The beef industry trifecta

Record high cattle prices, historically low interest rates and a good season for many… all in the one year. This happens only once or twice in the life of a beef producer! There are many options that present themselves under this scenario.

In this BeefConnect webinar recording, join Bob Shepherd (Principal Extension Officer – Grazing Land Management) when he explores a cross section of options available to producers including:

  • Business as usual
  • Financial management options
  • Increase long-term carrying capacity
  • Upgrade infrastructure
  • Livestock restocking and better genetics
  • Environmental management
  • Family and staff – training and succession planning.

You can watch the full recording or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation. (36:24; published 6 May 2022 by FutureBeefAu).

Download a copy of the presentation – Beef Industry Trifecta (PDF; 3.6 MB)

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Full recording


  1. The beef trifecta
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. “The trifecta – good seasons, low interest rates and high beef prices”
  4. Good season – rainfall
  5. RBA interest rates
  6. Eastern young cattle indicator
  7. Combining all 3 together -what do we get?
  8. A reality check…
  9. Assessing options – consider 3 business needs
  10. What are the options?
  11. Financial management options
  12. Options to increase carrying capacity
  13. Upgrade infrastructure
  14. Livestock
  15. Environmental management
  16. Family and staff
  17. Conclusions