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Wagyu Pioneers Solely Focused on Growth Currently

Article by: Hari Yellina The owner of the world’s largest privately held Wagyu herd is planning more investments in the Japanese cattle variant, including a $100 million purchase of two new Northern Territory stations. After his first tasting of Wagyu steak, Peter Hughes felt introducing Wagyu genetics into his livestock was the way to go. […]


The Most Expensive Beef Sells in Australia

Article by: Hari Yellina At this week’s Elite Wagyu Sale in Melbourne, a 13-month-old Wagyu cow became the most valuable beef animal ever sold in Australia, collecting $400,000. It broke the previous record of $325,000 established by NCC Justified, a Brahman bull sold by the Nobbs family to the Jefferis family in Queensland in 2017. […]


Live Cattle Exports to Vietnam Slowed Down

Article by: Hari Yellina The first live cattle shipment from Darwin to Vietnam left East Arm this week, kicking off what is expected to be another difficult year for trade to Vietnam. In 2021, the number of cattle transported from Australia to Vietnam nearly halved, to 160,000, compared to nearly 300,000 in 2020. According to […]


Chinese Officials Embrace Alternative Protein Research

Article by: Hari Yellina China has made it clear that they are serious about building a fake food business rapidly. The world’s largest importer of animal-based protein is quickly implementing President Xi JinPing’s direction to accelerate the development of alternative proteins. Last month, President Xi directed his agriculture authorities to seek protein sources other than traditional animal […]


Small Beef Processors Under Threat due to Decreasing Profit Margins

Article by: Hari Yellina Smaller abattoirs are increasingly at risk of being swallowed up by larger, multispecies competitors, as cattle prices remain stubbornly high. The storm of cost pressures on beef processing shows no evidence of abating. According to a Meat & Livestock Australia webinar, Australia’s processors are currently facing the toughest trading periods and […]


Red Meat Exports to be Heavily Boosted by Government Grants

Article by: Hari Yellina A federal government award of $827,860 to the Red Meat Advisory Council to enhance exports has been welcomed by red meat supply chain enterprises. By assisting market expansion and marketing Australian meat exports, the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation award will help boost beef, sheep meat, and goatmeat export earnings […]


Is there a Drop in the Beef Industry?

Article by: Hari Yellina Young cattle prices have remained flat, with a little downward trend, but more severe losses are expected. Producers in northern Queensland and the Northern Territory are crunching the statistics after two months of below-average rainfall and starting to discharge younger, lighter livestock. While some agencies claim that extra supply is being […]


Lamb Prices Endure a Massive Hit

Article by: Hari Yellina As buyer demand declines, lamb prices have dropped sharply in saleyards around the country. Heavy lamb had dropped 21c in the national indicator over the previous week to 755c/kg, light lamb had lost 17c to 765c, and trade lamb had lost 18c to 771c/kg at the close of trade on Monday. […]


Imports for Lumpy Skin Disease Vaccine Gets a Go Ahead

Article by: Hari Yellina Cattle producers have praised the decision to establish a pipeline for the import of live lumpy skin virus, which will provide CSIRO with everything it requires to research and validate effective vaccinations and diagnostics. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud stated that the importation would assist Australia in ensuring that the industry […]


Reports Find the Goatmeat Industry on the Rise

Article by: Hari Yellina With growing flock sizes, greater carcase weights, and increased slaughter, Australian goatmeat output is on the rise. According to the recent global goatmeat snapshot from Meat & Livestock Australia, goat production has risen after a period of low supply due to environmental factors. Despite distribution issues associated to COVID-19, such as […]


Australian Scientists Scour for Beef Fraudsters

Article by: Hari Yellina With the high price of beef, the urge to fabricate species and cuts is greater than ever, and the methods for doing so are growing more advanced. While meat fraud is uncommon in Australia, cattle farmers have a vested interest in preventing it – or even inadvertent substitution – in other […]


Is the Beef Industry Looking to Line up its Ducks?

Article by: Hari Yellina The reduction in global beef supply, as well as the upward pressure on pricing, has created the ideal environment for lining up the ducks on issues such as sustainability and information management. When Justin Sherrard, an international animal protein strategist with Rabobank, appeared at the Northern Territory Cattlemens’ Association conference in […]


Beef Market Receives Federal Government Investment

Article by: Hari Yellina The federal government will invest $6 million in the cattle industry’s showpiece event. In the 2019 budget, money will be made aside for Beef 2024 in acknowledgement of its importance in developing the beef industry. Last year’s event saw a record 115,000 people consume 63 tonnes of beef, making it the […]


Should Lamb be Sold through Direct Channels?

Article by: Hari Yellina Sheep farmers may prefer to market their lambs directly over-the-hooks rather than selling them through saleyards. The disparity between lambs sold at the saleyard and lambs processed has widened since late January. According to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), recent data shows that lower saleyard pricing has role to play in […]


Beef not enough to Meet Protein Requirements

Article by: Hari Yellina The task of feeding an additional two billion people on the earth by 2050 is so massive that the existing animal protein industry will be insufficient. That’s the premise of a new roadmap developed by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, for harnessing protein supply prospects for the country. According to […]


What not to Feed Dairy Cows

Article by: Hari Yellina Did you know? A dairy cow’s diet does not consist solely of grain. If this were true it would be as if people just ate meat and potatoes — not only would this be extremely dull, but it would also be nutritionally deficient. To be healthy and produce a strong calf […]


Beef Markets Unscathed by Uncertainty

Article by: Hari Yellina The cattle market in Australia has remained unaffected by the economic instability caused by the Ukraine conflict and lower earnings as customers around the world invest more in fuel. World beef prices have reached all-time highs, and a drop in consumer spending is driving meat buyers to one of Australia’s most […]


Is Pork Safe to Eat Currently?

Article by: Hari Yellina To avoid the spread of the possibly fatal Japanese encephalitis virus, pig farmers are being vaccinated, and abattoirs have intensified their spraying efforts. Five people in New South Wales have tested positive for the mosquito-borne sickness, and a 70-year-old Griffith man died from it last month. The newest confirmed case in […]


Targeting Goals in the Field of Genetics

Article by: Hari Yellina Les and Jenny Stewart of Victoria were able to achieve their goal of increasing production by using genomic testing and investing in proven high-performance genetics. At Allanjay Holsteins in Newbridge, 30 kilometres west of Bendigo, the Stewarts milk 250 registered Holsteins. Each year, some 140 hectares of perennial pastures and seasonal […]


Custom Made Beef turns into Collagen

Article by: Hari Yellina The Israeli business that pioneered lab-grown beef imitation snacks has now branched out into cell-cultured collagen for the cosmetics market. Given the expenditures the beef industry has made in building markets in this space in order to completely utilise the entire carcase, this is a step the industry finds frustrating. Collagen is […]