Technology

Review recommends 10 changes to regional telecommunications

A Government pulse check of regional telecommunications has made 10 recommendations to improve the service experience of regional, rural and remote users.
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Beef Central, December 6, 2018

Confidence/connectivity constraints hold back farm IT adoption

Better internet connectivity and a targeted education process that demystifies the digital world are desperately needed to give farmers the confidence to fire up the on-farm automation revolution…Read More

Jon Condon, March 9, 2018

GDL Dalby’s Anthony O’Dwyer wins Australia’s national young auctioneer title

Anthony O’Dwyer from Grant Daniel Long in Dalby, Qld, will represent Australia in the International Livestock Auctioneers Competition at the Calgary Stampede, Canada after winning the 2019 National Young Auctioneers Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show…Read More

Beef Central, April 18, 2019

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Hancock, NAPCo appoint new station managers | Woolies meat head moves on | New southern Qld/NSW cattle buyer for Mort & Co | Inspector-General to oversee live animal exports regulation | New Inspector-General of biosecurity appointed | AMIC appoints new policy manager | Tully student earns Agribusiness Australia scholarship | Opportunity excites new Heritage Seeds sales manager | RIC board appoints Bruce King as CEO | AMPC director named NSW Business Woman of the Year | New CEO for Global Compliance..Read More

Jon Condon, April 17, 2019

FAO sets the record straight – 86pc of livestock feed is inedible by humans

As the media frenzy caused by a ‘planetary health diet’ proposed in a new report from an EAT-Lancet commission this month continues, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has set the record straight regarding not just the level of greenhouse gases that livestock emit, but also incorrect information about how much food (crops eatable by humans) is consumed by livestock. It’s not a lot…Read More

Susan MacMillan, International Livestock Research Institute, February 1, 2019

11 activists charged with trespass

Queensland Police  have charged 11 people following investigations into alleged trespassing incidents at agricultural locations in late March and early April…Read More

Beef Central, April 17, 2019

Red meat reform White Paper expected mid-year

Over 600 stakeholders downloaded a Green Paper during the public consultation process which closed on Monday and more than 50 submitted submissions, the taskforce reviewing the red meat industry Memorandum of Understanding reported this week…Read More

Beef Central, April 17, 2019

NTCA’s 50c levy idea: what do other States think?

Regardless of whether different groups support the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association call for a 50c per head levy to fund industry advocacy or not, the NT industry’s front-foot move has certainly got the rest of the industry talking about levies and industry funding options once again…Read More

James Nason, April 16, 2019

China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Simon Quilty, just back from a US speaking tour, sees evidence the Chinese Government is commencing a major imported pork buy program that will see large quantities of US pork exported to China. ..Read More

Simon Quilty, April 16, 2019

Slap on wrist for activists, slap in face for farmers

Queensland farm group AgForce has reacted with incredulity to the Queensland Government’s announcement that new fines of $672.75 amount to a ‘crackdown’ on farm invaders…Read More

Beef Central, April 16, 2019

Qld lifts fines for farm invaders

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to crack down on animal rights activists who invade farms and meatworks following disruptive protests on the Darling Downs and Southern Queensland last Monday…Read More

Beef Central, April 15, 2019

Police investigate 200 missing cattle near Surat

The Queensland Police Service is currently investigating a complaint from a cattle property situated on the Carnarvon Highway between Surat and St George in relation to  approximately 200 head of missing cattle…Read More

Beef Central, April 15, 2019

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