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Tips for bull buying during rebuilding phase

Taking a balanced yet informed approach to bull buying is the advice from beef consultants and officers, as many producers move into the rebuilding phase.

Cattle producers want best science for measuring methane

Call to assess modeling to calculate impact of beef on climate change

Beef revival at Narran Lake

Breeding is back on the table at Narran Lake after more than 300 millimetres of rain revived the beef operation.

High value AI industry costing new hands

Old hands are worried the next generation aren’t being given a start.

Live export ruling ‘rights major wrongs’

A ruling against the Gillard government’s 2011 live export ban will set new boundaries for the way governments act in the future.

How fencing off country will boost beef production

Would you fence off your property to improve habitat?

Cows come off the boil

The closure of the largest meatworks in the southern hemisphere had an impact.

How to get fat on young cattle

There can be real challenges in achieving minimum fat depth levels on young cattle.

First calves of the $160,000 Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15 excite producers

The first progeny of the $160,000 Australian record-priced Angus bull Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15 have hit the ground.

Morrison Govt keeps options open on live export appeal

The Morrison government is still to rule out appealing a damning Federal Court judgement on a 2011 ban on live exports.

More processor shutdowns likely, but that’s typical for cattle shortage times

Processors feel the crunch of hefty livestock prices and turmoil on the global beef scene.

Live exports: Read the Federal Court’s full summary

Federal Court Justice Steven Rares has delivered a damning summary on the ban on live exports to Indonesia in 2011.

Cattle producers win live export ban court case

Commonwealth to pay following Brett Cattle Co Federal Court ruling

Ludwig at fault: producers win live-ex court case

Commonwealth to pay following Brett Cattle Co Federal Court ruling

After a case lasting six years, decision on live export ban today

The Federal Court will hand down its decision in the class action resulting from the controversial 2011 live export ban this morning.

US and Brazil beef tsunamis threaten

EYCI due back on line this week – 740c/kg tipped

Store sales return after years of drought

Glenn Innes and Scone reboot store sales.

Tennysonvale females top at $7500

Studs compete for Tennysonvale female genetics

Kempsey teenager wins Australia’s first virtual judging comp

Kempsey teen wins Target Livestock and Marketing’s Virtual Junior Judging competition.

Alumy Creek sale boasts $7790 average

It’s a fairytale result for the vendors who have battled fire and drought.

Alumy Creek sale boasts $7789 average

It’s a fairytale result for the vendors who have battled fire and drought.

JBS Dinmore to close for a week

JBS cites “disconnect between cattle supply, prices and international meat market values” for the closure.

Wodonga steers sell to $1770

Prices continue to rise at Wodonga.

Fat cows or more cows? Taking rebuilding risks

Do you take the leap and grab any stock you can at any price, and take the risk? Or do you keep searching for what you want and risk pushing back your timeline?

Endless options with lambs

Loomberah based mixed farmer Damien Pittman and his family are restocking after finally getting a break from three years of tough conditions.

Zanda’s beef industry legacy continues | Video

Zanda McDonald’s vision for increased animal welfare practices continues to grow.

Retired dairy cow meat a chef’s delight

What happens when a dairy cow’s milk duties dry up?

Walk over weighing accurately predicts calving dates

Automated capture of calving dates a key focus of DataMuster

Cattle Council pushes for biosecurity funds

Onshore Biosecurity Levy shelved

Grafton steers sell to $1806

The store sale topped at 520c/kg for black weaner steers.

‘Beef is part of global warming solution’

Does livestock have the potential of global cooling rather global warming?

How drought helped achieve 98 per cent preg test

Those hardest hit by drought are right back in the breeding game.

Aussie beef features in new MasterChef sponsorship deal

Australian celebrties Bill Lawry and Kate Ritchie feature in campaign.

Beef partners with MasterChef to cook up a storm

Let’s see what beef sensations MasterChef can deliver

Producers weigh up earlier calving to rebuild faster

Opportunity ripe for accelerated reproduction strategies – but plan well

Entries open for Ekka prime beef competition

Entries are now open for the 2020 Ekka prime beef competition, with more than $12,000 in prize money up for grabs.

Saleyards go live online

Restrictions lead to adaptions that might be here to stay.

Casino Beef Week cancelled

It’s only the second time the event has been cancelled.

All roads lead to Coonamble

Cattle pour into the Central West.

Australian beef unlikely to be in Trump’s sights

US beef supply chain turmoil prompts greater protectionist talk

Australian beef unlikely to be in Trump’s sights

US beef supply chain turmoil prompts greater protectionist talk

Abattoir now linked to 106 cases of coronavirus

Abattoir now linked to 106 cases of coronavirus.

Speckle Park World Congress postponed

The event was scheduled for April next year.

Restocker nanny goats in hot demand

Goatmeat exports decline but local conditions provide price support

Simple trick to improving cow fertility

It was all thanks to a small change to their nutritional programs

Quality lots for national sale

The Poll Hereford national sale will be held on June 2.

Cows are grasscutter alternatives for trading

Trading lightweight cows is another money-making option for restockers wanting their grass and pasture mowed.

Big prices paid by restockers

Grass to be eaten, so restockers are busy resulting in very high prices for weaner cattle.

Angus Australia’s new northern development officer

Breeding decision support for producers using Angus genetics.

Why these sires have higher conception rates

One of them produces up to 15 per cent higher conception rates.

Processors join the fight

Heavy heifers sold up 25 cents dearer at Wagga.

Smoking hot weaner market for Kempsey

Sale report from Kempsey weaner sale.

Beef Spectacular entries now open

The path is set for Beef Australia dual entry.

