Time to separate fact from fiction

The data is in…chicken meat consumption is on the rise again. On 2 March 2021, ABARES released updated statistics[i]  on Australia’s agricultural commodities, including forecasts for commodity production in 2020-21, and five year forward projections and chicken meat has retained (in fact, improved) its position as Australia’s favourite meat! In 2020-21, ABARES forecasts that Australians will […]

ASF and FMD found in pork products at border seizure

AFRICAN swine fever (ASF) and foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus fragments have again been detected in pork products seized at Australia’s international mail centres, highlighting the significant risk these products pose for the nation. These findings do not change Australia’s FMD or ASF-free status. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, said […]

March beef exports hit ten-year lows

Continuing a trend seen since late last year, Australia’s March beef exports totalled just 83,438 tonnes – down 11 percent year-on-year, and hitting a ten-year in-month low. The dramatic decline in rates of slaughter across eastern Australia as a result of a return to more favourable seasonal conditions, and the impact on breeder numbers from […]

Booming stud beef cattle entries received for Beef 2021

COVID 19 has had little impact on cattle numbers heading for Beef 2021 in Rockhampton next month, with booming entries received for stud cattle, commercial cattle and carcase competitions from across Australia by the time late entries closed at the end of March. Organisers have tallied total individual stud beef cattle entries this year at […]

Sheep meat prices to track delayed African Swine Fever recovery

A DELAYED Chinese recovery from African Swine Fever, strong ongoing global lamb and mutton demand, and higher beef prices point to continued high prices for Australian sheep meat producers this decade, according to independent analysts. Thomas Elder Markets analyst Matt Dalgleish and Global AgriTrends analyst Simon Quilty both believe ABARES forecasts for sheep meat prices […]

South Australian releases plan to grow flock size and value to 2030

SOUTH Australia’s sheep meat and wool industry will need to increase the state flock by 13 percent to 12 million sheep by 2030 to achieve the goal of the updated South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint launched last Friday. The Blueprint was launched at Meat & Livestock Australia’s MeatUp Forum in Gawler and it aims to […]

Angus Australia is heading to Beef Australia 2021 in May

Angus Australia is heading to Beef Australia 2021 in May, and this year will be hosting a seminar for beef producers called ‘The Angus Influence – from Performance to Profit.’ The seminar on Tuesday May 4 will focus on producer profitability, the opportunities for Angus use in the north and features the experience of two […]

Nominate now for the 2021 Rabobank Young Beef Ambassador

The current ambassador for the Australian beef industry is encouraging other industry youth to put their hand up for the 2021 Rabobank Young Beef Ambassadorship. The successful candidate will take-up a three year tenure as beef industry youth ambassador across Australia, with the recipient announced at Beef 2021 in May at Rockhampton. Stewart Borg received the […]

Woolworths restructures red meat business across Australia

AUSTRALIA’s largest supermarket retailer, Woolworths, is restructuring its red meat business, forming a stand-alone division called GreenStock. The move is designed to better organise the company’s end-to-end meat supply chain. GreenStock will bring together team members involved in Woolworths Group’s red meat supply chain, including the livestock, processing and retail operations teams, which currently sit […]