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.
Work has begun on a fast-tracked election commitment to upgrade the Berrimah Export Yards, with a civil works contract awarded to a NT company.
Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR) is pleased to announce that global animal health company, Zoetis Inc. (‘Zoetis’) has exercised its option to negotiate a commercial agreement for the worldwide development, distribution and marketing of Detach, with terms to be agreed.
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.