The Australian cattle market price trend and national herd rebuild now hinges on a solid seasonal break, following a dry finish to winter and hot September across much of Australia, MLA’s October quarterly cattle industry update suggests. The report maintains July’s mid-year slaughter forecasts, with some upward revisions to projected beef production and export volumes as a result of higher carcase weights.
Queensland beef processor Australian Country Choice this afternoon filed a Queensland Supreme Court action against its sole customer, national supermarket retailer Coles, over entitlement to export beef and offals from the Cannon Hill business.
Last month I described the situation for importers as a stalemate. This month I think that the best description of their position is one of a serious fight for commercial survival.
Bulan lalu, saya mengibaratkan situasi para importir sebagai jalan buntu. Bulan ini, saya pikir gambaran yang paling pas adalah ‘pertarungan sengit’ demi kelangsungan bisnisnya.
THE Queensland government will provide up to $1.2 million for use in repatriating and retraining workers from the now-closed Churchill beef abattoir near Ipswich, plus two other nearby meat processing facilities which face closure. JBS Australia is likely to absorb some of thew workers, following announcements on Friday.
A group of Victorian and NSW beef, sheepmeat, pork and poultry processors have won competition regulator approval to join forces to tender for cheaper electricity and gas.
Former Australian and Western Australian cricketer Brad Hogg has been announced as the guest speaker at the LIVEXchange 2017 Gala Dinner at Crown Towers in Perth on November 16.
A new software application, which is being offered free to cattle, sheep and goat producers, promises to streamline management of livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, enhancing both management efficiencies and food traceability.
Most young cattle prices rose on AuctionsPlus this week – in the case of steers, quite sharply – as the effects of earlier rain and the prospect of more to come set in across eastern states.
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Renowned for its soft texture and characteristic rich and juicy flavour, a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says scientists have detected several key ‘odourants’ that contribute to the alluring aroma of Wagyu beef.
Regardless of your title or level of authority or seniority, trusting others and having others trust you in return are the most basic elements of being looked upon as a respected professional. And working in an agricultural environment where co-workers can rely upon one another and are confident in each other’s abilities – often under difficult circumstances – is very rewarding.
Detailed investigative work is progressing to help map and address recent pasture dieback across parts of central Queensland.
With around 25mm of local rain last weekend and substantially better falls further afield restocker interest has shown a dramatic increase. Young restocker cattle were considerably dearer with young steers selling from 284c to 470c/kg.
Ag Institute Australia, the peak industry body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals, says a national accreditation scheme is needed for professionals working in the agricultural sector.
Despite beef extension officers and supplement manufacturers talking about the benefits of wet season phosphorus supplementation of breeders in northern Australia for many years, adoption has remained low. But a new research trial is showing massive benefits from P supplementation.
Producers resuming their long-term plans for leucaena plantings following recent rains across central and southern Queensland have received a boost with the pending release of a new rhizobium inoculum.
A new southern buyer in the feeder market boosted the market as well as plenty of restockers, all operating on a dearer store market which was very solid.
Victorian-based beef processor HW Greenham & Sons has purchased the Moe meatworks in the state’s Gippsland region from its Chinese owners, Hengyang Group. Management said Moe complemented the company’s existing operations, and Greenham looked forward to starting kills at the site as soon as mid-November.
Specialised sole operator rural property agents are emerging as a force to be reckoned with, securing multi-million dollar sales for their international clients. A good example is this week’s sale of the 78,000ha Charleville grazing property Oak Park Aggregation, in south-west Queensland, to the Australian subsidiary of Chinese retailing giant, Dashang Group.