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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Considering Goats

Karissa de Belle and Ian McLean, Bush AgriBusiness Pty Ltd Low conventional stock numbers, the current price of goats, along with their hardiness and fertility

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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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Avoid Magic, opt for Science

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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