australian chapter of Meat Business Women have announced the network’s second event this year, to be held in Brisbane in October. Source: Beef Central Meat Business Women network heads to Brisbane

Is there really a problem with F1 Wagyu?

Recent discussions among Wagyu industry stakeholders have suggested that the premiums are returning to the market, prompting Mecardo to go back to the data to assess if the anecdotal evidence stacks up against the AuctionsPlus sales figures. Source: Beef Central Is there really a problem with F1 Wagyu?

Dalby sale 14 Aug 2019: Firmer market for 4571 cattle

The trend of a large supply of cows continued, along with a relatively small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and a good supply of yearling steers and heifers. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 14 Aug 2019: Firmer market for 4571 cattle

2020 NAB Agri Rising Champion winner announced

The winner of the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion award was named at a Cattle Council gala dinner in Canberra last night. Source: Beef Central 2020 NAB Agri Rising Champion winner announced

JBS in mood for growth, as 2Q pre-tax earnings hit record A$1.89b

Global meat protein giant JBS is in a mood for growth, shareholders were told as the company delivered record pre-tax earnings for its second quarter of R$5.1 billion – the equivalent of $1.89b in Australian currency. Source: Beef Central JBS in mood for growth, as 2Q pre-tax earnings hit record A.89b

Indonesia to import 50,000t of beef from Brazil

Australian beef exports to Indonesia are facing more competition with the country yesterday announcing it will now open its market to imports of beef from Brazil. Source: Beef Central Indonesia to import 50,000t of beef from Brazil

Beef brands perform with distinction in competitions across the nation

Best in class at Melbourne’s Food Awards for Mort & Co’s new Wagyu brand | JBS’s Yardstick program tops Regatta’s Beef-Off competition | Mobile abattoir-processed meat wins Australian Food Awards medal Source: Beef Central Beef brands perform with distinction in competitions across the nation

SE Asia Report: Strong Indonesian feeder imports continue in July

News from Dr Ross Ainsworth’s South East Asia report this month includes strong continued contined feeder imports from Indonesia in July, returning supplies of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia, but at very low volumes, and a chapter closes as PT Elders Indonesia closes its remaining business. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Strong… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: For some, spring bull sale results better than expected

On the back of a third year in drought and declining cow numbers, there has been quiet concern among many over prospects for this year’s spring bull sales as the July sales commenced. However some strong results, underpinned by bulk purchases from Queensland producers, have combined to keep clearances reasonably strong over the past four… Read more »

Wagga Sale 13 Aug 2019: Store buyers add competition

Cattle prices remained strong with bidding from processors, feedlots and restockers at higher levels throughout the sale. Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 13 Aug 2019: Store buyers add competition

Sorry, but banning beef won’t save the planet

An English University has announced it will ban the sale of beef products from its campus food outlets to fight global warming – but students might ask: where is the supporting evidence? Academic standards typically require students to back up claims with supporting evidence, but, curiously in this instance, the university’s written announcement offers no… Read more »

TFI’s new livestock certification program aims to “build global appetite for quality Australian meat”

Beef and sheepmeat processor TFI has launched a new livestock certification program aiming to protect and build on Australia’s reputation for the highest quality, ethically and sustainably-raised beef, lamb, mutton and goat products, including claims around antibiotic and HGP use, ‘humanely-raised’ and ‘sustainable.’ Source: Beef Central TFI’s new livestock certification program aims to “build… Read more »

Weekly kill: Softening trend in saleyards sees some grid offers follow-suit

Further easing in saleyards pricing on slaughter cattle in the past ten days, combined with adequate supplies of paddock cattle has produced a softer trend in some Queensland processor direct consignment grids this week. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Softening trend in saleyards sees some grid offers follow-suit

Major US beef abattoir fire could disrupt beef and cattle markets

A fire which destroyed one of the largest beef processing facilities in the United States on Saturday (Australian time) has the potential to disrupt beef and cattle markets, analysts say. Source: Beef Central Major US beef abattoir fire could disrupt beef and cattle markets

$13,500 record for steer during Ekka prime cattle auction

What may be a national record price for a beast from the prime cattle section of a Royal Show was set in Brisbane on Friday, when JBS Australia outlaid $13,500 for a charity steer sold during the show’s annual prime cattle sale. Source: Beef Central ,500 record for steer during Ekka prime cattle auction

