A premium WA cattle producer has claimed the champion sash at Australia’s premier Wagyu branded beef competition for its finely textured steak.
A whopping 300 tonnes of WA chilled lamb worth about $5 million will be flown to the Middle East during the next eight weeks in a boon for the State’s agriculture industry.
Bannister Downs Dairy packages have been recognised with two gold awards in the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
Dorper Lamb has launched its leather boot range, handcrafted from Dorper lamb skins.
Great Southern farmers are being encouraged to share their thoughts on forming a producer-driven cattle group, focusing on production and resource management.
WA billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Harvey Beef appears to have escaped the fallout of an escalating diplomatic spat between the two countries as four abattoirs cop import suspensions.
EXCLUSIVE: Last month, 182,400 sheep and lambs were transferred east from WA, down from 274,300 in March, lifting this year’s total to 696,200 head.
WA’s sheep market has remained relatively unchanged in the past week on the back of upbeat demand for lambs from Eastern States’ graziers, writes LIVEstock Pricing boss Rob Kelly.
Positive sentiments have buoyed Australia’s cattle market in the past month, after heavy showers hit many drought-stricken Eastern States areas in February and prompted producers to re-stock.
“I sold 180 head of dry ewe lambs last week to WAMMCO at $180/head,” Hamish Thorn said. “I can’t see those values changing.”
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In an advertisement in The New York Times last week, Tyson Foods chairman John Tyson said the coronavirus had created a delicate balance between feeding the nation and keeping employees healthy.
Vietnam accounted for 91,543 of the 270,083 live cattle shipped from Australian ports during the first three months of this year, with 27,406 head sent on voyages from WA.
AuctionsPlus offered 8701 sheep and lambs from WA last week to mark a 7143 head increase week-on-week after 1558 head were offered via the system by the State’s farmers the week prior.
“We were not expecting to receive $321 for the ewe lambs ... our expectation was probably $50 to $70 below that.”
“There could be positive short-term impacts on our beef exports, but over the medium term, more cheap beef from the US will pressure export prices.”
“We either had to spend big dollars on a feedlot upgrade or give it away,” Donnybrook farmer Paul Fry says.
This includes a 7 per cent rise to 538¢/kg carcase weight in 2020-21 as predicted by ABARES’ beef and veal outlook for the March quarter.
Australian Lot Feeders’ Association has announced that BeefEx 2020, its premier industry event, is postponed until October next year.
A proposal for a new piggery in Willyung has angered nearby residents who say they were not given enough time to object to the plan.
The crossbred lamb market on the east coast is at about $8.70 to $9, while in WA crossbreds are still being bid at $8, writes LIVEstock Pricing boss Rob Kelly.
After using the Muchea Livestock Centre as a prior venue, the Yost family, of Liberty Charolais and Shorthorn studs, will host their first on-property sale next Friday.
“Chinese pork production is expected to fall a further 15 per cent to 20 per cent in 2020, approximately 8 million tonnes, as a result of the reduced pig herd.”
The findings, released this morning, acknowledged significant rainfall across the Eastern States since February has fuelled the prospect of a national herd rebuild.
In WA, crossbred lambs are still being bid at about $8. Buyers across the country have had reasonable access to stock and are not actively chasing.
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