Lamb prices come off the boil ahead of spring

The lamb market has taken a significant hit in the last few weeks and while it didn’t come as a surprise to most agents, it happened a lot quicker than they expected. Elders Bendigo, Vic, livestock manager Nigel Starick said only a month ago, trade lambs were making 900 cents a kilogram and they were […]

QCL 85: Merinos the backbone of meat sheep reporting for years

When people talk about meat sheep nowadays, it’s Dorpers, Dohnes and SAMMs that spring to mind, but for most of the past 85 years Merino wethers and cast-for-age ewes formed the backbone of the industry in the state. Issue after issue of the Queensland Country Life carried reports of the market at Cannon Hill saleyards in Brisbane, […]

SA meat processor TFI receives planning approval for new plant

CONSTRUCTION of Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge beef and sheepmeat abattoir  in South Australia is expected to get underway in the second half of this year, after planning approval for the project was granted this week. The Rural City of Murray Bridge Council Assessment Panel on Friday granted planning approval for the state-of-the-art plant, which […]

SA meat processor TFI receives planning approval for new plant

CONSTRUCTION of Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge beef and sheepmeat abattoir  in South Australia is expected to get underway in the second half of this year, after planning approval for the project was granted this week. The Rural City of Murray Bridge Council Assessment Panel on Friday granted planning approval for the state-of-the-art plant, which […]

Australia’s best beef and lamb was announced on Tuesday 14th July 2020

THE best beef and lamb in Australia will be named at the Brisbane Showgrounds tomorrow. The entries in the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s Branded Beef and Lamb Competition Awards cover eight separate classes. There are five competition classes for branded beef, including grain-fed, grass-fed and Wagyu, and three for branded lamb, including one […]

It’s official: Stockyard Kiwami named Australia’s best beef

STOCKYARD has again come up trumps, exhibiting the grand champion branded beef of the 2020 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show. Earning yet another gold medal and carrying the bragging rights of being Australia’s best steak for the fourth year running, the strip loin was taken from a full blood, 400 day grainfed Wagyu fed […]

Victoria will have red meat, processing sector promises

FEARS of red meat shortages on southern supermarket shelves as more cases of COVID-19 are detected in abattoir and processing facilities have been played down by industry leaders keen to avert another episode of panic buying. Victoria’s largest abattoir, JBS’ Brooklyn plant near the Port of Melbourne, has shut down. Yesterday, COVID testing on all […]