Last week at Dubbo many local agents saw something new and quite different when a Marra Creek grazier showed us all that sometimes it pays to think outside the square.
Back twelve months ago when the price of store cattle was prohibitive and the grazier in question had abundant grass in the paddocks, the option to buy a line of 80 Jersey steers arose and as they say the rest is history.
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While the private agents involved are very coy about the overall result from purchase price to sale price, we understand the result proved very satisfactory for the family involved as the steers made very good use of the available pasture and created excellent cash flow.
The bulk of the steers were purchased by feedlots.
The line of cattle created much conversation amongst agents and buyers with most of us never having seen that number of Jersey steers in one consignment.
The line of cattle created much conversation amongst agents and buyers...
Please give me a break, the animal rights group PETA have come out in a series of radio and television interviews suggesting that farmers and graziers should stop poisoning mice because of the animals right to eat and that the Federal Government is to blame because they failed to introduce some form of birth control through humane methods.
Another suggestion was that the mice should be trapped and then released in another area. Don't let your neighbour catch you attempting to arrange that release. Many politicians including state agricultural minister Adam Marshall and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack have blasted the suggestions and like the rest of the rural population cannot understand the thinking behind organisations such as this.
Tell the farmers who have had grain bunkers, grain dumps, hay shed contents etc decimated by these vermin that we should treat them as equals where food supplies are concerned.
State Sheep Show
The NSW State Sheep Show for 2021 saw a poll ram exhibited by the Coddington Family from Roseville Park Stud Dubbo grab the top honours of Grand Champion Ram and Supreme Merino Exhibit.
The Reserve Grand Champion ram also was secured by Roseville Park. The dam of the Grand Champion ram was a ewe that at a previous National Sale had produced a ram that sold for $31,000 and found a new home in New Zealand.
Dubbo Agents drew for 2060 cattle for the sale May 20 with many agents suggesting that their numbers had risen since the draw was completed.