SE Asia Report: Feeder prices hold above $4/kg

Australian feeder steer prices remain above $4 per kg live weight as Indonesian importers deal with rising feed commodity prices, while Vietnam has restarted live imports after a pause in March and April…Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Ag achievers recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list

Prominent bush advocate and agribusiness lawyer the late Bill Loughnan and agricultural educator and co-founder of Resource Consulting Services, Terry McCosker, are among the rural achievers to have been recognised in the 2021 Queen Honours List announced this morning…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021

Southern rain further supports heavier steer and heifer market online

Some excellent falls of rain throughout the past week in parts of southern Australia continued to underpin demand for light cattle in online sales this week, with the EYCI jumping back above 900c during the week…Read More

Beef Central, 13/06/2021

What will the ag tech farm of the future look like?

The time is fast-approaching when farmers will be operating their businesses fully underpinned by automation, artificial intelligence and real-time data…Read More

Neil Lyon, 14/06/2021

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Asia Tenggara – Edisi ke 90 Mei 2021.

Poin-poin utama: Harga sapi bakalan Australia tetap di atas $4 per kg bobot hidup; NAAC, eksportir terbesar sapi hidup Australia dinyatakan pailit; Vietnam memulai kembali impor sapi hidup pada bulan Mei.
..Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Báo cáo Thị trường : Ngành chăn nuôi bò thịt Đông Nam Á – Ấn bản số 90

Điểm tin chính: Giá bò non của Úc vẫn giữ ở mức trên $4/ kg hơi (1 đô la Úc ~17,900 đồng); NACC, một nhà xuất khẩu gia súc lớn của Úc tuyên bố phá sản; Việt Nam bắt đầu nhập khẩu trở lại vào tháng 5..Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Agtech: Gallagher buys virtual fencing technology pioneer

Electric fencing and animal management equipment company Gallagher has purchased virtual fencing technology pioneer Agersens, under a deal designed to allow Gallagher to further improve the solution and accelerate commercial expansion across Australian and international livestock markets…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021



Industry Dashboard

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Updated 7am daily
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0.7700
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ASX Market Index

15 Jun 2021 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $11.55
Australian Agricultural Co $1.38
Graincorp $5.18
Ridley $1.16
Woolworths $42.91
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

Beef Kill

Eastern States, weekly

Last Week

89332
Source: MLA's NLRS

EYCI

Eastern Young Cattle Indicator, c/kg

Today

913
Source: MLA's NLRS

90CL Cow

Imported 90CL cow beef price. Landed US, Ac/kg CIF

Today

770.0
Source: Steiner Consulting, MLA

Live Export

Live export feeder steer prices ex Darwin (c/kg liveweight)

Today

410
Source: Trade contacts

SOI

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

4.5
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Feeder Steer

NLRS-reported yards (feedlot buyers only); 0-600kg, 0-2T, c/kg LW

Today

475
Source: Feeder Steer

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Ag achievers recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list

Prominent bush advocate and agribusiness lawyer the late Bill Loughnan and agricultural educator and co-founder of Resource Consulting Services, Terry McCosker, are among the rural achievers to have been recognised in the 2021 Queen Honours List announced this morning…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021

Grainfed cattle reach milestone, topping 50pc of Australian beef production for first time

Boosted by current relatively low rates of cow slaughter and heavier carcase weights, grainfed cattle have for the first time accounted for 50 percent of Australia’s beef production…Read More

Jon Condon, 11/06/2021

Recruitment: Biloela plant manager’s career path journey sparked by ICMJ

Teys Australia Biloela processing plant manager Ethan Mooney’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging journey has come full circle – from beneficiary of the training program to now playing the role of benefactor to up-and-coming young meat industry professionals…Read More

Beef Central, 11/06/2021

Registrations open for the Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum

Registrations are now open for the Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum, to be held on 29 June – 1 July 2021..Read More

