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New quad safety standards squarely designed to save lives: ACCC

New safety requirements soon to be introduced for quad bikes won’t prevent all deaths, but they will prevent many, writes ACCC agricultural commissioner Mick Keogh. ..Read More

Guest Author, August 7, 2020

Shifting cull cows out of the ‘commodity’ market through strategic feeding

SIGNIFICANT potential exists to increase the quality grade of carcases from aged cows by putting them on feed programs for a period before slaughter, recent research has shown…Read More

Jon Condon, August 3, 2020

Market hurdles inhibit viability of feral pig harvesting

The potential revival of commercial harvesting of feral pigs faces significant business and market challenges, according to a new National Feral Pig Action Plan report…Read More

Beef Central, July 30, 2020

First sterile leucaena trial seedlings planted in WA’s north

The first seedlings from a research project to develop a sterile leucaena variety were transplanted at secure sites at Carnarvon, Broome and Kununurra recently…Read More

Beef Central, July 29, 2020

Preparing Australia to manage fall armyworm

The Australian Government has provided a grant of $600,000 to Plant Health Australia (PHA) to coordinate research to address gaps in management of fall armyworm…Read More

Beef Central, July 20, 2020

Getting more value out of cull cows

Charles  Sturt University research, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia, has shown it’s possible for beef cattle producers to increase live weight, carcase quality and potentially the financial returns from cull cows, by feeding a high energy ration…Read More

Beef Central, July 7, 2020

Science forum seeks solutions to pasture dieback

A recent Pasture Dieback Science Forum was an opportunity for further collaboration among researchers and red meat industry groups as work continues to find solutions to the destructive pasture dieback condition, for which mealybug is the leading suspect…Read More

Beef Central, July 3, 2020

New National Vendor Declarations now available

Beef, sheepmeat and goat producers and other value chain stakeholders are reminded that new versions of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declarations for all species are now available, identified by version number 0720…Read More

Beef Central, July 2, 2020

Australian beef industry’s third annual sustainability scorecard released

The Australian beef industry’s latest annual sustainability ‘report card’ released today shows the industry is making progress on key sustainability indicators but there is work to be done to better engage industry. ..Read More

Beef Central, June 25, 2020

Opinion: ABSF update welcomed by AgForce, ‘but needs to tell our positive story better’

AgForce has welcomed the third annual update for the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) as celebrating the industry’s significant achievements, but noted that it needs to tell this good news story better…Read More

Beef Central, June 25, 2020

Australian Beef Report 2020 Vision: Beef profitability wisdom packed into 173 pages

Why do some beef businesses fly financially while others in the same region, same rainfall zone and with the same land type, falter? The Australian Beef Report 2020 Vision launched in Toowoomba today goes a long way toward answering that question – and notes the answers are ‘perennial and straight forward’…Read More

James Nason, June 24, 2020

Monitoring technology aids in northern calf-loss study

A technology originally developed for use in provide monitoring of calving for intensive dairy use is being used to underpin a large trial in northern Australia seeking to better understand reasons for calf loss…Read More

Jon Condon, June 19, 2020

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