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Slavery in the Amazon: Thousands Forced to Work on Brazil's Cattle Ranches
Shasta Darlington, Flora Charner and Miguel Castro, CNN | May 11, 2017
Debt bondage is common in Brazil's lawless cattle country, according to the coordinator of this latest operation, Andre Wagner, from the Labor Ministry.
Red Meat Exports to China: Australia Should Sell Its Credentials
The Weekly Times | March 20, 2017
Australia should capitalise on its credentials for its beef and sheepmeat exports to China rather than compete in the mass market.
That's according to Rabobank's recently released paper, Australian Red Meat Exports to China, which examines the implications of China's growing animal protein demand on Australia's beef and sheepmeat exports to China.
While Rabobank forecasts China to import an additional 800,000 tonnes of beef and 50,000 tonnes of sheepmeat by 2020, this will only lead to a moderate increase in Australia's red meat exports to China.
Agriculture Is a Social Cause Millennials Could Get Excited About
The Meating Place (Registration) | May 11,2017
Whether you're marketing to millennials, working with them, or getting them involved in your organization, one recent speaker at an ag conference stated that "you must find a common connection point, and it needs to be attached to a larger social issue." Millennials are convinced that their efforts need to serve a greater societal good in order for their lives to have purpose in the grand scale of things.
The Future of Grassfed Beef Is Green
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture | April 19, 2017
A recent study (full pdf report here) by the Stone Barnes center for food and agriculture finds that the price of grassfed beef could come down significantly if the industry were to establish well–managed grass–finishing operations that take advantage of economies of scale in processing, distribution and marketing. But these operations must be based on high standards for the humane treatment of animals and for land and water stewardship. Currently a number of labels and standards confuse the marketplace and the consumer, as they conflate excellent management practices with poor ones.
Beef Industry Conference Registration Now Open
Alberta Farmer | May 4, 2017
Canada's beef cattle industry will be 'Sharing Common Ground' at the second annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary on Aug. 15–17.
'It's This or We All Walk Off': Radical Plan to Bring Bush Back to Life
Kristine Taylor, ABC News, Australia | May 8, 2017
David Pollock is a cattleman with no cows. He would rather watch the grass grow on the historic Wooleen Station. He is slowly returning his childhood home in remote WA to its ancient splendour. In a landscape more than 3 billion years old, it's going to take a while.
New Tool Can Help Transform Financial Literacy Across Beef Industry: Cattle Council
BEEF Central | May 09, 2017The Farmecco tool has been developed specifically for the beef industry and will help producers gain a greater understanding of their financial future, empowering them to make more informed decisions on how to improve profitability.