It’s looking increasingly likely that Japan will later today formally announce the imposition of its safeguard tariff protection mechanism on some US beef imports, creating a huge advantage for Australian beef exporters for the next eight months.
Evidence from government organisations, industry groups, academics and almost anyone who has ever tried to find highly-skilled candidates for agriculture job vacancies, is that the Australian agriculture sector faces a near critical skills shortage. While agriculture is the biggest employer in rural and regional Australia, workforce capacity looms as the sector’s most significant issue.
Australian trade authorities are confident that China will agree to accept Australian beef and lamb from six meat processing plants placed in temporary suspension on Wednesday, which was shipped prior to the suspension date of July 24.
Waltzing Australia hit the shelves of bookstores around Australia this week, and an audio version narrated by renowned Australian actor Jack Thomson has also been released. To mark the launch, Beef Central has some free copies of Waltzing Australia to give away courtesy of Harper Collins and ABC Books.
From 1 October 2017, sheep, goat and cattle producers will need to complete a Farm Biosecurity Plan (FBP) to maintain or obtain accreditation under the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA).
Earlier in the sale there was a large influence of far western cattle and the quality could only be described as fair with consignments from Broken Hill, Mungindi, Enngonia, Hungerford and Bourke. Later in the sale though there were some very well finished vealers and grown steers sourced from local districts.
Some clarity is starting to emerge over the reasons behind the surprise suspension by China of six Australian meat processing plants yesterday, and the likely short and longer-term implications.
The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) Board has unanimously supported Meat Livestock Australia’s request for processor levies to jointly fund an accelerated $150 million rollout of DEXA technology.
Three passionate contributors to Australia’s grainfed beef sector share their personal stories and commitment to their industry in a new series of youtube videos released this week. The project, titled ‘Love Your Work’, is the latest engaging video series released by ALFA.
August to October rainfall is likely to be below average for most of southern mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook statement released this morning.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is establishing a technical advisory committee to conduct a review of Australia’s Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) and is seeking applications for membership.
Most classes of feed and export slaughter lines sold to a cheaper market. Restockers were very selective on the lightweight yearling steers with only well-bred lines in demand while the remainder averaged 10c/kg less. However, a lift in the quality of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers went against this trend to average 8c/kg better.
To sell your property, would you be prepared to open your financial records to potentially gain a higher return, or is this simply not required to achieve the best possible price? Property editor Linda Rowley canvasses opinion around the industry about the pros and cons.
RED meat processors and trade personnel are perplexed about the reasons behind a surprise Chinese decision overnight to suspend six Australian export beef plants from supplying the Chinese market.
The southern Queensland property market was still showing strong competition and firming values at the end of the financial year, although there are some signals indicating it is levelling off after the significant growth that occurred over a relatively short period, according to Herron Todd White’s July rural property report.
Putting some substance and integrity behind beef brand claims in areas like environmental management and sustainability was the theme behind a Queensland beef supply chain’s adoption of the Grazing Best Management Practices program at a launch in Brisbane yesterday.
A series of cold fronts and low pressure systems tracked across southwest Western Australia, generating moderate falls. Cold fronts also produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia.
All buyers were present and operating in a market that remained easier, strengthening at times throughout the day however overall the market eased.
There were prices falls of 2-4c for trade and export cattle as domestic and export processor demand dropped away from last week’s levels.
Candidates are being sought to fill three producer representative positions to the MLA board selection committee at this year’s annual general meeting in November at Alice Springs.