MLA members urged to return levy notices for voting rights

MEAT & Livestock Australia members are being encouraged to return their levies notice to ensure they secure their full voting entitlement for any ballots and board elections held by MLA in 2019-20. Source: Sheep Central MLA members urged to return levy notices for voting rights

June cattle on feed numbers hit new record 1.147 million head

Cattle on feed across Australia hit a new record high of more than 1.147 million head in the June quarterly feedlot survey results released this morning. Source: Beef Central June cattle on feed numbers hit new record 1.147 million head

Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture

Looking at the underlying reports for Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger it becomes clear that statements such as “less water” and “less land” mean different things in practice. Source: Beef Central Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture

GPS tracking devices help underpin animal production claims

GPS tracking devices aren’t just revolutionising livestock monitoring and offering up a solution to cattle theft – they’re also delivering guaranteed best practice certifications for consumers. Farming technology company IDS Australasia’s ‘GFARM’ tracker, which works hand-in-hand with livestock management tools to draw on real-time information, is now commercially available to producers. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Lighter steer prices lift on AuctionsPlus

Ongoing adverse seasonal conditions have again been reflected in online livestock trading on AuctionsPlus this week. A total of 9545 cattle were listed, down about 20pc from last week’s 12,000 head, with clearance rates declining. Weaners and yearlings made up the vast majority of the offering, with 6000 head available. Source: Beef Central Lighter… Read more »

IPCC report – Red meat vital to global food security

Despite sparking a rash of mainstream headlines claiming a new report is urging the world to eat less meat or even ‘to go vegetarian’, an IPCC report published online overnight contains no mention of meat. Source: Sheep Central IPCC report – Red meat vital to global food security

RFF directors hit back at US short seller, increase shareholdings

Three Rural Funds Management directors have increased their individual share holdings in the listed rural property trust Rural Funds Group (RFF) as they continue to defend the company against claims by a US short seller that its stock is overvalued. Source: Beef Central RFF directors hit back at US short seller, increase shareholdings

Australian Charolais evolve into ‘unique’ sub-type, carcase competition wins show

Few beef industry stakeholders today would recognise modern-day Charolais cattle from the parent breed that first came out to Australia in the 1960s, Palgroves David Bondfield said on Wednesday, while collecting a swag of major trophies from Brisbane Show s 100-day grainfed carcase competitions Source: Beef Central Australian Charolais evolve into ‘unique’ sub-type, carcase… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Beef eating habits defy US’s summer heatwave

While summer heatwaves like that experienced in the US during July typically see consumers abandon the barbecue for air-conditioning, the US beef market is proving to be remarkably resilient this year. Retailers and restaurateurs are paying higher prices because beef sales in both sectors are better than expected. “That’s partly a function of higher quality… Read more »

MSA Excellence in Eating Quality awards and forums set to return

Beef producers whose product consistently deliver superior eating quality are set to be recognised when the Meat Standards Australia 2019 Excellence in Eating Quality series is held nationally throughout September and October. Source: Beef Central MSA Excellence in Eating Quality awards and forums set to return

CQUni agtech tested for Argentinean farming systems

CQUniversity researchers are investigating Argentinean beef production systems with a view to opening markets for emerging agtech company, DataMuster. Source: Beef Central CQUni agtech tested for Argentinean farming systems

Dalby sale 7 Aug 2019: Market eases in 5963 head sale

The buyers of the previous week were present and operating, however prices generally eased across a number of classes. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 7 Aug 2019: Market eases in 5963 head sale

RNA Paddock to Palate 2019 – overall winners + PICS

Charolais cattle from the Bondfield family’s Palgrove Pastoral Company at Dalveen, Qld, and the Millner family’s Rosedale Livestock Partnership at Blayney, NSW, excelled across three weight gain, carcase and eating quality sections to win the overall 100-day export and 70-day trade classes respectively in the 2019 RNA Paddock to Palate Competition. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly kill: Grids steady, as saleyards prices trend lower

Queensland slaughter grid prices are unchanged this week, ending a five-week passage of steady advances in processor offers – partly influenced by an easing in parts of eastern Australia in saleyards prices over the past fortnight. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids steady, as saleyards prices trend lower

