BeefEx 2014

New product showcase: Software offers entry-point for smaller feedlots; Next-gen self-feeder has big advantages

Here’s a quick snapshot of some more innovative new-to-market items that caught Beef Central’s attention among the commercial exhibits at the BeefEx feedlot conference recently…..Read More

Jon Condon, October 31, 2014

BeefEx: Are there risks ahead for Australia’s grainfed beef access to the EU?

While Australia has benefitted greatly through access to the EU high quality grainfed quota since it was implemented in 2010, there are a number of potential risks ahead, driven by changing world trade access agreements and other politically-driven factors…Read More

Jon Condon, October 23, 2014

BeefEx: Doing business with China? Give a Chinese student experience

What can Australian export businesses do to improve their chances of succeeding in China? One solution may be much closer to home than they think…Read More

James Nason, October 20, 2014

BeefEx: Beef can learn from mining, says Andrew Forrest

Australia’s cattle industry can learn from the mining sector’s approach of proactively addressing issues and diffusing the criticism of detractors, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, told last week’s BeefEx conference on the Gold Coast via a video message…Read More

James Nason, October 17, 2014

BeefEx: Rekindled confidence driving investment in feedlot infrastructure

There’s a wave of pen capacity and infrastructure investment going on across the feedlot industry, driven in equal part by greater profitability, and confidence. ..Read More

Jon Condon, October 15, 2014

BeefEx: 10 key factors for success in China

With 20 years of direct experience in China, NAB’s Patrick Vizzone is one Australian who can truly claim to have an in-depth understanding of the market…Read More

James Nason, October 14, 2014

BeefEx: Grainfed history book launch delivers for charity

The launch of the Australian feedlot industry’s official history during the BeefEx conference on the Gold Coast last week provided a perfect fundraising opportunity for grainfed supply chain stakeholders…Read More

Jon Condon, October 13, 2014

BeefEx: New-found sense of optimism evident among lotfeeders

There was a sense of renewed optimism and confidence evident among lotfeeders attending the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s BeefEx 2014 biennial conference, which wrapped up on the Gold Coast last night…Read More

Jon Condon, October 10, 2014

Open-minded recruitment strategy works for Young Lot Feeder of the Year

A former policeman and an ex-school teacher are both part of a successful and motivated team Young Lot Feeder of the Year Emily Perkins has assembled at JBS’ Prime City Feedlot since being charged with re-opening and managing the previously mothballed facility eight months ago…Read More

James Nason, October 10, 2014

Drone on the farm: Can feedlots fight back?

Do agricultural operators have grounds to push back when animal activisits send aerial drones fitted with cameras over their properties?..Read More

James Nason, October 9, 2014

BeefEx: Feedlot winners share common quest for efficiency

Attention to detail and a focus on a relatively narrow band of market end-points were the common hallmarks among three well-performed feedlots which earned the major honours at BeefEx’s Elanco Feedlot of the Year awards presented last night…Read More

Jon Condon, October 9, 2014

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