Reiland Angus bulls top at $11,000

Tumut stud averages $5218 at their Helmsman bull sale.

Australia now has world’s most expensive cattle

Analysts tip an 800c EYCI by early next year.

MLA board director applications call

Three non-executive director positions to be filled.

China barley move could drive wheat out of feedlot diets

Some yards likely to be at 100pc barley very soon

Cattle on feed numbers back

Capacity, however, reaches new heights

Cows, calves to $3420 in Hume Highway sale

Autumn-drop weaners averaged $1327.

Stone Axe takes top Wagyu branded beef honours

New player in branded beef makes a massive debut.

Bongongo Angus sell to $18,000 top

Coolac stud clears all 35 bulls on offer.

Grading cameras for action

Teys Australia has been adapting a US-developed beef grading camera for use in its Wagga Wagga plant.

Why remaining COVID-free is so important for meatworks

A look at northern, southern hemisphere demand and supply dynamics over next six months

Yass steers sell to $1650

A large yarding of 3314 weaner and store cattle.

First time entrant Charli Issanchon lands in top three scores at Wingham

Wingham Beef Week top three finish for 12-year-old Charli Issanchon of Pact Pastoral, Gresford.

Wodonga PTIC cows to $2430

Weaner steers sell to 520c/kg.

What toilet paper fights can teach agriculture

US military man’s fascinating human behaviour insights.

Teys Australia ready to switch on the cameras at its Wagga plant

Teys Australia has been adapting a US-developed beef grading camera for use in its Wagga Wagga plant.

Tassie wins $55k bid for top bull

Online bids were firing like pinballs for almost two hours.

Beef proving the key filler in African swine fever protein shortages

China the engine room of global protein demand

Lost access to hit Australian beef’s China program hard

Aust was on track to sell $3.5b worth of beef to China but that is no more

British White makes a mark in Wingham Beef Week

Challenging the norm, a British White steer has triumphed and taken out the light middleweight category.

Enter now for Sire Shootout

Find out how to enter a standout 2020 sale bull.

Processors stick to business in wake of China suspensions

Economists blame geopolitical tensions.

Power Town named Hereford champion

Kanimbla sire wins national show grand champion bull.

Live-ex suppliers keep a keen eye on Eid demand

Price volatility continues for live catle suppliers

Bull market boosted by seasonal confidence

Vendor and agent confidence is high ahead of the start of bull sales in the northern and central parts of the state.

More Brahmans move south as restockers seize trade options

Bos Indicus content a good option but have a production and marketing plan.

Near-perfect steer wins carcase comp

It was the best score ever seen in the competition.

Entries open for Ekka led steer competition

The 2020 RNA led steer competition will run in a modified format, featuring all hook classes.

Toogoolawah annual weaner sale also online

Shepherdson and Boyd’s annual Toogoolawah weaner sale on May 15 will be also be conducted online.

Toogoolawah’s annual weaner sale also online

Shepherdson and Boyd’s annual Toogoolawah weaner sale on May 15 will be also be conducted online.

Steers set some of nation’s best MSA scores

The steers were above top one percentile national benchmarks.

Females to $19,500 at Santa Central

NSW vendors and buyers dominated the sale.

Wodonga steers sell to $1640

Northern and local competition drives up prices at Wodonga.

Chinese beef demand doesn’t miss a step

April beef shipments back, but only slightly, despite big US drop.

Another strong bull sale result from online interface

New bloodlines boost Tasmanian Poll Hereford stud’s annual sale.

Wallawong sweeps Wingham Beef Week carcase comp

All the results rom the 2020 Wingham Beef Week carcase competition.

Vetch is ideal starter at Alexander Downs feedlot

Hard to find lucerne during drought, the Gill family discovered vetch to be a cheaper and still nutritious substitute.

Hazeldean bulls sell to $16,000 twice

The Cooma stud cleared all 62 bulls on offer.

Cattle grow up to 2.5kg/day on canola

Adding cattle to get maximum dual-crop benefits

Cattle achieve 2.5kg a day weight gain on canola

Adding cattle to maximise dual-crop potential

Tight situations aplenty but life of a country vet never dull

Zanda McDonald Award’s young veterinarians talk challenges and satisfactions of a demanding job.

Women draft the way forward in saleyards

There are a growing number of women who are working in the saleyards from across the state doing everything from drafting to scanning animals.

Strangers shoot cow for meat

Police are investigating the matter at Tea Gardens near the Mid North Coast.

Finish fit for a fairytale

Romance N148 was no stranger to showing success.

Schute Bell Charity Steer raises in excess of $20,000

Schute Bell Charity Steer raises in excess of $20,000 for Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, despite auction cancellation.

Why Jack’s Creek meat sold out in 3 hours

Many of the top cuts were bound for restaurants that are now shut.

Shrinking supply pushes cattle prices up

Rebuilding plans being put in place.

Beef blockchain trial breaks new ground

World-first livestock traceability platform making big strides.

Beef Battle’s Sugar Daddy champ

The bull has attracted enquiry from leading Brahman breeders and even those outside of the breed

Elite Wagyu Sale hits $105,000 high

The Elite Wagyu Sale saw 146 registered bidders, representing 11 countries, push the sale to $105,000.

Charolais bull in Neon Lights

The most popular animal as voted by you in the Beef Battle.

Cattle numbers on feed falling but ‘new norm’ to set in

Lift in store cattle prices, uncertainty in global markets put pressure on feedlots

Tamworth cows, calves sell to $2925

There was 2600 head of cattle yarded at Tamworth.

Angus benchmarking sire nominations open

Joining of 2000 cows in September.

Angus benchmarking sire nominations open

Joining of 2000 cows in September.

