Things in the great south land are ticking along fine, the ground has dried up at last & we will be looking for more rain soon enough. Our wagyu cattle havn't got any prettier but they are making up for it in other ways. The latest live export prices show fullblood wagyu steers 230-300kg $1800/hd at the quarantine station & the feedlots are still trying to outbid each other to fill their pens.The govt is still in the throws of taking our irrigation water away from us ,the green vote seems more attractive to them than the farm vote & both sides of polotics seem to have the same views in this case.The bull selling season is in full swing & some of the bigger named studs are doing amazingly well , Palgrove charolais had their sale last week & averaged $11000 for the first 140 or so bulls(top $53000) & Booroomooka Angus averaged $6000 for 169 rising 2yold bulls , A friend came home from a trip to England & sold 60 wagyu bulls in 3 weeks without advertising for $6000 av. To put it mildly the beef industry is quite healthy over here but as we all know these years are just the average makers.
Most people find A breed they like & try to make money from them.....me, I found A breed there is A lot of money in & i'am slowly begining to like them......marble on!!!