Research & Development

Research finds connection between animal genetics and gut bacteria responses

Recent research has confirmed suspicions that differences in the genetics of mammals influence the responses of gut bacteria and produce markedly different responses to nutritional challenges. ..Read More

Beef Central, March 13, 2018

Private sector investment, better data key to enhancing ag R&D

If Australian agriculture is to remain competitive, partnerships between private- and public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investors must be fostered, according to new research from the Australian Farm Institute…Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2017

New grazing monitoring collar paves way for exciting feed intake research

An exciting piece of new technology is being developed to allow feed intake, and by default, feed conversion efficiency, to be assessed in cattle grazing in pasture situations for the first time. The project has major implications for future genetic selection of cattle for superior feed intake and conversion efficiency…Read More

Jon Condon, October 21, 2016

CRC closure leaves $20m R&D hole

Key industry stakeholders are likely to meet soon to consider options for maintaining research and development momentum, following Thursday’s announcement that the Beef CRC will not be included in the next round of Government CRC funding.
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Jon Condon, September 5, 2011

ACC and Coles go separate ways in processing, brands and retail-ready work

National supermarket group Coles and its long-term northern beef supply chain partner Australian Country Choice are further decoupling their businesses, as both explore opportunities in export and brand development…Read More

Jon Condon, November 13, 2019

Drought impacts on 2019 MSA index performance, but broader trend is up

Drought has had an inevitable impact on MSA eating quality index performance in 2018-19, however the longer-term trend remains up. The national average MSA Index figure last financial year was 57.62, down from about 57.75 the year before, but still improving 0.73 index points since 2010-11…Read More

Beef Central, November 13, 2019

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Oakey manager Pat Gleeson leaves NH Foods | New operations director at ACC | Lotfeeder Mort & Co appoints chief executive | CSIRO Climate Science appoints new director | 46 year connection with industry ends for Qld ag department leader | MINTRAC award to TAFE SA meat trainer..Read More

Jon Condon, November 11, 2019

Kay’s Cuts: Faux meat ain’t the real thing

The US beef industry is not sitting back and watching plant-based ‘meat’ sales grow. In fact, it has been on the attack for months and its campaign to prohibit the use of the word ‘meat’ is bearing fruit, US red meat market commentator Steve Kay reports in hist latest monthly column for Beef Central…Read More

Steve Kay, US Cattle Buyers Weekly, November 11, 2019

Strong FY2019 result for Elders despite drought

Australian agribusiness Elders Limited this morning released its financial results for the 12 months to September 2019, showing a strong performance despite widespread drought conditions, underlined by a statutory net profit after tax of $68.9 million…Read More

Beef Central, November 11, 2019

RFF directors hit back at US short seller, increase shareholdings

Three Rural Funds Management directors have increased their individual share holdings in the listed rural property trust Rural Funds Group (RFF) as they continue to defend the company against claims by a US short seller that its stock is overvalued…Read More

Beef Central, August 9, 2019

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

Elders Limited says it expects to record a similar net profit after tax to last year in the vicinity of $61-$64 million for the 12 months to 30 September 2019, despite the challenges of widespread drought and flooding in northern Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, March 15, 2019

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