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What Qld border closure means for agriculture

Essential agriculture has been dealt a blow with COVID-19 border closures.

Bridgewater Angus’ $10k top

Sons of VAR Discovery 2240 and heifers bulls in demand at Bridgewater Angus, Myola, Black Mountain, on Thursday.

Time critical when wilting silage

The effect of wilting silage on livestock production

Te Mania average $10,604 in the north

Te Mania Northern sale well supported both on site and online.

Why producers are paying $4000 for commercial females

The push to upgrade female genetics has been expensive.

Holy cow, she had how many calves?

How many calves can a cow have in her lifetime?

New live export animal welfare investigation underway

Animals Australia files complaint to Department of Ag, with footage

Tight supply versus lockdowns to drive cattle prices

EYCI edges towards another record but few are predicting it will get there

Pentire Angus bulls top at $12,000 – heifers to $4250 in total auction clearance

Pentire Angus studmaster Justin Richards felt humbled by the interest and result of his 8th annual bull and heifer sale at Singleton last Saturday.

Matching beef yields and consumer expectations

New collaboration called BeefLinks aims to drive integrated research and practice change in WA

Pentire Angus bulls top at $12,000

Pentire Angus studmaster Justin Richards felt humbled by the interest and result.

Monster bull hits $20,000 at Yalgoo

Gumboots were essential at the muddy Walcha property.

Verifying the way cattle are fed to hit premium markets

Innovative new way to authenticate origin of grassfed and grainfed.

Wagyu’s science taste test

A flavour wheel provides product descriptors to differentiate the different wagyu cuts and marbling grades.

AACo rolls out the Wagyu flavour wheel

AACo and The University of Queensland have developed a ‘flavour wheel’ for premium Westholme Wagyu beef.

Improving herd, carcases with genetics

James Crawford is turning off consistent lines of steers each year,.

Easy doing, moderate cattle

Easy doing, functional cattle are allowing Austin McLennan to meet a range of markets.

Data key to ensure right carcase specs

Following cattle through the supply chain

Limousin demand and clearance strong at Scone

Ten Limousin breeders enjoyed their best sale with the best results.

Ekka 2020: Palgrove wins Paddock to Palate | Photos

Palgrove has again come up trumps in the Royal Queensland Show’s prestigious JBS Paddock to Palate competition.

Palgrove wins Paddock to Palate for third time running

Palgrove has again come up trumps in the Royal Queensland Show’s prestigious JBS Paddock to Palate competition.

Kansas Angus tops at $10,000

Kansas Angus sold 19 of 22 bulls on offer

Liquid gold galore at Clunie Range sale

It poured rain and big prices near Coolatai on Friday.

Yarrawonga claims Ekka prime beef title

Yarrawonga Cattle Company has been awarded the 2020 Ekka prime beef grand champion pen.

US beef: Competitor, customer but most of all ally

NCBA’s Marty Smith on fake meat and coronavirus at Queensland Rural Press Club

Marbling key at Molong

Marbling is a high priority for Angus breeder and meat exporter Tim Sullivan.

Ekka led steers carcases top $20/kg

The Breakfast Creek Hotel has paid an impressive $20/kg for the Evans family’s grand champion led steer carcase.

Ekka led steer carcases top $20/kg

The Breakfast Creek Hotel has paid an impressive $20/kg for the Evans family’s grand champion led steer carcase.

Independent chair to lead live export research

Final steps of major live export review sees new chair appointed.

Angus Reserve forges inroads for premium Australian beef

Award-winning black Angus brand a hit with Costco

Tivoli bull sale

Tivoli Angus clears almost all bulls

Tivoli bull sale hits $13,000 top

Prices shower down on Tivoli Angus.

Multi-breed beef evaluation in the pipeline

Southern Multi-breed Program calving underway, Graham Centre Livestock Forum hears.

Heavy steers at Wodonga sell to $1920

COVID-19 restrictions at NVLX Wodonga didn’t deter the regular store sale where values were firm on current sales.

