Beef 2024 Report

Methane reducing feed additive making the leap from trials to full commercial use

Australia is seen as a key target market for the methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer, if the presence at Beef 2024 in Rockhampton this month of the product’s inventor is anything to go by…Read More

Jon Condon, 29/05/2024

‘It’s a serious thing’: Companies warned about making public claims without supporting evidence

Companies making claims without verified evidence not only risk brand damage but legal consequences as well…Read More

James Nason, 28/05/2024

Beef Connections hails young trailblazers

Ten years to the day since beef legend Graeme Acton tragically died after a horse accident, his legacy to the industry was celebrated by 420 people during Beef 2024…Read More

Beef Central, 24/05/2024

Long-forgotten 1970s-80s pasture trial sites delivering new industry legacy

A network of long-forgotten legume pasture trial sites scattered across southern QLD is delivering a tremendous new legacy for the beef industry. Five new stylo varieties have resulted from some clever detective work – firstly in re-discovering long-lost pasture trial sites – and secondly in analysing their performance for valued traits such as persistence and frost tolerance…Read More

Jon Condon, 23/05/2024

Technology: In-field methane monitoring units offer exciting potential

Tucked away among the myriad examples of ag technology on display at Beef 2024 this month were some absolute gems, offering exciting future opportunities for the beef industry. One of these was GreenFeed, a US developed technology designed to provide easy, accurate measurement of ruminant animals’ methane output in paddock environments…Read More

Jon Condon, 23/05/2024

Deforestation: “be alert, not alarmed”

Defining what “regenerated forest” is, and what that will mean for regrowth control in future, remain key questions at the crux of the ongoing deforestation debate for Australian cattle producers…Read More

James Nason, 22/05/2024

Beef 2024 crowds see full potential of drone mustering

The idea of carrying out important farm jobs from a holiday resort on the coast was dangled in front of the beef industry this month, with a “world first” remote drone muster demonstrated to crowds at Rockhampton’s Beef 2024…Read More

Eric Barker, 20/05/2024

Repronomics – Making selection more accurate for northern Australia

Genomic data collected through intensive and detailed recording, has helped increase EBV accuracy in some lowly heritable and hard-to-measure traits by as much as 50pc a Beef 2024 seminar audience was told this month.
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Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, 20/05/2024

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

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

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