People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Tom Maguire departs from Teys Australia | StockCo appoints high-profile business development manager | Former logistics executive to coordinate Govt’s airfreight support package | Sustainability management changes at MLA | New chief executive for Primary Industries SA | Dr Ron Granville earns biosecurity honour | New CEO from Nuffield International | Vale Jim ‘Grumpy’ Walkley | Auditors appointed for certified beef programs..Read More

Jon Condon, April 2, 2020

Green shoots showing, as China beef demand starts to re-emerge

Some early, if tentative green shoots are emerging in Australia’s export beef trade to China, as the Asian giant begins its long recovery from the ravages of coronavirus…Read More

Jon Condon, April 1, 2020

Govt urged to ‘urgently expand’ biosecurity dog numbers

The Department of Agriculture has been urged to urgently expand the number of biosecurity detector dogs being used at incoming passenger and mail centres…Read More

James Nason, March 31, 2020

African Swine Fever confirmed in PNG

African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected for the first time in Papua New Guinea, bringing the disease to within a few hundred kilometres of Australia’s coastline…Read More

James Nason, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 impacts key focus, as analysts’ digest JBS financial results

COVID-19 trade and operational impacts dominated questions from financial analysts and investors taking part in JBS’s annual global conference call on Friday, following the release of record financial results for the company’s 2019 trading year…Read More

Jon Condon, March 30, 2020

MLA working to realign Olympics beef marketing partnership

Meat & Livestock Australia says a small number of activities related to Australian Beef’s marketing partnership with the 2020 Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams have already commenced, but work is now underway to align the marketing program with the new, yet-to-be-determined Tokyo Games schedule…Read More

Beef Central, March 30, 2020

Vale Robert ‘Bobby’ Gregory

When Bobby Gregory was recognised as a “Show Legend” by the NSW Royal Agricultural Society at the age of 81 in 2016, he had attended every single Royal Easter Show since he was three years old…Read More

Beef Central, March 30, 2020

‘Calm the farm, we’ve got this, have a great day’

Mungindi farmer Sam Heagney’s video message to Australian people: don’t sweat food security, Aussie farmers have got you covered…Read More

Beef Central, March 30, 2020

AuctionsPlus online selling option surges into focus under COVID-19 challenges

The AuctionsPlus online livestock marketing platform has recorded exponential growth in turnover during the past few months, and the latest COVID-19 constraints around gatherings of people, leading to saleyard closures and strict yards operating conditions, have only intensified that trend…Read More

Jon Condon, March 27, 2020

Recruitment: Quads, tractors again lead farm accident list

Latest annual statistics for non-intentional farm related incidents in Australia reinforce why a serious culture shift in work health & safety is needed if the agriculture sector is to shake its hazardous reputation. Figures revealed 58 on-farm deaths were reported in 2019, down from 68 cases in 2018, with quad bikes and tractors again the leading causes of injury…Read More

Beef Central, March 27, 2020

Inspiring young farmers receive PPP’s Zanda McDonald award & Lachlan Hughes Foundation award

Two impressive young livestock farmers on either side of the Tasman have earned significant industry awards this week…..    ..Read More

Beef Central, March 25, 2020

New realities of social distancing playing out across cattle sector

From on-property cattle yards to Australia’s largest meatworks, the coronavirus crisis is forcing changes of behaviour that just a few weeks ago would have seemed impossible throughout the cattle industry…Read More

James Nason, March 25, 2020

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