Green shoots emerge in hide story

Latest prices report a horror show but there have been orders in last few weeks.

Vealer rates rise up to 10c/kg, ‘market strong’

Market strong for vealers, mob goes $1442 a head

What is hindering dairy bred beef in Australia?

Research looks at barriers to rearing bobby calves for beef.

Jessica shares AACo’s vision but still not a shareholder, yet

Unusual for a board director, AACo’s Jessica Rudd still hasn’t bought shares in the company after three years

Record number of cattle hit MSA grade

Latest figures show 46pc of the national adult cattle slaughter graded MSA.

Why farming families dread bull photography day

If you are a bush kid reading this you’re probably still psychologically scarred.

Opinion: Why farming families dread bull photography day

If you are a bush kid reading this you’re probably still psychologically scarred.

Limousin delivers champion Ekka led steer carcase | Photos

A Limousin led steer has produced champion carcase of the 2020 Royal Queensland Show.

Heifer bulls in demand at Eastern Plains

Local and repeat clients supported the sale strongly.

Extracting more value from cull cows

Study looks into economics of feeding culls cows

Teys forges new carcase measuring frontiers

Journey towards commercial application of eating quality grading technology not straightforward

Cattle on feed remain above the million mark

High quality grainfed beef demand remains.

Logistics the key to keeping beef on shelves

Plenty of beef, and processing capacity, but how quickly can supply chains pivot?

Online market leaders speculate on the year ahead

A Wagga Wagga agency has claimed the top AuctionsPlus throughput award for 2019-2020.

Best ever sale result for Bald Blair

It was the highest price and best average the stud had received.

Older cows’ time to shine

Reduced national herd sees buyers reconsider older cows.

Logistics the key to keeping beef on Victorian shelves

Plenty of beef, and processing capacity, but how quickly can supply chains pivot.

Containment feeding proves its worth beyond drought

Graham Centre livestock forum: Curry and Old Cobran lessons on containment lots

Profit a big drawcard at Sara Park Angus

The consistency of the lineup meant little separated the draft.

Knowla Livestock’s packing a $30,000 punch

With confidence in agriculture at an all-time high, the Laurie family from Knowla Livestock are ‘riding on top of the wave’ after their annual bull sale near Gloucester on Friday.

Gates shut for some at saleyards, again

What you need to know before you head to NSW livestock sales this week.

Japan a solid rock for Aussie beef exports

Australia’s reputation paying off as global beef markets navigate ongoing turmoil.

Roads the way out for NT economy, say cattlemen

NTCA releases $535m road funding wish list

Sugarloaf Angus makes Payweight

Sugarloaf Angus clears all bulls

Minnie-Vale sells all bulls

Minnie-Vale sells to a top of $11,000 four times

Minnie-Vale clears all bulls

Minnie-Vale sells to a top of $11,000 four times

Quality weaner steers at Yass sale sell for $1675

Mixed quality yarding at SELX Yass was reflected in the prices paid.

Why beef producers should listen to vegan opinions

Graham Centre livestock forum: researcher delves into shared values with vegans.

Tamworth Spring Fling sells to $10,000

Shorthorn bulls sold throughout NSW at the Spring Fling sale

Texas Powerplay P613 hits $108,000 top

The Mayne family of Texas Angus cleared all 155 bulls at auction.

Sophisticated approach needed to deal with anti-meat agenda

Opinion Editorial: Alison Penfold on why ridiculing the UN is not the way to go

UN removes anti-meat tweet

Littleproud heralds apparent backdown on ‘misleading’ tweet.

Are you an innovative thinker?

The ALPA ACM Agency Award has highlighted a swagful of innovative marketing programs which may have otherwise gone unrecognised.

How one beef brand has defied COVID

Blackmore Wagyu has new customers coming online, despite supplying a sector hit hard by COVID

Thirst for market insight as uncertainty reigns

New market insight businesses and products popping up.

Trial boosts opportunities for entrants

Continuing to grow in popularity the NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial is back again for 2021 with new features added to the schedule.

