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 MoreBeef Central, March 13, 2018
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 MoreBeef Central, December 18, 2017
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 MoreJon Condon, October 21, 2016
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.
Independent meat and livestock analyst Simon Quilty provides his summary of the current state of play in this once-in-a-century drought, and what lies ahead for cattle supply, herd size, beef exports and processor viability…..Read MoreSimon Quilty, March 14, 2019
New York City joins the anti-meat movement by announcing the city’s 1800 public schools will no longer serve meat on Mondays to their 1.1 million students…Read MoreBeef Central, March 14, 2019
After a year of debating which agency should oversee regulation of cell-cultured proteins the USDA and FDA agree to jointly oversee regulation of the emerging industry. ..Read MoreBeef Central, March 14, 2019
A panel of experts has been signed on to back the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency help farmers, communities and related small businesses impacted by recent floods.
Q-fever awareness and vaccine access needs to increase for all people living in rural and regional areas, new research from University of Sydney has shown…Read MoreBeef Central, March 13, 2019
Just how close Australia’s livestock production industries have come – and continue to come – to a potentially show-stopping foreign disease incursion was highlighted at an intensive agriculture conference in Dalby last week…Read MoreJames Nason, March 12, 2019
The independent Red Meat Reform Taskforce tasked with providing recommendations on the future structure of Australia’s $18 billion red meat and livestock industry hasannounced a one month extension of the public consultation period for its discussion paper…Read MoreBeef Central, March 12, 2019
The global beef trade remains dynamic in every sense of the word, says US market commentator, Steve Kay. China continues to grow as a leading market for beef from Australia and other top beef-producing countries. Meanwhile, US beef holds a dominant position in South Korea and Taiwan, and a strong position in Japan – especially on a value basis…Read MoreGuest Author, March 11, 2019