Beef Central, 11/06/2021

Markets

Southern rain further supports heavier steer and heifer market online

Some excellent falls of rain throughout the past week in parts of southern Australia continued to underpin demand for light cattle in online sales this week, with the EYCI jumping back above 900c during the week…Read More

Beef Central, 13/06/2021

Dalby sale 9 June 2021: Light weight steer prices up to 40c/kg dearer

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged over 40c/kg better. Restockers also competed against feeder operators on yearling steers under 400kg lifting average prices by 13c to 25c/kg…Read More

Beef Central, 10/06/2021

Roma store sale 8 June 2021: Local heifers meet strong competition

Prices improved for medium to heavy weight steers along with most heifer categories. Heavy bulls continued to fall in price off the back of the decreased processor competition, while heavy weight cows held firm remaining unchanged from the previous week…Read More

Beef Central, 09/06/2021

Market loses some of its zip in Covid-restricted NVLX Wodonga sale

The recent gilt-edge demand for smaller drafts of young weaner stock lost some of its zip in an otherwise unchanged to dearer market for heavier feeder classes and specialty lines at Wodonga…Read More

Murray Arnel, 07/06/2021

Production

Agtech: Gallagher buys virtual fencing technology pioneer

Electric fencing and animal management equipment company Gallagher has purchased virtual fencing technology pioneer Agersens, under a deal designed to allow Gallagher to further improve the solution and accelerate commercial expansion across Australian and international livestock markets…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021

Webinars to examine northern grazing land management topics

FutureBeef will host two informative webinars on northern grazing lands management topics in the next fortnight. The first will focus on rotational versus continuous grazing systems, and the second will focus on balancing grazing and forestry interests..Read More

Beef Central, 08/06/2021

42pc probability of exotic disease incursion within five years, risk assessment suggests

A biosecurity risk exercise has indicated there could be a 42 percent probability of a significant animal disease outbreak in Australia in the next five years…Read More

Terry Sim, 02/06/2021

WA beef industry research to map carbon footprint

Results from a ground-breaking research project aimed at significantly improving the carbon footprint of Western Australia’s beef industry will be used to help all producers and stakeholders stay ahead of consumers’ expectations…Read More

Beef Central, 27/05/2021

Processing

Red meat R&D: Shadow robot technology mimics human actions

Improving safety and reducing workplace fatigue and injury are high priorities for the processing industry, and that means a big focus on the way staff use technology and tools within processing plants.  ‘Shadow robots’ are one new technology being studied, which promise to leverage the skills of operational staff, while removing their hands from the dangerous tasks such as bandsaw operations…Read More

Beef Central, 10/06/2021

Weekly kill: JBS closure has little effect on cattle markets, but some rises seen in beef

Direct consignment and saleyards cattle markets have shown little or no effect from JBS Australia’s week-long closure last week, following the dramatic cyber-security breach of the company’s operating systems on either side of the Pacific. JBS is yet to re-activate its direct consignment offers, having a backlog of cattle still to process, but export competitors in southern QLD this week are offering 680c/kg on four-tooth grassfed steer and 620c/kg on heavy cows..Read More

Jon Condon, 08/06/2021

Weekly kill: Cow grids lift, in response to export grinding meat trends

SOME export processor cow grids have lifted by up to 20c/kg in the past week – partly in response to substantial improvement being seen in export manufacturing beef prices…Read More

Jon Condon, 01/06/2021

$14m expansion for Fletcher’s Dubbo sheep plant

The flexibility of one of Australia’s largest integrated sheep meat processors – Fletcher International Exports – to meet market demands will be enhanced by a multi-million dollar investment…Read More

Beef Central, 31/05/2021

Lotfeeding

Feedgrain Focus: Patchy Victorian start supports prices

Prices for wheat and barley have firmed in the past week as grower selling remains limited in the final weeks of the current financial year, and consumers digest the last of their January-June bookings…Read More

Liz Wells, 11/06/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Flat as rain offsets execution squeeze

