National Feedbase Summary 28 February 2024

NATIONALLY, there has been a gradual improvement in Total Standing Dry Matter levels in the past two weeks. The impact of flooding and ongoing weather events in northern Australia has..Read More

Al Rayner, Cibo Labs, 28/02/2024

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

New chair, staff movements for CPC | Key livestock staff changes for JBS | TFI appoints feedlot GM for expanded Southern Cross yard | AA Co sees board and senior management changes | New Group Manager for ISC Operations | Leading the charge towards net zero in agriculture | MLA staff notch up 25 years’ service..Read More

Jon Condon, 28/02/2024

Livestock industries condemn Govt’s surprise move on biosecurity levy

AUSTRALIA’S livestock industries have reacted angrily to the Albanese Government’s persistence with biosecurity levy legislation today, despite broad industry disapproval. Despite blanket industry disapproval for a revised biosecurity levy model..Read More

Beef Central, 28/02/2024

Entries about to close in our reader competition predicting EYCI at year’s end

There’s major bragging rights – and great prizes – at stake for the winner of Beef Central’s EYCI prediction competition, asking readers to guess where the young cattle price indicator will sit at the end of this year. Entries close soon…Read More

Beef Central, 02/02/2024

Climate targets present opportunities for ag, Wilmot field day hears + PHOTOS

As the Australian Government continues to pursue ambitious targets to reduce emissions, one of the countries biggest agricultural investors has called for the industry to embrace the changes ahead and look for the opportunities a low emissions economy may provide…Read More

Eric Barker, 28/02/2024

Weekly genetics review: Where are we heading with structural soundness?

In the three years he has been writing his weekly column for Beef Central, structural soundness is the subject of most of the feedback received by genetics editor Al Rayner, as well as the most suggested subject for columns. “In general, the trend of the feedback and discussions I’ve had with beef producers and bull breeders reflects a feeling that structure is actually becoming worse in a number of breeds,” he writes this week. ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 27/02/2024

The key issues that have defined each Rocky Beef Expo, since 1988

The Rockhampton Beef Expo events held every three years since 1988 has provided a valuable industry snapshot of the big-picture issues that have guided, and in some cases buffeted the Australian meat and livestock industry. Having participated in all 12 Expos staged since 1988, and lining up for our thirteenth in May, provides an opportunity to reflect on what’s captured the industry’s attention at each of the past events…Read More

Jon Condon, 27/02/2024

National cattle herd to ease to 28.6m says MLA’s 2024 Projections

The Australian cattle herd is expected to ease to 28.6 million head by June, according to MLA’s 2024 Cattle Industry Projections released today. Both feeder steer and heavy steer prices are forecast to rise, heading into mid-year. ..Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

Coles reports half-year $594m net profit

The nation’s second largest supermarket group, Coles, this morning released its first-half  financial results for the six months to December 30, showing a net profit after tax of $594 million, on pre-tax earnings of $1.9 billion…Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

Brisbane butcher claims National Sausage Kings beef crown

Queensland meat retailer Peter Augustus Craft Butcher claimed the beef division crown in the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National Sausage Kings competition decided over the weekend. Independent butchers from NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania shared this year’s six National Sausage Kings crowns, presented during a glittering dinner at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday night…Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

Certified Organic beef on a roll with finalists in national industry awards

The commitment and expertise of Australia’s certified organic beef industry has been recognised with finalist nominations in multiple major categories in the 2024 Australian Organic Industry Awards, being announced next month…Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

Can you help a reader to describe this cattle brand?

“My family has an old branding iron passed down and I’d love to know the proper way to read it!” – Can you help?..Read More

Beef Central, 27/02/2024

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