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Wangaratta farmer pleads guilty to cattle cruelty

A Wangaratta cattle farmer who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges has been given a 12 month undertaking to be of good behaviour without conviction and ordered to pay the court $1500…Read More

Beef Central, January 22, 2021

Angus keeping a finger on the industry pulse

South-west NSW producer and regional chair for the Southern Australian Livestock Research Council Angus Whyte is helping to organise the new series of MLA’s MeatUp forums across southern Australia, to keep information flowing and build networks for producers…Read More

Beef Central, January 22, 2021

New feral pig bait receives regulatory go ahead

After more than a decade in development, an Australian developed feral pig bait has received regulatory approval. ..Read More

Beef Central, January 21, 2021

2019–20 Livestock Farm Monitor reveals insights on farm performance

Farm profit has been positively influenced by higher gross farm income and lower costs compared with the previous year according to data collected and analysed in the 2019–20 Victorian Livestock Farm Monitor report…Read More

Beef Central, January 19, 2021

New research targets bloat in southern beef production systems

Charles Sturt University researchers are calling on southern Australian beef producers to complete a short online survey as part of research examining the impact of bloat on the industry…Read More

Beef Central, January 12, 2021

Tag retention: NLIS tag losses still frustrating producers

Cattle producers are reporting high ongoing rates of National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tag losses, almost 14 years after it became compulsory in Australia for all cattle to have an NLIS device at the time of sale for traceability purposes…Read More

James Nason, December 15, 2020

Million-dollar planet prize for CSIRO FutureFeed seaweed innovation

FutureFeed, a livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in beef and dairy cattle by more than 80 per cent has been awarded the world’s largest monetary reward on the global food arena…Read More

Beef Central, December 17, 2020

Snake bite vaccine for working dogs could be on the way

Almost anybody working long enough in the bush will have a story about losing a good working dog to snakebite. Now, a leader in the development of snake antivenom believes a protective vaccine for dogs and cats could be on the cards using new scientific techniques developed around the race to develop a a COVID-19 vaccine…Read More

Beef Central, December 11, 2020

Best practice serrated tussock guide released

An industry first, best practice weed hygiene guide aimed at preventing the spread of serrated tussock and other weeds due to land management practices such as slashing, movement of vehicles and machinery has been developed…Read More

Beef Central, November 30, 2020

Maximise your exposure at Beef 2021 through Beef Central

With the Beef Australia 2021 event in Rockhampton now only five months away, it’s time for agribusinesses of all types participating in the event to start thinking about getting their brand in front of the tens of thousands of visitors likely to attend next year’s event…Read More

Beef Central, November 26, 2020

MLA summer and wet season resource hubs now online

Producers can now access regionally-relevant resources to support seasonal on-farm decision making this summer with the launch of both a Summer Hub for southern producers and Northern Wet Season Hub on Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) website…Read More

Beef Central, November 24, 2020

New Australian Standard for loading ramps published, but details at a cost

Standards Australia has published the first Australian Standard for Livestock loading/unloading ramps and forcing pens, but it will cost producers $125 to view the 37 page document…Read More

Beef Central, November 23, 2020

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