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1

what are the 6 types of markets available in AUS?1

o Weaner Sales

o Feedlots

o Slaughter

o Re-stocker (Breeding Cattle)

o Trade cattle

o Live cattle – eg. heifers to Russia.

2

what is the min and max weight for feedlots?

 min weight 320kg max 500kg depending on market

3

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

4

what markets do lighter cattle go to

domestic

5

what is the relation of fat depth to market?

higher fat undesirable.
lower fats scores to feeder markets

6

what cattle are targeted to live export/

heavier weights, slighter higher fat depths permissible

7

what is penalised at feedlots?

o smaller number of head
o too heavy or too light
o breed
 angus more popular
o age

8

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

9

what are some breed specific markets?

wagyu, CAAB, prime Hereford
o higher premium for some breeds

10

what are the specs for EU

o lifetime traceability, no hormones

11

what is the premium associated with pasture fed?

pay to be accredited.
more desirable for markets such as USA

12

what are the 3 main options for market types?

- Auction Selling
o Saleyards
 yard fees, agent fees, transport costs etc.
o On-line
- Direct contract
o OTH – Over the hooks (slaughter)
o Feedlot
- Private treaty
o Other producers
o Bulls

13

what are the terms used for market sales?

o Cents/kg liveweight, $/hd, cents/kg carcass weight