Friday, July 1, 2022

My Daily Digest: June 4, 2021

Breeding for profit   The bull selling season has begun and studs across the country will put their best on offer over the coming weeks.

There has been some trepidation about how this year will pan out, with worries over regulation and land-use change perhaps biting into prices as those in the high country move with caution.

But the reality is that no one ever went astray investing in the best genetics.

Export returns for beef are looking pretty good and that can add confidence as well. 

The dedication, knowledge and effort that goes into presenting these bulls is never short of astonishing.

And so far it appears good prices are being paid by farmers who know they need the best animal possible for their particular farming business.

You could say it’s a case of right bull, right place.


Bryan Gibson


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