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Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to commercial phase

Jon Condon, 24 April 2017

The company behind the development of collar-based virtual fencing technology plans to release a prototype version of its product around mid-year, in the next stage towards commercial launch.

AA Co announces property revaluation

Beef Central, 24 April 2017

The Australian Agricultural Company Limited has today announced a $44.3m increase in the value of the company’s property portfolio at 31 March 2017 from $615.1m to $659.4m, following an independent valuation by CBRE Valuations Pty Ltd.

Expressions of interest sought for NT’s Willeroo Station

Beef Central, 23 April 2017

The Indonesian owners of Willeroo Station on the Victoria Highway west of Katherine, NT, have confirmed they intend to seek expressions of interest in the purchase of the 170,000ha property from interested parties.

Property: Darling Downs feedlot to test market

Beef Central, 22 April 2017

A well-developed smaller commercial feedlot on Queensland’s Southern Downs region has been listed for sale – unlocking an attractive investment opportunity in one of the state’s most sought-after agricultural regions.

Big jump in AuctionsPlus listings, as winter approaches

Jon Condon, 22 April 2017

With Easter over and cattle business getting back to normal, numbers offered on the online marketing platform more than tripled this week, rising to 9713 head. Recent rainfall across eastern parts of Australia have ensured that prices on most lines remained high.

Solid growth seen in Organic beef production and trade

Jon Condon, 21 April 2017

While exports fell significantly last year due to drought, beef continues to dominate statistics for Certified Organic food production in Australia, an important biennial industry survey has shown. Land either fully certified or in conversion for organic production in Australia now represents 53pc of all organic farmland in the world.

Johne’s: No property biosecurity plan? You may have fewer markets from June

James Nason, 21 April 2017

Don’t ignore changes coming with new Johne’s rules on June 30, particularly if you sell cattle, stud or commercial, across borders into the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

Lotfeeders’ antimicrobial stewardship program creates world-first

Beef Central, 21 April 2017

In what is believed to be a first for the lotfeeding sector anywhere in the world, the Australian grainfed industry will soon have its own Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework to help guide judicious use of antimicrobials – minimising resistance while achieving high levels of animal health.

Recruitment: Ditch those annoying job ad buzzwords and phrases

Guest Author, 21 April 2017

We’re all guilty of it. Once a word or phrase is used repeatedly in the workplace or socially, we start using it ourselves. But it might be time to ditch some of this collection of over-used clichés, commonly used in job ads for positions across the cattle and beef industry.

Breeder herd management property tours on offer to central Qld producers

Beef Central, 21 April 2017

Two innovative cattle breeding producers in north Queensland are opening their doors to producers in central Queensland to showcase their management strategies and success stories.

Dubbo sale 20 Apr 2017: Mixed market for 4200 head

Guest Author, 21 April 2017

Not all the regular buyers were operating with the absence of both northern and southern feeder orders and a major Southern processor chose not to operate.

Indefinite closures for JBS lamb plants, as supply challenge reaches critical point

Jon Condon, 20 April 2017

JBS Australia has extended temporary closures at two of its southern lamb processing plants for an indefinite period, as livestock supply and price conditions continue to impact heavily on the processing industry.

Pigmeat overtakes beef consumption in Australia

James Nason, 20 April 2017

Figures hidden within an ABARES report released last year revealed a notable trend in Australian meat consumption patterns that passed by largely without notice.

Johne’s disease in cattle: the next phase

Beef Central, 20 April 2017

The next phase of the new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle is now approaching, with transitional arrangements for the Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) ending on 30 June 2017.

ParaBoss set to expand to cattle

Beef Central, 20 April 2017

Beef producers will soon have a new tool to assist them in the fight against parasites, which cost Australian cattle producers in excess of $350 million annually, with the development of one national website for parasite control resources.

NVLX Wodonga 19 Apr 2017: Season reflected in young cattle prices

Guest Author, 20 April 2017

The shorter trading week because of the Easter holiday break drew a smaller than expected yarding of almost 1000 cattle at NVLX Wodonga.

Weekly property review: To lease or not to lease, that is the question

Guest Author, 19 April 2017

Queensland grazing country is increasingly being leased as graziers and corporate owners alike seek to leverage their investment without taking on additional debt.

Legally speaking: Don’t lose your interests in livestock, crops and plant

Guest Author, 19 April 2017

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 provides that individuals can now register security interests to protect their interests that were previously not registrable. This is particularly important in agribusiness and can impact on your interests in livestock, crops, produce, machinery and equipment.

Cheaper US beef heightens appetite for export access to Australia

Jon Condon, 19 April 2017

A yawning gap is emerging between the value of beef in the US and Australia later this year, which some stakeholders believe will heighten pressure from the US to re-gain access to the Australian domestic beef market after a 14-year absence.

SE Asia Report: Indonesian importers being squeezed from all sides

Guest Author, 19 April 2017

Weak demand is increasing the pressure on Indonesian lot feeders with some discounting of slaughter cattle during March to as low as Rp39,500.

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