Australian Rangeland Society

New FutureBeef videos

FutureBeef have recently released a number of videos which may be of interest to RMN readers.  These include:

 

Central Station Podcast

This podcast, hosted by Steph Coombes, shares stories about the women and men who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations. Recent episodes include:

  • The nomadic flying vet (Dr Campbell ‘Cosy’ Costello)
  • Undoolya is the oldest cattle station in the Northern Territory (Ben Hayes)
  • 10 lessons learnt from living in remote parts of Australia

To date there are 165 podcast episodes available, varying in length from a few minutes to nearly 2 hours.  Details on how to access the Central Station Podcasts is available here.

 

The Weekly Grill Podcast

Beef Central’s podcast, The Weekly Grill, has been covering some interesting topics in recent episodes.  These include:

  • Beef Central’s ‘Man on the ground’ in Indonesia, Dr Ross Ainsworth, on the rapidly escalating Foot & Mouth Disease crisis, and what it means for Australia
  • Working Dog legend, Frank Finger
  • Cattle baron Peter Hughes
  • Australia’s chief vet Mark Schipp on Lumpy Skin Disease and other key biosecurity issues

 

Art of Range Podcast

The Art of Range is a US-based podcast which provides education through conversation with some of the brightest minds in rangeland management and livestock production. There are currently 87 episodes available, with a new episode released every two weeks.

Recent episodes which may be of interest to ARS members include:

  • AoR 85 – Pastoralists displaced in Cameroon, Africa with Mark Moritz and Paul Scholte
  • AoR 84 – Perspectives: Memoirs of habitat and homesteading in eastern Montana with Paul Bechtel

If interested, you can subscribe to the Art of Range podcast in your podcasting app by searching for “The Art of Range” or by going to the links at the top of the Art of Range homepage. If you subscribe, new episodes will automatically show up in your podcast feed.

 

IUCN’s Crossroads Blog

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Crossroads blog is described as “a platform for IUCN Members and partners to exchange ideas and opinions on some of today’s most topical and controversial issues related to nature”.

One of the recent articles included in the blog is Sustainable pastoralism: a Nature-based Solution proven over millennia by Dr Maryam Niamir-Fuller, Co-Chair of the IYRP International Support Group.  She writes “As we prepare for the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) proclaimed for 2026, we must support the sustainable grazing techniques developed over millennia by pastoralist communities. Well-managed rangelands are a proven Nature-based Solution that can help achieve many of our global goals.”  Read the full article here.