The Stock Take: Mecardo's Angus Brown writes about Australia's beef export market.
A puffy pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping out methane is being primed for mass farming by researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The Cornell University research said atmospheric methane levels rose steadily during the last few decades.
Australia's red meat industry must learn from the mistake of the dairy industry and protect the word meat from being used by laboratory-grown substitutes through better labelling laws.
Steers at the Mount Gambier combined agents' store sale last Friday were generally cheaper than the barnstorming July sale, which most agents put down to the lesser quality offering.
Lambs were in demand at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, topping at $250, a large jump on the market's top lamb price of $202 and $216 at the previous two sales.