Limousin National tops at $21,500

Bulls reached a $21,500 top and females reached $14,000 as the Limousin National moves online.

The special story behind a WA heifer

After five days of travelling the plans for this heifer all changed.

Beef Battle attracts worldwide attention

The website broadcast attracted viewers from 38 different countries.

ACM announce Sire Shootout event

Do you have a standout sale bull in 2020?

Support line for red meat brands

MLA ramps up financial support during tough trading conditions for high-end product.

Romance writes fairytale finish

Congratulations to the winner of The Land’s 2020 Beef Battle.

Warrigal heifer wins supreme exhibit of 2020 Limousin National

All the results from the 2020 Limousin National Show held online over the past week.

Food origin rules in the new China restaurant trade

Executive chefs in China want provenance, transparency – and more Aussie beef.

Zoetis, Angus Australia join forces on genomics

Zoetis’ investment in expanding the Angus genomic reference population.

State of Origin battle for $2500 title

Who will win The Land’s 2020 Beef Battle?

Business as usual with DNA services

Coronavirus is not standing in the way of livestock breeders continuing with their genetic improvement programs.

Get your degree in freezing mince here

The do’s and don’ts of freezing, thawing and cooking red meat.

World Angus Forum in 2021 postponed

World Angus Forum organising committee makes difficult decision to postpone the 2021 World Angus Forum.

Hot demand for specialised stock funding as producers play a volatile market

Livestock operation funding changing in reaction to fraught times.

Cattle producers walk rebuilding tightrope

MLA’s latest projections point to national herd entering rebuild phase

Angus looks to coat type breeding values

As Angus cattle move into the north more, selecting for coat type is high on agenda.

Producers to take a serious look at rebuilding cattle herd

MLA’s April cattle projections have beef production declining 16pc

Are you wasting your green feed?

A series of new webinars could assist producers feeding livestock.

The people keeping rare beef breed alive

Retaining the Australian gene pool has never been more important.

US pandemic woes a mixed bag of opportunity for Australian beef

COVID-19 to cost US cow calf producers in excess of $4b.

Browse the Beef Battle catalogue

The Land’s 2020 Beef Battle catalogue is now available.

Vealer options satisfy Steed

HIGH land prices led Terry Steed and Jane Watson, Strathalbyn, to get creative about expanding their operation.

Meet the Beef Battle judges

Check out the team of judges tasked with the Beef Battle competition.

Weaners make 600c/kg on AuctionsPlus

Large runs from the Northern Tablelands and New England region were on offer.

Speckle Park heifer sells for $30,000 at Scone

Battalion Heartbreaker P6 sells for the $30,000 sale top of the Scone Speckle Park Sale today.

End of an era for Keith at Adelaide Show

After 42 years on the RA&HS of SA’s beef cattle committee, retired Poll Hereford breeder Keith Bennett has called it a day, proud of the changes he has been part of.

MLA delivering value for money, says performance review

We won’t rest on our laurels: MLA boss

Chefs come to the party to help feed needy; more beef required

Need for quality protein donations never been so high.

Leucaena weight gains through supply chain under the microscope

Latest leucaena research about to kick off in the north.

Vote for your favourite Beef Battle entry

Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice! Winner receives $500 cash.

Herd rebuild back on the agenda

Seasonal outlook creates optimism; supply expected to tighten now

Sprys sell Shorthorn bull for $30,000

Commercial buyer pays top money for genetics.

Online store sales ramp up, heralding ‘new era’ for cattle market

Mortlake online saleyard sees 30pc sold remotely.

How wine production is helping livestock

A unusual pairing is paying off in Mudgee.

Positives signs in China beef demand

March shipments to China lifted for first time since December.

Love of livestock shapes dairy farmer’s future in live export

Fourth generation dairy farmer Tahlia McSwain, Western Australia, is taking her love of livestock on board, venturing into the world of working as a stockman on live export boats.

Wet markets in global firing line sparks concern for live-ex

Big drop in northern live-ex prices but Indo demand still there

Building on beef’s popularity in lockdown

Marketing experts look to understand the ‘why’ behind current big retail demand

Toby Doak: Forage sorghum silage delivers big beef gains

Forage sorghum silage has proven a very popular option this year in anticipation of inevitable declining pasture quality levels.

Gloucester weaners sell to $1410

Weaners were $40 to $70 per head dearer.

Could stock videos show us off to the world?

As we move to a virtual world and we see more people showcase and sell animals online, it is forcing us to think about our marketing programs and look at videoing stock for the first time.

Red Reflections attracts international attention

The inaugural sale saw online viewers from PNG and New Zealand.

Red Reflections attracts online attention

The sale saw online viewers from PNG and New Zealand.

Producing heavy Limousin cross steers at Swan Hill

Using a Limousin bull over crossbred cows is producing heavy yearling steers for Dennis and Judy Walker.

National Limousin sale heads online

The first online only Limousin National Show and Sale is on May 1.

China boat trade pushes lightweight Hereford heifers to $1300

Live-ex buyers looking far and wide to meet breeder orders.

Tackling pasture dieback after rain

Mealybug to come under the microscope in new R&D

Woonallee Simmentals buy NSW stud

The Nundle stud will focus on a commercial operation.

Beef offal prices up but hides tumble

China, Italy tannery shutdowns hit hide market hard

The tales behind top Sydney moments

A $160,000 heifer sale, truck spills and legendary wool growers.

How tech can help meet changing red meat demand

Changing demand, social distancing speeding up the natural shift to digital ag

Charolais tops Colin Say and Co carcase comp

Coonamble Bovine Appreciation Club wins champion purebred carcase of the Colin Say and Co carcase competition with TCW Livestock bred Charolais steer.

