Category: Beef

Roma store sale 23 Feb 2021: Prices ease in larger yarding

Prices mostly eased across the yarding, but demand remained firm for quality cattle with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 23 Feb 2021: Prices ease in larger yarding

Focus on optimising genetic evaluation, says Nuffield scholar

Greater focus must be placed on optimising genetic gain through the accurate selection of non-visual profit-driving traits, in order to ensure that the northern Australia’s beef industry is equipped to be profitable and meet evolving social and environmental pressures. That’s the view of 2019 Nuffield Scholar and Western QLD beef producer, Rebecca Burnham, who investigated… Read more »

Weekly kill: Slow seasonal start remains stuck in first gear

With just a week remaining in February, eastern Australia is yet to crack a weekly beef kill of 100,000 head, in what amounts to the slowest start to a slaughter year in recent history. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Slow seasonal start remains stuck in first gear

Australian Beef Sustainability Framework launches vegetation mapping tool

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) has today launched an interactive vegetation mapping and reporting tool, which it says is designed to provide the industry and public with the best available national data on the Balance of Tree and Grass Cover. Source: Beef Central Australian Beef Sustainability Framework launches vegetation mapping tool

Canned debate: Should Australian supermarket brands use Aussie beef?

The canned corned beef section in Australian supermarkets occupies a tiny portion of aisle space but also raises some larger questions about retailer decisions to stock local versus imported product. Source: Beef Central Canned debate: Should Australian supermarket brands use Aussie beef?

Thought-provoking ‘Leadership’ theme fitting for Beef 2021 symposium

The line-up of guest speakers for the Beef 2021 symposium has been announced, with tickets now on sale. Being held on Monday 3 May, the first day of the event program, the half-day symposium will bring keynote speakers to the fore, canvassing the biggest issues of the day and imparing their leadership experience and wisdom. … Read more »

New Australian sheep meat and beef processing joint venture deal

BRAZILIAN meat packer Minerva Foods has signed an agreement with the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company for the possible acquisition of Australian assets and establishment of a joint venture to process sheep meat and beef. Source: Sheep Central New Australian sheep meat and beef processing joint venture deal

Red meat, green facts – embracing the emissions challenge

The cattle industry has grown a little too accustomed to seeing negative headlines around red meat’s impact on our environment, and not enough coverage of the positive, proactive steps the industry is taking, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong writes in this guest post. Source: Beef Central Red meat, green facts –… Read more »

MLA to focus on ‘redefining resilience’ in Beef 2021 presence

The red meat industry’s service delivery company, Meat & Livestock Australia, will have a prominent presence across the Beef 2021 event in Rockhampton in May, focussing on the collective theme of ‘redefining resilience.’ What does it mean to red meat producers? In 2021 and beyond, resilience must evolve to fit a new set of challenges,… Read more »

North Qld Wagyu supply chain invests in extensive Glen Innes backgrounding country

A North Queensland based Wagyu supply chain has made a large investment in backgrounding country on the NSW New England, purchasing the 1935ha Big Ben aggregation near Rangers Valley feedlot to expand its operations. Source: Beef Central North Qld Wagyu supply chain invests in extensive Glen Innes backgrounding country

Roma store sale 16 Feb 2021: Prices firm in smaller yarding

Overall prices remained firm, with restocker competition driving prices for limited numbers of light weight yearling steers to a new record high of 710.2c. Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 16 Feb 2021: Prices firm in smaller yarding

Applications open for Beef Australia 2021 Angus Scholarships

The Angus Foundation’s Beef 2021 Scholarship applications are now open, with Angus Australia set to award three scholarships to members aged 18-30 to attend the industry’s triennial exhibition in Rockhampton from May 2 to 8. Source: Beef Central Applications open for Beef Australia 2021 Angus Scholarships

Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strengthens restocker demand

Steer prices stepped up, pushed along by restockers and feedlots who have dominated weekly prime cattle sales for numbers in the wake of significant rain across the eastern seaboard. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strengthens restocker demand

Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strenghtens restocker demand

Steer prices stepped up, pushed along by restockers and feedlots who have dominated weekly prime cattle sales for numbers in the wake of significant rain across the eastern seaboard. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strenghtens restocker demand

Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

SHEEP and beef producers seeking reliable land for livestock finishing are buying into the higher rainfall areas of Victoria, including former dairy regions, according to Elders rural real estate specialist at Camperdown Rob Rickard. Source: Sheep Central Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

Students set to whip up winning beef meals with sporting heroes

Primary school students across Australia have the opportunity to whip up winning beef meals with sporting heroes and learn about the role of Australian Beef in a healthy lifestyle when new modules of the Be Your Greatest Virtual Classroom Program launch this week. Source: Beef Central Students set to whip up winning beef meals with… Read more »

Big drops seen in light steers and heifers on AuctionsPlus

Average prices for light steers from less than 200kg through to 330kg all fell sharply on AuctionsPlus this week, while light heifers less than 200kg and 280-330kg followed a similar trend. Source: Beef Central Big drops seen in light steers and heifers on AuctionsPlus

Beef 2021 property tours offer a window into efficient, innovative beef production

The Property Tours program has been a popular highlight of the triennial Rockhampton Beef Expos since the inaugural event back in 1988, and this year’s lineup of tour destinations features innovative, efficient, sustainable beef operations packed with innovative ideas and management savvy. Source: Beef Central Beef 2021 property tours offer a window into efficient,… Read more »

Emerging technologies could help deliver ‘clean label’ and ‘free-from’ value-added beef products

A combination of emerging technologies like High Pressure Thermal Processing, and use of natural preservatives may play a role in delivering so-called ‘clean label’ and ‘free-from’ red meat value-added products in coming years. Source: Beef Central Emerging technologies could help deliver ‘clean label’ and ‘free-from’ value-added beef products

Rocky celebrity chefs to showcase beef, in all its glory

Some of Australia’s best known celebrity chefs will flex their muscles during Beef 2021 in Rockhampton in May, exploring new and innovative ways with beef in a series of showcase lunches and dinners. Source: Beef Central Rocky celebrity chefs to showcase beef, in all its glory

Agtech briefs: Beef production forecasting tool picks up $10,000 grant; US expansion for Aussie agtech success-story

A software development company based in remote Mareeba in far North Queensland has earned a $10,000 NBN grant for its beef production forecasting tool. In other agtech news, Australian developed livestock management software provider AgriWebb has announced its launch in the US. Source: Beef Central Agtech briefs: Beef production forecasting tool picks up ,000… Read more »

New CEO appointed for Herefords Australia; big changes afoot within Brangus breed

In recent breed society developments, Herefords Australia has made a high-profile appointment to fill the vacancy left following the recent resignation of general manager, Andrew Donoghue. Meanwhile, there are some big changes happening within the Australian Brangus Cattle Association. Source: Beef Central New CEO appointed for Herefords Australia; big changes afoot within Brangus breed

New CQ meat processing project starts to access $24m govt loan

Central Queensland beef producers Blair and Josie Angus’s ambitious new beef processing project has received a financial close of a $24 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan that will secure the project. Source: Beef Central New CQ meat processing project starts to access m govt loan

Entries closing soon for Beef 2021 stud beef competition

Seedstock producers have just days left to nominate entries for the nation’s largest stud beef cattle exhibition, being staged during Beef 2021 in Rockhampton in May. Source: Beef Central Entries closing soon for Beef 2021 stud beef competition

PTIC heifers to $3060 in 19,803 head AuctionsPlus offering

Light steers 200-280kg jumped $57/head on the previous week to average $1414, or 566c/kg on AuctionsPlus this week, while the 280-330kg steers averaged $83 higher at $1643. Auction clearance rates of 92pc and 84pc, respectively across the two categories continued to show buyers’ almost frantic intentions to secure unfinished cattle as the excellent season continues. … Read more »

Beef producer sustainability survey now open

Beef producers are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s (ABSF) annual survey that helps to promote and protect the industry as well as track performance. Source: Beef Central Beef producer sustainability survey now open

Ballarat joined females surge $400 above the odds

Victoria’s CVLX Ballarat saleyards was awash with confidence Friday when restocker heifers – pregnancy test in calf – raced to a record $3750 per head on two occasions, and while November/December calved heifer outfits made to $4400. Source: Beef Central Ballarat joined females surge 0 above the odds

Dalby sale 3 Feb 2021: Most descriptions firm

Yearling steers under 200kg returning to the paddock reached a new high level of 790.2c/kg. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 3 Feb 2021: Most descriptions firm

Bondfields to share their beef journey during Beef 2021 breakfast

With the Rockhampton Beef 2021 event now only 12 weeks away, speakers for some of the expo’s most popular events are starting to be announced. The traditional Rural Press Club Beef Expo breakfast will this year be addressed by leading seedstock producers David and Prue Bondfield. Source: Beef Central Bondfields to share their beef… Read more »

January beef exports start the year off at snail’s pace

Australian beef exports are off to their slowest start to a new calendar year in at least ten years. January is always the slowest month of the trading year for Australian beef, following Christmas plant closures and slower demand in the post-New year period, but this year’s decline has been particularly acute.    Source:… Read more »

Search is on for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef

QUEENSLAND’S annual search for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef products is on again despite market disruption and the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries opened yesterday for the Royal Queensland Food and… Source: Sheep Central Search is on for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef

Roma store 2 Feb 2021: Second yarding of year increases to 8000 head

Overall prices remained firm however the larger yarding saw prices ease in place and the limited numbers of light weight steers under 200kg resulted in a fall of 85c, after the previous sale’s record breaking prices. Source: Beef Central Roma store 2 Feb 2021: Second yarding of year increases to 8000 head

Weekly genetics review: How useful is genotyping in commercial herds?

While genotyping is becoming increasingly more common in Australian seedstock operations, many commercial producers are also seeking to see if this technology can be used within their programs. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: How useful is genotyping in commercial herds?

Changes for Angus structural soundness EBVs

Considerable changes have been made to the Structural Soundness EBVs that were first published on Australian Angus cattle in the December 2020 Trans-Tasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.  Source: Beef Central Changes for Angus structural soundness EBVs

Greenhams shutters part of its Tongala processing plant

Another southern Australian beef processor has closed part of its operations, in the face of extreme cattle shortage and record high livestock prices. HW Greenham has confirmed this morning that it will indefinitely close one of two lines at the company’s Tongala hot-boning plant in the Goulburn Valley in northern Victoria. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Entries open for Royal Qld Show branded beef awards

Entries have opened today for the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s (RQFWS) Branded Beef and Lamb competitions. Source: Beef Central Entries open for Royal Qld Show branded beef awards

Beef Central’s beef quiz – January 2021

Test your beef industry knowledge with Beef Central’s January 2021 quiz. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – January 2021

Softer price trend in larger 16,886 head AuctionsPlus offering

Most young cattle values softened a little in AuctionsPlus trading this week, as numbers offered to 16,886 head – the largest offering of the year so far, up 4500 head on the previous week. Source: Beef Central Softer price trend in larger 16,886 head AuctionsPlus offering

Beef 2021’s Pitch in the Paddock agtech showcase closing soon

Developers of innovative new products and technologies that benefit the beef industry have only days left to apply to take part in the Pitch in the Paddock agtech event taking place at Beef 2021 in Rockhampton in May. Source: Beef Central Beef 2021’s Pitch in the Paddock agtech showcase closing soon

Weekly genetics review: A confident outlook for the autumn bull season

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner returns tonight to file his weekly genetics reviews through the autumn bull selling season. Here is his take on sale prospects for the next three or four months. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: A confident outlook for the autumn bull season

Genomic selection driving fertility in northern breeding herds

Improved fertility within northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research taking place to improve the accuracy of Estimated Breeding Values for female reproductive traits. The project is developing information and tools for northern producers to confidently select genetically highly fertile stock, to ultimately increase calving rates. Source: Beef Central Genomic selection… Read more »

Dalby sale 27 Jan 2021: Rates firm to dearer in bigger yarding

The large increase in supply resulted in a variation in average prices in places, however across most classes of light weight cattle prices remained very strong. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 27 Jan 2021: Rates firm to dearer in bigger yarding

Carbon neutrality or climate neutrality? Scientists debate pathway for beef

The Australian red meat industry has set a target to achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2030. But the question was raised in a recent forum – isn’t “climate neutrality” a more apt description for that goal? Source: Beef Central Carbon neutrality or climate neutrality? Scientists debate pathway for beef

