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Betoota Advocate features on ABC Landline segment on Quilpie races

Beef Central, 23 June 2017

ABC Landline on Sunday will feature the boys from the Betoota Advocate, reporting from Quilpie in far western Queensland for the start of the bush racing season.

Purge at the top sets Herefords Australia in new direction

Beef Central, 23 June 2017

A new chairman and five new board directors have been appointed, as Herefords Australia strives to re-right the ship following dramatic internal events within the breed society over the past few months.

Processors consider representation model based on ‘manufacturing’ instead of ‘ag’

Jon Condon, 22 June 2017

IS there a better or more effective model for red meat processing sector representation than that which currently exists? The question is being explored within the Australian processing industry currently, with some surprising options under consideration.

El Nino watch cancelled

Beef Central, 22 June 2017

The potential for an El Nino event later in 2017 has passed following a cooling of far eastern Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures in May and June, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Three charts showing the NBN and Australia’s digital divide

Guest Author, 22 June 2017

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is widely considered to be failing Australians, but it isn’t failing them equally. Research suggests areas of greatest socio-economic disadvantage overlap with regions typically receiving NBN infrastructure of poorer quality.

Dalby sale 21 June 2017: Prices ease on bigger yarding, dry conditions

Beef Central, 22 June 2017

Numbers again increased further and buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week in the export slaughter sections.

Movement at the station: A round-up recent cattle property sales and listings

Guest Author, 21 June 2017

Hong Kong group secures SA’s Martins Well for $6m | Strong interest leads to Wimmera sale contract |Stone Axe pays $17.5m for Ebor’s Glen Alvie | Guyra’s Glenfield falls to locals |Locals seeking expansion secure Merriwa’s Faversham | Dingo’s Namoi has Brangus seedstock future | NAPCo pounces on Roma’s Myrnong for $4.9m | Neighbours buy Towers’ Rocky Downs | $3.87m buys Wilga Downs | Ballabay, Laurel Vale change hands in receivers’ auction | Chintin Grange offers scale, on Melbourne’s doorstep

NT’s Bullo River sells to BRW rich-lister

Guest Author, 21 June 2017

One of Australia’s wealthiest couples, Alexandra and Julian Burt, have been revealed as the new owners of Bullo River – the scenic Northern Territory cattle station west of Darwin. While eco-tourism will play a part, cattle production will continue to play a pivotal role in the station’s operations.

Teys launches feedback data project for feeder cattle

Jon Condon, 21 June 2017

It’s long been recognised that one of the beef industry’s ‘Achilles heels’ in getting carcase performance feedback to the stakeholders that matter most – the breeders – has been in livestock sold to feedlots as feeder cattle. But that ‘black hole’ is starting to change, with an important new feedback facility launched this week.

Industry taskforce to drive DEXA adoption

Jon Condon, 21 June 2017

Red meat industry peak councils representing grassfed cattle and sheep producers, lotfeeders and processors will establish an Objective Carcase Measurement adoption taskforce to assist in managing the various aspects of industry OCM adoption and commercialisation.

Paraway’s Burindi Station tops Killara’s feedlot performance awards

Jon Condon, 21 June 2017

Cattle sourced from Paraway Pastoral Co’s Burindi Station near Barraba on the NSW New England have earned the major award at the 2017 Elders Killara feedlot supplier of the Year awards announced on Friday.

Cattle exports move in May

Beef Central, 21 June 2017

May exports were the largest monthly shipment of feeder and slaughter cattle this calendar year, at 77,000 head, underpinned by a significant increase in exports to Vietnam.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 June 2017

Beef Central, 21 June 2017

Low pressure troughs and an associated cloudband produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Western Australia, while moist onshore flow produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales.

Roma store 20 June 2017: Weaners dominate yarding

Beef Central, 21 June 2017

All the usual buyers were present and operating with a multitude of tourists and kids on school holidays relishing the action of a market holding strong, the majority of the yarding being weaners with just a handful of cows and calves up for sale.

Weekly genetics review: Spring bull sales set to roll

Guest Author, 21 June 2017

The divide between the traditional autumn and spring bull selling seasons is becoming increasingly blurred, as bull sellers jockey for sale-free calendar slots to avoid competition and ensure access to preferred agents and auctioneers, genetics editor Geoff Phillips reports, in the first of his 2017 spring bull selling season weekly reports.

JBS announces plan to sell its Five Rivers US feedlot business

Jon Condon, 20 June 2017

In the latest development in the series of dramatic events surrounding crisis-riddled global processor JBS, the Brazilian parent company has announced plans to sell its Five Rivers feedlot business in the US – the largest lotfeeding operation in the world.

NVLX Wodonga 20 June 2017: Market feels drying season

Guest Author, 20 June 2017

Losses of 10-30c were recorded as the market felt the pressure from the drying season and poor outlook further into winter

Atkinsons, Gyranda, Stanbroke major winners in 2017 Paddock to Palate feedlot comp

James Nason, 20 June 2017

Angus x Droughtmaster cattle entered by Atkinson Pastoral Co from Hughenden in North Qld and Santa Gertrudis cross cattle Joyce family’s Gyranda Pastoral Co from Theodore in Central Qld have won the 100 day and 70 day classes respectively in the feedlot section of the 2017 RNA Paddock to Palate Competition.

Fit to load data shows livestock industry taking welfare obligations seriously

James Nason, 20 June 2017

The number of animals reported as arriving at export abattoirs in an unfit condition to load indicates that Australian livestock producers, agents and transporters are largely taking their responsibilities under Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock seriously.

Weekly kill: Slaughter numbers ease sharply heading into EOFY

Jon Condon, 20 June 2017

Eastern states slaughter numbers fell sharply last week, as the industry moves within sight of the end of financial year.

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