Vegans label meat inquiry “protectionist and anti-competitive”

Vegan groups have told a senate committee its inquiry into the labelling of plant-based meat alternatives is a “protectionist and anti-competitive” move against the growing industry…Read More

Eric Barker, 17/09/2021

Recruitment: Keeping your most valuable employees happy and productive

In light of today’s tough labour access landscape, it’s more important than ever for agribusiness companies to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the business, productivity, returns and profits tend to be higher. Here’s some hints to keeping staff in the right frame of mind…Read More

Beef Central, 17/09/2021

Mandatory rules around meat definitions needed, inquiry told

Multiple examples of consumers being confused by non-meat products labelled with meat descriptors and imagery have been shared with senators conducting an inquiry into labelling this morning…Read More

James Nason, 16/09/2021

Satellites tracking NT feral buffalo

Space-based technology is being used to track and manage feral cattle and buffalo in the Northern Territory…Read More

Beef Central, 16/09/2021

Diesel prices increase 27c in 2021, pushing transport fees higher

Diesel prices have been increasing for most of this year, causing rises in fees charged by some large livestock transporters…Read More

Eric Barker, 15/09/2021

Opinion: Our climate future is in our hands

In the lead-up to the Farmers for Climate Action virtual conference this Friday, Professor Mark Howden, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shares his perspective on why If the world stays on its current high emissions trajectory it will be terrible news for agriculture…Read More

Mark Howden, ANU, 15/09/2021

Beef 2021 event records estimated $800,000 loss

The Beef Australia 2021 industry event held in Rockhampton in May has recorded an estimated $800,000 financial loss. The event attracted record crowds through the gate and strong corporate support, despite the considerable challenges presented by COVID…Read More

Beef Central, 15/09/2021

Livestock production tipped to rise 8pc to $33.5b

The Federal Government’s commodities forecaster has tipped the Australian agricultural industry to have another record-breaking year, forecasting gross value of production to reach $73 billion in 2021-22…Read More

Beef Central, 14/09/2021

Interest rates unlikely to rise before 2024, says RBA Governor

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has forecast that the national economy will rebound rapidly after COVID lockdowns end, suggesting that interest rates are unlikely to change before 2024…Read More

Beef Central, 14/09/2021

Kay’s Cuts: Industry optimism and challenges intertwine

Like their colleagues in Australia, North American beef producers are well accustomed in dealing with good news/bad news scenarios, Steve Kay writes in his September Kay’s Cuts monthly column for Beef Central. Severe drought conditions have returned to much of the western half of the North American continent and are impacting everything from beef cow prices and liquidation to crop prices, while at the same time, consumers and wholesale beef demand in the US and around the globe are at 30-year highs…Read More

Steve Kay, 13/09/2021

$1.2 million to prevent future pandemics of animal origin

$1.2 million has been given to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to reduce risk of future zoonotic pandemics at their source in animals…Read More

Beef Central, 13/09/2021

Vic Livestock Biosecurity Grants applications extended

Eligible Victorian organisations in the cattle, sheep, goat, swine and honey bee industries now have until Friday 26 November to apply for funding through the Livestock Biosecurity Funds – Grant Program…Read More

Beef Central, 13/09/2021

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