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

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Elders given all clear to acquire AIRR rural wholesaler

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural wholesale buying group Australian Independent Rural Retailers (AIRR) by Elders…Read More

Beef Central, September 12, 2019

Ruralco, Landmark merger approved by ACCC

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural services company Ruralco by Nutrien, which operates in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Landmark…Read More

Beef Central, August 22, 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

Ruralco board backs Nutrien’s $469m takeover offer

Ruralco has today confirmed it hasĀ entered into an agreement with Nutrien Ltd, under which the Canadian agri-giant has agreed to acquire 100pc of Ruralco shares for a cash price of $4.40 per share…Read More

Beef Central, February 27, 2019

Royal Commission calls for national farm debt mediation scheme

Rural banks will be required to commence farm mediation processes as soon as loans become distressed, not as a ‘last measure’ before taking enforcement action, under a key recommendation from the Hayne Royal Commission into banking…Read More

Beef Central, February 5, 2019

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