Farmers urged to beware the rise of the ‘predatory activist’

Vegan activists getting in the faces of livestock producers already dealing with the pressure of managing livestock through the impacts of droughts, floods or fires – in some cases all three – what could possibly go wrong?..Read More

James Nason, February 18, 2019

Opinion: A NW Qld flood recovery option

Farmer and research economist Ben Rees outlines a Whitlam era policy that he believes offers the best approach to structuring northern flood recovery efforts…Read More

Ben Rees, February 18, 2019

New-look Beef Central website all about reader experience

Welcome to the new-look Beef Central website, launched last week. Readers will note some significant changes to the appearance of the site, its content and layout, and the way it functions. Here’s a quick user guide…Read More

Beef Central, February 15, 2019

“We will help rebuild the north’s cattle industry,” declares PM Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to help rebuild Northwest Queensland’s cattle industry and support the recovery of battling farmers during a visit to the flood-ravaged region earlier today…Read More

Jon Condon, February 15, 2019

Ag Minister calls for calm after WA vegan/farmer confrontation

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has called for calm following an incident in Harvey, WA…Read More

Beef Central, February 15, 2019

Three charged after flood victims targeted near Winton

Queensland Police officers have arrested and charged three people with 10 charges related to taking advantage of flood affected property owners…Read More

Beef Central, February 15, 2019

Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Finding quality staff can be a challenge, regardless of which segment of the meat and livestock supply chain your business is in. It generally requires a solid recruitment strategy and process, the right staff training and a plan to minimise staff turnover. Here are some points to consider…Read More

Beef Central, February 15, 2019

Four red meat reform options released, one month to have your say

Retain the existing red meat Memorandum of Understanding; abandon it altogether and let the ‘law of the jungle’ dictate industry affairs; merge organisations like MLA, AMPC and Livecorp and their peak industry councils; or establish a new ‘future focused’ organisation to oversee all red meat R&D and industry advocacy…Read More

James Nason, February 14, 2019

Floods, drought, trade wars – trying to understand risk in a sea of uncertainty

Independent analyst Simon Quilty weighs up the drought and flood challenges currently facing the Australian beef industry with other variables such as changing global meat prices, high feed prices and an unpredictable A$ to try to predict Australian cattle and meat prices during 2019…Read More

Simon Quilty, February 14, 2019

Close calls mean Govt must boost biosecurity surveillance: CPA

Cattle Producers Australia president Dr Paul Wright has applauded the Federal Government’s commitment to hit international visitors to Australia who fail to declare plant and animal matter with possible criminal action and court proceedings, but says biosecurity surveillance across Australia must also be ramped up…Read More

Beef Central, February 14, 2019

NQ Floods: ‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’

Like the ancient mariner’s lament  ‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’, a cruel irony of the flood crisis in north western Queensland is that some surviving cattle will still die from thirst despite being surrounded by water…Read More

James Nason, February 13, 2019

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