New cattle management kinder to the land

A group of scientists and pastoralists recommend several techniques to encourage cattle to make better use of pastures.

They say the method, called “nutritional self-shepherding”, also helps cattle meet their dietary needs.

They are conducting workshops in Broome tomorrow.

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment Comments Off

Indonesia cattle market bounces back

Live cattle exports to Indonesia are expected to reach record levels.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Cattle prices consistently high

Cattle prices for northern Australia have stayed at a high level this season.

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Monday, April 21st, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Premier expects live China exports

Premier Colin Barnett says he expects WA to start exporting live beef cattle to China this year.

He has been negotiating a trial shipment of 1,000 head to Zhejiang province, and said the market could eventually be larger than Indonesia.

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Call for straying cattle alert

Fitzroy  Crossing identity Patrick Davies is calling for public debate about the straying cattle problem on roads.

Patrick Davies

Patrick Davies

He invites you to join a facebook page called “Kimberley Cattle Alert”.

You can read his message here:

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Stations are selling

Revival of the Indonesian live export market has led to increased interest in buying stations.

A senior real estate figure says more Kimberley and NT stations have sold in the last six months than the previous two years.

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Melissa Price on the Northern Australia Beef Forum

Local member Melissa Price delivered a speech about the Northern Australia Beef Forum in Parliament last night.

“The key message to come out of this forum was that Indonesia remains a very willing and valuable trading partner, and the opportunities for our agricultural sector—in particular, our cattle producers—are immense,” Ms Price said.

“This is despite the former Labor Government’s attempts not only to fracture Australia’s cattle industry but to significantly strain our relationship with Indonesia by banning live exports without first mounting its own investigation into claims of animal cruelty.

“It is a credit to the Australian cattle industry and to the Coalition Government that we have been able to rebuild these relationships.”

You can read the Hansard transcript here:

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Government Comments Off

Strong start to cattle season

This year’s live cattle season has started well with heifers fetching $2.10 per kilo.

The first cattle ship is due into Broome shortly.

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Friday, March 14th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off
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