Two recent developments have improved prospects of more efficient refrigerated container rail freight to the Port of Brisbane – easily the largest departure point for beef exports from Australia.
It is possible to have beef businesses that generate reasonable returns during ownership, rather than only upon sale, but performing comprehensive due diligence on any land purchases is a key factor in achieving this for growing businesses, agribusiness advisors Ian McLean and Phil Holmes suggest.
A detailed ‘conception to consumption’ study of a large, successful Angus supply chain will feature during the large seminar program at Beef Australia 2018 being staged in Rockhampton next month.
Employment opportunities in agriculture are largely being driven by the replacement of older, retiring workers, moreso than the creation of new jobs, according to a recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
Could it be that a lot of cattle producers world-wide are being unfairly blamed for progressing climate change because of the methane released by their cattle? Going one step further, in this contributed article Alan Lauder, long-time grazier and author of the book Carbon Grazing – The Missing Link, suggests that the methane emissions of the Australian sheep and cattle industry are not changing the climate, because they have been stable since the 1970’s.
More than 2000 Queensland grazing businesses managing more than 28 million hectares of land across the state, have now taken advantage of an industry-led initiative to help improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of their grazing enterprise.
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Institutional and sophisticated investor commitments from Europe, North America and Australia are included in the Gunn Agri Cattle Fund, which held its fourth and final equity-raising closure on Monday.
Numbers reduced by 39pc and buyer attendance was generally good and most were operating in a cheaper market.
The Australian Livestock Exporters Council says exporters meeting in Brisbane yesterday committed to a range of additional initiatives to improve animal welfare transparency and accountability, as the industry struggles to maintain public support in the wake of the latest televised footage of animal mistreatment.
Angus entries from Kalangadoo, near Mt Gambier in South Australia topped results in the 2017-18 Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic, finalised over the weekend.
Darling Downs beef industry stakeholders wishing to make a short, convenient visit to Beef 2018 in Rockhampton next month now have the option to join a one-day return jet charter flight out of Toowoomba’s Wellcamp airport.
Thousands of producers face the prospect of decimated property values, following the decision by the Queensland Government to introduce a vegetation management bill into parliament, property editor Linda Rowley reports.
Ramadan demand and lower feeder prices are presenting a short term of hope for Indonesian importers, while Vietnamese importers are finally able to increase their prices as local supplies decline, Dr Ross Ainsworth reports in this month’s South East Asia market report.
Now backed by a parliamentary majority, Queensland’s Labor Government is set to soon pass tougher tree clearing controls it was unable to get through Parliament during its last minority term. But at what cost to landholder certainty, Queensland’s future food needs, and indeed, the environment itself?
In this contributed opinion piece, North Queensland cattle producer Greg Brown, a former Cattle Council of Australia president and AgForce Cattle board chair, argues that farmers and environmentalists should bypass Governments and work together to find agreed long-term solutions to Queensland’s tree laws.
In a rare display of unity, the Australian Meat Industry Employees Union has joined beef processors in condemning the Federal Government’s actions in financially supporting meat industry training in Vietnam.
The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has fallen through the 500c/kg barrier for the first time since 2015. Under pressure from very dry conditions across large parts of southern Australia, a lack of follow-up rain in QLD, and mounting competitive pressure in export meat markets, the EYCI has slipped badly in the past few weeks.
Despite supply and demand pushing prices at times, the market was still back on last week in particular on lesser quality pens.