Last Updated: July 13, 2014

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Beef exports soar

BEEF exports to the premium European Union market reached a 15-year high.

Wuk Wuk gets a gold medal

 Peter Treasure of Grassvale Farm checks the self sown ryegrass on his Wuk Wuk property
AN EAST Gippsland beef producer won gold at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards this week.

Beef exports to Korea soaring

 Alison Ward with beef cattle on her property in Berrys Creek, South Gippsland. She's exporting Angus and Herefords to Japan....
KOREA is back in the market for Australian beef, with exports in 2013-14 the second highest on record.

Entries to carcass comp open

Cattle Judging
ENTRIES to this year’s Royal Melbourne Show beef cattle and beef carcass competitions are open.

Genetics Australia share call

 Genetics Australia ABV top listed dairy bulls and daughters. Holstein bull Goldsmith dominates the Australian profit ranking...
GENETICS Australia hopes to inject up to $150,000 into its funds through asking members to fully pay their shares.

Shortages weigh on market

Shortages weigh on market
THE cattle market is showing some unusual price distortions this winter.

JBS takes on Andrews Meat

BEEF FEATURE - Col McMicking
JBS Australia has purchased a majority shareholding in the Sydney based Andrews Meat Industries.

Man questioned over cattle deaths

UPDATE: WANGARATTA police have questioned a Benalla man over a recent spate of cattle deaths on the Hume Freeway.

Three injured in bull run

Three injured in bull run
HALF-TONE fighting bulls have trampled and knocked over runners in Spain’s San Fermin festival.

Stars shine at handlers’ camp

Stud Beef Handlers
THE next generation of stud groomers went to the Stud Beef Victoria cattle handlers’ camp last week.

Beef and figures fit the Bill

Bill and Georgia Wilson, Edi Upper
BILL and Georgia Wilson mean business when they talk farming.

Few rely on live trade: Report

Brahman cattle bound for Indonesia are held at Cedar Park, a pre-export feed lot 100km south of Darwin, Thursday, July 14, 20...
ONLY a portion of northern beef producers rely on the live export industry, a new report says.

‘Super-premium’ produce push

 PETER SANDERS PIC DAVIS Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association chief executive Jan Davis.
BETTER branding will be crucial to the success of Tasmania’s agricultural sector, a major farming conference in Launceston has been told.

Mending a country's arid soul

Farm Volunteers
TERRY Maloney was stunned when he arrived at the drought-stricken Essex Downs in remote northwest Queensland in March.

MLA overhaul on the cards

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales
MEAT and Livestock Australia will review its operations after concerns over transparency.

Quality females hard to find

Quality females hard to find
FEMALE store cattle are still affordable, but finding top quality replacements could prove difficult.

Rinehart buys into beef

Gina Rinehart turned up at Barnaby Joyces after party in Tamworth. Picture: Lorimer Peter
GINA Rinehart snared a 50 per cent stake in two vast cattle stations in the Kimberley region.

King’s ransom for island beef

King Island. Beef cattle grazing on a farm by the sea at Suprise Bay.
IF YOU want to buy King ­Island beef, don’t bother going to King Island.

Smart work feeds success

 Tim Baulch, Baulch's feedlot, Coleraine. The family has an Angus cow and calf breeding enterprise which helps supply the fee...
TIM Baulch runs an efficient cattle feedlot and breeding operation near Col­eraine, in Victoria’s Western District.

Survey to tap into cattle deaths

Saleyards Drought
UNEXPLAINED cattle deaths will be the topic of a survey being posted to producers across western NSW.

King Island plans abattoir

 Annouoncement of a $12 million rescue package for the King Island Abattoir, abattoir workers busy in the meatworks
WORK on a multi-species abattoir on King Island could get under way this year.

Yanks raise the steaks

 Owner of Osso at Penrith Panthers, Clayton Jude demonstrates how to cook a steak in the kitchen of his restaurant. The Steak...
AMERICANS are paying a ­record amount for beef as drought and a reduced national herd push prices up.

Red and white in his blood

Brandon Sykes Hereford Youth
BRANDON Sykes has Herefords in his blood.

Female slaughter still high

Wodonga cattle sale 19.6.2014
FEMALE cattle slaughter is tracking at almost record levels.

Read the numbers, reap rewards

Read the numbers, reap rewards
BALANCING livestock, money and grass is the key to running a successful enterprise for David and Ruth Read.

Steak of origin

VICTORIAN cattle producers are receiving more than 50c/kg extra than their Queensland counterparts suffering drought.

Producers slam cruelty

 Shearing at James and Rebecca Hamilton's Bradford Hills property. Sheep shearing wool. Freshly shorn ewes.

SHEEP producers have reacted with disappointment to a video showing Australian shearers abusing sheep.

Footy brawl victim recovering

 Dual premiership player Daniel Bradshaw 34, has returned to the Border/North East playing for Dederang Mt Beauty Football Cl...

A VICTORIAN footy player injured during a brawl at a Dederang game last weekend is recovering well.

Hops on top of the world

Hops harvest - Farmer manager Allan Monshing

A RISE in craft beer has Victoria’s hops growing industry poised to cash-in on worldwide demand.

ATV top spot in dispute

 2014 Honda Pioneer 700. New side by side vehicle from Honda, ATV, two-seater

A STOUSH is brewing over the accuracy of ATV sales information following the latest release of figures.