Milkers switch to beef trading

The couple were trading up to 750 beef cattle at any one time.

Grass finishers chase gains and eating quality

New England cattle producers run up to 2500 head for their 1625ha property that focuses on producing a grass-fed product for Coles.

Cattle prices ease at Mt Gambier

The Mount Gambier store sale was moved to Wednesday this week to allow for Good Friday.

‘Green change’ for Blackmore beef

Santa Gertrudis cattle are appearing more at local markets, and soon butcher shops, in the Adelaide Hills following a move to the region by beef breeders Chris and Kate Blackmore.

Support our farmers so they can feed the nation

Cattle Council CEO Travis Tobin says our industry has important work to do in feeding the nation and helping feed the world.

Wodonga cows and calves to $2765

One of the dearest sales of the year for Wodonga.

Speckle infusion in Queensland herd

Queensland producer Bryan Wormwell has had Speckle Park cattle for the past four years, with his first Speckle bull being purchased at the 2017 Scone sale.

Speckle sale heads online

The fifth Annual Invitational Speckle Park Sale is online on April 24.

Teaching animal handling from the classroom

Virtual and augmented reality technology has never been more crucial.

Covid form targeting wrong people: NTCA

Movement form means pastoralists need permission to travel on their own properties.

Restocker cash splash

A ‘sugar hit’ just before Easter has pushed up NSW young cattle prices.

Champagne heifer buy for Granite Ridge

GRANITE Ridge stud at Avenue Range left its mark on the Elders ‘Show Must Go On’ Sale – the online auction held last Friday in place of the RAS Angus sale usually held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Cattle market hovers, despite extreme demand volatility

Feeder steers sitting at 356c/kg live weight; cow and calf units up.

Ekka’s Paddock to Palate beef competitions continue

The Ekka’s popular Paddock to Palate beef competitions are continuing despite the cancellation of the Royal Queensland Show.

Ekka’s Paddock to Palate beef competitions continue

The Ekka’s popular Paddock to Palate beef competitions are continuing despite the cancellation of the Royal Queensland Show.

Mandayen Angus secures $20,000 half share in Glatz’s sire

Avenue Range based, Glatz’s Black Angus stud, has sold a half share in one of its top stud sires for $20,000 to another local stud, Mandayen at Keith.

Coles chops its mince price

Butchers hit back at ‘cheap move’ by supermarket giant.

Steers to $1730 in AuctionsPlus sale

4369 cattle listed in the NSW AuctionsPlus Weaner and Yearling sale.

Ekka decision at noon

The 2020 Royal Queensland Show is set to be officially cancelled later today.

COVID-19 cancels EKKA

The 2020 Royal Queensland Show has been officially cancelled.

Elders Show Must Go On Angus Sale tops at $20,000

Angus bulls sell to $20,000 while females reach $19,000 during online sale tonight.

Online bidding bolsters prices at Kempsey

What happened at Kempsey Stock and Land’s feature weaner sale.

Leading genetics on offer in online sale

The Red Reflections II Red Angus Genetics sale is online on April 17.

Wodonga steers to $1700

Restocker demand drives up prices for lighter steers.

Global beef prices settle higher, thanks to China

Latest results show profitability up, thanks to China demand

Wagyu brands feel the COVID-19 heat

Brand owners look to make prudent decisions to stay in business.

Breed societies consider changes to national sales

New COVID-19 guidelines have changed the format of many of the stud cattle national sales throughout the year.

Private agency founder Brian Unthank dies

Private agency stalwart, Brian Unthank, has died.

Have we lost the spirit of showing?

The Land’s livestock team have their say on industry issues.

South Coast steer comp going ahead

A hoof and hook competition will run but all student activities are cancelled.

Online bids ignite stud sales during pandemic

Online bidding is proving a valuable tool at the state’s stud sales, helping to maximise competition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cattle sales solider on

RLX reiterates sales scheduled to continue.

Lockdown virtual lessons on the farm answer all questions

Virtual classrooms with producers come into their own during isolation.

Yearling steer prices back off

Good quality, black steers still attracting more than 400c/kg.

Red meat back in the air

Gov’t announces big measures to keep global trade going.

The rules of thumb of compensatory gain

Demonstrable benefit to supplementary feeding weaners right now.

Cattle market dips despite lighter yardings

Feeder steer prices at 358c/kg live weight.

Mobile friendly electronic national vendor declaration

New version of eNVD launched, more changes to come

AuctionsPlus ready to step up if coronavirus hits saleyards

Online selling platform, AuctionsPlus, has taken steps to avoid a repeat of last Friday’s disruptions to its national cattle sales.

Producer boards in place to manage sheep, cattle industry funds

Transitioning the management of the state’s sheep and cattle industry funds from the state government to industry’s hands is complete giving producers greater transparency of where their contributions are spent.

Agents take no chances with social distance

Agents are taking a 100 per cent non-negotiable stance on any breach of social distance protocols in saleyards during the COVID -19 pandemic.

Red meat’s black swans – and why it’s not all bad news

COVID-19 not the only influencer at play for beef, lamb.

Kilburnie Angus sell to $17,500

The sale was broadcast online only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Online beef show entries open to all states

Entries are open until this Friday, so get in quick.

Coronavirus gives AuctionsPlus a connectivity headache

Coronavirus has forced more bandwidth resources to healthcare and government services which has given online seller, AuctionsPlus, a headache.

Beef price lifts are a flow-on from record cattle market, not profiteering

Retailers move to explain drivers of red meat retail prices

How steers generated $624/hd gross margin in 54 days

Mounting feed bills meant new cash flow opportunities were needed.

