IT STANDS to reason that the South Gippsland beef studs involved in this year’s Stock and Land Beef Week would have their most success year in the history of the event.
With prices for prime cattle and young store stock at pleasingly high levels, commercial operators have turned their minds to producing better quality cattle and they were out in force last weekend, looking, asking and buying.
At South Kolora Herefords and Poll Herefords, and at Hazel Dell Simmentals, Inverloch, Scott Andersen happily reported on their best experience with Beef Week.
“We had 59 people through on the day, the best ever and we sold a few bulls and some good heifers as well,” he said.
Scott said the Hereford bulls favoured were sired by Mount Difficult Cadbury, the Poll Herefords by AI bull Mount Difficult Phallus while there were also some good young Simmental bulls by Hazel Dell Champion sold on the day.
A good result all round.
Tarwin Poll Herefords at Meeniyan produces 20 stud bulls a year and together with some classy stud cows and his own high-performance bulls, stud operator David Meikle had a lot to show visitors on the day.
“The stock are in excellent condition and we’ve got an excellent day for people to be out and about looking. It’s been really good,” said David.
“Of course there’s a lot of interest in it with the commercial job so good at the moment and a good season to go with it.”
He had young bulls and heifers for sale on the day and acknowledged that inquiry was good.