Queensland lotfeeder elected ALFA president

Queensland lotfeeder Barb Madden was elected president of the Australian Lot Feeders Association at the grainfed beef industry peak council’s annual general meeting held earlier today…Read More

Beef Central, 21/10/2021

NSW lotfeeders clean up at grainfed industry awards

Three New South Wales feedlots have taken out major awards at the grain-fed industry’s 2021 Feedlot of the Year competition, with a fourth winner from Western Australia…Read More

Eric Barker, 21/10/2021

Smithfield livestock manager earns Young Lotfeeder of the Year award

Smithfield’s Sapphire Feedlot livestock manager James Guest was named the grainfed beef industry’s 2021 Young Lotfeeder of the Year last night, while a simple fly trap designed by Ryan Smith from Rangers Valley feedlot was recognised for its practicality in the year’s Innovation award…Read More

Eric Barker, 21/10/2021

Millennials present opportunity for premium beef

From smashed avocado to craft beer and cold-press coffee, millennials are known for their eating trends – and one of Australia’s most successful Wagyu brand managers says it presents significant opportunities for high-end beef with the right marketing…Read More

Eric Barker, 20/10/2021

ALFA launches new training website + VIDEO

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association has today launched a new website aiming to help develop careers in the industry…Read More

Beef Central, 18/10/2021

Affluence for lotfeeders in “landmark” truck effluent study

A new study has found the amount of feed cattle consume at the back end of the lotfeeding process before transport could have a significant impact on profit. ..Read More

Eric Barker, 15/10/2021

Feedlot sector represents increasingly important value-add channel for grain

In a recently commissioned report, Agribusiness Australia has highlighted the increasingly interdependent relationship between the success of Australia’s grains and red meat sectors. The chairman of Agribusinesses Australia, Mark Allison believes that this relationship is an unrecognised value-add for Australia’s core agricultural commodities, offering a profitable and sustainable grain to meat pathway for both commodity groups…Read More

Beef Central, 14/10/2021

Throwing the “sink” at livestock emissions accounting

In an address to the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association virtual SmartBeef conference today, US air quality specialist Dr Frank Mitloehner has explained why global greenhouse gas accounting systems must more accurately account for “sinks” along with emissions…Read More

James Nason, 12/10/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Limited offers force up bids

Nearby wheat and barley prices rise amid limited selling from growers in the delivered-consumer market, with attractive payment terms increasing the appeal to growers of selling into depots where grain is being accumulated for export…Read More

Liz Wells, 08/10/2021

Lotfeeders step up commitment to antimicrobial stewardship, making guidelines mandatory

The grainfed beef industry has stepped up its commitment to antimicrobial stewardship by announcing that its world-leading antimicrobial guidelines will become mandatory for lotfeeding from January…Read More

Jon Condon, 05/10/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Export push supports wheat

Export bids for Queensland new crop have lifted the nearby northern wheat market, but feedgrain prices have been largely steady in the past week as the market weighs up the impact of rain in the north and dry in the south…Read More

Guest Author, 01/10/2021

Midfield’s McKenna family secures SA’s Wanderribby feedlot

Midfield Meat Group’s McKenna family has purchased the Wanderribby feedlot and surrounding grazing and faming property in South Australia’s Upper Southeast…Read More

Jon Condon, 29/09/2021

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