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RecommendedFeedlot managementFeedlot R&D overview Through research, development (R&D) and adoption activities, MLA’s feedlot investments aim to increase the productivity and profitability...
Industry NewsMeatUp 2021 to tackle branded lamb and beyond25 February 2021
The MeatUp forums are a series of events held throughout southern Australia that provide beef, sheep and goat producers with access to practical information and tools to boost productivity and profitability on-farm.
Industry NewsCattle supply to tighten as herd rebuild begins08 February 2021
After contracting for two years, the national cattle herd is expected to increase 2% to 25.2 million head in 2021 as it enters a rebuild phase, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2021 Cattle Industry Projections.
R&DNational Feedlot Accreditation Scheme ReviewThe cattle lot feeding industry introduced a quality management program in 1994 to address the ever-increasing need to ensure that...
R&DTargeted review of NFASThis project addressed a recommendation from an earlier review of the scheme; that periodic reviews be undertaken every five years. The aim of the review was to consider the operational aspects of the Scheme and make recommendations on where the current NFAS rules, standards and auditing processes could be strengthened or changed to deliver improved animal welfare, biosecurity and environmental outcomes.
R&DImproving feedlot energy and water use efficiencyThis project monitored water and energy use over a 1 year period to determine opportunities for improving efficiency at a 30,000 head capacity steam flaking feedlot. Twenty-four meters were strategically located around the Feedlot and connected via communications equipment. Metering point location focused on high cost, high-value end uses to provide greater insight into boiler fuel, steam, water, and electricity cost.
R&DDevelopment of a Bovine Leukocyte Differential index for Australian feedlot cattleThe current research explored the ability to predict BRD risk in 2,450 Australian feedlot cattle using Advanced Animal Diagnostics’ QScout® Cattle Lab, a chute-side blood test, which reports total leukocytes, neutrophils, mononuclear cells, eosinophils and neutrophil:mononuclear ratio.
Industry NewsRecord-breaking year for MSA program09 October 2020
A record-breaking 3.8 million cattle were graded through Australia’s globally-recognised eating quality grading program, Meat Standards Australia (MSA) in 2019-20, representing 46% of the national adult cattle slaughter and an increase of 3% points on the previous year.
Industry NewsMort & Co to host BunkBot demonstrations18 September 2020
Lot feeders will soon be able to see the BunkBot robot at work in a commercial setting, with Mort & Co’s Pinegrove Feedlot near Millmerran, Queensland, set to host monthly on-site demonstrations of the technology.
Industry NewsHow shade delivers benefits at Iranda18 September 2020
Improved animal welfare and increased feed consumption during summer are among the many benefits shade structures have delivered for Iranda, one of southern Australia’s largest feedlots.
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