NTCA Conferences

Red centre feedlot eyes branded beef: “the opportunity here is unbelievable”

Red Centre cattle producer, irrigator and lot feeder Wally Klein says he has a great vision for what can be achieved in Central Australia – but it all hinges on the NT Government providing certainty on future water use…Read More

James Nason, April 6, 2018

How blockchain can beef up cattle supply chains

Still unsure what blockchain is, or what it potentially means for the Australian beef industry?..Read More

James Nason, April 3, 2018

Aerial mustering needs a culture change: Sir Angus Houston

The aerial cattle mustering industry has the highest accident rate of any sector of the Australian aviation community, and has been warned it must improve its leadership and culture to avoid future unnecessary tragedies…Read More

James Nason, March 27, 2018

Landholders were never compensated for tree clearing controls: Smith

Cattle Council of Australia president Howard Smith says Queensland landholders were never compensated despite having shouldered the cost of helping Australia meet its commitment to the Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction protocol…Read More

James Nason, March 27, 2018

EvokeAg 2020: Sparks as meat and plant protein share same stage

The hype around meat-substitutes and tensions between conventional and startup protein sources were in clear evidence on Day One of Agrifutures Australia’s EvokeAg 2020 agri-technology conference in Melbourne on Tuesday…Read More

James Nason, February 19, 2020

Traditional beef and plant based meat can co-exist, says burger king Jack Cowin

Burger King founder Jack Cowin told the EvokeAg conference in Melbourne this morning that the introduction of the chain’s first plant-based Rebel Whopper burger in September last year had introduced new customers to the chain, rather than taking business away from conventional beef options…Read More

Jon Condon, February 19, 2020

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Multiple staff movements at CPC | New feedlot manager for Mort & Co Grassdale | New GM hits the ground running at Stockco | MLA appoints Japan/Korea manager | Appointments start for Rocky’s Beef 2021 | Kimberley’s Yeeda beef plant appoints new CEO | Salute to popular and long-serving Elanco staffmember | Ex banker joins Colliers property team | New partner for specialist property agency | Meat processing technology company appoints MD | AgForce coordinator to reduce wild dog impacts..Read More

Jon Condon, February 19, 2020

EvokeAg: Elders MD pinpoints what agtech startups need to be talking about

Elders managing director and CEO Mark Allison has laid down a challenge to agtech innovators and marketers to focus on “what really matters”, and ensure their products address the key issues of productivity, profitability and sustainability…Read More

James Nason, February 18, 2020

Entries open for Ekka Wagyu competition  

Australian Wagyu producers will have the chance to stake their claim on more than $10,000 in prize money, with entries for the RNA’s 2020/21 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge presented by JBS Australia now open…Read More

Beef Central, February 17, 2020

Ruling will force animal rights groups to reconsider covert surveillance tactics

A High Court judgment last week will have undoubted ramifications for the operation models of animal rights groups that rely heavily on illegally obtained video footage for their advertising campaigns, writes agribusiness lawyer Trent Thorne…Read More

Trent Thorne, McCullough Robertson, February 14, 2020

Opinion: Time for a global approach to beef advocacy?

As the leaders of the world’s major beef producing countries prepare to visit Australia later this year for the annual International Beef Alliance meeting, is it time for the beef industry to think globally in its proactive messaging to consumers?..Read More

James Nason, February 14, 2020

Recruitment: Attracting top talent – three key things to remember about your brand

WHETHER you’re a small beef business owner, manager of a large cattle feedlot, or the CEO of a global agribusiness corporation, employer branding is a powerful business tool…Read More

Beef Central, February 14, 2020

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