About 90.000 visitors and exhibitors to the Beef 2015 industry expo on Rockhampton in May spent $74 million during the event, an independent economic study has found…Read MoreBeef Central, 19/11/2015
It’s often been said that you can get a carton lid or vacuum-pack bag printed with the logo of any Australian meat processor you choose in your Beijing or Shanghai cold storage facility within a few hours. Hard-won supply chain reputations can be destroyed in minutes if a poor quality substituted product is picked up by an unsuspecting customer, who has paid good money for the real thing – but solutions are emerging. ..Read MoreJon Condon, 02/06/2015
American forestry industry identity Bruce Vincent senses that society is ready for a new vision about the environment, and approaches to its management. Society is tired of hearing about what’s wrong with the environment, and instead is ready to start hearing about what’s possible, the third-generation logger from Montana told a Beef 2015 seminar audience recently…Read MoreJon Condon, 28/05/2015
What could cattle producers from northern Australia learn from a grain farmer from South Australia? Plenty, as it turns out…Read MoreJames Nason, 22/05/2015
Coopers Animal Health launched the Creating Connections program at Beef 2015, part of an intiaitve by its global parent company to share the knowledge of cattle handling experts with producers to reduce cattle stress and improve overall herd health and performance.
Think cattle prices have reached a new level in 2015, but may now start to stabilise given the recent big rises in numbers? Think again, if price movement performance seen in previous big Australian drought events is any indication, argues MLA analyst Ben Thomas.
Amidst all the euphoria about looming cattle price rises evident at Rockhampton’s Beef 2015 event last week, Beef Central also picked up pockets of unease and disquiet. The domestic trade could well be the big loser in the current cattle and meat price bonanza…Read MoreJon Condon, 14/05/2015
A senior live export company executive lit a fuse on the growing tensions between the meat processing sector and live export trade at Beef 2015 last week when he used an opportunity to speak at a JBS-sponsored symposium to issue a provocative warning to the meat processing sector…Read MoreJames Nason, 13/05/2015
Nine years after first visiting Rockhampton to speak at the Beef Expo about pestivirus and the financial impact it can have on cattle herds, veterinarian Dr Enoch Bergman is encouraged by changing producer awareness and attitudes over the disease. ..Read MoreJon Condon, 12/05/2015
Beef producers are well and truly connected online, if analysis of social media use at one of Australia’s premier rural events held last week is any indicator. The official Beef Australia hashtag #BeefAus2015 was mentioned 9975 times during the week, with a reach of 1.9 million unique social media users through Twitter alone…Read MoreBeef Central, 12/05/2015
Brisbane’s popular steakhouse the Norman Hotel happily claims the title of being Australia’s worst vegetarian restaurant. By the same logic, what 90,000 people experienced in Rockhampton last week must rank as Australia’s worst vegetarian expo…Read MoreJames Nason, 11/05/2015