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Red Meat 2030 workshops underway

Work to develop the next strategic plan for Australia’s $18 billion red meat and livestock industry is continuing through a series of industry engagement workshops beginning this month…Read More

Beef Central, May 15, 2019

Katter introduces Reconstruction Board Bill

The Katter Australia Party has introduced a bill to Federal Parliament today that seeks to establish an Australian Reconstruction and Development Board and enable reconstruction of ‘debilitating’ financial debts at the Government interest rate, currently set at 2.36pc…Read More

Beef Central, February 18, 2019

Burdekin awash but little rain in sight for Central Queensland sorghum

Central Queensland (CQ) sorghum growers have four weeks at most to plant their 2019 crop, with its total intended sorghum area only around one quarter planted, and looking unlikely to get sufficient planting rain going on current forecasts…Read More

Liz Wells, February 4, 2019

UPDATED: Court rules on US company bid to patent Aus cattle genome

In a decision with potentially concerning implications for future cattle industry research in Australia, the Federal Court has today ruled against Meat and Livestock Australia’s bid to block a US company from being granted a patent over genomic methods of identifying desirable traits of Australian cattle…Read More

Beef Central, January 23, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm as cruel January hits sorghum

Hot and dry weather, and a pause in the arrival of vessels from Western Australia, have seen values for feedgrain lift in the past week as end-users bid up to book coverage for nearby delivery as yield outlooks slip for later-planted sorghum crops. ..Read More

Liz and Henry Wells, January 18, 2019

John Kaus funeral service

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of John Christopher Keith Kaus at a funeral service held at the Canon Jones Memorial Chapel, Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane on Thursday, December 20, at 11am…Read More

Beef Central, December 13, 2018

‘Hand ag colleges back to industry’

The National Farmers’ Federation has backed a call by AgForce for the Queensland Government to hand the keys of two agricultural colleges it plans to axe next year back to industry. ..Read More

Beef Central, December 10, 2018

$470,000 analysis to examine Northern Australia beef supply chain

The northern Australian beef sector could see more than $3 billion in future industry investment flow into the sector over the next ten years, following the launch of the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia’s (CRCNA’s) latest project today…Read More

James Nason, November 21, 2018

Ruralco lifts profit, announces 6c dividend

Ruralco has announced an underlying net profit after tax of $28.8million for the full year ended 30 September 2018, up 10 percent on last year…Read More

Beef Central, November 14, 2018

Industry mourns loss of young beef leader

A well known cattle producing family, a close knit rural community and a vast network of friends and colleagues in the Australian beef industry have been left devasted by a tragic on-farm accident this week that claimed the life of respected young industry achiever, innovator and leader Lachlan Hughes…Read More

Beef Central, November 2, 2018

Rockhampton man faces cruelty charges over heifer death

A 35-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with cruelty and killing an animal with intent to steal and possessing stolen property…Read More

Beef Central, October 29, 2018

Feedgrain Focus: Trade slows as rain lifts pasture, sorghum outlook

Little volume has traded in the feedgrain market in the past week, with around 15 to 50 millimetres of rain across much of southern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales sparking pasture growth and securing prospects for sorghum planting in many areas, while in southern NSW pasture growth is yet to achieve its full potential…Read More

Henry and Liz Wells, October 26, 2018

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