Longevity key to beef profitability

BEEF producers – both commercial and seedstock – have plenty of work to do to catch up to the profitability of sheep enterprises, according to livestock consultants from both sides of the fence.
BEEF producers – both commercial and seedstock – have plenty of work to do to catch up to the profitability of sheep enterprises, according to livestock consultants from both sides of the fence.
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COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday. PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday.
ENERGY is a a major cost for dairy farmers, which is why Dairy Australia has launched an initiative to identify energy waste in dairies. ENERGY is a a major cost for dairy farmers, which is why Dairy Australia has launched an initiative to identify energy waste in dairies.
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
17 Apr 15 THE forecast of a general rain along northern border regions halved advertised numbers offered at the Independent Agents’ monthly store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha saleyards...
DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
16 Apr 15  1 DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
QUEENSLAND'S online processor auction Bid the Grid is a step closer to being launched in Victoria and NSW, with its developers, Landmark and AuctionsPlus, preparing to conduct weekly sales from June this year.
16 Apr 15  1 QUEENSLAND'S online processor auction Bid the Grid is a step closer to being launched in Victoria and NSW, with its developers, Landmark and AuctionsPlus, preparing to conduct weekly...
THOUSANDS of heifers stuck in quarantine following Carpenter International's failed China deal look unlikely to be sold on to the broader Asian market, according to the facilitating agency.
15 Apr 15 THOUSANDS of heifers stuck in quarantine following Carpenter International's failed China deal look unlikely to be sold on to the broader Asian market, according to the facilitating...
MARKET monopolies, rural rates, black-spots and coal-seam gas fracking lead the race as issues to be addressed at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) state conference in June, to be held at Bendigo.
15 Apr 15  1 MARKET monopolies, rural rates, black-spots and coal-seam gas fracking lead the race as issues to be addressed at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) state conference in June, to be...
PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday.
13 Apr 15 PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday.
At Yea’s store cattle sale today, prices for steers back on the previous month’s sale.
10 Apr 15 At Yea’s store cattle sale today, prices for steers back on the previous month’s sale.
A group of leading chefs, restaurateurs and butchers from Japan have landed in Victoria in search of new opportunities to import Victoria’s quality lamb produce.
07 Apr 15 A group of leading chefs, restaurateurs and butchers from Japan have landed in Victoria in search of new opportunities to import Victoria’s quality lamb produce.
It might be beautiful and the treasure of the high country but, unless the fuel on the ground is cleared, the Bluff Range is an accident waiting to happen.
07 Apr 15 It might be beautiful and the treasure of the high country but, unless the fuel on the ground is cleared, the Bluff Range is an accident waiting to happen.
Monaro Livestock & Property (MLP) held their annual calf sale, Wednesday, April 1, but there was no April Fools. A high quality yarding, due to an excellent season, and the exceptional high plains breeding, sold to very strong competition.
02 Apr 15 Monaro Livestock & Property (MLP) held their annual calf sale, Wednesday, April 1, but there was no April Fools. A high quality yarding, due to an excellent season, and the exceptional...
Rutherglen may be a long way to come to study strategies to improve ruminant performance and meat quality, but that didn’t discourage Italian university student Gianluca Baldi.
01 Apr 15 Rutherglen may be a long way to come to study strategies to improve ruminant performance and meat quality, but that didn’t discourage Italian university student Gianluca Baldi.
NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of a live export heifer order arranged for China.
26 Mar 15  10 NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of...
VOLUME buyers wanting cattle for winter processing sought weight and condition from a larger than anticipated yarding at Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
24 Mar 15 VOLUME buyers wanting cattle for winter processing sought weight and condition from a larger than anticipated yarding at Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
DESPITE welcome rainfall in Tasmania yesterday, willing buyers proved difficult to find at the Powranna weaner sale yesterday.
20 Mar 15 DESPITE welcome rainfall in Tasmania yesterday, willing buyers proved difficult to find at the Powranna weaner sale yesterday.
EXPECTATIONS of surging “mainland” store cattle prices were delivered at the opening Tasmanian weaner sales at Powranna on Thursday.
13 Mar 15 EXPECTATIONS of surging “mainland” store cattle prices were delivered at the opening Tasmanian weaner sales at Powranna on Thursday.
PRICE jump of more than $200 per head kicked off the first of the East Gippsland mountain calves sales at Hinnomunjie on Tuesday where 1450 head were yarded.
10 Mar 15 PRICE jump of more than $200 per head kicked off the first of the East Gippsland mountain calves sales at Hinnomunjie on Tuesday where 1450 head were yarded.
An excellent season in the Benambra district produced good quality, well-finished steers and heifers in forward store to fat condition which were rewarded with solid prices at the third East Gippsland mountain calf sale today.
10 Mar 15 An excellent season in the Benambra district produced good quality, well-finished steers and heifers in forward store to fat condition which were rewarded with solid prices at the third...
At yesterday’s Corowa sheep sale, 9200 lambs were yarded which was 4000 less than the week before.
10 Mar 15 At yesterday’s Corowa sheep sale, 9200 lambs were yarded which was 4000 less than the week before.
Steer feeder buyers claimed all but a handful of pens that sold above $850 a head at last week's annual Myrtleford weaner sales.
10 Mar 15 Steer feeder buyers claimed all but a handful of pens that sold above $850 a head at last week's annual Myrtleford weaner sales.
HEAVY cattle sold to solid rates at the Colac store sale today, but lighter weights failed to attract similar competition.
06 Mar 15 HEAVY cattle sold to solid rates at the Colac store sale today, but lighter weights failed to attract similar competition.
LOCAL buyers, possibly spooked by the hype and high prices of January weaner sales, stepped up with more certainty and bought their cattle at the new NVLX Barnawartha saleyards near Wodonga on Thursday.
06 Mar 15 LOCAL buyers, possibly spooked by the hype and high prices of January weaner sales, stepped up with more certainty and bought their cattle at the new NVLX Barnawartha saleyards near...
This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller.
05 Mar 15 This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller.
GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
02 Mar 15 GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
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AUSTRALIAN farmers and consumers, working closely together, would have tremendous power over the supermarket duopoly and animal activists, the head of the National Farmers Federation (NFF) says.
17 Apr 15 AUSTRALIAN farmers and consumers, working closely together, would have tremendous power over the supermarket duopoly...
Devondale Murray Goulburn (MG), Australia’s largest dairy foods company, has announced the appointment of Albert Moncau to the role of executive general manager of dairy foods.07 Apr 15 Devondale Murray Goulburn (MG), Australia’s largest dairy foods company, has announced the appointment of Albert...