Higher wheat prices and improved dairy auction results were offset by poorer livestock prices and weakness in sugar and cotton to leave the NAB Rural Commodities Index unchanged in June 2017.
More than 60 beef producers attended the South-West BetterBeef conference in Hamilton on 22 June 2017 to hear from industry experts who spoke about capitalising on the good times.
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.
Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting has acquired the Aroona pastoral property in the Northern Territory.
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.