LiveCorp's new chairman Terry Enright has two immediate priorities in his sights.
BRAZILIAN beef’s dramas started in March with meat inspection corruption scandals which led to temporary import bans.
Despite the continuing contraction of the national beef cattle herd, grain fed cattle numbers have defied all expectations to date this year with numbers on feed cracking the one million mark in the March quarter and reaching an unprecedented mark of 1,089,072 head in the June quarter.
Political pressure continued to confront the Australian beef cattle sector in 2017 amid several significant reform challenges.
Outgoing LiveCorp Chairman David Galvin has expressed an unusually blunt view of the challenging economic conditions faced by the nation’s live exports industry.
Developments in what is both one of Australian beef’s biggest markets and biggest competitors – the United States – has dictated much of the 2017 story in the international market space.
Stud breeders from across NSW proved they were strong competitors of interstate royal shows with quality livestock.
Producer insight has been at the forefront of Meat & Livestock Australia’s research investment in 2017 to identify research priority areas for MLA investment, and assist in on-farm adoption.