Employing biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of every day threats from endemic diseases and, just as importantly, from rare but costly exotic disease incursions.
A range of factors contribute to Australia’s competitiveness on the global marketplace – such as the cost of cattle, market access or competitor pricing – however movements in the A$ can be an exporter’s friend or foe, says Meat and Livestock Australia.
US imported beef prices lifted this week, supported by growing demand in the domestic market but primarily as a result of ongoing supply constraints and higher offering prices from overseas packers, accourding to MLA.
The strength of new fencing technology has boosted the productivity of New South Wales cattle producer Ken O’Brien’s property near Barham, preventing hundreds of kangaroos from destroying his 32 hectares of irrigated clover and rye grass.
The Red Meat Advisory Council announced the draft Australian Beef Sustainability Framework is available for industry comment.
Rising supplies of beef are exerting downward pressure on global beef prices, with this trend expected to continue in 2017, according to a new industry report.
The tightening of cattle supplies across Australia has protected domestic markets from softening international prices, and resulted in another year of record high cattle prices in all states, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s December 2016 Australian Cattle and Beef Update.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is calling for individuals, organisations and project teams to submit preliminary proposals for on-farm research, development and adoption (RD&A) projects that benefit sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers.