Australian Beef Report

In the Australian beef industry, the underlying long-term profitability of the majority of beef businesses is alarmingly low. Simple, cost-effective action is urgently needed. The

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Northern Beef Report

The 2013 Northern Beef Report comprehensively details the performance of the northern beef industry, by region, market and herd size over the 12 years since the start of the century. On average,

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Adult Equivalent Methodology

The Adult Equivalent (AE) is the standard measure of grazing loads used in extensive grazing areas across northern and pastoral Australia. An Adult Equivalent is

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Linking weather data to cattle breed adaptation

The introduction of Black Angus and Wagyu cattle into extensive northern Australia has been watched with keen interest. As I was required to deliver a project as part of my livestock consulting internship, I spent some time looking at differences in adaptability among breeds due to renewed interest in this space.

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2030 – What is your bottom line?

The Red Meat vision is a doubling of the value of red meat sales by 2030 (from 2020) and the NFF vision is $100B in farm gate output by 2030 (from an estimated $60B in 2019FY). These are ambitious goals, which is great.

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Magic, or science and economics. A choice for agriculture

Unfortunately, and to its detriment, broadacre agriculture is not always an evidence-based industry at producer level. Yes, there are areas where evidence drives what is done, but it is far from universal. Too much attention is placed on fads and searches for silver bullets.

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Choice of Enterprise

The tragedy is that it is so easy to move into a different world where a beef herd can actually generate serious wealth if you mould it that way.

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