Roma store sale 6 Aug 2019: Steers dominate 6282 yarding

Feedlot and restocker competition remained firm for quality lines but prices fell for the lesser quality lines. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 6 Aug 2019: Steers dominate 6282 yarding

Success across breeds in RAS Beef Challenge + PICTURES

Now in its ninth year, the Sydney Royal Beef Challenge has grown to become a significant competition for cattle producers across NSW targeting export and domestic feeder specifications. Angus, Charolais, Simmental entries produced the major hoof division winners. Source: Beef Central Success across breeds in RAS Beef Challenge + PICTURES

Wagyu F1 feeder prices ease in 2018-19

Wagyu F1 feeder cattle prices have eased in 2018-19, but not with the same severity as seen in the previous financial year. That’s one of the findings in a Wagyu market report published by the Australian Wagyu Association recently. Source: Beef Central Wagyu F1 feeder prices ease in 2018-19

Beef exporters race to beat China’s quota trigger-point

The massive spike seen in China’s Australian beef imports last month makes more sense when looming changes to import duties due to the strong likelihood of quota levels being triggered are taken into account. Source: Beef Central Beef exporters race to beat China’s quota trigger-point

July beef exports: China officially becomes Australia’s largest export customer

China, for the first time in history, has become Australia’s largest export beef market by volume, surging past traditional big-hitting customers Japan and the United States in trade conducted during July. Source: Beef Central July beef exports: China officially becomes Australia’s largest export customer

Producer help sought for cattle parasite survey

Cattle producers are being asked to take part in a survey as part of Charles Sturt University research to understand the impact of parasites on the beef cattle industry. Source: Beef Central Producer help sought for cattle parasite survey

Wagga Sale 5 Aug 2019: Softer trend for 3800

The trade market struggled to find a stable base due to a combination of seasonal variations, and feedlot demand. Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 5 Aug 2019: Softer trend for 3800

Drought-induced female turnoff reaches record levels

Female cattle turnoff has reached record levels as severe water shortages across many key beef production regions have accelerated the pace of drought-induced destocking, according to MLA’s Cattle Industry Projections August Update. Cow and heifer slaughter reached 58pc of total adult cattle slaughter for the March-May period, as many beef producers continue to destock or… Read more »

AA Co ramps-up its exposure to Wagyu

AA Co has doubled-down on its exposure to Wagyu beef programs in efforts to assert itself as a dedicated producer of what it describes as ‘luxury beef brands, at scale.’ Following the discontinuation last year of the company’s 1824 composite breeding program which produced 100-day grainfed type beef, 80pc of AA’s beef production is now… Read more »

NCBA hails increased access to EU for US beef

US cattle producers have welcomed the formal signing of an agreement with the EU in Washington DC that will see 35,000t of hormone-free beef quota allocated exlusively to the US from a previously-agreed multi-supplier quota. Source: Beef Central NCBA hails increased access to EU for US beef

Beef Central’s beef quiz – July 2019

Test your knowledge with Beef Central’s July 2019 beef and cattle industry quiz Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – July 2019

Big surge in AuctionsPlus listings, close to 12,000 head

Cattle numbers continued to rise this week on AuctionsPlus with a total of 11,959 head listed, up 17pc on the previous week. Heavy feeder steers + 400kg continue to gain traction online, experiencing a 100pc clearance this week and averaging 340c…Read More Source: Beef Central Big surge in AuctionsPlus listings, close to 12,000 head

Macquarie joins Shandong Ruyi in Cubbie ownership rejig

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is buying 49 per cent of the Cubbie Station aggregation in south west Queensland as Chinese company Shandong Ruyi reduces its holding to 51pc…Read More Source: Beef Central Macquarie joins Shandong Ruyi in Cubbie ownership rejig

Queensland pastoral company Clark & Tait to sign off after 121 years

One of Queensland’s legendary pastoral companies, Clark & Tait, will call time after 121 years of pastoral operations with the sale of its portfolio of showcase central western Queensland grazing properties…Read More Source: Beef Central Queensland pastoral company Clark & Tait to sign off after 121 years

Dubbo Sale 1 Aug 2019: Gains after cheaper start

Dubbo sale commenced on a cheaper note but strengthened as the sale progressed…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 1 Aug 2019: Gains after cheaper start