Venturon embryos raise awareness of Black Dog Ride

Embryo packages from the 2020 Black Dog Ride donation heifer Venturon Clementine 11 will be up for grabs in August with all proceeds raised going back to the mental health charity.

Live cattle exports remain robust

Dip in volumes to Indonesia picked up by other markets

Tummel hits $6500 top at open day sale

Chis Lisle of Tummel Herefords, Lochaber, Walcha, 15 of the 19 bulls on offer were sold to a top of $6500 and $5500 average, during the July 21 sale.

Herd rebuild delayed as female turnoff continues

Revised higher slaughter in MLA’s July cattle projections

Reeding the ecosystem signs

From birds and insects to soils teeming with life and “new” plants in the pastures, the land appears to be returning to the way it was before European settlement.

Red hot bidding at icy Dulverton sale

It felt like -2C in the grandstand making bidding fast paced.

Live-ex class action kicks into top gear

Up to 300 litigants expected, with ‘feed-in’ businesses also involved

Deep dive into bushfire effects on cattle, sheep health

The effects of the 2019-2020 bushfire season on grazing stock are to be put under the microscope.

Timing, feed key to beef sale success

MAKING the most of a small block and a small herd of cattle can sometimes be about timing, as Walker Flat farmer Chris Bond has found.

Urban Angus sells to a $9000 top

Urban Angus clears 84 per cent to a top of $9000

MLA members urged to secure voting rights

“We want to ensure many producers are actively engaged in this important process.”

Yearling bulls perform for Harris Farms

Victorian Angus breeders Shane and Claire Harris have been using yearling bulls for many years.

US infection jump a threat to beef exports

However, burger chains are thriving – which offers upside to our grinding beef exports

Commerical cattlemen support Glen Innes Hereford sale

The weather was fresh but the top prices hit hot levels.

Commercial cattlemen support Glen Innes Hereford sale

The weather was fresh but the top prices hit hot levels.

Gloucester grown steers sell to $1700

Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said the market trend was firm during the Gloucester sale on Thursday

Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza cancelled

The Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza scheduled for late October has been cancelled, but will be replaced with a virtual junior judging competition and education program on October 23.

Selling strategies shift

AuctionsPlus has had some stellar highs in 2019-20.

No appeal in live-ex court case a ‘win for common sense’: Cattle Council

Producer, farmer organisations applaud Morrison Government decision

Studs team up to secure top Amos-Vale sire

New and repeat clients filled the stands near Glen Innes.

Truro sires find interstate stud homes

Bulls top at $7000 and averaged $5000, while females reached a top of $4000, three times, and averaged $3250.

Glenwarrah Hereford and Brooksby Angus pack the house

Glenwarrah Hereford and Brooksby Angus pack the house at their annual sale

Morrison Government will not appeal landmark live-ex court decision

Attorney General releases a statement saying the Government accepts the outcome in Brett Cattle Company case.

Producers beg PM: Let the live-ex court case ruling lie

Decision on an appeal to Brett Cattle Co live-ex court case expected in cabinet tonight

American trick to lifting cow herd fertility

Measuring the level of estrus activity could help improve pregnancy rates, while decreasing pregnancy loss, according to Texas A & M University assistant professor Ky Pohler.

Cutting-edge tech removing the need for inspectors in meat plants

Augmented reality proving a valuable tool in addressing virus challenges in meat processing.

Young cattle market treads water

Victorian slaughter dips by 20pc with processor closures.

Sire Shootout lands Limo bull sale

The event paid off for these WA entrants.

Investment in nutrition pays

Selecting bulls on structure, then focusing on nutrition is how Hunter Valley producers Max and Paula Hayne get their calves up to supermarket weights.

Saving a lot of time and effort

In between running a successful transport business and a 1.2 million litre per year dairy operation, Charlie and Tanya Denyer do not have a lot of time to spare for their Angus beef cattle herd.

Curracabark clears all bulls with stud record

Curracabark Angus and Hereford sell to a top of $22,000 with stud record averages

No panic stations as more southern meatworks close

Impact to consumers, producers likely to be contained – so far

Maitland breeding cows hit $2600

Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said the market was firm to slightly easier on a mixed quality offering.

