Production

Wagyu Edge 2019: What’s driven 30 years of breed growth?

In 30 years the Wagyu breed has grown from a standing start to become a major player in the Australian beef industry.What has driven that growth?..Read More

James Nason, May 17, 2019

Wagyu Feed Calculator launched to boost marbling

A smartphone tool launched this week will take Australian Wagyu producers “to the next level” in maximising the marbling potential of their cattle, Australian Wagyu Association CEO Dr Matt McDonagh predicts…Read More

James Nason, May 16, 2019

New Zealand to adopt mandatory pain relief for dehorning

The New Zealand beef and dairy cattle industries will adopt mandatory pain relief in dehorning of young cattle from October this year. Changes to government legislation will prohibit the disbudding of calves without appropriate pain relief from October 1, leading to the approval this week of an analgesic product for use for the purpose…Read More

Beef Central, May 16, 2019

Beef achievers invited to nominate for NABRC Medals

Nominations are open for the 2019 North Australia Beef Research Council Medals, which recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution to the northern Australia beef industry in the fields of production, research and development, and communication or extension…Read More

Beef Central, May 15, 2019

Automatic calf drafter taking shape + VIDEO

Cattle producers are being invited to complete an online survey to understand how auto-drafting technology might be used on farm and where they see the most benefit…Read More

Beef Central, May 1, 2019

Three simple checks to avoid drought feed risk

There are some simple checks producers can make to avoid exposing livestock to alternative feeds containing unacceptable and harmful levels of chemical residues, or feeds which could contain restricted animal material, Agriculture Victoria Animal Industries Development Officer Richard Smith says…Read More

Beef Central, April 30, 2019

‘Days of loading cattle on your own are finished’: ramp safety push

Five deaths and 56 hospitalisations in three years are the sobering statistics behind an industry push for urgent improvements to livestock ramp safety standards in Victoria…Read More

James Nason, April 23, 2019

Hard-seeded pasture legumes expand as mixed-farming option

A rip-roaring drought and buoyant livestock prices have bolstered interest in hard-seeded legume pastures as a worthy inclusion in mixed-farming rotations in New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, April 11, 2019

Tips and Tools guide released for northern breeding herds

Northern beef producers seeking insights to help boost the reproductive performance of their breeding herds now have access to new reference tools developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)…Read More

Beef Central, April 1, 2019

Blue-green algae alert

Current seasonal conditions are condusive to helping blue-green algae thrive in farm water supplies, Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Charles Milne, has warned…Read More

Beef Central, March 27, 2019

Rapid bluetongue test to support livestock trade

A new test for bluetongue virus (BTV) will give farmers results in hours and help safeguard the nation’s livestock industries…Read More

Beef Central, March 26, 2019

Govt, industry invest additional $6m in pasture dieback research

The federal government and Meat & Livestock Australia will jointly invest an additional $6 million into research aimed at the growing problem of pasture dieback in Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, March 25, 2019

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