Feedgrain Focus: Slow fert access, low prices stifle selling

Grower selling of wheat and barley has slowed to a crawl as the southern market plumbs new lows for the current crop year, and the northern market’s attention turns to sorghum…Read More

Liz Wells, 24/02/2024

Steers steady to firmer in 18,343 head AuctionsPlus offering

Listings eased 11 percent to 18,343 head in AuctionsPlus commercial cattle sales this week. Clearance came in at 54pc, down 5pc drop on the same time last week. Steer prices were mostly steady to stronger, on a c/kg basis…Read More

Beef Central, 23/02/2024

Improving soil carbon potential through healthy soils

Healthy soil is the cornerstone of a thriving and resilient farm, and livestock producers who are looking to understand the potential of their land to sequester and store carbon need to start with the fundamentals of soil health…Read More

Sponsored Content, 19/02/2024

Export orders coming ‘thick and fast’ for NQ cattle

Several ships are expected to load medium to heavy weight cattle for Indonesia in Townsville over the next fortnight as Indonesian feedlots rush to fill the hole in supply created by seven weeks without 2024 import permits…Read More

James Nason, 23/02/2024

Numbers on feed hit new record of almost 1.3 million head

Cattle numbers on feed across the grainfed beef industry have set a new record, with the December quarter feedlot survey showing just short of 1.3 million head. The result was up more than 36,000 head or 3pc from the September quarter, and 150,000 more than this time last year…Read More

Beef Central, 23/02/2024

How strategic grazing kept fires at bay on three Qld National Parks

While fuel loads in National Parks have been blamed for kicking along some serious fires in recent months, a former ranger has detailed how a grazing program in Central Queensland took the heat out of a serious problem…Read More

Eric Barker, 23/02/2024

ATSB urges R22 and R44 operators to report engine cylinder defects

The Air Transport Safety Bureau is urging operators, maintainers and pilots of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters to submit Lycoming Cylinder Durability Investigation Group defect report forms to help improve the understanding of ongoing engine cylinder failures in the aircraft…Read More

Beef Central, 23/02/2024

S4 Ep5: Cattle Australia chief executive, Chris Parker

Weekly Grill host, Kerry Lonergan this week catches up with Cattle Australia chief executive, Dr Chris Parker. Among other topics, the pair discuss the grassfed cattle levy, carbon and methane, biosecurity, skilled labour shortages, sustainability … and more…Read More

Beef Central, 23/02/2024

Recruitment: How filling empty seats in your business can add to the bottom line

In today’s competitive agri-employment market, it’s more important than ever to have a talented and engaged workforce. But when key roles are left unfilled, it can have a negative impact on any business’s bottom line…Read More

Ray Johnson, 23/02/2024

WA livestock producer receives penalty for animal cruelty

An 86 year old Narrogin Valley livestock producer has been fined $34,000 (suspended for 12 months) and ordered to pay $7,500 in legal costs, after pleading guilty to four counts of animal cruelty in the Narrogin Magistrates Court this week…Read More

Beef Central, 23/02/2024

National beef herd slips briefly into liquidation, before turning around  

Australia’s beef herd briefly dipped into liquidation phase last year, before turning around again in the final quarter after widespread rain, latest meat and livestock statistics issued by ABS on Tuesday show. Prices paid for livestock also moved sharply lower as the year progressed…Read More

Jon Condon, 22/02/2024

Are UK farmers walking out of their crease on Australian beef’s environmental credentials?

Like the stumping of Johnny Bairstow in the last Ashes cricket series, the British are claiming the moral high ground over the Australians once again. This time it is about the environmental credentials of the beef industry…Read More

Eric Barker, 22/02/2024

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