Beef production a family affair

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Beef production a family affair


NOTHING builds stronger cattle than generation after generation of caring for them with love year after year.

Cattle like those owned by Whorouly South producer Lisa Beach will be on display and up for grabs at Friday’s Myrtleford Weaner cattle sale at the Paull & Scollard yards off the Great Alpine Road from 10.30am.

Mrs Beach grew up in the business and currently manages around 75 breeding Angus on the 440 acre family farm in Whorouly South.

“I grew up on the family farm and now my husband and I have pretty much taken over,” she said.

“We had a very good summer season for cattle production, we had really favorable weather conditions.”

Mrs Beach will take some 35 mixed weaned heads to Friday’s sale, one of her cattle attends every year.

“We just sold a few cull cows, but we sold weaned cows last year at the same sale, we’re still selling at this sale,” she said.

“Even then, the prices were pretty incredible.

“The uptrend has been pretty amazing to watch from this angle.

“The same would be amazing, but from what I’ve heard and seen at previous sales, I think the prices have gone up a bit from last year.”

As the weather begins to turn, Ms Beach expects the cattle to hold their shape ahead of the winter months.

“Historically, when we have a wet spring and summer, we generally have a drier winter season,” she said.

“I think the forecast at this point is for a wetter than average autumn, but I don’t know much about the weather.

“Because we have pretty good feed stores thanks to the large amount of rain we’ve had, I expect the cattle to maintain their condition quite well through the winter months.”

Some 2,000 head of cattle will go under the hammer at Friday’s Weaner cattle sale, which kicks off at 10.30am at the Paull & Scollard yards off the Great Alpine Road – the Elders sale will follow at 1.30pm at the Howell Lane yards.


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