Feedgrain markets have traded sideways in the past week as the domestic freight market remains tight and light rain and hopes for more fuel prospects for the winter crop in Victoria and South Australia…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, 07/06/2021

Mort & Co launch $20M investment into stockfeeds

Australia’s largest privately owned cattle lot feeder, Mort & Co, has announced its entry into the Australian stockfeeds market with the launch of its new division, Mort & Co Stockfeeds…Read More

Beef Central, 07/06/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease despite Vic, SA dry

Mounting concerns about dry conditions in parts of Victoria and South Australia could only minimise, but not stem, the drop in new-crop prices caused by the sell-off in US grain futures markets…Read More

Liz Wells, 28/05/2021

Live Export

SE Asia Report: Feeder prices hold above $4/kg

Australian feeder steer prices remain above $4 per kg live weight as Indonesian importers deal with rising feed commodity prices, while Vietnam has restarted live imports after a pause in March and April…Read More

Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Asia Tenggara – Edisi ke 90 Mei 2021.

Poin-poin utama: Harga sapi bakalan Australia tetap di atas $4 per kg bobot hidup; NAAC, eksportir terbesar sapi hidup Australia dinyatakan pailit; Vietnam memulai kembali impor sapi hidup pada bulan Mei.
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Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Báo cáo Thị trường : Ngành chăn nuôi bò thịt Đông Nam Á – Ấn bản số 90

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Dr Ross Ainsworth, 14/06/2021

Herd strategy accelerates CPC recovery from drought

A decision by one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers to maintain its breeding herd through the dry years of 2018 and 2019 recent has helped to hasten its recovery from drought this year…Read More

James Nason, 11/06/2021

Trade

Is there scope for more ‘clean labelling’ of value-added meat products?

A recently completed industry research project has reviewed recent advancements in ‘clean label’ food products to identify new opportunities for the Australian red meat sector to value-add products under clean label claims…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021

British consumers want more Australian beef and lamb – but at a price

Half of the Britons surveyed in a recent poll would buy Australian lamb and beef more often if it was stocked in United Kingdom supermarket shelves more frequently at cheaper prices…Read More

Terry Sim, 08/06/2021

Olympics focus for MLA’s winter beef marketing campaign + VIDEO

Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes are shining a spotlight on beef’s nutritional value and the important role it plays in their diets as part of MLA’s 2021 winter beef campaign, Australian Beef. Feed Your Greatness…Read More

Beef Central, 07/06/2021

May beef exports remain constricted at 76,500t

May beef exports out of Australia slumped to their lowest level in at least 20 years, industry data released this morning shows. With the exception of Korea, all major and secondary markets were impacted by low shipments – some quite dramatically…Read More

Jon Condon, 02/06/2021

Genetics

Weekly genetics review: Giving your heifers time aids fertility performance

Respected WA cattle vet Dr Enoch Bergman highlighted several key messages around heifer selection and management that underpin improved lifetime productivity, during an address at Beef 2021 in Rockhampton last month…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 08/06/2021

ROI study finds investment in genomic selection tools for commercial heifers adds up

In a return on investment case study conducted recently across 756 commercial Angus heifers, the Angus HeiferSelect genetic selection tool delivered significant financial return over the lifespan of each heifer tested, a recent webinar audience was told…Read More

Beef Central, 03/06/2021

Embryo survival: The hidden reproductive loss in cattle

In this contributed genetics article, retired well-known animal scientist Michael D’Occhio, now an Honorary Professor with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney, highlights an aspect of reproductive performance that attracts less attention than it should – the period between fertilisation and pregnancy…..Read More

Michael D’Occhio, 18/05/2021

Opinion: Sperm morphology testing in bulls – Why all the fuss?

