Most categories show solid rises in 14,916 head AuctionsPlus offering

Most young cattle and breeding female categories lifted in price in online trading this week, in an AuctionsPlus offering of 14,916 head, up 22pc from last week. Clearance dropped 10pc to 66pc…Read More

Beef Central, 19/05/2024

Measure with “forensic integrity” leading Irish farmer urges Aussies

John Gilliland, a farmer from Northern Ireland, has developed a reputation for proving wrong those who tell him things can’t be done, and doing so with “forensic” levels of measurement and evidence to support his case…Read More

James Nason, 17/05/2024

World-first low methane feed additive trial for extensive production systems

A system described as a world-first for the delivery of Bovaer methane-reducing feed additives to cattle in extensive environments was showcased during Beef 2024 in Rockhampton last week. It produced significant improvements in methane inhibiting performance as well as average daily gain ..Read More

Jon Condon, 17/05/2024

More productive livestock, not consumers eating less red meat, key to reducing emissions

While many headlines push the message that pushing consumers to eat less red meat is an effective way to reduce global emissions, a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Report suggests improving livestock productivity is a far more power lever to pull…Read More

James Nason, 17/05/2024

Editorial: Ag minister rapidly becoming one of the most unpopular in history

Australia’s agriculture minister is quickly becoming one of the most unpopular ag ministers in recent history, with the botched handling of the live sheep phase out resulting in agriculture groups today uniting and declaring they have no confidence in the Government…Read More

Beef Central, 17/05/2024

Greenpeace goes on the offensive over CA’s deforestation definition

Cattle Australia has defended its work to define deforestation in the Australian context after Greenpeace labelled it an attempt by industry to water down definitions – without even waiting for the definition to be released…Read More

Eric Barker, 17/05/2024

Feedgrain Focus: Dry south lifts prices

Slow selling from growers and solid export demand has seen prices ratchet up in the past week, with growers flat out planting, and niggling concerns about dry in the south…Read More

Liz Wells, 17/05/2024

Recruitment: Environmental roles just one of many fields covered in red meat processing

A new testimonial prepared as part of the meat processing industry’s More to Meat campaign has highlighted the vast spectrum of work skills now required across the red meat processing industry – and indeed agriculture in general…Read More

Beef Central, 17/05/2024

S4 Ep15: Three-Day Sickness surge in 2023-24 summer – what was behind it? with Dr Lee Taylor

The long, hot, wet 2023-24 summer saw a marked rise in Three-Day Sickness across Australia, including outbreaks in areas as far south as Victoria where it has never before been seen. In those regions, naive herds never previously exposed to BEF were hard-hit, with significant stock losses reported. Is climate change and warmer temperatures behind it, or is it simply natural variation from season to season? Dr Lee Taylor from Zoetis provides some answers..Read More

Beef Central, 17/05/2024

Exploring exciting and innovative new ways to value-add beef

Exciting new and emerging value-added beef products were on show during Beef 2024 last week – mostly using lower-value cuts and trimmings to produce tasty snack-based items in tune with consumers’ changing eating habits. Here are three exciting examples……Read More

Jon Condon, 16/05/2024

Beef 2024 reflects lack of direction on carbon

As thousands of beef industry delegates descended on Rockhampton last week to learn about the latest trends and information, there was a clear sense of frustration at the confusing nature of Australia’s carbon market…Read More

Eric Barker, 16/05/2024

Institutional investors bringing new requirements over sustainability

Expect more superannuation funds to back natural-capital-based agriculture, but also be ready to be told how to farm, says a beef fund manager who has been delivering double-digit returns to his investors…Read More

Sue Webster, 16/05/2024

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