Australia’s red meat industry is operating in an increasingly challenging global environment

Australia’s red meat industry is operating in an increasingly challenging global environment, not only experiencing tough seasonal conditions in many regions, but also facing significant attention around the sustainability of the red meat and livestock sectors and the place of red meat in a healthy diet. More than ever before, consumers – particularly in developed […]

Digital livestock project showing good results

Livestock producers have been told that a trial of digital technology for livestock management is showing some cost saving positives. Meat & Livestock Australia’s Digital Livestock 4.0 project has been trialled for the past year by the Carwoola Pastoral Company in southern NSW. The operation comprises 16,000 hectares over four properties in the Canberra and […]

The facts every cattle producer should know by heart

SINCE 2005, Australia’s beef industry has reduced its emissions by 56 per cent. On the animal welfare front, 82pc of the national herd is now vaccinated for clostridial diseases, new pain relief products have been launched in the past few years and producer uptake has jumped to 15pc and poll gene prevalence is sitting at […]

Refocus on lean lamb in new cook book

LAMB will be the focus when author and Murdoch University professor Catherine Itsiopoulos completes her new book on the Mediterranean diet and heart health. Ms Itsiopoulos, vice chancellor of Science, Health Engineering and Education, said lamb was traditionally part of the Greek Mediterranean diet, but over the years it had been replaced by other types […]

MLA AGM endorses the new and the re-elected

A NEW board member and two incumbents returning for a second three-year term were endorsed by levy payers during Meat & Livestock Australia’s annual general meeting in Tamworth this afternoon. Almost 500 producers and industry representatives participated in a three-day program held as part of the Red Meat 2019 industry event, which culminated in today’s […]

Export grinding meat prices continue to soar to record levels

IMPORTED Australian 90 CL grinding beef prices into the US have soared to all-time record levels over the past month, driven by global demand for meat protein, a sharp seasonal decline in NZ beef production and favourable currency trends. International competitors have provided increasingly stiff opposition to US customers intent on sourcing lean Australian frozen […]