Mort & Co’s plan to expand its Grassdale feedlot near Cecil Plains in southern Queensland appears to have stalled.
INDUSTRY domestic marketing campaigns this year tapped into that seemingly ingrained value Australians clearly have for beef.
SHOCK resignations, personality clashes, leaked emails, internal politics boiling over and a rather hefty executive churn were all part and parcel of life in Australia’s beef business in 2017.
IT’S been a huge year for stud stock sales, with records smashed and studs recording strong sale averages as the cattle market created high demand for quality genetics.
Brett Nobbs had a business mind from the age of 11 when he started selling wool to local spinning clubs to fund his stud cattle dream.
It was a good quality yarding for the final sale of the year with regular buyers in attendance and the market firm for most lines at Gracemere on December 8.
Cattle were comprised of mixed lines of prime bullocks and a good line of cows at Charters Towers prime and store sale on November 29.
Mareeba prime and store sale yarded 616 head on November 28 with values for steers easing while heifers gained 4c on their previous top of 239c.