The Statham family’s Sundown Pastoral Company at Kingstown west of Armidale in the New England area of NSW is Australia’s largest high performance pasture program, and one of the country’s largest cattle backgrounding operations.
High-tech ear tags and computer algorithms are being tested in Australian feedlot conditions for their ability to more accurately and rapidly diagnose cattle with symptoms of Bovine Respiratory Disease.
The continued growth of large, relationship-based beef supply chains in recent years, linking producers able to consistently supply cattle within precise quality specifications to customers able to pay more for a premium article, was a dominant theme at ALFA’s 2017 SmartBeef conference in Armidale.
It’s easy to imagine the city-country divide would be much less of an issue if there were more people like Thomas Green working in agriculture.
Industry stakeholders with high-level expertise in a range of fields including supply chain relationships, collecting and effectively utilising data, and new and emerging technologies will feature in an information-packed speaker program for this year’s inaugural SmartBeef feedlot conference in Armidale.
The Australian Lot Feeders Association, the peak Industry council representing Australian lot feeders, says access to safe, reliable and sufficient groundwater is crucial for future investment in the Queensland feedlot sector.
What’s the secret to being a good pen rider? Concentration, and experience in different situations, conditions and climates, says 2016 Zoetis Medal winner Cailin O’Connor.
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The growing threat posed to human health by the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is resulting in closer public scrutiny of how antibiotics are used in all areas, and particularly farmed livestock.
Arguments in favour of ethanol mandates currently being proposed in Queensland are flawed and unsubstantiated, a group of industry stakeholders opposed to the move maintain.