Cattle prices are expected to ease during 2018 before stabilising at a level higher than the five-year average, according to Rural Bank’s new Australian Cattle Annual Review.
Fairvale Morty Lady 51, jointly owned by Lisa and Will McKay of Linsand-V Holsteins, Victoria, and Lindsay and Sandra Thompson, Linsand Holsteins, Tasmania, has been recognised by Holstein Australia as the highest classified cow in Australia.
With more than 2.7 million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program in 2016-17, an estimated $130 million was delivered back to beef producers through additional farm gate returns.
The price direction of Australia’s cattle market and national herd rebuild now hinges on a solid seasonal break, following a dry finish to winter and hot September 2017 across much of Australia.
A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers.
One of Australia’s finest Shorthorn cattle herds, its valuable bloodlines, and intellectual property have been sold.
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.