Beef 2021 tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets to attend May’s Beef Australia 2021 industry event in Rockhampton go on sale on Monday. Final preparations are underway, and the preliminary event program has now been released. Source: Beef Central Beef 2021 tickets go on sale Monday

Weekly kill: Grids stabilise at recent record levels

Recent advances in new-season slaughter cattle grid prices have taken a breather this week, maintaining the new record levels set in some regions a week or ten days earlier. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids stabilise at recent record levels

Fearless livestock emissions crusader to address Beef 2021 gathering

Prominent US animal scientist Frank Mitloehner has been confirmed as one of the keynote conference speakers during Beef 2021 event in Rockhampton in May. He will feature during an information-packed Industry Symposium on the event’s first day, followed by almost 30 seminars on various industry topics over the next four days. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

BeefConnect webinar: Making the most of the forecast

With the wet season in full swing, it’s important for graziers to know where to access the most up-to-date and accurate climate-related information. Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar: Making the most of the forecast

Angus keeping a finger on the industry pulse

South-west NSW producer and regional chair for the Southern Australian Livestock Research Council Angus Whyte is helping to organise the new series of MLA’s MeatUp forums across southern Australia, to keep information flowing and build networks for producers. Source: Beef Central Angus keeping a finger on the industry pulse

Another big ‘beef bashing year’ looms, despite contrary evidence

WITH several major climate policy developments set to take place, 2021 is shaping as another “severe beef bashing year” from many quarters, despite the significant body of evidence debunking the case against beef on climate and health grounds. Source: Beef Central Another big ‘beef bashing year’ looms, despite contrary evidence

Dalby sale 10 Jan 2021: Prices lift across most classes

Prices generally improved across most classes, with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock reaching a new high level of 712.2c/kg. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 10 Jan 2021: Prices lift across most classes

Wagyu conference gets green light for April

In further signs that beef industry events are getting back to normal after the disruptions caused by COVID last year, the Australian Wagyu Association will stage its 2021 annual conference on the Gold Coast in April. Source: Beef Central Wagyu conference gets green light for April

Roma store 19 Jan 2021: Market opens with record light steer prices

Prices improved across the yarding markedly from the last sale for 2020 due to the reduced supply and strong competition, with light weight yearling steers under 200kg reaching new record prices. Source: Beef Central Roma store 19 Jan 2021: Market opens with record light steer prices

Elders enters Wagyu genetics market

Elders has embraced the expanding Australian Wagyu genetics marketplace, launching its first sale of semen and embryos on February 10 via the AuctionsPlus online platform. Source: Beef Central Elders enters Wagyu genetics market

Wagga sale 18 Jan: Numbers jump with strong demand

Feedlot and restocker demand continue to drive cattle prices at Wagga, in a bigger yarding of 3080.   Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 18 Jan: Numbers jump with strong demand

“Meat in the mail” – ButcherBox meeting grassfed beef demand in the US

Several years ago US tech entrepreneur Mike Salguero went in search of grassfed beef for his family but couldn’t find any. Five years later his ButcherBox is now a fully-fledged “meat in the mail” business supplying ethically-raised, grassfed beef, mostly from Australia and New Zealand, in curated boxes to subscribers across the US. Source:… Read more »

2021 grinding beef export sales off to slow start

It’s been a particularly quiet start to the year for Australia’s export grinding beef sales, with low January beef kills being balanced by continued subdued demand out of the US and other key export markets. Source: Beef Central 2021 grinding beef export sales off to slow start

Young cattle dearer in 10,920 head AuctionsPlus offering

Young steer and heifer categories mostly rose in price in a larger AuctionsPlus offering last week, when 10,920 commercial cattle were offered. Above average seasonal conditions in many areas of eastern Australia continued to underpin very strong buyer demand. Source: Beef Central Young cattle dearer in 10,920 head AuctionsPlus offering

Premiums being paid for heifers over steers in super-heated young cattle market

Heifers have gone past equivalent steers in value in young cattle trading during the opening stages 2021 in large parts of eastern Australia, for the first time in recent memory. What’s driving it? Source: Beef Central Premiums being paid for heifers over steers in super-heated young cattle market

