Lotfeeding

Feedgrain Focus: American dry, lower dollar lift bids

A weakening Australian dollar and more hot and dry weather for North America’s northern wheat regions have lifted export bids for nearby and new-crop grain this week…Read More

Liz Wells, 23/07/2021

Persistent wet winter conditions drive feedlot performance lower

Commercial feedlots across eastern Australia are reporting particularly poor cattle feeding performance this winter, as persistent wet and cold conditions weigh heavily on average daily gains and rates of ration consumption…Read More

Jon Condon, 22/07/2021

Six finalists from four states to contest 2021 Young Lotfeeder award

A record 19 entries have been received for the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s Young Lot Feeder of the Year 2021 Award, to be announced at the upcoming ALFA SmartBeef conference to be held at Dalby in October…Read More

Beef Central, 20/07/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Buying interest latches on to central NSW

Markets have softened in the past week with traders more active on selling than growers who are busy spreading urea and booking new-crop canola…Read More

Liz Wells, 19/07/2021

Ag teachers get a taste of feedlot life at Smithfield

A group of 35 agriculture curriculum teachers and their assistants got a better appreciation of how a typical Australian grainfeeding business operates during a visit to Smithfield feedlot near Proston in southern Queensland this morning…Read More

Beef Central, 15/07/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Grower selling ups as season consolidates

New-crop wheat and barley prices have softened in the past week and grower selling has increased as its yield prospects consolidate.
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Liz Wells, 09/07/2021

Downs phosphine leak highlights need for care with fumigation

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating an incident involving phosphine gas which resulted in the hospitalisation of a truck driver…Read More

Liz Wells, 09/07/2021

Mules saddled up in unique pen-riding safety trial at Grassdale

Three imported mules from the US are about to go to work in a pilot program at Mort & Co’s Grassdale Feedlot in an unconventional approach to improving safety outcomes for pen riding and cattle movement duties…Read More

Beef Central, 06/07/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Muddy north firm, south soft

Feedgrain markets have traded steady to softer in the past week, with rain in northern NSW tightening logistics and helping to support values…Read More

Liz Wells, 05/07/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Values soften on rain, offshore moves

Nearby northern barley bucked the softening trend this week in values as widespread rain and weakening offshore markets allowed the feedgrain market to fall…Read More

Liz Wells, 25/06/2021

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum wriggles into rations

Downgraded sorghum is pushing its way into some northern feed rations as barley values firm, and trucks remain hard to get for domestic consumers amid rain which has made on-farm access difficult…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, 18/06/2021

New 8000 head Riverina feedlot dedicated to Wagyu nears completion

Pens should start to fill in Australia’s latest ‘greenfield’ commercial feedlot in the NSW Southern Riverina region within the next two months. Victorian Wagyu beef producers Nick and Vicki Sher are behind the new venture – the first commercial feedlot to be established from scratch in NSW since the construction of the 5000-head Conargo feedlot in 2018…Read More

Jon Condon, 17/06/2021

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