Flashcards in beef production lec 4 Deck (13):
what are the 6 types of markets available in AUS?1
o Weaner Sales
o Re-stocker (Breeding Cattle)
o Trade cattle
o Live cattle – eg. heifers to Russia.
what is the min and max weight for feedlots?
min weight 320kg max 500kg depending on market
when do you sell in regards to feed supply?
- follow feed supply to maximise weight gain for sale
- weaner sales
o jan to april
- store cattle feedlots
o march to December
- finished cattle to slaughter
o june to December
what markets do lighter cattle go to
what is the relation of fat depth to market?
higher fat undesirable.
lower fats scores to feeder markets
what cattle are targeted to live export/
heavier weights, slighter higher fat depths permissible
what is penalised at feedlots?
o smaller number of head
o too heavy or too light
angus more popular
What is MSA and what is its role in market specs?
o meat grading system
o producers accredited, carcass graded
o pay to be MSA accredited
what are some breed specific markets?
wagyu, CAAB, prime Hereford
o higher premium for some breeds
what are the specs for EU
o lifetime traceability, no hormones
what is the premium associated with pasture fed?
pay to be accredited.
more desirable for markets such as USA
what are the 3 main options for market types?
- Auction Selling
yard fees, agent fees, transport costs etc.
- Direct contract
o OTH – Over the hooks (slaughter)
- Private treaty
o Other producers