The Cattle Council of Australia is calling for a united front between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC) to co-operatively invest and accelerate the roll out of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) objective carcass measurement technology across the Australian red meat processing sector.
Australian pork farmers have seen prices slide as imported pork products flood the market.
Sheepmeat Council of Australia and SAFEMEAT are partnering in the search for a chairperson of the new SAFEMEAT Sheep Traceability Working Group, charged with the task of enhancing the National Livestock Identification System for Sheep and Goats.
China’s dominance in world meat trade is set to grow out to 2020, albeit at a slowing rate, seeing opportunities for Australia’s beef and sheepmeat exports to China come from extracting value, rather than volume growth in an increasingly competitive market.
The national mutton indicator remained in the upper realms of price records, closing sales at 412¢/kg cwt.
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.
Federal Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, recognised the vital importance of government investment in roads and infrastructure to aid Australia’s hard working livestock and rural transporters at an industry dinner.
Landholders in the far north-west of the state have a great opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to get the best returns from their livestock, when Local Land Services Western Region host a sheep nutrition and breeding workshop in Milparinka.