BeefWorks 2015 Report

Drones hold promise in cattle applications, but beware some of the ‘myths’

Aerial drones are showing promising signs in feedlot field trials conducted recently, but there’s still a minefield of regulatory requirements surrounding their use that could stymie any real commercial uptake in agricultural applications for the timebeing…Read More

Jon Condon, September 30, 2015

Teys Condamine feedlot team crowned Top Guns in implant performance

The value of correct HGP implant procedure was highlighted in an important feedlot award presented during the Beefworks conference in Toowoomba last week. Improvement in performance among the 20 competing feedlots involved in the competition added another 20,000kg of beef to the supply chain during the course of the year…Read More

Jon Condon, September 30, 2015

Lotfeeders move to deregulate grainfed levy components

Lotfeeders voted unanimously to support a move to deregulate grainfed cattle transaction levies at their annual general meeting last week, in a move designed to allow greater flexibility in how levy funds are apportioned. ..Read More

Jon Condon, September 29, 2015

Beefworks conference awards salute lotfeeding industry’s finest

Peter Watts receives Outstanding Service to Industry award | Ladysmith pen rider wins Zoetis Education Medal | ACC Feedlot Safety awards to AA Co, Kidman
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Eric Barker* , September 28, 2015

Beef industry sees first female peak council leader, as ALFA elects new president

BEEFWORKS: The beef industry has its first female peak council head, following the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s annual general meeting yesterday where NSW lotfeeder Tess Herbert was elected president…Read More

Jon Condon, September 24, 2015

Smithfield feedlot mill manager crowned 2015 Young Lotfeeder Achiever

Smithfield Feedlot mill manager Andrew Slack is this year’s ALFA Philbro Young Lotfeeder Achiever. As part of his selection process, he has been researching the field of olfaction and how dogs’ highly-developed sense of smell may one day be used for early detection of sick animals in the feed yard…Read More

Eric Barker, September 24, 2015

Beef’s strong outlook encourages feedlot investment

Strong international demand for Australian beef was not only providing positive returns for lotfeeders, but giving grainfed industry stakeholders the confidence to invest and grow their businesses, ALFA’s annual general meeting will be told this afternoon…Read More

Beef Central, September 23, 2015

ALFA to elect new president at tomorrow’s AGM

The Australian Lot Feeders Association will elect a new president tomorrow, after incumbent Don Mackay confirmed he will not be standing for a second three-year term…Read More

Jon Condon, September 22, 2015


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