Category: Beef

Dalby sale 22 Jan 2020: Rain lifts mosts classes

Steer and heifer calves improved the most, while light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 31c/kg better. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 22 Jan 2020: Rain lifts mosts classes

EYCI’s sharp rise driven by recent rain

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has started 2020 with a sharp rise, lifting 33c/kg in the past week off the back of widespread rainfall across New South Wales and Queensland. Source: Beef Central EYCI’s sharp rise driven by recent rain

AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

VETERAN meat processor Joe Catalfamo’s Australian Meat Group has confirmed its purchase of the mothballed Cootamundra beef and sheepmeat abattoir on the NSW southwest slopes. AMG managing director Gilbert Cabral… Source: Sheep Central AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

Veteran meat processor Joe Catalfamo’s Australian Meat Group has confirmed its purchase of the mothballed Cootamundra beef and sheepmeat abattoir on the NSW southwest slopes. Source: Beef Central AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

Woolworths, Coles grow fresh meat market share, at the expense of butchers

Dominant national supermarket retailers Woolworths and Coles continue to grow their fresh meat market share, mostly at the expense independent retail butchers, recent surveys conducted by Roy Morgan show. Source: Beef Central Woolworths, Coles grow fresh meat market share, at the expense of butchers

Weekly kill: Rain impact yet to be reflected in processor grids

Widespread, if somewhat patchy rain across eastern Australia is yet to be reflected in processor grid price movements this week, but a number of major operators conceded this morning that they are ‘evaluating’ their current supply position. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain impact yet to be reflected in processor grids

Wagga sale 20 Jan 2020: Market rallies after rain

strong demand pushed prices along as several major processor from Queensland scrambled for supply. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 20 Jan 2020: Market rallies after rain

Webinar: What does US/China trade deal mean for global meat trade?

The implications for the global meat industry from last week’s phase-one trade agreement between the US and China will come under scrutiny in a webinar being held on Thursday morning. Source: Beef Central Webinar: What does US/China trade deal mean for global meat trade?

MLA moves to longer-term bushfire rebuild response

MLA has shifted to a longer term operational response to assist in the rebuild for livestock producers affected by bushfires, after dropping a proposal for a $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund. Source: Beef Central MLA moves to longer-term bushfire rebuild response

Beef breeders trade outback Queensland for Uruguay B&B

A career in live export introduced former grazier Matt Simmons to Latin America, and the “slower pace of life” was incentive enough to move his family of seven across the Pacific. Source: ABC Livestock Beef breeders trade outback Queensland for Uruguay B&B

AuctionsPlus prices and clearances sharply higher, on the back of rain

Confidence-boosting rain across large areas of eastern Australia drove prices and clearance rates higher across all categories on AuctionsPlus this week. Source: Beef Central AuctionsPlus prices and clearances sharply higher, on the back of rain

MLA moves to longer term bushfire rebuild response

MEAT & Livestock Australia has shifted to a longer term operational response to assist in the rebuild for livestock producers affected by bushfires, after dropping a proposal for a $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund. Source: Sheep Central MLA moves to longer term bushfire rebuild response

MLA drops $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund

MLA has dropped a proposed $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund to finance the transport of livestock out of affected areas, after industry body opposition and a roll-out of Federal Government support. Source: Beef Central MLA drops million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund

PODCAST: Why aren’t producers engaged with industry representation?

Rural journalists Nicole Bond and Jayne Cuddihy explore this question in the latest edition of their popular podcast “There’s an Elephant in My Paddock”. Source: Beef Central PODCAST: Why aren’t producers engaged with industry representation?