Franco Herefords set $10,000 top

The sale held near Casino last Friday attracted a pleasing result.

Search on for new chair to lead RMAC

Don Mackay to step down in September.

Breeding a type able to handle all conditions

Maintaining a consistent type is key for the pure Angus herd based at Kippilaw, west of Goulburn, NSW.

Are bulls overweight this joining?

Bull fertility is one of the most important parts of a herd rebuild.

Female focus key at Dorrigo

Selecting bulls based on the maternal traits of calving ease, fertility and milk, is helping Paul and Nada Gibbons improve genetics.

How to take winning footage of your Steer Showdown entries|VIDEO

Naracoorte based stud breeder Jake Phillips says online judging competitions such as Stock Journal’s Steer Showdown are a great way for the “show to go on” in these COVID-19 times. He has shared some of his tips on how to take good photos and video footage of cattle.

Mountain Valley bulls top at $20,000

The Durkins were rewarded for persevering through the drought.

Quick growth achieved with high quality genetics, feed

Making nutrition a priority at an early stage and focusing on high quality genetics, means David Lonergan’s Angus cattle are thriving

Female quality key in national herd rebuild

Genetic selection is the foundation of a good herd, and those decisions will be even more important this year as beef breeders look to increase numbers following years of drought.

The value of a prime sexual athlete to beef herds

Bulls can be the missing link in herd fertility

Strong support at Tycolah Herefords sale

The Crowley family were rejoicing at the result.

Boosting female quality with every generation at Ardcheil

Focusing on maternal traits is allowing NSW weaner producers Rob Toole and Amanda Harris to improve genetics in their breeders.

Poll Hereford steer set to sell for charity

Fundraising and education combine during auction of charity steer.

Structure, type in focus

Angus bulls with strong maternal traits are in demand from stud and commercial producers, as the beef industry looks to increase numbers quickly.

Grafton steers sell to $1823

Very light British breeds sold for up to 586c/kg.

Bowen Angus averages $11,154

Bulls sold to Birdsville in Queensland, through to Tasmania.

High demand for Angus bulls

Demand for high quality genetics is strong as stud and commercial producers look to invest in their operations, in the first good season following years of drought.

Merawah Poll Hereford bulls hit $20,000

Merawah sale sold 43 bulls to $20,000 to average $8756.

Cascade achieves stud best sale result

Buyers from Birdsville in Queensland down to Tasmania were chasing bulls.

Stockyard Kiwami named Australia’s best beef

Stockyard has exhibited the best beef in Australia for the fifth year running.

Cattle market expected to soften

Restockers still in the hunt but volatility is growing

Mt Gambier steers break $2000 barrier

For the first time at Mount Gambier store market, prices broke through the $2000 barrier.

All buying needs met at Rayleigh sale

Youth members and bulk buyers filled their shopping lists.

Faces behind dung beetle breeding

Ever wondered how dung beetle populations are bred up?

Worldwide audience watches Aussie bulls

Sire Shootout was seen as one of ACM’s best livestock marketing opportunities.

Victoria will have red meat, processing sector promises

Covid cases in southern facilities will not lead to shortages of supermarket meat

Price is right for powerhouse Pilgrim

Palgrove CEO David Bondfield described the bull as a powerhouse.

Selling strategies shifted based on season outlook

KEYWYN Farms’ Darren Fiebiger started out as a dairyfarmer, but on the back of low milk prices and drought, he also entered into sheep and beef production in the past few decades, and more recently, has started re-evaluating his selling strategies annually depending on the season.

Nundle steers hit $1335 at Tamworth sale

The market remained consistent on past store sales.

Moving from cull cows to prime cuts

Extracting value from every kilogram of beef.

Carcoar cows sell to $3050

Supply slipped to 1366 head and the bulk of the yarding were Angus and Angus-cross.

