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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

DEXA payback contingent on automation, Hereford conference told

The financial payback to justify installation of DEXA equipment in meat processing plants was driven by opportunities in robotics and automation, rather than advances in meat yield, a Herefords Australia conference in Hamilton was told yesterday. ..Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

Red meat industry needs to sharpen response to changing consumer preferences

MLA managing director Jason Strong told yesterday’s Herefords Australia forum that the red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism or the advent of alternative proteins, but the bigger changes in consumer preferences were in the amount of information about food that is available and wanted, and the expectations on how it was produced…Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture sector…Read More

Beef Central, June 13, 2019

Tickets available for AFI ‘Farming in a risky climate’ conference

The Australian Farm Institute mid-year conference “Farming in a risky climate” to be held in Brisbane is now less than two weeks away. ..Read More

Beef Central, June 13, 2019

Industry starts to take stock of likely EU quota change impact

The Australian beef industry is starting to explore the implications in Friday’s confirmation that the EU will direct a larger portion of its High Quality grainfed quota to the United States. ..Read More

James Nason and Jon Condon, June 12, 2019

RIC launches natural disaster loan for NQ flood victims

Federal Government-backed specialist finance provider, the Regional Investment Corporation, is this week launching a new concessional loan product specifically for livestock producers struggling to recover for Northwest Queensland’s February flood event…Read More

Jon Condon, June 12, 2019

Teys applies 10c/kg distinction on HGP cattle, as China demand booms

In a clear recognition of the growing influence that China is having on the Australian beef export industry, Teys Australia has applied a 10c/kg carcase weight price distinction between HGP-treated and untreated cattle in its slaughter grid offers from today…Read More

Jon Condon, June 11, 2019

Casterton working dog auction gets online boost to $15,000 top price

Online bidding has opened up Australia’s premier working dog auction at Casterton in Victoria to a new group of buyers from across the nation…Read More

Terry Sim, June 11, 2019

Rural crime: Campdraft theft | Missing Qld steers | NSW animal cruelty fine

Police in Queensland are seeking information in relation to the theft of clothes and equipment from last month’s Paradise Lagoons Campdraft and missing steers from Proserpine in Northern Queensland, while police in NSW have issued infringement notices to 57 year old female truck driver related to animal cruelty.
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Beef Central, June 11, 2019

Carbon neutrality part of NAPCo’s new beef brand program

As part of its move towards launching a branded beef program in coming months, the North Australian Pastoral Co has strengthened its environmental credentials, becoming Australia’s first corporate cattle producer to embrace carbon neutral status. ..Read More

Jon Condon, June 10, 2019

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