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01 October 2019
View news from Australia Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
13 September 2019
View news from Australia Live Shipment of Aussie Cattle Halted Over Alleged Ear Tag Tampering
AUSTRALIA - Australian officials have halted a proposed shipment of 5,000 cattle over allegations that ear tags had been tampered with to circumvent China’s strict import protocols....
20 August 2019
View news from Australia Experts Call for End to Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The country's experts are calling for cutting down the amounts of antibiotics being given to animals in an attempt to help address antibiotic resistance in humans....
19 June 2019
View news from Australia RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
03 June 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
29 May 2019
View news from Australia Meat Industry Says Animal Welfare Concerns Could Have $3.2b Effect on Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian livestock sector could lose up to $3.2 billion by 2030 if it does not meet changing consumer attitudes to animal welfare....
03 May 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Industry Braces for Cost of Fewer Cattle on Ships
AUSTRALIA - As of 1 June, the number of cattle allowed onboard live export ships will be reduced, in a decision industry says makes no sense and will hurt the hip-pocket of exporters and producers....
16 April 2019
View news from Australia AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
14 March 2019
View news from Australia Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
22 January 2019
View news from Australia Indigenous Cattle Company Building Billionaire-style Cattle Empire
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different....
09 January 2019
View news from Australia Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
11 December 2018
View news from Australia Aussie Beef in High Demand Due to America's Love of Burgers
AUSTRALIA - In Western Australia a new abattoir in the Kimberley region has gone from strength to strength, despite it being a year of tough market conditions where Australia's largest cattle company pulled the plug on its Northern Territory abattoir....
05 December 2018
View news from Australia New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
02 November 2018
View news from Australia BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November....
17 September 2018
View news from Australia Perth’s Nobu Serves World's Most Expensive Beef
AUSTRALIA - Diners with deep pockets are happily forking out for the world’s most expensive beef at Nobu at Crown Perth....
07 August 2018
View news from Australia Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
23 May 2018
View news from Australia Beef Exports Safe Despite Chinese State Media Threat, Industry Says
AUSTRALIA - The outspoken state-owned Chinese tabloid the "Global Times" has lashed Australia once again, publishing an editorial calling on Chinese officials to cool bilateral relations and reduce imports of Australian goods by billions of dollars....
16 May 2018
View news from Australia Livestock Agents Plead Guilty to Non-compliance of Cattle Traceability System
AUSTRALIA - Three Gippsland livestock agents have avoided conviction after pleading guilty to charges relating to the movement of cattle....
11 May 2018
View news from Australia Beef Industry Addresses Consumer Concerns About Environment, Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Beef producers are using innovation to address rising pressures from environmental and animal activists about how the industry operates....
10 May 2018
View news from Australia Indian Buffalo Meat Success Puts Sizable Dent in Australia's Live Cattle Trade with Indonesia
AUSTRALIA - The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives....
07 May 2018
View news from Australia Aussie Cattle Industry Looks to Defend 'Meat' Label
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat"....
01 May 2018
View news from Australia Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
18 April 2018
View news from Australia Two Aussie Abattoirs Permitted to Export Beef to Malaysia Again, Others Still Locked Out
AUSTRALIA - Two Australian abattoirs have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia while others remain locked out, eight months after a temporary ban was put in place....
04 April 2018
View news from Australia AACo Abattoir, Beef Business Under Review as Profits Slide
AUSTRALIA - Three years after opening its $100 million abattoir near Darwin, Australia's largest cattle company has launched a review into the underperforming asset....
13 March 2018
View news from Australia Vietnam Woos Aussie Beef by Investing More on Cattle Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Growing demand for Australian cattle has prompted Vietnam's processing sector to invest millions in abattoir training facilities to improve animal welfare....
08 March 2018
View news from Australia Rabobank: Big Dry Leads Farmers to Sell Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Cattle farmers have stopped restocking their herds and are selling more cattle for slaughter because of dry conditions in many regions of Australia, says agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank....
07 March 2018
View news from Australia Import Tariffs on Aussie Beef Set to Fall
AUSTRALIA - The United States has pulled out of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and while some see that as a problem, for farmers in Australia it is an opportunity....
06 March 2018
View news from Australia Australia's Largest Privately Owned Cattle Enterprise Up for Sale
AUSTRALIA - Australia's largest privately owned cattle company has been advertised for sale, with industry experts suggesting the company's broad portfolio of beef assets could be worth $1 billion....
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