Historical sized gallery sees Barana Simmental’s top at $16,000

Simmental bulls averaged $7322 while the Angus averaged $4666 with a top of $6000. Nine PTIC Simmental heifers averaged $7111 and purebred commercial cows averaged $3133 per head.

Historical sized gallery sees Barana Simmentals top at $16,000

Buyers filled the stands and flocked online.

Communication could hurt breed development

Taking stock coloum: breeds need to ensure communication within and between their societies.

Wodonga weaner steers to $1700

Border closure and restrictions meant it was an all-local affair.

Who will be named Sire Shootout champion?

Tune in from 7pm for the live judging.

Speckle Park takes most popular in Sire Shootout

Votes came in from across the world.

“Wow factor” bull wins Sire Shootout

His impressive dimensions caught the judge’s eye.

Queenslanders chase Hardigreen Park sires

The majority of the bidding action was from across the border.

How farm benchmarking drives successful decision making

Phil Holmes says benchmarking is a tool many managers of highly profitable agricultural businesses find invaluable in informing and evaluating their decision-making.

Robust cash cow market

Cows in the saleyards averaged 283c/kg across NSW in the past week.

Heart Angus achieve Power House sale result

All of the bulls were sold under the hammer to new and repeat clients.

Heart Angus achieve Power House sale result

All of the bulls were sold under the hammer to new and repeat clients.

Why beef must promote its massive benefits

The beef industry needs to stop apologising and start promoting itself for the massive benefits it already delivers.

COVID hits Vic meatworks

The production of JBS Australia’s Brooklyn plant, one of two Victorian abattoirs identified on Monday as having a coronavirus case, has not been affected.

Toby Doak: The hidden danger in feeds – mycotoxins

Managing dangerous mycotoxins is one of the big challenges of feeding cattle in either feedlots or paddocks.

Moyle remembered for grasping ag opportunities

South Australian agriculture has lost one of its visionary figures with the passing last week of respected cattleman Don Moyle at 91 years of age.

Moyle remembered for grasping ag opportunities

South Australian agriculture has lost one of its visionary figures with the passing last week of respected cattleman Don Moyle at 91 years of age.

‘Sustainability’ focus for Animal Sciences

The Australian Association of Animal Sciences is putting together an online webinar program which will have as its focal theme ‘sustainability’.

‘Sustainability’ focus for Animal Sciences

The Australian Association of Animal Sciences is putting together an online webinar program which will have as its focal theme ‘sustainability’.

Breeding back out of drought

Would you use your lifetime travel savings to rebuild your herd?

One-in-five head sold online

Around one in every five cattle and sheep offered at auction are sold via the AuctionsPlus platform and, the saleyards association believes that, five years from now, online bidding will part of normal sale days at half of Australia’s saleyards.

Hidden calving problem after drought

Many of the cows were poor in the early part of their pregnancy.

Hidden calving problem after drought

Many of the cows were poor in the early part of their pregnancy.

Mobile NVD offers new world for producers

Imagine ordering a truck and the whole supply chain receiving your NVD?

Capturing the atmosphere from Wagga cattle market

Photographer Emma Hillier captures the action from Wagga cattle sale.

Why Simmy bull was passed in at $47,500

The young sire had a $50,000 reserve.

Why Simmy bull was passed in at $47,500

The young sire had a $50,000 reserve.

Vote for your favorite in Sire Shootout

Who deserves to win the Sire Shootout title?

Inglebrae Farms hit $27,500 high

The Inglebrae Farms sale was standing room only.

Speckle Park hit new records in New Zealand

Maungahina stud, New Zealand, hit an equal Australasian record price of $35,000 today for a bull purchased by JAD Speckle Park, Yeoval.

New NVDs released | Video

New versions of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration have been released.

Rebuilding beef trade relationships

Cattle Council Australia CEO writes this week’s Pasture Pickings column

Booragul sale has the Leading Edge

Booragul Angus sells 63 bulls for an average of $7968 with the top price bull heading to Queensland

Australian beef less exposed to China volatility than competitors

China now the cornerstone of the global meat market

How small on-farm changes could lift dung beetle numbers

Dung beetles have a big role to play in farm systems.

