The news of a major new promotional deal for Australian beef was a big ticket item in Richard Norton’s final speech as MLA managing director today, which recapped many of MLA’s achievements over the past four years, but also offered some final frank parting words for the industry on the importance of not allowing poor performers to undermine the great story Australian red meat has to tell.
We may not be able to take metropolitan Australia to the bush to improve urban understanding of how Australian agriculture operates, but thanks to virtual reality and 3D camera technology, we can take the country to the city.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members have less than a week to complete and submit their voting entitlement and proxy forms ahead of the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Canberra on 21 November 2018.
Marketing or research – which should get the biggest share of grower levy funds?
Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) virtual reality Paddock to Plate Story will hit the road to showcase Australia’s red meat production systems to schools and local communities across Australia.
The development of a device that provides the date and location of calving within 24 hours to help researchers address the problem of calf loss in extensive beef production systems, has taken a significant step forward.
Scientists searching for the cause of the pasture dieback phenomenon spreading in Queensland are asking producers with experience in managing the problem to share their knowledge.
15 years ago Ireland’s beef cattle industry came together and made a decision that is now credited with having improved Irish cattle farmer profitability by $100 per head. Australia has the same opportunity if the industry is prepared to share genetic data, an Irish leader told producers at Beef 2018.
Unsure what genomics could mean for Australian cattle in future? At a Meat & Livestock Australia-hosted genetics forum at Beef 2018 in Rockhampton, leading geneticist Dr Ben Hayes from the University of Queensland gave producers a brief history of how genetic science has been applied to livestock production and why genomics is seen as a major game changer that can help to accelerate genetic gain in future.
Organisers of events aimed at helping commercial red meat producers to increase the productivity, sustainability and profitability of their enterprises have until next Friday, April 20, to apply for event sponsorship from Meat & Livestock Australia of up to $10,000.