Rain sparks surge in oat plantings

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 21, 2019

Vale Paul Weidner

One of southern Australia’s best-known and most respected cattle buyers, Paul Weidner died suddenly yesterday…Read More

Fiona Myers, March 21, 2019

MLA invites applications for sponsorship of producer events

Meat & Livestock Australia is inviting applications for sponsorship for events to be held between July and December 2019…Read More

Beef Central, March 21, 2019

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More

Jon Condon, March 19, 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

Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

Quad bikes and motorbikes are a popular farming tool, but can also present risks to users. McCullough Robertson’s Stephen White explains how risk management and insurance solutions can minimise and protect farmers and farm operators from liability…Read More

Stephen White, McCullough Robertson, March 15, 2019

Recruitment: Why is it important to manage worker fatigue?

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in meat and livestock industry, it’s important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. Research shows that factors like failure to use proper equipment or failure by individual workers to follow safety procedures are heavily influenced by fatigue…Read More

Beef Central, March 15, 2019

‘No feed, no water’ and the grim reality of potential beef plant closures

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 More

Simon Quilty, March 14, 2019

Meatless Mondays introduced across all New York public schools

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 More

Beef Central, March 14, 2019

US agencies to jointly regulate cell-cultured proteins

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 More

Beef Central, March 14, 2019

North Queensland Flood Recovery Advisory Board appointed

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.
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Beef Central, March 14, 2019

More Q Fever vaccinations and awareness needed in regional areas

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 More

Beef Central, March 13, 2019

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