Production

NYT breaks mould with science-based article on beef industry’s methane efforts

Breaking a long-running pattern of mainstream media articles blaming cattle for rising temperatures without delving into the actual science is an overnight article from the New York Times, which takes a balanced and science-based approach to explaining the issue…Read More

Beef Central, October 25, 2020

Smart Tags to incorporate pasture feed intake monitoring capability

Commerical cattle ear tags will soon be available with pasture feed intake monitoring capabilities following news that eGrazor technology is being incorporated into Ceres Tags…Read More

Beef Central, October 26, 2020

‘Outback Ringer’ premieres tonight

The unique skills of bull catchers will be documented through a new ABC television series that premieres tonight, telling the stories of four groups of ‘outback ringers’ at various locations in the Top End…Read More

Beef Central, October 20, 2020

Study demonstrates 80pc reduction in methane emissions from cattle

A new study has further reinforced the potential of red seaweed supplements as a method of significantly reducing enteric methane emissions from cattle…Read More

Beef Central, October 8, 2020

Pasture Dieback Hub gives producers the latest information

Producers will now be able to easily access the latest news, information, resources and tools relating to pasture dieback in one place with the launch of a Pasture Dieback Hub on Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) website…Read More

Beef Central, October 5, 2020

Bloat treatment warning for cattle targeted at ‘Natural’ brand programs

A high incidence of bloat reported during this spring’s pasture flush across southeastern Australia has created challenges for producers targeting premium certified grassfed ‘natural’ brand programs. ..Read More

Fiona Myers, September 30, 2020

Cargill, McDonald’s and Walmart join WWF in US sustainability initiative

Three of the largest red meat value-chain stakeholders in North America have joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund in a new sustainability initiative…Read More

Beef Central, September 25, 2020

Cutting through the agtech hype for on-farm gains

After years of hype around livestock tracking technologies, Dr Mark Trotter will tell the next Elders Presents online forum that these systems are now becoming a reality. Dr Trotter, Associate Professor in Precision Livestock Management at Central Queensland University, has been working with smart tag developers for about a decade and says the commercial release of these technologies is closer than ever, but more testing still needs to be done…Read More

Beef Central, September 24, 2020

Drought tips for farmers from farmers

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has launched a new publication Preparing for drought – what the farmers say, designed to provide a resource to support the State’s primary producers to become stronger and ready to face future droughts…Read More

Beef Central, September 18, 2020

Allan Savory urges world leaders to recognise role of livestock in combatting climate change

Climate change is a crisis more serious than any wars ever fought, and one that will require millions of more animals on the land to reverse, according to prominent ecologist and regenerative agriculture specialist Dr Allan Savory…Read More

Beef Central, September 17, 2020

Playing ‘tag’ with wild dogs

A smart tag developed to track individual movement and behavioural changes in cattle is also arming researchers with a cost-effective new weapon in the fight against wild dogs…Read More

Beef Central, September 15, 2020

Natural Sequence Farming seeks to regenerate degraded landscapes using natural farming systems

A Natural Sequence Farming four-day course was held at Queensland property, Dulacca Downs, last week. Tarwyn Park Training founder, coordinator and educator Stuart Andrews conducted the course for 22 participants keen to learn how to rehabilitate, regenerate and rehydrate degraded landscapes using natural farming systems and practices…Read More

Beef Central, September 14, 2020

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