SE Asia Report: Brazilian beef reaches Indonesian wet markets in volume

Also in today’s December 2019 South East Asian beef market report: Oversupply keeps Indonesian live cattle prices weak; African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia; Vietnamese and Thai prices up again, and insights into Ethiopa’s cattle and beef industry. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Brazilian beef reaches Indonesian wet markets in volume

Recruitment: Employability skills beef industry job candidates will need in 2020

Whether you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career in the red meat and livestock industry, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job. What are they? Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Employability skills beef industry job candidates will need in 2020

ACC pays $20m district record for Augathella property, Gladys Downs

QUEENSLAND integrated beef supply chain and processor, Australian Country Choice, has paid a district record price of just under $1000/ha ($400/acre) bare to secure the quality large-scale Augathella district grazing… Source: Beef Central ACC pays m district record for Augathella property, Gladys Downs

EYCI shows sharp rise in anticipation of rain

The prospect of significant rain over parts of eastern Australia over the next week, combined with strong early January southern weaner sale results has driven the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator sharply higher during the opening stages of 2020. Today’s figure of 505.25c/kg is up 23.5c on the final quote for the 2019 year back on… Read more »

Roma store sale 14 Jan 2020: Prices lift on opening rates

The quality of the yarding varied and prices were reflective of the variations, but overall prices improved significantly from the previous week. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 14 Jan 2020: Prices lift on opening rates

Weekly kill: Processor grid prices volatile in opening stages of 2020

It’s been a volatile start to the 2020 beef processing season, with grid offers opening at rates similar to late December, before pushing lower last week in the face of further heavy drought-forced cattle supply pressure. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Processor grid prices volatile in opening stages of 2020

Global tour underscores beef profitability imperatives

The beef industry in north west Queensland (NWQ) faces serious challenges to its prosperity unless a greater emphasis is placed on basic business principles, intellectual capital, environmental sustainability and global markets. Source: Beef Central Global tour underscores beef profitability imperatives

Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

For 13-19 January, a wetter than average week is likely across much of the north and west of the continent, as well as in southwest Queensland and northern parts of NSW. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

National Sausage Kings set to be crowned

The humble snag will be celebrated in all its glory next month when the 2020 National Sausage King winners are crowned at a gala event being held this year in Terrigal, NSW. Source: Beef Central National Sausage Kings set to be crowned

Kay’s Cuts: More global twists await red meat in 2020

The global protein business had more than its fair share of twists and turns last year, and 2020 will see more of the same, notably in China and Japan, writes US meat and livestock market commentator Steve Kay. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: More global twists await red meat in 2020

Northern WA's cattle country drenched by cyclone rain

While vast areas of Australia are being impacted by bushfires, many cattle stations in northern Western Australia are celebrating a wet start to 2020, with some reporting their best rain in two years. Source: ABC Livestock Northern WA’s cattle country drenched by cyclone rain

Lighter young cattle firmer in 2020’s opening AuctionsPlus sale

Lighter steers and heifers were firmer in price in the first AuctionsPlus sales for the year held this week, compared with closing rates in 2019. Source: Beef Central Lighter young cattle firmer in 2020’s opening AuctionsPlus sale

Agribusiness community digs deep for bushfire support

Agribusinesses associated with Australia’s livestock industries are digging deep to offer financial aid and in-kind support for rural communities devastated by bushfires across four states over the past four weeks. Here’s a summary of contributions in cash and urgently needed goods that have been announced by donors over the past couple of days….. Source:… Read more »

JBS donates $1 million to underpin Australian Volunteer Firefighter Trust

As bushfire aid and support continues to flow in from across the business and general community this week, beef and sheepmeat processor JBS Australia has announced a $1 million donation to the Australian Volunteer Trust, established by the Business Council of Australia in partnership with Equity Trustees. Source: Sheep Central JBS donates million to… Read more »

Agribusiness community digs deep for bushfire support

Agribusinesses associated with Australia’s livestock industries are digging deep to offer financial aid and in-kind support for rural communities devastated by bushfires across four states over the past four weeks. Here’s a summary of contributions in cash and urgently needed goods that have been announced by donors over the past couple of days….. Source:… Read more »

Recruitment: Diverse beef industry career opportunities on offer for 2020

There’s been a host of new job listings added to our Jobs Central platform over the Christmas/New Year break. Lower, middle and upper-management career opportunities recently listed cover the lotfeeding, cattle production, processing, beef marketing, agribusiness, aviation, quality assurance, administration and sales fields. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Diverse beef industry career opportunities on offer… Read more »

