World on a Plate: short cuts

A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate.
A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate.
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BRAHMAN females were keenly sought after at the inaugural Rocky All Stars Elite Brahman female sale. BRAHMAN females were keenly sought after at the inaugural Rocky All Stars Elite Brahman female sale.
THIS season's sorghum crops are set to go down to the wire for central Queensland sharefarmer and contract sprayer Bevan Beer. THIS season's sorghum crops are set to go down to the wire for central Queensland sharefarmer and contract sprayer Bevan Beer.
AT Tooroora, south-west of Dirranbandi, cotton bolls are bursting open and picking of the Sullivan's best crop to date is less than three weeks away. AT Tooroora, south-west of Dirranbandi, cotton bolls are bursting open and picking of the Sullivan's best crop to date is less than three weeks away.
WESTERN Queensland drought conditions are now at the stage where Exceptional Circumstance relief measures need to be enacted, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar. WESTERN Queensland drought conditions are now at the stage where Exceptional Circumstance relief measures need to be enacted, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.
AS a long-time partner of wool and the Woolmark brand, David Jones was proud to be associated with the International Wool Prize.
3:00 AM AS a long-time partner of wool and the Woolmark brand, David Jones was proud to be associated with the International Wool Prize. | Fashion industry spins wool well  | M.PATMOS wins Woolmark Prize 
Sheep - Wool
A BUNDABERG macadamia company is helping to protect the industry’s botanical heritage.
3:00 AM A BUNDABERG macadamia company is helping to protect the industry’s botanical heritage.
MAHINDRA has released a new 4025 tractor that has the dimensions of a compact machine but the capabilities of a utility tractor.
3:00 AM MAHINDRA has released a new 4025 tractor that has the dimensions of a compact machine but the capabilities of a utility tractor. | Claas act for Great Big Demo  | AGCO's economic new Challenger 
CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.
28 Mar 15 CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.  | Black market in farm labour  | Exposing hort's 'underbelly' 
VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
28 Mar 15 VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years.
28 Mar 15 LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years. | Market spooked over 'phantom herd'  | Cattle export boost to Indonesia 
Cattle - Beef
IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders.
28 Mar 15 IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders. | Soil health focus reaps rewards  | Court reserves judgement on GM... 
THE world said ‘G’day to the USA’ in a very wool kind of way, when Marcia Patmos was named winner of the Woolmark Prize.
28 Mar 15 THE world said ‘G’day to the USA’ in a very wool kind of way, when Marcia Patmos was named winner of the Woolmark Prize. | Late rally keeps EMI stable  | Fashion industry spins wool well 
Sheep - Wool
SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
27 Mar 15 SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning.
Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
27 Mar 15 AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning. Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c.
27 Mar 15 IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c. | AWEX sale-day results now online  | Weaving their way with Westblade 
Sheep - Wool
THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.
27 Mar 15  1 THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. | Blurred lines leave egg on...  | Kraft and Heinz a super blend 
AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
27 Mar 15 AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
Cattle - Beef
AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims.
27 Mar 15 AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims. | Maccas not too chicken to change  | Bacon and eggs, together at last 
THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist.
27 Mar 15  13 THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist. | GM appeal rests on 'duty of care'  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF.
27 Mar 15  3 THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF. | Fund white paper policies: NFF  | Coalition split on grocery code 
OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates.
27 Mar 15  5 OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates. | SunRice looks beyond ag for...  | SunRice outlines capital... 
A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture.
27 Mar 15  14 A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture. | Roundup rejects cancer claims 
TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
27 Mar 15 TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of a live export heifer order arranged for China.
26 Mar 15  4 NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of...
Cattle - Beef
At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian conglomerate Adani and the QLD Government a Land Use Agreement for the huge Carmichael coal mine.
26 Mar 15 At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian...
SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network.
26 Mar 15  1 SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network. | More than 4000 claims from TC...  | Push drought funds to... 
AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
26 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable grazing operations.25 Mar 15 MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable...