Beef industry today ‘almost unrecognisable’ from 2005, SmartBeef forum told

Highlighting the change and innovation that has occurred in the Australian meat industry during a panel session at ALFA’s SmartBeef conference in Dalby, Teys Australia’s Tom Maguire said the industry today was almost unrecognisable from the industry he joined 14 years ago…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 14, 2019

Industry achievers celebrated at SMARTBEEF 2019

Industry achievers who strive to ensure the Australian cattle feedlot industry remains at the forefront of best practice and innovation were celebrated at the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) SMARTBEEF 2019 event at Dalby, Queensland, last week…Read More

Beef Central, October 9, 2019

Narromine pitches case for feedlot developments at SmartBeef

The Narromine Shire is ready to accommodate at least three new feedlots, and it exhibited at SmartBeef in Dalby last week to spread the word…Read More

Liz Wells, October 8, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices up in thin market

Feedgrain prices were up this week as consumer and supplier haggle over the cheapest new-crop prices for earliest possible delivery…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, October 7, 2019

Post driver attachment wins feedlot innovator award

An excavator attachment that allows drill stem posts to be driven through concrete aprons and hard surfaces has won the Innovator of the Year award at the feedlot industry’s Smartbeef conference…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 7, 2019

Know your ‘why’ military veterinarian urges lotfeeders at ALFA SmartBeef 2019

Some key note speakers have inspirational messages. Some regale you with astonishing stories. Some make you rethink the world around you. At the ALFA SmartBeef Conference at Dalby on Thursday Colonel Leon ‘Sam’ Barringer did all three…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Values retreat from highs in heated north

Prompt northern feedgrain values have retreated a little as the market transitions to imminent, paltry NSW new-crop supply, while in southern markets timely rain in some areas trimmed prices a few dollars…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, September 30, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prompt northern market lifts on short covering

With vanishing prospects of northern crops finishing for grain, the surge in hay and silage cutting has lit a fire under spot markets for southern Queensland delivered wheat and barley…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, September 20, 2019

Research reveals big lairage duration impacts on carcase quality

Pilot research into the effect of lairage timing and duration on Australian feedlot cattle has found time of transportation, slaughter and time off feed have significant effects on carcase yield and quality…Read More

Meat & Livestock Australia, September 20, 2019

$42 loss forecast in September grainfed trading budget

A small downwards adjustment in 100-day grainfed cattle prices has taken the edge off profitability in Beef Central’s September monthly grainfed trading budget, calculated on Friday…Read More

Jon Condon, September 16, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Shrinking supply lifts southern prices

Traders say it’s becoming a drought market again as frost, wind and heat are taking their toll on yield prospects and turning failed crops to fodder…Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, September 13, 2019

Wild tornado inflicts damage and stock losses at northern Vic’s Peechelba feedlot

A wild tornado ripped through ICM Agribusiness’s Peechelba Beef feedlot in northern Victoria late on Friday afternoon, causing damage to infrastructure and killing cattle struck by flying debris or collapsing infrastructure…Read More

Jon Condon, September 11, 2019

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