Australia’s largest cattle company AACo mothballs Darwin abattoir – ABC Rural

Australia’s largest cattle company AACo mothballs Darwin abattoir – ABC Rural

Australia’s largest cattle company, Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), has announced it will suspend operations at its abattoir outside of Darwin. A review was launched into Livingstone Beef earlier this year after the company admitted the $100 million asset was underperforming. CEO Hugh Killen said the decision had been made to …

Indonesia’s breeder cattle protocol: Is anyone following the rules? – ABC Rural

Indonesia’s breeder cattle protocol: Is anyone following the rules? – ABC Rural

In January 2017 the Indonesian Government ruled 20 per cent of all cattle imported into the country had to be for breeding purposes. Importers had two years to fill their quota, which was part of a series of measures the Government introduced to try to reduce the country’s reliance on …

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

For those with even the greenest of thumbs, keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across …

Blackfella Beef brand concept has potential to unite Indigenous cattle producers

Blackfella Beef brand concept has potential to unite Indigenous cattle producers

Posted May 13, 2018 06:02:12 Photo: Jonathan Malone and Kelvin Dunrobin launch Blackfella Beef with Stairmaster the champion Senepol bull. (ABC Capricornia: Inga Stünzner) For Kelvin Dunrobin, Blackfella Beef is almost like coming full circle. He is one of the brains behind a brand concept that seeks to unite Indigenous …

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives. Indonesia is Australia’s largest live cattle market, taking more than 700,000 head in record years. But in recent years the price of Australian cattle has skyrocketed, reaching unprecedented highs. As a …

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs). Their contributions have increased by 50 per cent in the last three years, which is double the increase seen in other sectors. Almost $7 billion is now held in FMDs, which is …

Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products – ABC Rural

Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products – ABC Rural

The peak body for Australia’s cattle industry says it is considering calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled “meat”. Experts think a commercial industry to supply meat grown from stem cells in a laboratory is achievable within the next decade and there is also rising demand for …

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs). Their contributions have increased by 50 per cent in the last three years, which is double the increase seen in other sectors. Almost $7 billion is now held in FMDs, which is …

Live export protest continues in SA as cattle ship readies to set off

Live export protest continues in SA as cattle ship readies to set off

Posted April 27, 2018 20:02:28 Photo: About 80 protesters gathered at Port Adelaide holding signs and chanting against the live export ship. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: Live export ship refused permission to sail as footage reveals ‘shocking’ conditions aboard Related Story: Live export is a centuries-old Australian industry, …

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Scottish Highland cattle fulfils farming dream for pair at ‘perfect beef country’ Derwent Valley

Posted April 01, 2018 06:11:35 Video: “Bec and Bec” have built a 100-strong herd of Scottish Highland cattle. (ABC News) Related Story: Raising rare breed sustainably pays off for farmers Related Story: New Gippsland farmer starts Highland cattle stud Bec Lynd is a tree changer — a returnee to her …