Over a billion animals now dead in NSW bushfires, wildlife experts say

The number has more than doubled from the original figure, while the loss of insects — a critical food source and pollinator — is thought to be in the “hundreds of billions”. Source: ABC Livestock Over a billion animals now dead in NSW bushfires, wildlife experts say

JBS donates $1 million to underpin Australian Volunteer Firefighter Trust

As bushfire aid and support continues to flow in from across the business and general community this week, beef and sheepmeat processor and food manufacturer JBS Australia has announced a $1 million donation to the Australian Volunteer Trust, established by the Business Council of Australia in partnership with Equity Trustees. Source: Beef Central JBS… Read more »

China sweeps past Japan and US as Australia’s largest export beef customer in 2019

China’s recent dominance as the world’s largest beef customer has been underlined by 2019 Australian calendar year export statistics released this week, which have seen the Asian giant sweep past traditional customers Japan and the US as our largest beef export destination. Source: Beef Central China sweeps past Japan and US as Australia’s largest… Read more »

A matter of when, not if, cattle prices will rise because of drought

The relentless drought is seeing more breeding female cattle sent to slaughter, with industry leaders warning of significant price increases when the long dry does break. Source: ABC Livestock A matter of when, not if, cattle prices will rise because of drought

Resilient beef industry committed to rebuild: Cattle Council

Devastating losses suffered by cattle producers in bushfires across south-eastern Australia in recent weeks has compounded the crippling impacts endured by thousands of producers in the past year due to fire, floods and unrelenting drought. Source: Beef Central Resilient beef industry committed to rebuild: Cattle Council

MLA working to ascertain full impact of bushfires on livestock

Meat & Livestock Australia’s Jason Strong says about nine percent of Australia’s national cattle herd is located in regions that have been significantly impacted by bushfires and a further 11pc in regions partially impacted. Source: Beef Central MLA working to ascertain full impact of bushfires on livestock

Hamilton weaner sales Day 2: EU premium gap widens + VIDEOS

Strong competition for European Union credentialed cattle and those properly weaned were again highlights of day-two selling at Hamilton’s annual beef weaner sales. Source: Beef Central Hamilton weaner sales Day 2: EU premium gap widens + VIDEOS

$4m grant round opens to enhance food chain traceability

The Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for grants worth $4 million to fund projects to enhance traceability in the food supply chain, enhancing trust in Australian-grown products and boosting the competitiveness of agricultural exporters. Source: Beef Central m grant round opens to enhance food chain traceability

Wagga sale 6 Jan 2020: New year opens with bigger yarding

The first prime sale of year at Wagga produced a bigger offering of just over 3400 cattle. The market opened up to softer price trends with some processors yet to commence buying at physical markets. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 6 Jan 2020: New year opens with bigger yarding

Northern feedlots drive demand at opening Hamilton weaner sale + VIDEO

A massive 64 percent of a 3620-strong Angus steer yarding will depart the state of Victoria following the first day of selling at Hamilton’s annual beef weaner sales. Source: Beef Central Northern feedlots drive demand at opening Hamilton weaner sale + VIDEO

Numbers fall away on last AuctionsPlus sales of the year

Today’s last sale AuctionsPlus sales for the year saw numbers drop significantly as everyone prepares for the Christmas and New Year period. This week cattle listings totalled 3251 head, with strongest purchasing activity from the Riverina, NSW and the Lower South East of South Australia. Source: Beef Central Numbers fall away on last AuctionsPlus… Read more »

Australia’s best MSA feedlots awarded

Five feedlots across Australia have been awarded for consistently producing cattle that achieve outstanding compliance rates to Meat Standards Australia (MSA) specifications. Source: Beef Central Australia’s best MSA feedlots awarded

Dalby sale 18 Dec 2019: Quality back in final sale of year

Most classes of yearling steers averaged close to the previous week’s level, while yearling heifers to feed and the trade experienced only quality related price changes. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 18 Dec 2019: Quality back in final sale of year

