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Farmers urged to convert surplus grass to cash

Southern NSW producers have been encouraged to convert their surplus pasture into cash through an innovative liveweight gain program run by processor, HW Greenham & Sons. Greenham is looking for a significant amount of cattle throughout Victoria and southern NSW, with grass fed and lot feeding options on offer.

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Pressure on farmers to reduce methane and have the free steak knives too

Agriculture is likely to see an uptake in methane abatement action based on market pressures pushed back to producers. Producers in turn may well enact a methane reduction tool for stock… but most likely only if it pays the bills via higher productivity, has a low input price which limits risk, and the reduced methane output is almost a spin off like a free set of steak knives.

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Looming disease threat my impact prices but also present opportunities

The nation’s beef producers have been urged to “get their house in order” around timely decisions to sell livestock as Foot and Mouth Disease sweeps through the Indonesian archipelago. It is a month since Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) was discovered in Indonesia following illegal trade in affected livestock with local farmers and processors pointing the finger at buffalo meat.  

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Reiland blood steer comes up trumps at Sydney Royal

A Reiland blood steer has dominated the prestigious purebred steer and carcase competition at the 2022 Sydney Royal Show by winning the heavyweight open steer on the hook. Awarded a silver medal, the carcase was entered by St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown, and was purchased by Wingham Beef Exports after scoring 89 points, the equal second highest Angus hook score.  

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Reiland ricochets to a new record top price and average

Stud and commercial buyers jockeying for high credentialled bulls pushed the sale average up by $7629 on 2021 to set a new record average of $19,479 and a new top price of $64,000 at the Reiland autumn bull sale. Interfaced with AuctionsPlus, the sale was hosted by the Lucas family at Killimicat Station, Tumut, on April 21 and drew 55 registered buyers from NSW and Victoria.

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Red hot Reiland sale reflects trend to artificial joinings

Buyer Dougal Kelly, Riverview Wallah, Rugby, vendor Mark Lucas, Reiland Angus and Edward Proudford, Proudford Agriculture, Rugby, with the top price bull at $38,000, Reiland Richie R282.

Commercial producers seeking quality genetics for artificial insemination programs over heifers paid a…

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