In this contributed item, Angus seedstock producer Sally White from Guyra expresses some strong opinions about the value of morphology testing in sale bulls. She identifies the direct cost to seedstock producers of culling those bulls which fail sperm morphology testing from their sale drafts, as a key reason for lack of uptake – where a sale bull worth $8000-$9000 becomes a meatworks bull worth $2000-$3000…Read More

Sally White, Eastern Plains, Guyra, NSW., 17/05/2021

Ag Tech

What will the ag tech farm of the future look like?

The time is fast-approaching when farmers will be operating their businesses fully underpinned by automation, artificial intelligence and real-time data…Read More

Neil Lyon, 14/06/2021

What’s the secret to boosting ag tech adoption on Australian farms?

Developing ag tech products that save farmers time and money, securing venture capital and applying effective marketing strategies hold the key to increasing the adoption of ag tech by the agricultural sector…Read More

James Nason, 07/06/2021

Major forum to bring together agrifood innovators

Toowoomba will host a major agrifood innovation forum in June, which will help drive the adoption of AgTech…Read More

Beef Central, 29/04/2021

How Isis Downs has tackled remote water monitoring

The manager of a large western Queensland cattle station has described how a significant company investment in remote water monitoring has led to a series of not only expected but also unexpected benefits for the large operation…Read More

James Nason, 19/04/2021

Property

Weekly property review: Recently completed sales

Warragundi returns to Australian hands | $6.1m for NT fodder operation | NT family pays $7.2m for QLD’s Sandalwood | Barcaldine’s Eurolie makes $14m | Central Highlands producers secure western grazing | Langidoon and Metford Stations purchased for conservation | Dunsdons settle on Bollon’s Yamma | Cunnamulla’s Lulworth makes around $103/ha bare..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, 09/06/2021

Movement at the Station: Recent property listings

Blue ribbon Victorian enterprises tipped to make $60m | Strong interest in Beaufort holding | CQ beef producers continue downsizing | Well-watered breeding country in FNQ | 3000 breeders offered on North QLD’s Inkerman | Negotiations underway for Maranoa’s Well Gully | Wide Bay grazing attracts good inquiry..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, 09/06/2021

Weekly property review: Carbon contracts show potential to increase land values

Despite the returns on offer, the market for grazing properties that include carbon projects is still seen as relatively immature. However with carbon trading prices rising, this situation is now changing, with property type and scale of carbon contract now influencing the overall value of grazing enterprises…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, 02/06/2021

Prime Value expands with part Van Dairy buy from Chinese owners

Australian investment company Prime Value has paid $62.5 million for 2200 hectares of dairy country and around 4000 milkers plus 1000 young cattle to expand its holding in north-west Tasmania…Read More

Liz Wells, 01/06/2021

Sheep Central

Ag achievers recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list

Prominent bush advocate and agribusiness lawyer the late Bill Loughnan and agricultural educator and co-founder of Resource Consulting Services, Terry McCosker, are among the rural achievers to have been recognised..Read More

NSW Farmers set to debate new sheep traceability evidence

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‘Hands-free’ farm will be a landscape laboratory

AUSTRALIA’S first automated ‘hands-free’ commercial farm in New South Wales will be a landscape laboratory to prove and promote the uptake of new precision and sustainable agriculture technology...Read More

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IMPROVING safety and reducing workplace fatigue and injury are high priorities for the Australian Meat Processor Corporation the research body for the red meat processing sector – and that means..Read More

Grain Central

Ag achievers recognised in 2021 Queen’s Birthday honours list

Prominent bush advocate and agribusiness lawyer the late Bill Loughnan and agricultural educator and co-founder of Resource Consulting Services, Terry McCosker, are among the rural achievers to have been recognised..Read More

Near perfect start to WA winter crop season

The near perfect start to the WA grain growing season has set most growers up for above average grain yields, according to the latest crop report from GIWA released today...Read More

The 2024 International Wheat Congress to be held in South Australia

The 2024 International Wheat Congress will be held in Adelaide following a successful bid from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Convention Bureau and South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)...Read More

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