Beef 2024 Report

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

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

Beef 2024: Support for ag needed in long-term koala conservation

A well-known ecologist has called on Governments to focus their koala conversation efforts on managed grazing lands…Read More

Eric Barker, 16/05/2024

Australia’s US beef opportunity a ‘slow-moving storm,’ not a ‘tsunami’

Australia’s beef export opportunity to the United States in coming years would be more like a ‘slow-moving storm,’ rather than a ‘tsunami,’ a leading US beef industry analyst told a Beef 2024 breakfast audience last week. Rabobank’s Kansas-based US beef and cattle analyst Lance Zimmermann told a packed room in Rockhampton that the weather analogy might suggest that to a ‘slow moving storm’ might be kinder, and less impactful…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/05/2024

Beef 2024: More trees doesn’t mean better management, AgForce forum hears

As the industry looks to make sure it can continue routine land management in the face of international regulation, vegetation management was a hot topic at Beef 2024 in Rockhampton last week…Read More

Eric Barker, 14/05/2024

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