An outstanding line up for Ascot’s annual bull sale

An outstanding, 100 per cent polled line-up of 124 Angus and Charolais bulls have been selected by Ascot stud principals Jim and Jackie Wedge for their 13th annual Spring Sale taking place on-property at North Toolburra, Warwick, on Friday, September 18, from 1pm. The Wedges will also hold an open day on August 27 between […]

Australia’s spring lamb flush is incoming

It’s the first week of spring and the annual flush of lambs are beginning to come through saleyards but the influx isn’t expected for another couple of months. Thomas Elder Markets commodity market insights manager Matt Dalgleish said in Victoria, the state that typically sees the biggest yardings at this time of year, weekly yardings […]

Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture

Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. The 1 September agricultural innovation agenda announcement by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is good news for farmers, National Farmers’ Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar said. “The NFF and our members have been calling on the Government to take a lead role in supporting […]

Live cattle exports remain robust

CATTLE exports to Australia’s main market, Indonesia, have taken a pandemic-related dip but demand from other customers has more than made up the gap and overall volumes are only back one per cent on 2019 levels. The latest industry figures show cattle exports in June totalled 124,000 head, which is the largest volume of cattle […]

Tesla battery to help solar power South Australia poultry farm

A 2.28MWh commercial-scale Tesla battery system added to a 1.4MW rooftop solar array will slash the grid electricity consumption of a South Australian poultry farm by more than 70 per cent, and its emissions by 62 per cent. AAM Investment Group said on Wednesday that its Riverlands Free Range poultry complex near Blanchetown on the […]

Get People to Eat More Beef

Research with consumers shows that the beef industry faces some serious challenges when it comes to getting today’s younger consumer to eat more beef. Beef has long enjoyed a place of dominance on the dinner plate and in the meat case, but younger consumers are turning to other meats and even plant-based products. Researcher Anne-Marie […]