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Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

A free webinar discussing a suite of attractive low-interest farm business loan options launched recently by the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be held on Thursday, August 1…Read More

Beef Central, July 16, 2019

Adelaide Uni student claims top meat judging prize, as ICMJ celebrates 30 years

More than 150 students from tertiary institutions across Australia and overseas, 38 coaches, multiple industry sponsors, supporters and alumni attending the 2019 Inter-Collegiate Meat Judging annual event in Wagga last week. Individual overall champion was Kate Werfel from the University of Adelaide, and runner-up, Kieran Smith from University of New England…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason…Read More

Beef Central, July 12, 2019

Avalanche of reader comment following Beef Central’s Howard Yelland award win

Beef Central has received an avalanche of website reader comments, texts, emails, phone calls and phone messages since Friday’s announcement that founders and publishers James Nason and Jon Condon have received the Australian Beef Industry Foundation’s 2019 Howard Yelland Award…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Nuffield Scholar urges promotion of northern Australian grassfed beef

Northern grass-fed beef producers have a significant opportunity to capitalise on shifting consumer demands by better leveraging the attributes of the vast natural production systems unique to northern Australia. ..Read More

Beef Central, July 12, 2019

Recruitment: Why migrant workers are critical to the future of agriculture

Migrant workers are critical to the future of Australian agriculture, argues Jock Collins, Professor of Social Economics at UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney..Read More

Jock Collins*, July 12, 2019

ICMJ: Consumer focus ‘biggest change in 30 years’

Addressing a room full of university and college students in a conference marking 30 years of the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association in Australia on Wednesday, Dr David Pethick spoke of the incredible opportunities young meat scientists in Australia now have at their feet…Read More

James Nason, July 11, 2019

What does the future hold for livestock production in Australia?

Farmed livestock in Australia generate more than $30 billion annually, about half the total value of agricultural production. But what does the future hold for the sector? CSIRO’s Drewe Ferguson and Ian Colditz pose some questions, and likely solutions…Read More

Drs Drewe Ferguson and Ian Colditz, CSIRO*, July 11, 2019

ICMJ celebrates 30 years + PICS

Agricultural students from universities and ag colleges across Australia and overseas have converged on the Charles Sturt University campus at Wagga Wagga ithis week for the 30th annual Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association conference, workshop and competition…Read More

James Nason, July 10, 2019

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Peter Rizzo leaves AMPC CEO role | New RMAC processor boardmember | New taskforce chair for EU market | ALPA CEO calls it a day | New agtech role for animal ID and traceability expert | North Qld/NT regional head for Rabobank | Domestic Sales manager for Western Meat Packers | Heritage Seeds expands northern team, facilities..Read More

Jon Condon, July 10, 2019

Vic producer pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A cattle producer from Mooroopna North was recently convicted of animal cruelty charges in the Shepparton’s Magistrates Court for failing to appropriately care for his cattle…Read More

Beef Central, July 10, 2019

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