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COVID impacts will continue even after vaccination, ABARES conference told

Australia’s closed borders and restrictions on overseas worker, tourist and student visitors will mean its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out alone won’t be enough to return the nation to pre-COVID economic activity levels, the ABARES conference was told yesterday…Read More

Guest Author, March 3, 2021

Time running out to engage with ABSF’s sustainability survey

Beef producers have just days left to participate in the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s annual sustainability survey. Chair of the Sustainability Steering Group which drives the ABSF, Tess Herbert, said responses to this year’s survey had been particularly strong to this point, but there was still time for others to participate…Read More

Beef Central, March 3, 2021

Opinion: Mapping tool raises landholder group concerns

Previous and ongoing misuse of satellite mapping, selective use of statistics and a lack of ground truth context used against beef producers and indeed, all of agriculture, provides reason for concern about the launch of a new satellite vegetation mapping tool by industry, writes Property Rights Australia chair Joanne Rea…Read More

Joanne Rea, Property Rights Australia, March 2, 2021

Cattle Council selects new ‘Pilot Policy Council’

23 people have now been selected for Cattle Council of Australia’s new Pilot Policy Council which will meet for the first time Canberra on Wednesday. ..Read More

James Nason, March 1, 2021

ABSF review ranks industry’s top environmental and sustainability priorities

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework has released its latest Materiality Review, outlining and ranking what it has identified as the top environmental and sustainability priorities for the beef industry…Read More

Beef Central, March 1, 2021

Two to face court in WA over $800,000 cattle theft

Rural Crime Squad officers in Western Australia have charged a 43-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from the Upper Gascoyne region with offences relating to the theft and sale of 803 cattle valued at approximately $800,000…Read More

Beef Central, March 1, 2021

‘It’s never you, until it is’: Campaign targets ‘bulletproof’ farm safety attitudes

A confronting new WorkSafe campaign in Victoria is highlighting that farm deaths and life-changing injuries can happen to anyone who doesn’t prioritise safety…Read More

Beef Central, March 1, 2021

True cattle breeders at heart warn about Q Fever risks

IF you work in the livestock industry and have not yet been tested for Q Fever, it might pay to heed a word of truly heartfelt advice from WA stud cattle breeders and industry leaders Kathy and David Lovelock…Read More

James Nason, February 26, 2021

Talented young meat and livestock scientists show vision, passion for the industry + pictures

The future of Australia’s meat and livestock research is in safe hands, if Beef Central’s observations from last Friday’s Animal Science Poster Olympics event held at the University of Queensland are any indication…Read More

Beef Central, February 26, 2021

Recruitment: Training boost for meat industry staff

Anyone with a passion for the livestock and meat industries, or those with an interest in getting involved, have the chance to bolster their knowledge, boost skills and build new networks at the upcoming ICMJ Northern Conference…Read More

Beef Central, February 26, 2021

Cattle scale operator convicted and fined over NLIS

A cattle scale operator and his business have been found guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for failing to record the movement information of cattle sold through a number of the scales run by the accused…Read More

Beef Central, February 25, 2021

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Will Evans appointed CEO of NTCA | Former Wallaby leaves beef industry for greener pastures | New sustainability directorship role with FMG | CBRE’s appoints leader for Pacific Agribusiness team | Landline’s new markets presenter | New president for US National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | New-look MINTRAC board | Angus Australia Life Membership to SA breeder | New ATA chief executive | Victorian Young Auctioneers winners..Read More

Beef Central, February 23, 2021

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