Tariff safeguard on Australian beef to China triggered

Tariffs on Oz beef to China to more than double for rest of 2020.

NSW agency leads major private paddock sale

McCulloch Agencies have led a major private paddock sale of cattle.

Price, eat-at-home dominate post-COVID consumer trends

Sustainability likely taking a back step in beef consumer wants right now.

Organic Lake Nash herd bound for Terrick

Terrick Terrick Station at Blackall is the new home for 8000 Georgina Gold and Ultrablack females and 5500 organically certified calves from Lake Nash on the Barkly Tablelands.

Agent spotlight hits Dubbo

The ALPA NSW Young Auctioneers Competition will be held in Dubbo this year due to COVID-19.

Cockings scoop pool in new Charlton feedlot trial

Euroa Angus breeders Annette and Harold Cocking have dominated the placings in the inaugural Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic held at Teys Charlton.

Rebuilding after drought and paralysis ticks

In the thick of the drought they opted to buy trade cattle as a form of cash flow.

Walcha’s beloved church gets divine intervention

Many producers were sacrificing their own limited feed to support the fundraiser.

Cattle breeder faces court over alleged $2.5m fraud

Charges were laid following a year-long police strike force investigation.

Kindee weaners top 464c

NSW buyers keen to get young cattle onto oats crops dominated the Kindee weaners at Roma.

Cattle market corrects as numbers on offer lift

Analysts question how sustainable the high market is amid a global pandemic.

Consistent quality consignment shines for YP breeders

Yorke Peninsula Red Poll breeders Alan and Marilyn, Peter and Kristen Wilson have been staunch supporters of the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic over its 12 year history but this year’s success has surpassed all other years.

Young photographers unleash creativity

Aspiring photographers from across Australia had the opportunity to submit their favourite images to an online Show Stopper photography competition hosted by Kloud Photography and Viable Ag Marketing.

Scene set for a big compensation bill in live-ex class action

Federal Government now has 28 days to make a decision on an appeal.

Sire Shootout draws top beef bulls

The Bos indicus class attracted 47 bulls alone.

Brett Cattle Co awarded $3m over live export ban

The Federal Government has 28 days to decide if they will appeal a decision to grant $3 million in damages to the lead plaintiff in the live export class action.

Tough times throughout the Monaro pushes stock onto agistment

Trucks flow out of the Monaro as producers seek agistment opportunities.

Consumers are king, beef sustainability proponents say

“The only ones we are pandering to are our customers.”

Claims beef sustainability work has gone too far

Benchmarks unviable for marginal producers, says scientist

Wodonga steers reach $1780

Charolais steers attract high prices.

Farrer Angus bulls climb to $10,500

The online-only helmsman auction was well up on last year.

‘Beef’s sustainability framework must engage producers’

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework has been criticised for not properly engaging producers,

Beef Sustainability Framework update: more to be done to get producers on board

Update lists big achievements in beef’s sustainability credential work

Renewed interest in how beef is produced in the post-COVID world

Sustainability Framework: The figures all producers should be familiar with

Upper Mooki gets $660,000 for rehydration project

A innovative rehydration project that focuses on the soil profile to act like a sponge for water storage is creating plenty of interest in the Upper Mooki catchment.

Robe grass finishers top huge carcase competition

An eye for well-bred, docile cattle has helped Robe producers David and Penny Bayly claim top honours in Australia’s largest grassfed carcase competition, the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic.

Rib eye recipe hits the mark

Matt Sinclair teams up with Australian beef to showcase legendary steak.

EYCI hangs in record territory

Cattle prices across all specifications continue to climb.

The super cow who raised fire-affected calves

The six-year-old super cow has raised plenty of calves.

Lyndhurst section of Strzelecki Track to be sealed in $10m upgrade

After many years of pastoralists and the mining industry advocating for the Strzelecki Track in the state’s Far North East to be sealed a start will finally be made.

