Record high steaks: Why Australian beef has become so expensive

Budget-conscious steak lovers may need to forgo the scotch fillet and sirloin in 2021 with the price of Australian beef reaching a record high. A combination of local climatic conditions and consequences of the global pandemic has caused the retail price of prime beef to skyrocket. According to data from industry body Meat and Livestock Australia, […]

Local Gem: Dragon Meat for the Gods, Donkey Meat for the Rest of Us

When it comes to the protein that best suits Beijing’s harsh winter, mutton tends to be the first choice. Yet, in the vast lands of northern China, there are plenty of other options, one of which is widely praised among common folks for its affordable price and superb taste and nutrition. That is, donkey meat! In […]

Here’s Why Being A Conscientious Meat Lover Is A Thing — For Good!

Ever thought about going full-on vegetarian but just couldn’t bite the bullet? Maybe you know someone who’s swapped their burgers for beans to line up with their values but really misses eating meat—and, well, you’re not super eager to know what that’s like. There’s good news: If you eat all the things, you don’t have to look […]

Lamb and mutton price gap closes in

Elevated mutton prices off the back of heavy demand coinciding with easing lamb prices has seen the price relationship between the two edge closer. Last week the National Mutton Indicator and the National Lamb Indicator (NTLI) moved closer together with mutton sitting just 17 per cent below the price of lamb. As well as this […]

Feeding imported human food to stock may pose serious disease risk: DAWE

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is reminding importers, distributors and manufacturers that they must have approval from the department to use imported plant and animal-derived ingredients in the manufacture of animal feeds. Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp is encouraging those who manufacture animal feed products to contact their supplier or trader to confirm […]

Risk management tools needed for beef industry to grow to its potential, says white paper

THE development of risk management tools should be a priority if the Australian red meat industry is to fulfil its future growth potential, a recently published industry white paper suggests. A recently released industry white paper commissioned by Meat & Livestock Australia explores the Australian cattle industry’s awareness, willingness to change and appetite for improved […]

Beef cross steers make $2142 at Boyanup sale

ELDERS yarded just over advertised numbers of 1500 head at the Boyanup store cattle sale last week, and while it grossed just shy of $2 million that disappointed agents, that was the only disappointment for the day. Under current sales, records are proving short-lived, as last week’s record of 502c/kg was smashed by a pen […]

Pork tipped to drive protein market

PORK is back on the global menu and expected to lead a surge in animal protein production in 2021, according to agribusiness specialists at Rabobank. But local pork production growth will be limited, with Australia’s animal protein producers primarily concentrating on rebuilding cattle and sheep numbers in the year ahead, Rabobank has forecast. Its Global […]

Beef 2021 gets green light

AFTER months of speculation about whether the event would go ahead as planned next May, it was confirmed this morning that Beef 2021 in Rockhampton is good to go. COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions since April have created understandable doubts about the event’s prospects next year, but organisers have given the green light to proceed, […]