Encouraging uptake of new National Vendor Declaration

Positive uptake of the latest version of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration, the only version now accepted for all species of livestock being transferred, is being reported by MLA’s subsidiary, the Integrity Systems Company. ..Read More

Beef Central, January 18, 2021

Cattle grid confuses modern car sensors and sends UK drivers into a spin

A humble old cattle grid is sometimes all it takes to trip up the most advanced car computer systems…Read More

Beef Central, January 15, 2021

Recruitment: Operating smarter in 2021

The commencement of a new year is often a time for employers in the agricultural industries to reflect on their future hiring requirements, and for employees, to plan a career move. For employers and candidates alike, there are implications from operating in a COVID-affected job market…Read More

Beef Central, January 15, 2021

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

New CEO for Red Meat Advisory Council | NH Foods appoints GM for its Borthwicks Mackay plant | Beef City feedlot team-member earns Young Lotfeeder title | New market information manager for MLA | Brahman breeders notch up 75 years | Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports reappointed | New Austrade CEO..Read More

Jon Condon, January 14, 2021

96 Polaris SSVs recalled

A recall notice has been issued for 96 Polaris side by side vehicles sold nationally between December 2019 and October 2020, due to concerns that clutches may fail under high-load, low speed conditions…Read More

Beef Central, January 14, 2021

Kay’s Cuts: US beef producers facing a brighter year

Prices for all classes of US cattle are currently forecast to be higher than last year, especially those for grainfed cattle, as the US beef industry begins to recover from the impacts of COVID during 2020, US market analyst Steve Kay reports.
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Steve Kay, January 13, 2021

Aussie dollar starts 2021 at three-year highs

Buoyed by general weakening in the US currency and continued strong energy and mineral commodity prices, the Australian dollar has started the year on a bullish note. After finishing 2020 at around US76.2c, the A$ has surged, hitting almost US78.2c last Wednesday, reaching a 33-month high…Read More

Jon Condon, January 12, 2021

Cattle groups meet to end industry fragmentation

Representatives of Cattle Council of Australia and Cattle Producers met in Brisbane just prior to Christmas to discuss and settle a forward pathway to end fragmentation and to develop new industry representative arrangements which can achieve unified positions on important issues. ..Read More

Beef Central, January 11, 2021

Beef 2021 carcase competition up and running – but still plenty of time for entries

Judging is now well underway for the Beef 2021 ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition, which will come to a climax at next May’s triennial beef expo in Rockhampton. By the end of December, about 450 carcases will have been judged at processing plants across Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, since assessments started back in June…Read More

Jon Condon, December 17, 2020

Sacred Cow movie: Film maker talks to Aus cattle industry

The independent dietician and food author behind the Sacred Cow film offers her thoughts in an Australian webinar on where the red meat industry should be focusing its public messaging efforts, while it is revealed her own work may be under threat of not being able to continue due to lack of funding support…Read More

James Nason, December 17, 2020

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Changes afoot in ACC senior management ranks | NT Cattlemen’s Association appoints acting CEO | Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports reappointed | AHA announces board appointments | Departmental Superstar of STEM helping advance animal health | Appointment of new Austrade CEO | Japan’s highest civilian order awarded to USMEF’s Phil Seng..Read More

Jon Condon, December 18, 2020

Recruitment: Three hints to help effectively embed your new recruit

You’ve selected the most suited and ‘cream-of-the-crop’ new employee and you’re getting ready to welcome him or her to your team. While this might be the most satisfying part of the recruitment process in any agri-business, it’s certainly not the easiest. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role..Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2020

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