Carrying capacity is often used as a benchmark when conducting property sales, determining property values or making property comparisons. But rating and comparing livestock carrying capacity between states and regions is often more complex than what readers might think.
From 1 July this year, amendments to the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water or Agricultural Land Act will require foreign owners to register certain rights in relation to water, in a similar fashion to agricultural land.
Teys Australia told a recent producer gathering in Central QLD that detailed animal heath feedback reporting, based on offal condition, will soon start to filter through to producers supplying the company slaughter cattle. It’s another example of the cattle performance info ‘super-highway’ that’s emerging in the industry.
The lanes were humming with the anticipation of a market kick due to quality runs of the Kindee high performing cattle.
A well-designed set of cattle yards goes a long way to preventing a lot of injuries to both people and livestock, a new case-study based video released this week by Workplace Health & Safety Queensland points out.
There were some big price improvements for young cattle this week as numbers remained low at 1,146 at NVLX Wodonga.
A low pressure system produced widespread rainfall over southwest Western Australia, while cold fronts produced moderate to heavy rainfall in western and northern Tasmania.
Do your most docile females appear to get in calf sooner than your stirry ones? A Kansas State University study has linked docility with higher heifer fertility.
Pimelea toxicity may have killed as many as 100,000 cattle in recent dry years, Roma district stock agent and cattleman Rod Turner estimates. So bad has the problem become, 40 local producers have collectively pledged $400,000 from their own pockets to fund research into a solution.
Rapidly drying conditions are pushing more cattle towards processors than what was expected earlier, and its being reflected in recent grid price movements.
A significant step towards easing the data drought across regional Australia has been welcomed by rural groups today, after nbn committed to doubling data limits for 240,000 rural users from October 2017.
Kelpies sold for up to $12,000 in a record-breaking National Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale at Murrurundi, New South Wales, at the weekend.
After two or three years of dramatic rises and falls, diesel fuel prices across regional parts of Australia have been remarkably stable during the first half of 2017. Prices have traded in a narrow 4c/litre range since January, between 127-131c/litre.
With increased emphasis being seen on sustainability performance throughout the food supply chain, supermarket retailers are starting to focus on packaging solutions which provide greener credentials for their chilled meat products. A bio-degradable packaging used by Coles for mince recently won a major international award.
Extremely dry conditions and plainer quality eroded prices in a reduced yarding of 3,200 cattle at Wagga. The market opened weaker on the back of last week’s cheaper trends.
Cut through the acronyms and bureaucratic terminology in the new Johne’s rules and there is a simple, single message of which all cattle producers need to be aware.
What will the new Johne’s rules mean for drought-affected producers looking for agistment? Or feedlots buying cattle from hundreds of different vendors? Or Studs looking for recipient cattle for embryo transfer programs?
To assist producers and stakeholders in understanding forthcoming changes relating to Johne’s Disease in cattle, Animal Health Australia has provided the following information and answers to frequently asked questions: What is Johne’s disease? Johne’s (pronounced “Yo-nees”) is an infectious bacteria. It’s a serious wasting disease that affects cattle and other ruminants and primarily affects the
International beef markets have been surprisingly calm since Friday’s announcement by the US Government that Brazilian chilled and frozen beef imports have been banned until further notice – however there’s lots going on behind the scenes, Beef Central has been told.
The recipe: One part youthful exuberance, enthusiasm and optimism; and one part wisdom, tempered by experience. Mix well. It’s a powerful cocktail, and the results were on show in Brisbane last week when the cohort of participants involved in the Beef 2018 Beef Connections Mentoring program got together for the first time.