SE Asia Report: Oversupply impacts prices | Brazilian beef hits Jakarta

Also in today’s November 2019 South East Asian beef market update: Filipino prices break through the AUD$5 mark and slaughter cattle push over $7 per kg live weight in Shanghai. Source: Beef Central SE Asia Report: Oversupply impacts prices | Brazilian beef hits Jakarta

Lighter steers and heifers ease in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Lighter steer prices tended to decline, while heavier steer categories lifted a little in a smaller offering on AuctionsPlus this week. Source: Beef Central Lighter steers and heifers ease in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Dubbo sale 12 Dec 2019: Year ends with smaller yarding

The last cattle sale for the year for Dubbo produced a much smaller yarding with numbers falling by 1450 for a total of 2440. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 12 Dec 2019: Year ends with smaller yarding

Dalby sale 4 Dec 2019: Prime cattle firm, store cows stronger

Mixed quality cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section, with more than half of the cows returning to the paddock. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 4 Dec 2019: Prime cattle firm, store cows stronger

$3.9m federal backing to beef up Beef 2021

The Federal Government has delivered on a budget commitment of $3.9m to support the Beef Australia 2021 expo in Rockhampton. Source: Beef Central .9m federal backing to beef up Beef 2021

30th annual Euroa female and weaner sale: PTIC heifers top at $2120

Well-bred lines of pregnancy-tested-in-calf Angus heifers have exceeded sale prices of $2000 per head on five occasions at the 30th annual Euroa female cattle held Thursday. Source: Beef Central 30th annual Euroa female and weaner sale: PTIC heifers top at 20

Red meat processors gain voice on Federal labour advisory committee

The appointment of Gundagai Meat Processors CEO Will Barton to a new government advisory committee will ensure the voice of the supply chain is heard, according to the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC). Source: Beef Central Red meat processors gain voice on Federal labour advisory committee

US beef agreement with EU re-focuses need for Australia to achieve the same

An agreement signed earlier this month providing greater access for US beef to the high-value European Union market has upped the ante for Australia to achieve a similar outcome.  Source: Beef Central US beef agreement with EU re-focuses need for Australia to achieve the same

Roma store sale 10 Dec 2019: Competition remains firm for quality lines

Medium weight lighter condition cows experienced improvements with an increase in restocker competition, while heavy weight cows fell when compared to the previous week. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 10 Dec 2019: Competition remains firm for quality lines

Weekly kill: Alarming swings being seen in imported lean beef markets

What goes up, must come down, the old saying goes, and the export beef industry is seeing it manifested in the most dramatic way this week, as lean manufacturing beef prices slump alarmingly, after an earlier period of equally dramatic recent rises. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Alarming swings being seen in imported lean… Read more »

Wagga sale 9 Dec 2019: Prices lower as quality slips

Cattle markets in the past week have been erratic and Wagga experienced the same fluctuating price trends, depending on quality and competition. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 9 Dec 2019: Prices lower as quality slips

Technology uptake recognised in meat processor’s Woolies supplier award

A strong emphasis on technology adoption was recognised last week when Victorian red meat processor Frewstal was announced as Woolworths’ protein supplier of the year for 2019. Source: Beef Central Technology uptake recognised in meat processor’s Woolies supplier award

$3.73m to help beef producers benchmark sustainability practices

Federal funding of $3.73 million has been allocated to a new project to help beef producers assess their land management practices against a new national online sustainability framework being developed by industry. Source: Beef Central .73m to help beef producers benchmark sustainability practices

Low A$ expected to underpin beef exports during 2020

The Australian dollar currently sits at US68.3c – down 7pc on the same time last year – and banks currently forecast that it will remain low during 2020, helping underpin competitiveness in Australian beef exports. Source: Beef Central Low A$ expected to underpin beef exports during 2020

Light heifers lift in value, in 12,648 head AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers listed on AuctionsPlus totalled 12,648 this week, firm on the week before. There were significant price increases for steers and heifer categories under 330kg, with heifers less than 200kg increasing by 21c to average 278c. Source: Beef Central Light heifers lift in value, in 12,648 head AuctionsPlus offering

10 great Christmas gift ideas for meat lovers

From meat thermometers to high-end dry aging cabinets, here are 10 gift ideas for the beef lovers in your life this Christmas. Source: Beef Central 10 great Christmas gift ideas for meat lovers

Opinion: 2030 – What is your bottom line going to look like?

