‘Something magical happens with rosewood smoke and low heat and time, that just turns it into something a bit special’ – Marlborough Brahman breeder Matthew Noakes describing the 10 hour slow-barbecued Brahman humps the Smokin’ Yak team will be serving for the public at Beef 2018 this year.
THE head of the joint venture company behind the purchase of the Elders’ feedlot and abattoir in Indonesia says the company sees a strong future for the Australia to Indonesia cattle trade, despite the current challenges confronting the sector.
The issue of breed content in beef entitled to use the word ‘Wagyu’ in its description, promotion and marketing has resurfaced, with Brisbane’s Courier Mail on Saturday devoting three pages to the topic in reference to McDonald’s new ‘Wagyu burger’.
Western Australian farmer leaders have backed live exporter Livestock Shipping Services in rejecting criticism of conditions on board the live export vessel MV Maysora before it departed Fremantle last week.
Leveraging technology solutions such as Blockchain could help to deliver a better and more transparent livestock export reporting system, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) believes.
Young cattle prices trended sharply downwards on AuctionsPlus this week, where listings eased to 10,393 head across five commercial sales. Tough seasonal conditions prevail across large parts of southern Australia, pushing large numbers through physical saleyards nationally. Steer categories from less than 250kg to +350kg were back at least 20c/kg, and in places more than 40c/kg.
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.