Bidding raged for JAD Speckle Park lots

Coronavirus didn’t stop the second JAD Speckle Park sale at Yeoval when every lot was sold at auction – bulls to $16,000 and females to $20,000 twice to 112 registered bidders and selling to five states including Tasmania and bidders in New Zealand and Canada.

Carcoar steers hit top of $1500

COVID-19 may have changed the way saleyards operate for the moment, but it didn’t dampen prices at the CTLX weaner sale.

World semen record broken at Mayura sale |PHOTOS

WORLDWIDE interest in Mayura’s inaugural high performance production online sale, helped it achieve a world record for a beef semen package of $68,000 a straw.

Wodonga steers top at $1835

Prices remained firm at Wodonga despite social distancing restrictions in place.

Studs turn to online sales amid COVID-19 restrictions

A large increase in sales turning to online platforms, and buyer registrations, has been seen by AuctionsPlus.

Why trading cattle at Carcoar sale has changed

The CTLX Autumn Weaner Sale will kick off at 10am Friday, but with a few notable auction changes.

MLA’s cattle, lamb indicators on hold

Livestock marketing officers will not attend sales.

Dance Angus Federation cow hits $17,000 top

The Federation female line was in hot demand.

Get serious about keeping your distance, bush told

Doctors, agri leaders urge country towns not to squander the advantage of space

Restocker confidence boosts weaner sales

Strong confidence in the cattle market pushed the price of weaners up another $100 a head at some sales in the past week.

Show steers granted lifeline carcase comp

Colin Say and Co provides avenue for potential Sydney Royal Show steers.

Kiwi dairyman takes Zanda McDonald crown

Award winner broadcast via social media in sign of the times

Blocks have pain relief licked

Molasses lick blocks may provide an effective way of delivering pain relief for livestock.

Fitters call on clients not to forget them

For some, their only income source has taken a hit.

Victorian cattle sales cancelled, postponed due to COVID-19

Several cattle sales have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Saleyard boss tells ‘tyre kickers’ to stay away from livestock sales

The manager of a large network of saleyards in eastern Australia has toughened its rules around people attending sales during the coronavirus emergency.

Online beef show entries open this Friday

Entries will open for one week open with major prizes on offer.

Muster on, live trade prospects are strong

Live export industry working to secure supply chain amid lock-downs.

Riverina Autumn Bull Sale tops at $8000

Inaugural sale connected Southern Tablelands studs with Riverina buyers.

Call for ADF to help with supermarket bush orders

Territory cattle stations rely on bush orders, says NTCA

Landfall sell to a $33,000 top

Tasmania’s border closure meant many bidders used AuctionsPlus.

Landfall sells to a $33,000 top

Tasmania’s border closure meant many bidders used AuctionsPlus.

Uncertain times fuel bigger cattle sales

EYCI dips another 26c as big yardings continue

Rangan clear all to $11,000 top

Charolais stud sell all 38 bulls offered.

Maitland weaner steers sell to $1500

Weaner steers were about $100 a head dearer at Maitland on Saturday.

No easy answer to protecting Australian beef from rip-offs

Beef bites: Cattle industry news in brief

Store sales calendar hit with cancellations, concerns remain

Concerns over sustainability of current high saleyard numbers

NSW saleyards still open for business

Recent government advice regarding COVID-19 will not lead to saleyards cancelling sales.

Yass weaner steers to $1460

A restricted crowd didn’t dampen prices.

Butchers run off their feet – and it’s not expected to ease

Why mince was the first fresh food to be swept up in panic buying

Hereford Youth reserve champions in New Zealand competition

Two teams from Australia have snagged a number of major wins at the World Hereford Conference Young Breeders Competition in New Zealand recently.

Call to combine post-virus rebuild with land and climate repair

Align tasks, say carbon market experts, to send long-term signals.

Stanthorpe weaners in strong demand

Weaners were in very strong demand at George and Fuhrmann’s annual blue ribbbon weaner sale in Stanthorpe on Thursday.

Tenterfield steers to 520c/kg

Strong demand from restockers in the Coonamnble and Walgett district dominated bidding at Thursday’s Tenterfield weaner sale.

Weaner steers still above 200c/kg at Cooma

Limited numbers of weaners still met with concentrated buying efforts.

Weaner steers still above 500c/kg at Cooma

Limited numbers of weaners still met with concentrated buying efforts.

Buyer demand softens as bullish market takes a ‘breath’

Tamworth has up to 3000 weaners in Friday sale

Cooma weaners above $5/kg

Northern and Victorian producers drove the Cooma weaner market into the stratosphere with values quoted above $5/kg on the light weight steers.

Cooma weaners sell above 500c/kg

Northern and Victorian producers drove the Cooma weaner market into the stratosphere with values quoted above 500c/kg on the lightweight steers.

Summer rains help reset AACo

Good rain over the bulk of AACo’s 7 million hectares has helped rest the premium beef business.

Concerns mount over processor shutdowns

Red meat bosses move to calm fears over supply.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in saleyards

From big yardings on the coast and COVID-19 advice in saleyards to pausing clearing sales.

What you need to know about COVID-19 at saleyards

From big yardings on the coast and COVID-19 advice in saleyards to pausing clearing sales.

Slaughter cattle shortage bites harder

Sharp declines in numbers processed again this week.

‘They’ll suck them up’ – big yarding tests Roma market

Prices eased just slightly across most descriptions at Roma today.

Speckle Park breed hits a new high

Demand for Speckle Park genetics continues to rise, with the breed recording the fastest growth of all registered cattle across Australia and New Zealand during the past five years.