Dalby sale 13 Jan 2021: Market rises in rain-shortened opening yarding

Buyer attendance was good with a full panel of export processors plus feed and local trade buyers active in the market, as well as local and interstate restockers. Prices generally improved on the levels experienced at the close of last year. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 13 Jan 2021: Market rises in rain-shortened opening… Read more »

Chris Howie’s southern sales wrap: Options aplenty as market runs hot

Why experience and understanding trumps luck in understanding the trends | Don’t get wound up about market indicators, look for the subtle changes inside the larger number | Positivity in the livestock industry should be our focus leading into 2021. Source: Beef Central Chris Howie’s southern sales wrap: Options aplenty as market runs hot

Kay’s Cuts: US beef producers facing a brighter year

Prices for all classes of US cattle are currently forecast to be higher than last year, especially those for grainfed cattle, as the US beef industry begins to recover from the impacts of COVID during 2020, US market analyst Steve Kay reports. Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: US beef producers facing a brighter year

Thomas Elder Markets analysis: Look at those weaner prices!

In this cross-posting from the Thomas Elder Markets website, livestock market analyst Matt Dalgleish tackles the question many people are pondering in the wake of the 2021 southern weaner sales: can buyers still expect to turn a profit from young cattle purchased at last week’s record price levels?    Source: Beef Central Thomas Elder… Read more »

Weekly kill: Processors’ ‘opening gambit’ cattle offers sharply higher

Two factors appear to be behind a a sharp lift in processor price grid offers for slaughter cattle across eastern and southern Australia since the start of the new trading year. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Processors’ ‘opening gambit’ cattle offers sharply higher

New research targets bloat in southern beef production systems

Charles Sturt University researchers are calling on southern Australian beef producers to complete a short online survey as part of research examining the impact of bloat on the industry. Source: Beef Central New research targets bloat in southern beef production systems

Wagga sale 11 Jan: Sizzling start to 2021

Quality was fair to good and a large gallery of onlookers who were eager to watch how the sale would unfold, with prices arguably dearer than the previous sale. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 11 Jan: Sizzling start to 2021

Weaner heifers top 815c/kg, in quiet start for AuctionsPlus 2021 trading year

The first week of online cattle sales on AuctionsPlus for 2021 saw a smaller offering of 3837 head, with summer storms received across many regions over the Christmas/New Year period curbing numbers. In line with the past week’s weaner feature sales, young cattle sold to a very strong market, with a new AuctionsPlus heifer record… Read more »

Rain postpones Roma’s return

Wet weather has delayed the return of cattle selling at Roma for 2021, with the first sale of the new year now expected to be held next Tuesday, January 19. Source: Beef Central Rain postpones Roma’s return

Angus weaners fly to $2200 at inaugural Wangaratta sale + VIDEO – Murray Arnel

After two preceding sales in the Wodonga weaner sales series, competition and prices bubbled over at an inaugural Wangaratta event on Wednesday underpinned by an eager northern contingent scrambling for numbers. Source: Beef Central Angus weaners fly to 00 at inaugural Wangaratta sale + VIDEO – Murray Arnel

2020 Australian beef exports fall 15pc, to 1.039 million tonnes

Hampered by reduced national cattle herd size after years of drought, Australia’s beef exports to all markets fell dramatically to 1.039 million tonnes last calendar year, trade statistics released this morning by the Department of Agriculture show. Source: Beef Central 2020 Australian beef exports fall 15pc, to 1.039 million tonnes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Beef Central team

THE Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central teams will be taking a short publishing break, and we take this opportunity to wish all of our valued readers and advertisers a safe, happy and relaxing Christmas/New Year period. Source: Beef Central Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Beef Central team

Processing: ACC’s new business model adapts to changing times

Changing circumstances are seeing Australian Country Choice transition into a much more diverse, multi-stream vertically integrated processing/supply chain business model. Source: Beef Central Processing: ACC’s new business model adapts to changing times

Dalby sale 17 Dec 2020: Market closes 2020 on strong note

Included in the lineup for the final sale of the year were 1100 head from five vendors across western districts. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 17 Dec 2020: Market closes 2020 on strong note

Sacred Cow movie: Film maker talks to Aus cattle industry

The independent dietician and food author behind the Sacred Cow film offers her thoughts in an Australian webinar on where the red meat industry should be focusing its public messaging efforts, while it is revealed her own work may be under threat of not being able to continue due to lack of funding support. … Read more »

