Managers and senior staff from Consolidated Pastoral Co’s 20 cattle properties scatted across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland gathered in Darwin last week for their annual conference and get-together, including a series of staff awards.
Large lines of cattle from very dry areas of eastern Australia continued to feature on AuctionsPlus this week. Listings eased a little to total 9374 head across three commercial sales, but still noticeably higher than earlier volumes.
Northern NSW beef processor Andrew McDonald used yesterday’s Meat Standards Australia 20th anniversary gathering in Brisbane to lobby for greater access for saleyards cattle to the MSA program.
With drought now well entrenched or rapidly approaching across large parts of eastern Australian cattle country, is the industry again entering the realm of herd liquidation? Independent industry analyst Simon Quilty has done some analysis on the recent seasonal impact on herd composition and its likely impact on 2018 beef exports.
A significant amount of farming assets will be passed on to the next generation as the baby boomer population looks to retire in the next decade, representing a great opportunity for farming families to expand, add staff and diversify their businesses.
February has been a shocker for crops with record breaking heat waves and extremely dry conditions creating supply concerns for the market and causing grain prices to surge as a result.
The quality of the yarding is really showing the effects of the dry conditions with only a limited selection of prime cattle in all sections. Not all the regular buyers were operating with the absence of some feeder buyers
The red meat industry paused to celebrate and reflect on one of its outstanding success stories this morning, when the Meat Standards Australia program officially notched-up 20 years of commercial operations.
This is the first in a series of articles appearing in coming weeks marking the 20th anniversary of the start of the MSA program, launched in 1998. Today’s item looks at the mood for change that emerged across the industry in the early 1990s in the need to address product quality issues, and the groundbreaking research that led to the formation of today’s MSA…
The final outcome of a Federal Court challenge to the granting of a patent to two US companies for genetic cattle selection methods in Australia should be known in coming weeks.
A single-shot vaccine to sterilise female cattle and boost productivity in northern breeding herds is being developed using ground-breaking biotechnologies.
Numbers climbed to the highest level since September 2015 and also included in the much larger line up was over 1000 head from South Australia, plus 2,300 head from far Western Queensland.
This week property industry leaders peer into the crystal ball, with most predicting that the strong cattle property market conditions evident in 2017 will continue on an even keel. As always, seasonal conditions will have a big bearing in performance, and many are still looking for a late summer seasonal break to reinvigorate the market.
Former Australian Agricultural Co managing director Jason Strong has been appointed chief executive officer of prominent large-scale Queensland grainfed beef producer, Smithfield Cattle Co.
A pioneering study into the role of autonomous drones and sensors to help with feedbase, fence and livestock monitoring and other functions within the Australian red meat and livestock industry is underway.
One of Australia’s largest private cattle producing companies has won ACCC approval to create a new Certified Trade Mark for “free range grain and grass fed beef’.
US cattle producers have urged the US Government to enshrine a new definition for beef in food labelling laws, as they respond to the growing assault on conventional beef production by commerical lab-grown and plant-based meat manufacturers.
Is large-scale investment in fencing and waters development designed to lift cattle production capacity in Australia’s extensive north sustainable as a model? The question came up before former S. Kidman & Co chief executive Greg Campbell yesterday, while he was speaking to an Agribusiness Australia breakfast in Brisbane.
Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced storms and showers. A deepening surface trough and low pressure system inland of the west coast of Western Australia produced moderate falls.
Yearling steers topped at 390c to average 296c/kg. Trade steers topped at 348c to average 283c/kg.