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23 February 2017
View news from Australia Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
16 February 2017
View news from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods....
14 February 2017
View news from Australia Abattoir Upgrades Despite High Livestock Prices
AUSTRALIA - High livestock prices are forcing down the number of animals being processed by abattoirs....
13 February 2017
View news from Australia Australia's Largest Cattle Empire to Go Hi-tech Under New Owners
AUSTRALIA - Australia's largest cattle empire is set to become hi-tech under a new ownership consortium made up of Australian and Chinese investors....
09 February 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Council Welcomes Defence Land Acquisition Announcement
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council has welcomed the announcement from the Federal Government that there will be no compulsory acquisition of land in the regions of Charters Towers and Shoalwater Bay for defence purposes....
07 February 2017
View news from Australia Aussie Beef Prices Could Drop if US Beef Imports Resume
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland meat processor predicts the price of beef could fall by as much as 30 per cent if the US starts exporting beef to Australia again....
06 February 2017
View news from Australia Australia Ships First Load of Live Beef Cattle to China
AUSTRALIA - The first shipment of live Australian beef cattle to China has left Australian shores after nearly ten years in the making....
01 February 2017
View news from Australia Study on Defence Plan’s Impact on Beef Supply Chain Underway
AUSTRALIA - Work is now underway on a study assessing the impacts of proposed military training area expansions on the beef supply chain, agribusinesses and local communities in Central and North Queensland, AgForce said today....
31 January 2017
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Council Heads West
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council of Australia is in Western Australia this week, meeting with cattle producers, industry representatives and stakeholders to discuss issues relevant to the WA market as well as broader national and international issues....
View news from Australia Call for Better Roads, Rail & Land Use Laws as Cabinet Visits CQ
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet met in Rockhampton yesterday. ...
30 January 2017
View news from Australia CPC Ships First Cattle Load to Indonesia for 2017
AUSTRALIA - The Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC), Australia's second largest cattle producer, has shipped its first load of cattle for 2017....
27 January 2017
View news from Australia Liberalised Trade will Deliver Australian Beef Industry Benefits
AUSTRALIA - Opening up trade pathways and reducing technical trade barriers is key to ensuring Australia’s beef industry remains globally competitive. ...
23 January 2017
View news from Australia Minister Confirms Farmers’ Land Still in Defence Firing Line
AUSTRALIA - The Defence Minister has today confirmed dozens of farming families could still lose their land so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia, but has committed to fast-tracking a final decision so landholders know their fate within...
20 January 2017
View news from Australia Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
19 January 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
View news from Australia Defence Land Grab Last Straw for Frustrated Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for...
16 January 2017
View news from Australia Australia Remains Efficient Beef Producer on Global Scale
AUSTRALIA - According to the latest agri benchmark results, the results were varied somewhat across the globe, but it is clear that Australia remains an efficient beef producer, with a moderate to low cost of production....
11 January 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
04 January 2017
View news from Australia Aussie Exporters Ride Out 2016 Challenges; Optimistic About 2017
AUSTRALIA - Australian livestock exporters are quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, after seeing out a number of challenges for the trade in 2016....
30 December 2016
View news from Australia Wellard to Start Exporting Live Cattle to China by March 2017
AUSTRALIA - Wellard, Australia's largest livestock exporter, expects to start exporting beef cattle to China by March next year....
21 December 2016
View news from Australia Defence Land Buy-up Could Impact Queensland Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - An expansion of military training areas in Central and North Queensland could see more than a hundred thousand head of cattle lost to the state’s beef industry and farming families that have managed properties for generations forced off...
19 December 2016
View news from Australia Indonesian Demand for Australian Live Cattle Falls
AUSTRALIA - Fewer Australian cattle are being demanded by Indonesian feedlotters, as imported buffalo meat takes a market share, the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association (NTLEA) says....
15 December 2016
View news from Australia Canadian Pension Fund Invests in Australian Beef Stations
AUSTRALIA - Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland....
14 December 2016
View news from Australia Australia's Genetic Showcase for Beef Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The outstanding beef cattle seedstock available in south-east Australia will be on display again with 200 plus studs opening their properties for the 26th Stock & Land Beef Week from 27 January to 4 February....
13 December 2016
View news from Australia Angus Breedplan Moves to Fortnightly Analyses
AUSTRALIA - Angus breeders have led the Australian beef industry with the adoption of BREEDPLAN technology and this is set to continue in 2017 with Angus Australia becoming the first breed association in Australia to routinely conduct BREEDPLAN analyses...
08 December 2016
View news from Australia Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas....
05 December 2016
View news from Australia Australia's Love of Beef Driving Nitrogen Pollution
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have for the first time calculated Australia's contribution to the environmental and health problem of nitrogen pollution....
20 September 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department....
 
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