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

A company’s success is most dependent on the performance of its staff, which emphasises the importance of talent management for any agricultural business – large or small. This means not just recruiting individuals with the right skills, but also further developing the skill-sets of existing staff and retaining those top performers…Read More Source: Beef… Read more »

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – July 2019

July delivered the expected lifts in cattle prices across the board, writes Chris Howie in this month’s update of southern livestock market trends and opportunities ahead…Read More Source: Beef Central Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – July 2019

Murray Arnel – NVLX Wodonga 1 Aug 2019: Prices slip from recent highs

Although stronger than the results of one month ago, competition at Wodonga’s August 1 store cattle market was somewhat subdued on the centre’s most recent sales held during late July…Read More Source: Beef Central Murray Arnel – NVLX Wodonga 1 Aug 2019: Prices slip from recent highs

Meat processors condemn illegal abattoir operation

The operators of an alleged illegal slaughterhouse outside Melbourne should face the harshest available penalties, the Australian Meat Industry Council says…Read More Source: Beef Central Meat processors condemn illegal abattoir operation

AA Co shareholders probe company operations, strategy, vision

Prospects of receiving a rare dividend, re-opening the Livingstone Beef processing plant near Darwin, and whether Brexit represented risk or opportunity for Wagyu beef exports were among topics raised by shareholders during questiontime at yesterday’s AA Co annual general meeting in Brisbane…Read More Source: Beef Central AA Co shareholders probe company operations, strategy, vision

Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone

Meat substitutes and alternatives might play a positive role but they aren’t going to save the planet, writes Monash University’s Paul Wood…Read More Source: Beef Central Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone

Outstanding young lot feeders recognised by industry

Six young stakeholders from across Australia have been named as finalists in the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Outstanding young lot feeders recognised by industry

AA Co remains upbeat, despite past year’s drought and flood challenges

The world’s largest beef producer, the Australian Agricultural Co, remains upbeat about its future prospects, despite the ravages of drought and flood across the company’s far-flung northern operations so far this year. Chairman Don McGauchie told shareholders at this morning’s AGM that 2019 had been a year of ‘progress and great challenges,’ but the company… Read more »

Roma store sale 30 July 2019: Firm market for 8147 head

Cattle numbers remained steady with another larger yarding off the back of the stronger market in recent weeks…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 30 July 2019: Firm market for 8147 head

Australian beef to power 2020 Paralympic Team

Australia’s 2020 Paralympic Team will be fuelled by Australian Beef, with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) signing a new sponsorship deal with Paralympics Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Australian beef to power 2020 Paralympic Team

Weekly genetics review: Finding replacement F1 breeders in crossbred programs

In this second examination of issues surrounding the adoption of crossbreeding, genetics editor Alastair Rayner says while some producers are keen to maximise the impact of hybrid vigour through a terminal sire program, a restriction for many is issues associated with producing F1 females to join with a terminal sire. This week’s report examines some… Read more »

Weekly kill: Qld cow grids continue to edge higher

Some eastern states slaughter grids, especially for cows, have advanced another 10c/kg this week, as slaughter cattle supply prospects for the months ahead start to further tighten. The latest changes mean upwards price movements in Queensland grids have continued into a fifth straight week, at the same time that the eastern Young Cattle Indicator has… Read more »

Red Meat White Paper: Producer control of grassfed levies remains key issue

A strong belief that grassfed cattle producers must retain control over their levy dollars in any future red meat industry structure has been a prevailing theme of industry feedback received by Beef Central in the three weeks since the red meat industry Memorandum of Understanding review white paper was released…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Wagga Sale 29 July 2019: Market rises on tighter supply

Limited numbers of well finished stock impacted on prices with most types of export and domestic cattle recording dearer trends…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 29 July 2019: Market rises on tighter supply

Lotfeeder files application to wind-up Chinese-backed Harmony Agriculture & Food Co

New South Wales feedlot operator and custom-feeder JHW Paterson & Son has filed an application in the Federal Court to wind-up Chinese-backed Australian beef supply chain, Harmony Agriculture and Food Co, over non-payment of debts totalling $5.4 million…Read More Source: Beef Central Lotfeeder files application to wind-up Chinese-backed Harmony Agriculture & Food Co

