BeefEx 2012

Filipino workers filling cattle industry’s labour gap

A recently established business is looking to match the ready supply of labour that exists in the Philippines with the demand that exists for agricultural workers in Australia, particularly those with a rural background…Read More

James Nason, 26/10/2012

BeefEx: Beef City stands the test of time

Beef City feedlot was established by Elders back in 1974 as one of Australia’s first true ‘large-scale, US-style’ feedlots, and going by recent results, the original designers did not get too much wrong…Read More

Jon Condon, 17/10/2012

BeefEx: Feedlots tackle social media (with video)

Whenever rural industries gather for annual conferences these days, it is a sure bet the topic of social media will feature prominently on the agenda. ..Read More

James Nason, 17/10/2012

BeefEx: Beef City, Wonga Plains share Feedlot of the Year crowns

Two Queensland feedlots – one built in the first wave of industry development back in the 1970s, and the other representing the ‘latest generation’ in design and construction – shared the honours in the Feedlot of the Year awards announced last week…Read More

Jon Condon, 16/10/2012

BeefEx: Big customer impact seen in Woolies MSA adoption

Adopting the MSA identity at retail has left a big impact on customers, judging by extensive consumer survey results outlined by Woolworths’ Pat McEntee in a presentation last week…Read More

Jack Condon, 15/10/2012

BeefEx: Innovation award to preg testing tool

Unwanted pregnancy in heifers involved in domestic grainfeeding programs costs the feedlot industry millions of dollars each year, but more advanced and easier-to-use diagnostic tools are now emerging to moderate the risk.
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Jon Condon, 15/10/2012

BeefEx: Mort & Co’s Jordan Peach Young Lotfeeder of Year

Something about Jordan Peach’s first experience with agriculture changed the direction of his life forever. ..Read More

James Nason, 12/10/2012

BeefEx: RSPCA to launch beef welfare challenge

The RSPCA has flagged its intention to play a more active role in raising animal welfare standards throughout the Australian beef industry with the forthcoming launch of new RSPCA guidelines for beef cattle production. ..Read More

Beef Central, 12/10/2012

BeefEx: Don Mackay profile – the challenges ahead for lotfeeders

The past four years have arguably been the toughest for the lotfeeding sector since the dark days of the 1975-78 Beef Slump, but the newly-elected president of the Australian Lot Feeders Association believes the worst may now be behind the industry…Read More

Jon Condon, 12/10/2012

BeefEx: Veteran lotfeeder’s achievements saluted with Life Membership

Veteran lotfeeder Rob Backus’s distinguished career in the grainfed beef industry was recognised this week when he received Life Membership from the Australian Lot Feeders Association…Read More

Jon Condon, 12/10/2012

BeefEx: Indonesian lotfeeders rebuild after livex ban

No Australian or Indonesian was closer to the impact of last year’s ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia and its ongoing effects than long-time business partners and lotfeeders Greg Pankhurst and Dicky Adiwoso…Read More

James Nason, 11/10/2012

BeefEx: Mort & Co’s Matt Sharp wins 2012 Pfizer Medal

Mort and Co feeding and milling operator Matthew Sharp was named the winner of the 2012 Pfizer Medal for up and coming lot feeding industry employee of the year at yesterdayÃ?¢??s BeefEx 2012 conference, hosted by the Australian Lot Feeders Association…Read More

James Nason, 11/10/2012

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