Quarterly Surveys

December feedlot numbers hit record, but fail to capture more recent industry trend

Cattle numbers in Australian feedlots rose to record levels at the end of December, but deliberately-imposed lags in the collection and distribution of data have failed to capture the most recent downwards trend in cattle feeding since recent rain…Read More

Jon Condon, February 16, 2015

Is plant-based meat all it’s cracked up to be?

Plant-based meat substitutes available in Australian supermarkets may have the appearance of being a healthful option, but on average contain six times more sodium than meat…Read More

Beef Central, February 17, 2020

Feedlot numbers hit record 1.239 million head

Cattle numbers on feed across Australia have hit a record high according to the December quarterly feedlot industry survey released this morning. The survey showed there were 1,239,563 head of cattle on feed in the December quarter, a rise of more than 92,000 head on the previous record set in the April-June quarter last year, and up 10.7pc on the previous September quarter…Read More

Beef Central, February 13, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease further as bids slide on rain

Rain in most summer-cropping regions has pushed down values for feedgrains, but a tight supply situation overall is limiting downside…Read More

Liz Wells, February 13, 2020

Qld’s Grassdale feedlot completes expansion to 75,000 head

Expansion works has been completed at Mort & Co’s Grassdale feedlot near Dalby on Queensland’s Darling Downs, taking one-time operating capacity to 70,000 Standard Cattle Units – making the yard the largest in Australia…Read More

Jon Condon, February 13, 2020

Protein 2020 conference program released

TSBE Food Leaders Australia have launched the program for the Protein 2020 Conference and feedlot tour to be held in Dalby on March 4 and 5…Read More

Beef Central, February 12, 2020

Cattle on feed numbers to remain high, despite higher feeder costs

Despite forecasts of higher feeder cattle prices, numbers of cattle on feed across Australia are likely to remain near record levels above one million head during 2020, MLA suggests…Read More

Beef Central, February 4, 2020

US corn DDGS to help fill cottonseed gap in more rations

Bulk imports of US corn DDGS into Brisbane are likely to start in March, giving animal feeders another ration option in coming months…Read More

Liz Wells, February 3, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Values hold on patchy rain, firm offers

Price softness in the national domestic feedgrain market is yet to be seen as offers out of Western Australia on wheat and barley firm on export demand, and an unaltered sorghum supply situation in the near term…Read More

Liz Wells, January 31, 2020

Global feed survey reveals first production decline in nine years

The 2020 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates that international feed tonnage decreased by 1.07% to 1.126 billion metric tons of feed produced last year, due largely to African swine fever (ASF) and the decline of pig feed in the Asia-Pacific region…Read More

Beef Central, January 28, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Prices hold after rain

Prices for wheat and barley have firmed in the past week, with patchy rain across eastern Australia’s summer-cropping regions doing nothing to alter the domestic supply outlook over coming months…Read More

Liz Wells and Henry Wells, January 24, 2020

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