Industry to fund meat research

Meat companies want to know more about the attributes of New Zealand grass-fed beef and have asked researchers and others with a special interest in the topic to make a proposal.

Stakes high at bull sale

The buyers of a record priced Angus bull at a Gisborne stud sale “just couldn’t let him go by”.

Disrupters are here

Red meat farmers are facing the biggest disruption in more than 30 years, Beef  + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor told farmers at the annual FarmSmart conference in Christchurch.

Kiwi meat can cut the mustard

There are no facts in the future. It’s all just an educated or opinionated guess, agri-futurist and digital strategist Melissa Clark-Reynolds told 250 sheep and beef farmers in Christchurch.

Bobby kill likely to rise

A general nervousness about rearing calves is likely to impact on the bobby calf kill this season but more concerning will be the flow-on two years down the track, Anzco livestock and agribusiness general manager Grant Bunting says.

Bull sales results week commencing 22.06

Some outstanding results this week with total clearances from a high number of studs.
In many cases averages were well up on last year, particularly Stern Angus and Te Mania Angus, both achieving a huge increase in their 2017 averages.

Calf-rearing must carry on

Stock movements are the highest risk for spreading Mycoplasma bovis and the long shadow of the cattle disease is now forming over the calf rearing season.

Speckle Parks sell well

Cattle buyers relished one of the first sales of Speckle Park heifers earlier this month, paying a top price of $27,000 for a Maungahina-bred heifer in Masterton.