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Beef 2021 carcase competition up and running – but still plenty of time for entries

Judging is now well underway for the Beef 2021 ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition, which will come to a climax at next May’s triennial beef expo in Rockhampton. By the end of December, about 450 carcases will have been judged at processing plants across Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, since assessments started back in June…Read More

Jon Condon, December 17, 2020

Sacred Cow movie: Film maker talks to Aus cattle industry

The independent dietician and food author behind the Sacred Cow film offers her thoughts in an Australian webinar on where the red meat industry should be focusing its public messaging efforts, while it is revealed her own work may be under threat of not being able to continue due to lack of funding support…Read More

James Nason, December 17, 2020

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Changes afoot in ACC senior management ranks | NT Cattlemen’s Association appoints acting CEO | Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports reappointed | AHA announces board appointments | Departmental Superstar of STEM helping advance animal health | Appointment of new Austrade CEO | Japan’s highest civilian order awarded to USMEF’s Phil Seng..Read More

Jon Condon, December 18, 2020

Recruitment: Three hints to help effectively embed your new recruit

You’ve selected the most suited and ‘cream-of-the-crop’ new employee and you’re getting ready to welcome him or her to your team. While this might be the most satisfying part of the recruitment process in any agri-business, it’s certainly not the easiest. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role..Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2020

Unis must prepare students for the future of agriculture

Agriculture today is fast-paced, global, diverse, reliant on high-end scientific discovery and increasingly responsive to consumers’ concerns about provenance, ethics and health. Despite all this, agriculture still fails to grip the imagination of many of our brightest students…Read More

Damien Field, Brent Kaiser, Iain Young, Pauline Ross, and Stephen Cattle, University of Sydney, December 16, 2020

Wild dogs affecting cattle industry throughout Queensland

Recent sightings of packs of wild dogs along the central Queensland coast has highlighted the threat of attack to livestock remains a very real concern for cattle producers in Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, December 16, 2020

ABS, ABARES deliver new Australian farm database

A new secure database of Australian farms has been constructed as part of a multi-year collaboration between the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)…Read More

Beef Central, December 16, 2020

ABARES explores potential of greater agriculture value-adding in Australia

An ABARES Insights article released today explores whether Australia is missing out on domestic value creation opportunities because of the focus on trade in raw and minimally processed agricultural products…Read More

Beef Central, December 15, 2020

ACCC wants fair trading law to underpin perishable agricultural goods markets

An ACCC report into the agricultural sector released on Friday has highlighted a range of harmful practices including contract terms that inefficiently allocate risk, harmful use of bargaining power, a lack of transparency and instances of commercial retribution against farmers…Read More

Beef Central, December 14, 2020

Kay’s Cuts: COVID-19 has had multiple impacts on US beef in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered, at least for a while, where Americans spend their food dollars, but not how much they spend relative to their disposable personal income, columnist Steve Kay writes in his final monthly column for the uear..Read More

Steve Kay, December 11, 2020

Recruitment: Getting an entry-level start in the beef industry

If you’re a youngster looking to launch your career in the beef industry in the new year, and don’t quite know where to start, here are a few resources that might help you on your way…Read More

Beef Central, December 11, 2020

Diversification urged as part of Australia response to China trade actions

Australian export industries needed to be attuned to the changing operating environment in China, and the changing risk profile being faced over recent times – with a growing need to look at market diversification. That was one of the key messages to emerge from a recent webinar on challenges and options in Australia-China Agriculture Trade..Read More

Jon Condon, December 10, 2020

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