New meatworks deal could see northern beef shipped to China

An agreement with a Chinese company to develop an export processing facility for north Queensland and Northern Territory beef has been signed with a local council. Source: ABC Livestock New meatworks deal could see northern beef shipped to China

Developing countries key to future beef growth

Half the world is eating more meat, while the other half is eating less, says Professsor David Hughes, the keynote speaker at this year’s Livexchange live export industry conference, being held in Townsville in October..Read More Source: Beef Central Developing countries key to future beef growth

Southern operators continue to dominate AuctionsPlus buyer market

Light steer and heifer categories trended down, while heavier categories were firm or stronger in AuctionsPlus trading this week. Southern operators continue to dominate with plenty of interstate buying, as lines of stock were purchased up to 1700km away…Read More Source: Beef Central Southern operators continue to dominate AuctionsPlus buyer market

Finalists chosen for 2020 Rising Champions Initiative

With a focus on developing the leadership, negotiation and business skills of emerging beef industry leaders, the Cattle Council of Australia and National Australia Bank have announced seven state finalists for the 2020 Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative…Read More Source: Beef Central Finalists chosen for 2020 Rising Champions Initiative

Dubbo Sale 25 July 2019: Young cattle to restockers dearer

Once again southern restockers provide a solid base for the large numbers of young cattle in store condition…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo Sale 25 July 2019: Young cattle to restockers dearer

Dalby sale 24 July 2019: Market firm to stronger

The market was strong to firmer on last week with the best cows up to 262.2c and the top bullocks up to 328.2c…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 24 July 2019: Market firm to stronger

NAPCo’s Five Founders beef extends brand claim boundaries

After 144 years tagged as a ‘cattle producer,’ the North Australian Pastoral Co is moving down a new path this week, adding carbon neutrality to its first branded beef program launched today…Read More Source: Beef Central NAPCo’s Five Founders beef extends brand claim boundaries

US burger chain refuses to go down fake meat path

One fast food chain in the United States has refused to join the rush of burger selling rivals to add fake meat to their menus, staking a claim it is and will remain proudly 100 percent about real meat…Read More Source: Beef Central US burger chain refuses to go down fake meat path

Webinar opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to Meat Industry Strategic Plan

As part of the development of a bold new Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2030, a digital consultation process is being held next week via webinars, providing all industry stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to, and provide feedback about the process…Read More Source: Beef Central Webinar opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to Meat Industry… Read more »

Temple Grandin’s fingerprints on new WA beef project

World renowned animal behaviourist Professor Temple Grandin visited Western Australia last week, providing guidance over animal handling facilities for a major new integrated beef supply chain project currently in its early stages of development…Read More Source: Beef Central Temple Grandin’s fingerprints on new WA beef project

Weekly genetics review: Is the crossbreeding advantage being overlooked?

While the science behind crossbreeding remains sound, the level of commitment among commercial breeders appears to be declining. There appears to be a range of reasons for this, including the fact many producers are being “swamped with other messages, particularly around c/kg sale price,” genetics editor Alastair Rayner reports … ..Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Learn more about Angus AI sire prospects via online ‘Spring Bull Night’

Adopting a concept that is widely used in the dairy industry, Angus Australia will host a virtual ‘Spring Bull Night’ via social media next month, allowing producers to engage and source information as they make decisions for upcoming AI programs…Read More Source: Beef Central Learn more about Angus AI sire prospects via online ‘Spring… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grids reach highest point for the year, as numbers start to slide

A third consecutive week of processor grid price rises has seen cow and steer direct consignment rates across much of eastern Australia reach their highest point for the 2019 year…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids reach highest point for the year, as numbers start to slide

Wagga Sale 22 July: Market rises on tighter supply

Limited numbers of well finished stock impacted on prices with, most types of export and domestic cattle recording dearer trends…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga Sale 22 July: Market rises on tighter supply

Wholesale beef update: Mid-winter sees tough going on grilling cuts

A ring around some of the nation’s largest red meat wholesalers this morning confirmed that mid-winter trade in grilling cuts is tough enough, but slow cooking items are in very solid demand. Grilling cuts, perhaps with the exception of rumps, are at least $2-$3/kg off the pace from where they sat three or four months… Read more »