China’s strong appetite for Australian protein

Swine fever remains key driver in global protein market

Scientists weigh up alternative methane measuring

Scientists in talks with livestock industry over methane measuring

Beef market diversification pays big dividends this year

Australia now sends to a hundred different beef markets.

Grafton steers to $1961

Weaner steers make up to 560c/kg at Grafton.

EBVs and phenotype provide MSA winning balance

Meeting market specifications and providing a consistent product has allowed the Campbell family of Woodlands at Merriwa to stand out in the MSA world.

Angus breed’s focus on heat tolerance

List of sires with coat type RBVs now available

Australian Food and Agriculture choose Herefords for adaptability

Operating a diverse mixed farming operation across 225,405 hectares, Australian Food and Agriculture Company (AFA) run a purebred Hereford herd made up of around 2400 breeders.

Cattle producers hit back at anti meat mob’s pandemic claims

Australia’s contribution to improving global biological safety ignored, says CCA.

Keep beta agonists out of beef, say producers

Trade risks flagged as new growth promotant drug is considered for registration.

Meat businesses slam report from anti animal production investor outfit

Peak meat processing groups globally say report is a sham.

Meat businesses slam report from anti animal production investor outfit

Peak meat processing groups globally say report is a sham.

Investors warned off meat businesses

Anti livestock outfit’s report lists world meat companies as high risk of fostering pandemics

Aussie beef urges UK to think beyond quotas

Launch of UK FTA negotiations gives red meat industry optimism.

New leucaena trial looks at weight gains on the coast

Psylid-resistant variety Redlands put to the test.

Feedlotters keep the events ball rolling

ALFA’s new program of virtual events.

Herd book numbers drop in drought

The reduction was felt across most of the 38 breed societies.

Live-ex appeal talk leaves a sour taste

Cattlemen’s passionate letter to PM: Don’t threaten us, support us.

Livestock SA welcomes SA Water price reprieve

The state’s livestock producers reliant on SA Water mains to fill their troughs have welcomed the state government’s commitment to reduce water prices with the average business set to save $1350 a year from July 1.

Adoption and integrity rate high in MLA’s five-year plan

Strategy Plan charts the direction of MLA investments until 2025.

Littleproud under heavy pressure to rule out appeal in live-ex ban case

Nationals senate team call for swift action on compensation in Brett Cattle Co case

Blackall refuses to budge on vendor attendance at saleyards

News this week that the Australian Livestock Markets Association had relaxed its restrictions around vendors being able to attend saleyards and selling centres has been blasted by Blackall-Tambo mayor Andrew Martin.

Braidwood steers top at $1610 at Annual Weaner Sale

There were 1300 head yarded at the Braidwood weaner sale.

Restockers and feeders battle it out, pushing cattle prices up

EYCI up another 11c this week and sitting 272 above year-ago level.

Vendors make their way back to saleyards

Relaxed social distancing restrictions in livestock selling

Beef Sustainability Framework ‘disappoints’ says PRA

Property Rights Australia chair Joanne Rea counts herself among those who are critical of the Beef Sustainability Framework.

Mt Gambier store steers reach $1880

In an unusually-large yarding for June, 2888 store cattle went under the hammer at Mount Gambier on Friday.

Beef’s push for new methane measuring gains momentum

Scientists say current metric never intended to be used as it is.

Industry leaders to judge Sire Shootout

The leading cattle breeders will judge the event next month.

Beef’s productivity gains go to the bottom line

New era of profitability if you can get your productivity investments right.

Carcoar weaner steers to $1690

Angus cows and calves sell for $3225.

State of play for exports

NSW is home to some of Australia’s best grazing country so it’s no surprise there has been high export demand for beef.

Store market defies chaos

Since 2015 the cattle and sheep markets have risen by more than 100 per cent

Store market defies global chaos

Since 2015 the cattle and sheep markets have risen by more than 100 per cent

Has the bloat risk period increased?

Bloat cases in cattle are on the rise following an early autumn break and increased clover growth.