Sustainability credentials now key to markets

Australian ag needs to move beyond ‘clean, green’ legacy statement

Efficient, high yielding cattle

Yield and feed conversion are some of the biggest profit drivers in the meat game, and Speckle Park cattle are proving themselves.

Speckle Park to feature at Sydney next year

When the Speckle Park breed celebrates its 14th year in Australia in 2021, they will be the Feature Breed at the Sydney Royal.

Carcoar weaner steers sell to top of 577c/kg

Lightweight weaners lifted in prices another $80 a head during the monthly Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, store cattle sale last Friday.

Schoell testing benefits of new breed

Although it’s only early days, Lenswood beef producer Anthony Schoell is impressed with the quality and growth of his first drop of Speckle Park-cross calves which sold for a premium in February.

Kenmere Charolais reach $16,000 twice

Demand for Charolais proven at Kenmere sale.

Kenmere Charolais reach $16,000, twice

Demand for Charolais proven at Kenmere sale.

On-farm restaurant to help educate about Speckle Park

An on-farm restaurant in NSW plans to make Speckle Park the hero of the menu.

Elite Wagyu genetics on offer in Mayura’s first sale

Some of the nation’s best full-blood Wagyu genetics are expected to attract Australia wide, and even international interest, when Mayura Station at Millicent holds its first production sale later this month.

Young cattle prices still haven’t hit record in real terms

An 850c EYCI ‘not unheard of’ and, in fact, now on the cards

Putting the sparkle in Speckle Park

Speckle Park will be the Feature Breed at the 2021 Sydney Royal when the World Congress will also be held.

Bondfields step back from daily Palgrove operations

David and Prue Bondfield are stepping back from daily operations at Palgrove.

The why and how of NAPCo’s pioneering carbon neutral beef brand

Prominent cattle company talks marketing beef in a changing climate.

Get with the (fetal) program

Maximising the genetic potential of calves is all about taking nutritional care of the cows.

Herd management: Get with the (fetal) program

Maximising the genetic potential of calves is all about taking nutritional care of the cows.

Coronavirus: World’s largest livestock show closes

It comes three weeks out from NSW’s top livestock showing event.

SA store cattle market may have reached ceiling

The state’s store cattle sales have been red-hot in the past fortnight with plenty of cattle making $4 a kilogram or more. But some agents believe the market may be close to its peak.

Dung beetles prove resilient in bushfires

Getting stock back on country quickly critical to dung beetle populations

Wet pushes heifer prices

The gap in price between steers and females has narrowed.

Brewer Simmental bulls hit $10,000

Brewer family average $5600 at their Autumn sale.

Charnelle Invitational sale hits $14,000 high

The sale of 71 stud female lots averaged $4320, with a clearance of 87 per cent.

Why beef needs to unhitch emissions from production

Moves already underway on emissions profile of food traded.

Rennylea bulls sells to $38,000

A new record for the Culcairn stud

Records reviewed as livestock prices surge

Records for NSW cattle and lambs were smashed again on Tuesday.

Rennylea bulls sell to $38,000

An equal record high price for the Culcairn stud

Centre stage beckons at the 2021 Sydney Royal

When the Speckle Park breed celebrates its 14th year in Australia in 2021, they will be the feature Breed at the Sydney Royal Show.

Tackling the real causes of calf loss

CQUniversity work points to inconsistencies in data on calf losses.

Bush towns get set for virus crisis

Softer beef demand from China to be temporary

Maitland Angus cows top at $2900

Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said the market was the best he had seen for a special female sale in the Hunter.

Cattle market now in risky territory

More downside than upside for EYCI: NAB’s Beef In Focus report

Beef looks beyond offsets to get to a zero carbon footprint

MLA’s Jason Strong at senates estimates: Our focus is productivity

Mr Wagyu’s point of difference

Blackmore Wagyu’s secrets to success revealed at ABARES

Livestock key in regenerative farming

Producers at Young plan to sequester carbon through diversifying pastures.

Elite cow sells for $15,000

Top Poll Hereford goes back into local stud.

Myrtleford weaners hit ‘magnificent’ $1880 top

Myrtleford Annual Weaner Sale proved “mud means money” as prices hit $1880 a head

Myrtleford weaners hot property

Myrtleford Annual Weaner Sale proved “mud means money” as prices hit $1880 a head

Valley Creek Simmental heifer makes $8500

Interstate stud interest drives top-prices at Wormbete sale.

The Highland heifer changing a young man’s life

Showing cattle means a lot to this Victorian duo.

Wormbete and Valley Creek Simmentals make $8500

Interstate stud interest drives top-prices at Wormbete sale.

Move with the times: carbon farming is primary production

Climate and Carbon in Ag conference has red hot line-up of speakers

Murdeduke Angus hits its straps

Balck baldy producers pay top dollar for Murdeduke Angus bulls.

Speckle Park on centre stage in Sydney 2021

When the Speckle Park breed celebrates its 14th year in Australia in 2021, they will be the Feature Breed at the Sydney Royal Show.

Heavy steer supply tight

Limited numbers of prime heavy steers and bullocks across the state are meeting determined demand due to the strength of the export market.

Cows and calves to $3050 at Wodonga

QLD restockers head south.

Cattle buying spree ramps up online

Buyer confidence has returned to northern NSW and the region has been the biggest online buyer this year.

Cow demand heats up

The cattle market has gone from strength to strength in the past month.

Why early weaning pays

Calves weaned from as early as eight to 12 weeks is proving a successful strategy for many producers.

Plant-based protein’s big potential – but not at livestock’s expense

ABARES hears economic scenarios of alternative proteins to 2030.