Agribusiness consultant Ian McLean from Bush Agribusiness offers his thoughts on the industry’s Red Meat 2030 document, and what it means for priority setting over the next decade. Source: Beef Central Opinion: 2030 – What is your bottom line going to look like?

A few facts about fake meat

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that is how fake meat should be viewed, not as a threat to beef producers, but a sincere endorsement of the extreme desirability of beef, the prince of meats. Source: Beef Central A few facts about fake meat

Reinforcing the magic of red meat for Australian athletes

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) have entered into a new partnership to develop practical nutrition resources designed to help Australians enjoy red meat as part of a healthy diet. Source: Beef Central Reinforcing the magic of red meat for Australian athletes

Dubbo sale 5 Dec 2019: Downward trend continues

Cows continue their downward trend losing a further 8c to 13c however young cattle to the restockers were the highlight lifting in price by up to 20c with solid interest from southern restockers. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 5 Dec 2019: Downward trend continues

Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

INDUSTRY veteran Gary Hardwick has been appointed chairman of the peak processing, wholesale, retail and smallgoods body, the Australian Meat Industry Council. Source: Sheep Central Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

2019 bull sales: 13pc decline in numbers sold at auction

A combination of fewer bulls being catalogued for sale by bull breeders, and lower sale clearance rates has driven a 13 percent decline in the number of bulls sold at auction this year across Australia, Beef Central’s annual analysis of bull sale trends has shown. Source: Beef Central 2019 bull sales: 13pc decline in… Read more »

2019 bull sales: Your complete guide to how each major beef breed fared

Beef Central’s annual breed-by-breed analysis of bull sales during 2019 exposes wide variance in performance, based on average prices and numbers of bulls sold per breed Source: Beef Central 2019 bull sales: Your complete guide to how each major beef breed fared

Dalby sale 4 Dec 2019: Weaners sell to cheaper rates

The supply of stock reduced from the very high level of the previous week with 2,359 head less to 6,715. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 4 Dec 2019: Weaners sell to cheaper rates

Southern weaner sales kick off: opening market underwhelms at Euroa + VIDEO

Hopeful of achieving an overall sale average of 330c/kg, selling agents and participating vendors experienced a more sedate result that ranged mostly from 300 to 330c/kg, which was deemed satisfactory under the circumstances without being lavish. Source: Beef Central Southern weaner sales kick off: opening market underwhelms at Euroa + VIDEO

The beefed-up diet 'changing lives' but cancer experts not so sure

Beef for lunch, beef for dinner and perhaps a little bone broth for breakfast? It sounds like a doctor’s nightmare, but the so-called “carnivore diet” is gaining traction — if social media is anything to go by. Source: ABC Livestock The beefed-up diet ‘changing lives’ but cancer experts not so sure

Roma store sale 3 Dec 2019: Weaners dominate 5600 head yarding

The market varied considerably depending on weight and breed quality, with the lead of the feeder steers selling firm to 8c cheaper topping at 311c for a average of 278c/kg. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 3 Dec 2019: Weaners dominate 5600 head yarding

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – November 2019

The cattle market reset seems to have come as a surprise to many considering the continued commentary around demand for 90CL grinding beef and the Chinese export market. Meanwhile, the southern industry is gearing up for the annual weaner cycle with large sales set to fire up immediately after the festive break. Source: Beef… Read more »

China’s frantic protein demand rolls-on in November beef exports

China is now firmly on track to become Australia’s largest export beef customer by volume for the 2019 calendar year, November’s monthly beef export statistics indicate. Source: Beef Central China’s frantic protein demand rolls-on in November beef exports