Ease restrictions at Dubbo saleyards

If a primary producer can sit in a pub with 49 strangers, why can he attend a livestock sale from which his livelihood derives?

Long road back to Mungindi

Sam Lysaght has been in the long paddock with 990 Herefords for the past three years.

Feed boosts on the cards this winter for southern graziers

Warmer winters and an extraordinary autumn lift pasture potential.

Tasmanian shows cancelled

Two Tasmanian royal shows have been cancelled this week, leaving Perth Royal Show as the only royal still planning to go ahead.

Canadian rights sold in Beef Battle winner

The Land’s Beef Battle supreme exhibit, Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 has turned heads not only in Australia but overseas with the Canadian rights secured by North American breeders Anwender Cattle Company.

Red meat looks to capture benefits from changes forced by COVID

Full digitalisation of livestock records the first cab off the rank.

New molasses blocks busting poverty, GHGs

Molasses block supplements fed to livestock in developing countries can address both rural poverty and climate change.

Shorthorn bulls to $32,000, females to $8000

Overall 55 of 60 Shorthorn bulls sold for a $8236 average, while four of five Shorthorn females sold and averaged $5125.

Cattle supply down to a trickle

Cattle numbers not expected to increase until August in some selling centres.

Selling heifers to fast track production

Grabben Gullen producers sell heifers, buy in cow and calf units.

Drovers hit stock routes for slow trip south

Western highways have reverberated to the big road train lift of cattle out of Queensland’s north west over the last month, and now mobs are beginning to move onto the stock routes for a slower journey south to markets.

Revealed: most used bulls of the last two years

Take a look at the industry’s most used bulls.

Clean water creating a big stir

A solar powered system which keeps water constantly in motion and, importantly oxygenated, is helping keep water free from algae.

EYCI roars back to life

Some say it could hit 850c/kg by the end of the year.

Dream win for Angus heifer in US showcase

The McLauchlan family of PJ Cattle Co, Mortlake, Vic, have had a class win in an American online show.

New president for Angus Australia

NSW’s Sam White takes up the reins at Angus society

Beef export volumes down in line with tight cattle supply

Is our lower beef production masking dropping global demand?

Animal welfare dominates in blueprint for live-ex research

New blueprint to guide livestock export R&D

NSW stud licks competition with $16,000 high in national whiteface sale

Numbers at the 59th annual Herefords Australia Dubbo National Show & Sale dropped to less than half the 2019 offering but there was plenty of bidding for the bulls offered online.

Australia’s world-leading animal welfare – what role did the live-ex ban play?

Were we already on the pathway or did the trade ban turn things?

Appeal likely in live-ex ban court case: legal experts

Rare nature of tort means ruling open for challenge, say experts

Good feed, good milk, good calving: research hones in on cow fertility

Push to reduce calf losses in harsh environments

Big gains in commercial herd ahead of stud establishment

Purely a commercial operation at this point, Mill Creek Angus has sourced bloodlines from local producers Knowla Livestock, Urban Angus and Curracabark Angus.

Are Angus cows getting too big?

Angus cows are getting about 2.5 kilograms heavier each year raising significant discussion among breeders about future breeding directions.

Wodonga cows and calves to $3530

Another buoyant sale for Wodonga

Beef has plenty to crow about, says new Herefords chair

New Herefords Australia chair Trish Worth on the future of the breed and the industry.

Beef has plenty to crow about, says new Herefords chair

New Herefords Australia chair Trish Worth on the future of the breed and the industry.

Focus on phosphorus deficiencies in northern beef herds

New brochure hones in on managing P deficiency

Composite bulls help produce early maturing calves

Composite bulls help produce quick maturing black crossbred cattle at Eulalie North.

Will the live-ex class action ruling stop knee-jerk decisions?

Don Heatley, Jock Laurie on what the landmark judgement says to governments

Angus breed ramps up genetic technology

Breeding value predictions now a reality

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.

Simple trick to improving cow fertility

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

Restocker nanny goats in hot demand

Goatmeat exports decline but local conditions provide price support

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.