Meat yield and potential traceability gains in Nolan Meats’ new $20m boning room

Queensland export and domestic beef processor Nolan meats yesterday unveiled its expanded and modernised boning room, featuring technology that is already delivering results in increasing carcase yield, and laying a platform for individual cuts traceability.

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Meat yield and potential traceability gains in Nolan Meats’ new m boning room

Red meat R&D: Magnetic conveying could leverage high-speed train technology for beef processing

Readers who are familiar with Japan’s famous Shinkansen bullet trains may have also heard about the magnetic conveying system the service uses – an incredible technology that zips Japanese commuters from one stop to the next at breathtaking speeds. But speed is not the only advantage of magnetic conveying, and research is now looking at how the technology might fit into the red meat processing sector.

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Red meat R&D: Magnetic conveying could leverage high-speed train technology for beef processing

Vale Lex Heinemann

Rural property marketing legend Lex Heinemann passed away suddenly yesterday after a heart attack, aged 80. Spanning more than 50 years, Mr Heinemann forged a career as a deal-maker without peer in the northern Australian rural property marketing space

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Vale Lex Heinemann

Webinar: The role of reference populations in genetic evaluation for beef cattle

In this upcoming webinar presented by FutureBeef and Beef Central, AGBU scientist Dr Matt Wolcott examines the role of genomic information in modern genetic evaluation and discusses how breeds and breeders can identify traits for which intensive recording strategies will yield the greatest benefit.

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Webinar: The role of reference populations in genetic evaluation for beef cattle

US beef price rally augers well for grinding meat exports

There’s a more positive mood emerging in export beef trade circles this week, as a strong rally in US grinding meat prices lifts spirits somewhat, after what has been a particularly bleak trading period. Imported grinding beef prices have hit levels unseen since panic buying in the US in May last year, when up to 40pc of US processing capacity was knocked out due to COVID measures.

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US beef price rally augers well for grinding meat exports

Wait, trees emit methane?

Trees are the Earth’s lungs – it’s well understood they drawdown and lock up vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But emerging research is showing trees can also emit methane, and it’s currently unknown just how much.

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Wait, trees emit methane?

Kay’s Cuts: Best and worst of times for US and Australian meat processors

It surely is the best and worst of times for beef processors in North America and Australia, respectively, Beef Central’s monthly US market commentator Steve Kay suggests. Australian processors’ struggles to stem hefty operating losses have been well-documented, and there will be no letup the rest of this year, while in contrast, US grainfed beef packers are enjoying profits that would have been unimaginable ten years ago.

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Kay’s Cuts: Best and worst of times for US and Australian meat processors

Beef 2021: Prime beef rolled out as Beef Barbarians tackle Classic Wallabies

In country towns around Australia old footy boots are being dusted off and middle-aged legs are being pushed through laps of local ovals as a team of cattle industry identities prepares to return to the rugby paddock to take on the best of the best, a team of former Wallaby internationals, at Beef 2021 in Rocky on May 7.

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Beef 2021: Prime beef rolled out as Beef Barbarians tackle Classic Wallabies

Booming stud beef cattle entries received for Beef 2021

COVID 19 has had little impact on cattle numbers heading for Beef 2021 in Rockhampton next month, with booming entries received for stud cattle, commercial cattle and carcase competitions from across Australia by the time late entries closed at the end of March. Find out who the 21 judges are who will officiate across 30 beef breeds during the event.

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Booming stud beef cattle entries received for Beef 2021

Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low. Here’s how new initiatives are making progress

Crime on farms can have devastating effects on farmers and their families —financial, psychological and social. Crime can also have national implications, too, if it disrupts or damages farm production.

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Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low. Here’s how new initiatives are making progress

Weekly property review: How can younger, entry-level producers get a start?

This week’s property review looks at how young people looking to establish a foothold in the cattle industry should approach land purchasing opportunities, and some examples of specialised government loans available to young stakeholders starting out in the cattle business.

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Weekly property review: How can younger, entry-level producers get a start?