Beef 2021 carcase competition up and running – but still plenty of time for entries

Judging is now well underway for the Beef 2021 ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition, which will come to a climax at next May’s triennial beef expo in Rockhampton. By the end of December, about 450 carcases will have been judged at processing plants across Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, since assessments started… Read more »

TFI breaks ground on new Murray Bridge sheep-beef plant

THE first sods have been turned on Thomas Foods International’s new multi-species plant at Murray Bridge that aims to process up to 15,000 sheep and lambs, and 1200 head of beef, daily. Source: Sheep Central TFI breaks ground on new Murray Bridge sheep-beef plant

Roma store 15 Dec 2020: Far west cattle flow in for final sale of year

With most processors close to finished for the year, competition on prime cattle was restricted, but light weight yearling steers and heifers continued the improvement of recent sales to register 18c to 33c/kg increases. Source: Beef Central Roma store 15 Dec 2020: Far west cattle flow in for final sale of year

Wagga sale 15 Dec: Market winds down on easing note

Prices for all types of cattle have started the week cheaper at Wagga as processors move closer to the Christmas holiday break. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 Dec: Market winds down on easing note

Weekly kill: Processing year ends on softer note

Buffeted by a series of unexpected and often unique events, the 2020 slaughter cattle season largely draws to a close on Friday. Many large export beef plants across eastern Australia draw a line under their 2020 operations on Friday, with significant losses recorded on many slaughter cattle during the back half of the year.   … Read more »

Flat export demand plus currency movement putting pressure on domestic beef market

While the domestic market during the past nine months of COVID uncertainty has easily been the Australian beef industry’s most reliable market, flat international trading conditions at present and a rising currency value is seeing more surplus export product being pushed back into the local trade. Source: Beef Central Flat export demand plus currency… Read more »

Vietnam a ‘perfect partner’ to help bridge beef and grain trade gap

A report points to ‘significant opportunities’ for Australian exporters to expand trade ties with Vietnam, including for beef and grain, as soaring tensions with nearby China encourage diversification toward other markets. Source: Beef Central Vietnam a ‘perfect partner’ to help bridge beef and grain trade gap

Lamb, beef and goat meat Christmas tips in Wednesday webinar

LAMB, beef and goat meat lovers are in for a Christmas treat with the final Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association webinar of the year this week. Source: Sheep Central Lamb, beef and goat meat Christmas tips in Wednesday webinar

Prices steady in 16,800 head AuctionsPlus offering

Markets in most young cattle categories remained reasonably steady in a 16,804 head offering on AuctionsPlus this week, down 7pc on the week before. Price increases were seen in PTIC heifers, which jumped $96 on average, and PTIC cows up $15. Source: Beef Central Prices steady in 16,800 head AuctionsPlus offering

Multi-breed EBVs will allow producers to compare bulls between breeds

A new $7.3 million research project launched in Armidale last week will ultimately enable beef producers to directly compare bulls of different breeds for a range of traits. Source: Beef Central Multi-breed EBVs will allow producers to compare bulls between breeds

Kay’s Cuts: COVID-19 has had multiple impacts on US beef in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered, at least for a while, where Americans spend their food dollars, but not how much they spend relative to their disposable personal income, columnist Steve Kay writes in his final monthly column for the uear Source: Beef Central Kay’s Cuts: COVID-19 has had multiple impacts on US beef in… Read more »

Murray Arnel at Euroa female sale: Joined heifers top at $3250

Following a highly successful steer weaner clearance seven days earlier, cashed-up local district cattle breeders from the Strathbogie, Murrumbindi and Goulburn Murray municipal regions were the backbone of this year’s annual Euroa beef female sale bidding PTIC heifers to heights of $3250 (twice), heifer weaners to $1600 and cow and calf outfits to $3650. … Read more »

ALC, JBS Brooklyn still waiting for China access to re-commence

Australia is seeking the resumption of sheepmeat and beef exports from two Victorian abattoirs to China which earlier made self-imposed suspensions due to COVID sickness among staff, as trade tensions between the two countries continue. Source: Beef Central ALC, JBS Brooklyn still waiting for China access to re-commence