Weekly property review: Recently completed sales

Jock Richmond pays $40m for Riverina grazing asset | Burgess Rural adds North Billabong to its portfolio | SA’s historic Keilira Station stays in McBride hands | Four locals pay $30m for Riverina aggregation | Sydney investor expands into Upper Hunter..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, 21/02/2024

Movement at the station: Recent property listings

Cape York station listed with unknown cattle numbers | Prime CQ finishing country to be auctioned | High carrying capacity country in CQ | Northern NSW family offers two versatile holdings | Well-watered & grassed country in NSW’s central west | Versatile grazing on Walgett’s Springvale | CQ backgrounding, breeding or spelling block | Southern Qld’s Bona Vista returns to the market | Western Downs grazing fails to sell at auction..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, 21/02/2024

Dietary guideline furore: Not first time ADGs have ventured down climate path

The Federal body responsible for setting official dietary guidelines in Australia toyed with incorporating the impact of some foods on environmental sustainability over a decade ago, before reversing the move following a widespread industry backlash…Read More

James Nason, 21/02/2024

Woolworths notches $944m half year profit, in face of price gouging scrutiny

Woolworths’ food division reported sales of $25.9b for the half-year ended 31 December, up 5.4pc on the same period last year, while pre-tax earnings reached $1.57b. The strong result comes as national supermarket retailers face mounting scrutiny over food pricing and margins, in the face of dramatically lower livestock prices during the back half of 2023…Read More

Jon Condon, 21/02/2024

Farmers’ Fighting Fund considered in battle against GAB carbon capture

Agforce and the National Farmers’ Federation have ramped up their calls for political intervention in a proposed carbon capture project in the Great Artesian Basin – which they say poses a major threat to the water source used for agriculture and town drinking water…Read More

Beef Central, 21/02/2024

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

Live sheep trade uncertainty as new markets emerge

WAFarmers Livestock Council president Geoff Pearson: uncertainty is impacting investment. UNCERTAINTY around the Federal Government’s proposed live sheep export by sea phaseout timetable is impacting investment just as new sheep..Read More

Terry Sim, 21/02/2024

Academics make fresh criticisms of proposed biosecurity tax

An independent research body has today raised concerns about the Government’s proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy, saying it “does not pass critical scrutiny”…Read More

Beef Central, 21/02/2024

Govt announces $54m in climate-smart ag grants

The Albanese Government has today announced two grant rounds worth $54 million will open tomorrow under the Government’s Climate-Smart Agriculture Program…Read More

Beef Central, 21/02/2024

Roma sale 20 Feb 2024: Prices ease across board

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg topped at 514c to average 479c/kg. Yearling steers 200 to 280kg averaged 422c and made to 490c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg sold from 314c to 462c to average 403c/kg..Read More

Beef Central, 21/02/2024

Weekly genetics review: It’s not just heritability – think about variation within traits

Heritability is a commonly raised subject among producers seeking to improve their selection decisions. Often the term is used by people without truly understanding what it is describing, or how it is determined. Without this basic understanding, making decisions that are more effective in improving the performance of cattle in a herd becomes more difficult. ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 20/02/2024

Weekly kill: Grid prices steady, after last week’s 10c/kg falls

EXPECT to see some rising numbers in Queensland slaughter statistics in coming weeks, as new capacity and a return to work for some larger northern plants are captured in NLRS..Read More

Jon Condon, 20/02/2024

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