On the NSW North Coast, cattle are showing signs of Bovine Ephemeral Fever, popularly known as three-day sickness.

Laboratory testing has verified the illness in animals over the northern rivers and far north coast. The disease is predicted to spread south as the season develops.

This week's property review looks at the reasons behind Gina Rinehart's two pastoral businesses - Hancock Agriculture and the S. Kidman & Co joint venture - changing course, as well as some interesting developments in the property space involving the companies.

Over the last five years, no one has been more active in the Australian grazing property market than Ms Rinehart, both as a buyer and seller.

SpaceX's new satellite service 'Starlink' has made its way to Australia, but what does satellite broadband mean for regional and rural Australians living in remote areas?

AGTECH firm mOOvement has announced the launch of two new products: Bluetooth ear tags and a new type of GPS ear tags for cattle.

The new GPS solar-powered ear tags from mOOvement solve the long-standing problem of lost cattle.

Woolworths has announced the closure of 250 butcher shops within its Australian supermarkets, citing increased customer demand for pre-packaged meats.

When the 250 butcher counters close in March, 489 jobs will be lost, including 420 trade qualified butchers and 69 non-trade staff.

Farmers in Australia are prosperous, hopeful about the future, and have a strong sense of community. These are some of the conclusions of Westpac's 2022 Intergenerational Farming Report.

Gunnedah Shire Council Mayor Jamie Chaffey has called for immediate Federal and State assistance after the most recent flood event hit primary producers at a critical time.

Cr Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire was among 220 regions declared as natural disaster areas this year. In fact, 126 of New South Wales’s 128 local government areas have had natural disaster declarations within the last 12 months, according to the President of Local Government NSW, Darriea Turley.

The JBR Team wishes our valued clients and our Gunnedah community a safe and happy festive season. Like everyone, we are looking forward to a rest to reflect on the year and all that has been for our Gunnedah region and hope that 2023 is a smoother ride for all of us.

Widespread quality drops and considerable yield losses have been seen as unavoidable in winter crops all across New South Wales and Victoria as floodwater spreads in the major farmland regions of both states. With further rain expected, only crops on either the sloping eastern edge of the grainbelt, or the western edge spreading into Queensland are expected to escape the brunt of weather damage.

Foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious animal disease that affects all cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camelids (eg alpacas, llamas and camels), deer and pigs. Cloven-hoofed animals are those with a split toe. It does not affect horses.

Progress continues for our saleyards and it's great to see during the upgrades. The project will bring more jobs to the region by employing more than 80 people throughout the construction period...

Source article & photo credit: Beef Central
Bull prices continue to dominate discussion among cattle producers as records continue to tumble for beef breeds this month.