The 37th annual Gingin Heifer Competition, held on April 8, saw Beermullah cattle breeders make a clean sweep of the top prizes for the Commercial Heifer class judged on the day.
Western Meat Packers Group chief executive Andrew Fuda brought some exciting expansion plans to the Better Beef event in Cundinup last Thursday.
Donnybrook feedlot owners Gary and Josie Dimasi, who built one of WA’s first cattle shelters, gave a big group of beef industry people a glimpse at their undercover operation.
A Hyden feedlotter says the Australian Lot Feeders Association’s shade initiative has driven new research and most importantly brought valuable discussions into the realm.
A Queensland study into cattle feedlot shade utilisation has shown some efficiency benefits, but more work is needed to convince industry shading cattle is the way to go.
An experienced feedlot operator with a focus on animal welfare has been influential in adopting shade cover in the beef production sectors of one of Australia’s biggest food companies.
WA lot feeders will be anxiously awaiting the results of the State’s first shade research to be undertaken by Murdoch University at a Tammin feedlot, with results expected in the next 18 months.
Australian Lot Feeders Association president Bryce Camm threw open the door to discussion on the peak cattle body’s shade initiative at the Better Beef event held last Thursday and Friday.
Following on from a partnership agreement between an Australian wool broker and a WA-based international apparel garment manufacturing business, the two parties have combined forces in the west.
Cattle producers across Australian continue to enjoy record prices with the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator breaking through the 900¢/kg barrier last week.
The 21st Williams Gateway Expo held on Saturday was a crowd pleaser celebrating its return to normalcy after the event was cancelled last year because of COVID-19.
A Fieldhouse Droughtmaster bull sold for the $11,500 top-price at the Narngulu Invitation Bos Indicus Bull Sale at the Coolina Sale Complex in Narngulu last Wednesday.
A Queensland stud paid $22,000 for a Biara Santa Gertrudis bull at the Hasleby family's 16th Annual On-property Sale held in Northampton last Tuesday.
Australian farmers hoping to export sheep to Saudi Arabia have been urged to vaccinate against scabby mouth this lambing season or risk jeopardising the newly reopened market.
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Historically low Australian cattle inventories should prompt the beef industry to ponder its position in supply chains and potentially readjust, one bank says.
Herding sheep using dogs, motorbikes or even people, is not as ovine-friendly as a drone, new research shows.
Rodeo fans gathered to enjoy the thrills and spills at the inaugural Harvey Dickson Easter Rodeo on April 4 at Boyup Brook.
Students from the WA College of Agriculture — Cunderdin took the overall win at the Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Schools Challenge competition at Willyung Farm in Albany on March 24.
Australia can now again trade with the world’s biggest livestock importer, after the Federal Government opened a new pathway for the export of live animals to the country.
Asking those who used social media to raise their hands was how Lavinia Wehr got familiar with Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge field day visitors at the annual event last week.
A Great Southern land and water expert aims to improve agriculture soil nutrition to maximise farm productivity while reducing off-site impacts.
WA’s biggest feedlotting competition is nearing the processing stage with just one week left for cattle to gain weight in the Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge.
A Great Southern farmer has found success in developing a productive vision for his business by enabling a team strategy with staff members.
Genetic selection might be the best way to manage greenhouse gases emitted by animals, according to a genetic expert.
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