Weekly kill: Grids soften as export meat prices ease and seasonal closures loom

Direct consignment slaughter price signals are becoming harder to distinguish, as more processors withdraw from making offers this week, confident that they have most of their kill requirements covered through to seasonal closures due in a fortnight’s time. As well as supply/demand pressures, another clear reason for this price adjustment is a big check in… Read more »

Wagga sale 2 Dec 2019: Modest rally after recent falls

The highlight on Monday was improved demand from exporters for the best pens of heavy grown steers and bullocks. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 2 Dec 2019: Modest rally after recent falls

Red Meat signatories meet to discuss MoU review

The Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) has released a summary of discussions held during a meeting of industry and Government signatories to the Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding in Canberra on November 27. Source: Beef Central Red Meat signatories meet to discuss MoU review

Meatworks in Northern Territory reopens after 16 years

The Northern Territory’s cattle industry once again has a large commercial abattoir, with the Batchelor meatworks officially reopened. Source: ABC Livestock Meatworks in Northern Territory reopens after 16 years

MLA launches accelerated adoption initiative for levy payers

SHEEP, cattle and goat levy-payers can get a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s products and services delivered directly at no cost under its accelerated adoption initiative. Source: Sheep Central MLA launches accelerated adoption initiative for levy payers

Kay’s Cuts: Beef is king of the US meat case

Beef has returned to its long-held role as king of the meat case in American supermarkets and grocery stores, due in no small part to the efforts of seedstock and cow-calf producers over the past 25 years, reports US market commentator Steve Kay in his monthly column for Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Kay’s… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef quiz – November 2019

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

Young cattle prices trend down in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

This week’s AuctionsPlus online cattle market saw numbers total 12,549 head, down 16pc from the particularly large offering the week before. Most categorties eased in price, with the exception of PTIC heifers that averaging $1312, a lift of $31 on the week before. Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices trend down in smaller AuctionsPlus… Read more »

MLA’s Accelerated Adoption Initiative commences  

Red meat livestock (Cattle, Sheep and Goat) levy-payers can now access a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) products and services delivered directly to them at no cost following the commencement of the Accelerated Adoption Initiative. Source: Beef Central MLA’s Accelerated Adoption Initiative commences  

Dubbo sale 28 Nov: Further falls for cow rates

With most export processors running at capacity levels for cows the cow market suffered further falls losing a further 18c compared to the cheaper market of a week ago. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 28 Nov: Further falls for cow rates

China protein deficit reflected in JBS’s booming third quarter results

A vast protein deficit in China caused by the onset of African Swine Fever has been reflected in the world’s largest meat processor, JBS’s third quarter results announced last week.    Source: Beef Central China protein deficit reflected in JBS’s booming third quarter results

New online hub for Australia’s red meat integrity system

Livestock producers and supply chain stakeholders can now access information and resources for Australia’s red meat integrity system in the one location with the new Integrity Systems Company (ISC) website launched last week at Red Meat 2019 in Tamworth. Source: Beef Central New online hub for Australia’s red meat integrity system

Dalby sale 27 Nov 2019: Export cattle cheaper

The supply of stock reduced from the very high level of the previous week with 2,359 head less to 6,715. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 27 Nov 2019: Export cattle cheaper

Qld beef producers’ regenerative agriculture recognised in awards + VIDEO

Queensland beef producers Russell and Catriona Murdoch’s work to use regenerative agriculture to achieve both ecological and financial improvements within their grazing business were recognised when they were announced as finalists in the Reef Champion Awards in Mackay last night. Source: Beef Central Qld beef producers’ regenerative agriculture recognised in awards + VIDEO

Losses mount in November grainfed trading budget

A record-high breakeven figure has been recorded in Beef Central’s monthly 100-day grainfed steer trading budget calculated this morning. Using our standard set of variables, we’ve arrived at a $47 loss on our typical 450kg feeder steer entering a downs feedlot today, and closing out after a 105 day program in March next year. … Read more »

Roma store sale 26 Nov 2019: Patchy rain in supply area

Prices varied greatly across the yarding with steers and lightweight heifers mostly improving while cows eased significantly. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 26 Nov 2019: Patchy rain in supply area