A team of purebred Hereford steers has placed in the top 10 of the feedlot component of the 2016 NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial.
The trial was conducted at Teys Australia’s Jindalee Feedlot in southern NSW, drawing 76 teams from NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
The productivity and profitability of the Hereford-Angus cross, or Black Baldy, will be outlined at a series of workshops planned for this year.
Herefords Australia will hold the workshops in Victoria and southern NSW in conjunction with industry facilitator Dr Phil Holmes, Holmes & Co.
Angus Australia was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Pat Grieve of Talooby Angus.
Mrs Grieve was the wife of the late Mr Ron Grieve (OAM) and Honorary Life Member of Angus Australia.
Mr and Mrs Grieve established the “Talooby” Angus herd – the first Angus herd in the Bylong valley in 1953.
Angus weaner steers and heifers carry on their dominance of the January weaner sales with strong demand from local and interstate buyers pushing prices well and truly in the favour of excited vendors
Weaner sales in WA’s Boyanup last week were encouraging with only 1 pen of steers not hitting 300c/kg.
A pen of Charolais cross steers exhibited by the Millner family of Rosedale Charolais, Blayney has been awarded the Champion Pen of Steers for Feedlot Performance at the 2016 Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial.
Over a 112 day feeding period, the steers bred by the Millner’s averaged a daily weight gain of 2.77kg/day, more than 0.5kg/day above the feedlot trial average of 2.25kg/day.
The Australian cattle industry will be influenced by a number of extreme forces in 2016.
From a cattle supply point of view, numbers over the coming two years will fall to levels not seen in more than twenty years.
RECORD saleyard prices for heavy cattle means there is no better time to step into the weight and production advantages of the Charolais breed.
And the Southern Invitational Charolais Bull and Female Sale, to be held at Yea for the first time this March, gives southern producers easy access to the latest genetics from some of the country’s leading studs.