Western Australia calf sells to NSW buyers within 48 hours of birth

Ruby Park Limousins of Dubbo have snapped up a unique coloured purebred Limousin calf for Sydney Royal 2021.

SE govt farms to show agtech potential

Two state government owned research centres, Struan and Kybybolite, are putting the latest agtech to the test under commercial conditions.

All the beef champions from the Royal Canberra Show

Check out all the grand champion bulls and females from Canberra.

Livestock can be heroes in the climate change discussion

International Meat Secretariat head puts GHG emissions in perspective at ABARES.

Tarcombe offers best line-up

Bulls sold to a top of $8000 at Tarcombe Herefords 46th annual production sale near Ruffy.

Tarcombe Herefords hits $8000

Bulls sold to a top of $8000 at Tarcombe Herefords 46th annual production sale near Ruffy.

Bucket feeding beef calves pays off

The Wiecks were forced to wean their beef calves from three days old.

Syndicate again buys top Te Mania bull

Te Mania sells its top bull for $52,000, to a five member syndicate.

Syndicate in the pink at Te Mania

Te Mania sells its top bull for $52,000, to a five member syndicate.

Candid take on trade with China from AACo boss at ABARES

Coronavirus raises issues, and opportunities, for Aust beef in China

Is this the revival of cattle at Canberra Show?

At least 10 individual cattle breeds saw a rise in exhibits at the Royal Canberra Show.

High beef prices, low national herd: ABARES

Saleyard prices to average 538c/kg in 20-21

Dunoon Angus tops at $18,000

Volume buyers competed at Dunoon

Nardoo nets highest bid at joint auction

A RISING two-year-old Poll Hereford bull with impressive figures nabbed the $18,000 top price at Kerlson Pines and Oak Downs Poll Hereford studs’ ninth annual bull sale at Keith on Tuesday last week.

Kilcoy tackles coronavirus trade gridlock

Aussie beef finds solutions.

Ekka bound steer sells for $4960

The Limousin steer sold for a sale record 1600c/kg.

Yass weaner steers to $1590

Angus weaner steers made more than 530c/kg.

Livestock operations test extreme forecast prototypes

BOM working on multi-week and seasonal timescale forecasts.

Partnerships help reach lofty industry goals

Cattle Council of Australia CEO Travis Tobin, says there’s so much riding on our ability to successfully advocate and collaborate.

Fullers convert Canberra success | Photos

Pine Creek Angus of Woodstock have taken home the champion of champions win at the Royal Canberra Show today.

Grafton cows, calves to $2800

Week of record prices pushes top money at Grafton special female sale

Moonbeam shines bright in Limousin showdown

All the results and photos from the Limousin ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Highland cattle make return to Canberra

Victorian entrants take out top honours.

Cowra locals on top of Miniature Herefords

All the results and photos from the Miniature Hereford ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

All the results from the Galloway family cattle judging

A total of 19 head from the three individual breeds were on show.

Granite Ridge take Canberra Pinnacle

Numbers were up in the Poll Hereford judging at Canberra.

Granite Hill take Canberra Pinnacle

Numbers were up in the Poll Hereford judging at Canberra.

Well Station wins Ausline show

All the results and photos from the Ausline ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Outcross genetics on top of Red Angus show

All the results and photos from the Red Angus ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

First time exhibitors on top of Angus show

All the results and photos from the Angus ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Cann Valley bull too hard to crack at Canberra

Cann Valley Nut Cracker takes the top honours in the Australian Lowline ring.

Haines’ Murray Grey cow takes top honours

A showing of 12 head were presented in the Murray Grey ring.

Single entry a stand out in Saler show

Nowra locals’ sole Saler breed entry recognised as “as good of a beef female you could see”.

Search on for producers meeting sustainable, ethical demand

New food industry awards sponsored by MLA

Lincoln Red win a rise from the ashes

Bega Valley exhibitors represented the breed at Canberra.

All the beef results from day one at Royal Canberra Show

Catch up on all the results from the first day of beef cattle judging.

Emily Polsen’s clean sweep of Canberra Royal junior events

Emily Polsen wins both grand champion titles of the open paraders and junior judging competitions at the Royal Canberra Show.

Daraabah takes double win in Fleckvieh ring

All the results and photos from the Fleckvieh ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Settler snares supreme Simmental win

All the results and photos from the Simmental ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Camden stud dominates Square Meater show

All the results and photos from the Square Meater ring at the Royal Canberra Show.

Cutie Pie 17 proves too sweet in Charolais ring

Tumut’s cow and calf combo take top honours.

Cowra breeders dominate Santa judging

A showing of five head were presented in the Santa ring.

Beef back at school in lead-up to Paralympics

Work underway to inspire healthy lifestyles

Stanthorpe steers to 514c/kg

Ray White Stanthorpe hosted its yearling sale on Thursday with prices reaching $1521.

Tenterfield steers to 554c/kg

Numbers were down but quality sells and while buyers whinged about price they were willing to pay, at Tenterfield on Thursday.

Simmental, Angus take jackpot at Canberra

It was quality over quantity at day one of the Royal Canberra Show.

The Grazier’s balancing act

Recovery of country to take precedent at Taroom beef operation.

Tech integral to TFI’s ‘Bridge build

AUTOMATION and robotic technology will be an integral part of SA meat processor Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge abattoir.

Only trade if you’re cut out for it, cattle producers told

Sell, trade or rebuild – tough decisions for producers right now

Cow market softens, but prices are still astronomical

Cow market nearly 100c/kg higher than this time last year.

Cow market softens, but prices are still strong

Cow market nearly 100c/kg higher than this time last year.

Wirruna Poll Herefords to $22,000

Northern NSW and Tasmania interest pushes up prices at Holbrook stud.

Common ground found on red meat industry reform

Feedback listened to, producer groups say

Early-weaning gamble pays off

The Crawfords sold their weaners for more than $6/kg.

Producers on look out for three day sickness

North Coast livestock producers on the lookout for insect problems and toxic plants as season makes a turn.

Slow start expected for Brazilian beef into US

Brazil’s re-entry won’t immediately shift dial for Australia

Feeder steers sell to $1510 top at Cooma

Cooma Associated agents conducted their monthly cattle sale last Friday and noted a total yarding of 1100 head penned.

Moves underway for a red meat levy payer register

Benefits of knowing who levy payers are to be weighed against costs.

Perfect storm drives cattle prices higher

Need for feedlot entry weight cattle, an export order and strong restocker competition pushed the store cattle market higher.

Little Valley Thunder strikes at Glen Innes Show

A total of 28 head entered in the Braford feature show.

Still money in turnover cattle, despite rocketing market

Margins lower but stock is a key ingredient in the beef game.

Live-ex prices becoming too high for Indonesia

Indo feedlotters incur losses at 360c/kg for Australian steers

Calculating historical beef data in seconds

New technology gets financial backing ahead of Orange event.

US restores beef access to Brazil

US cattlemen question ‘lack of scientific evidence’.

Gerhardys begin transition to weaners

James and Coralie Gerhardy, Keyneton, have been selling vealer cattle for the past 25 years, but are making the switch to selling weaners, with the hope of spending less time on animal husbandry.

Grass fed in Gloucester

From brown paddocks to green growth, the transformation at Gloucester is remarkable. Angus producer James Hooke, Skibo, has seen the fruits of prior planning.

Grafton cows, calves to $2400

Grafton’s February store sale followed the dearer trends seen at saleyards across the state.

Grafton cows, calves to $2040

Grafton’s February store sale followed the dearer trends seen at saleyards across the state.

Fed cattle price hike sets scene for red hot competition

EYCI sitting just under 700c/kg but tipped to keep rising

Hoof, hook success with Grogan steers

Future show ring, carcase champions on offer at Glen Innes.

Why Hungry Jacks has so much faith in plant-based burger

EvokeAg: Rebel Whoppers to be sent around the world

Why Hungry Jack’s has so much faith in plant-based burger

EvokeAg: Rebel Whoppers to be sent around the world

Mort & Co tips favourable costs of gains

Grassdale expansion now complete, 77,000 head capacity

Grass fever hits NSW buyers

Cattle prices have lifted another 40c/kg (cwt) in the past week as processors battle with restockers for limited supplies at saleyards.

‘Why we bought $90,000 of stock from Victoria”

The market may be dear but restockers fear it could only get worse.

All-time high for cattle on feed numbers but peak likely reached

December quarter saw record numbers and 90pc utilisation.

Putting butchers back on the map

Get set for the Greatest Butcher on Your Block Campaign

Meet the next crop of GenAngus participants

Angus Youth and its partner Achmea may have unlocked the next generation of industry leaders after confirming the latest intake for the GenAngus Future Leaders Program.

NZ grassfed has strong-growing US market in its sights

Australia not the only one tapping into sustainable, carbon neutral

Creditors owed more than $13 million in CD & PJ Ireland liquidation

More creditors named in CD & PJ Ireland liquidation matter.

Angus shift lifts market possibilities

Kelvin and Wendy Ingram have been using Angus genetics for the past five years and the shift has opened up marketing opportunities for their weaners.

Sim-Angus breeders target more lean meat yield

Previous two-time winners James and Sal Morse, Wongalee, Molong have claimed sixth in the 2020 NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial.

Black Diamond fire up Beef Spec rankings

Speckle Park stud enters top 10 in feedlot trial

Priestly pen reserve champions in carcase section

Returning to the trial after several years, the Priestlys came away with the reserve champion carcase pen with their Angus/Murray Grey cross cattle.

Gloucester cows, calves to $2850

The best prices in years for female cattle were recorded at Gloucester on Friday after a remarkable turn around from dry to wet.

Gloucester cows, calves to $2850, best since ’17

The best prices in years for female cattle were recorded at Gloucester on Friday after a remarkable turn around from dry to wet.

Gloucester cows with calves sell to $2850 high

The best prices in years for female cattle were recorded at Gloucester on Friday after a remarkable turn around from dry to wet.

AACo’s resilience captured in ‘Kodak moment’

The story behind one of our 100 Stories of Hope photo comp’s best

Balanced breeding pays off for Hicks Beef

Consistently placing in the top 10, Hicks Beef says being on the front foot of genetic gain as well as hybrid vigour helps with their continue performance.

Grass fever more potent than coronavirus at saleyards

Where there’s rain, restockers ‘laying their ears back and buying’

Cattle producers urged to spend ‘in-between time’ well

It hasn’t rained feed, but many are confident it will be there

Feedlot trial a valuable tool for weaner producers

Barfold Beef can prove weaners will meet feedlot specs.

Hufton Pastoral Company ranks high for MSA Index

High marbling Angus steers top of eating quality medals and MSA Index team rankings for the NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial.

Heifers sell to $1500 at Wodonga

Another large yarding, 2552 cattle on offer.

Phar Lap gallops home in $50,000 sale at Woonallee |PHOTOS

Woonallee Phar Lap, the first lot in Woonallee Simmentals 13th Annual Elite Production Bull Sale has sold for the $50,000 top price to New Zealand.

Different teams, even results for the Tait family

Two teams from the Tait family of Tait Pastoral Company, Sunny Downs, Mandurama, have claimed equal third overall, as well as a number of accolades in the NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial.