Beef Week a ‘stress-free’ sale environment

Beef Week a ‘stress-free’ sale environment


Beef Week
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MANY private bull sales were made during Stock & Land Beef Week, in what stud principals said was a “stress-free environment”.

MANY private bull sales were made during Stock & Land Beef Week, in what stud principals said was a “stress-free environment”.

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Stock & Land Beef Week director Geoff Phillips, with RASV Heifer Challenge finalist Brian Burgess, Ravensdale Poll Hereford stud, Holbrook, NSW, at the awards dinner.

Stock & Land Beef Week director Geoff Phillips, with RASV Heifer Challenge finalist Brian Burgess, Ravensdale Poll Hereford stud, Holbrook, NSW, at the awards dinner.

Beef Week director Geoff Phillips said “hundreds of potential buyers” visited properties during the nine-day event, to make purchases, or preview the catalogues of upcoming on-property sales.

“With the ability to bid for livestock online, using platforms like AuctionsPlus, people could move around during Beef Week looking at sale lineups, and then go home and bid online on the day of the sale,” Mr Phillips said.

“During the event, I went to one place at 10am, and they’d already sold three bulls, and others said they sold 15-20 over the course of the day, it was a big nine days of sales.”

He said the event, in its 27th year, was a big success.

“We had favourable weather conditions throughout, avoided any total fire ban days, or floods, and many properties reported good attendance,” he said.

He said the RASV Heifer Challenge was a great opportunity for studs to showcase the female side of their herds.

“It was tremendous, we had an excellent judge, who explained what he was looking for, and what he thought of everyone’s cattle,” he said.

“Because we’ve had such a good season, cattle were in great condition, and those that were in the Heifer Challenge really stood out, because they were picked out by the studs.”

He said planning had commenced for the 2019 Stock & Land Beef Week.

“Dates will be finalised by the end of February, so studs can plan their calendars.”

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