Knowledge centre articles

A brief explanation of the differences between ‘selling’ and ‘marketing’ cattle, and the main steps involved in marketing cattle.

Real examples of northern-type breeders with different body condition scores. Photographs and descriptions of body condition scores 1 to 5.

The beef live export market is the major outlet for stock in northern Australia – find out more about this important cattle market.

Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries An important step in selling cattle is being able to match the live animal to your target market specifications. Common traits to measure include sex,…
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Bernie English, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Chris Greenwood, Morganbury Meats We often hear beef producers complaining about the price of beef in the shops compared to the price they receive on…
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Producers who send cattle direct to abattoirs or meat wholesalers are currently paid on the hot standard carcase weight (HSCW) of the animal. Saleable meat yield (SMY) is the proportion of the…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries You may be able to improve your profitability depending on the selling systems you choose. Methods for selling beef cattle include: Paddock sale – direct…
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A summary of some of the key points to consider about producing and supplying cattle to the European Union (EU) market, including contacts.

Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Most meat processors and feedlot operators purchase cattle on a price grid. The grid indicates by price, which are the most desirable animals and shows…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Hormonal growth promotants are commonly used in northern pasture production systems to increase weight gain and reduce age of turnoff. The economical benefits of using HGPs are…
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