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

Beef corridors upgrade hits Federal speed bump

A $400 million upgrade which involves sealing 457km of the Queensland Beef Corridor roads has been pushed back from a planned start date of 2025/26 until 2027/28, last week’s Senate Estimates hearings were told…Read More

Beef Central, 22/02/2024

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

Beef 2024 platform for nation’s beef community to connect with global customers

Beef Australia is calling for stakeholders across the nation’s beef community to register for its 2024 Handshakes Program, designed to connect local stakeholders with like-minded domestic and international delegates and promote the Australian beef industry to the world. ..Read More

Beef Central, 22/02/2024

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

Dalby sale 21 Feb 2024: Numbers back to 4671

Overall, the market was very similar to last week, with the top lines of cattle being firm, otherwise prices were back generally around 5c/kg in most categories…Read More

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 22/02/2024

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

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

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