"I agree with all the above and I think the niche is for a breeder to get above average prices is to breed to what the market grid wants and get a premium over the hooks for producing it. Ron Stapleton of Stapletons in Gymea sources his carcases…"
"Yes when I say nett I actually mean the difference between buying price and selling price without accounting for any input costs because if you don't get that gross $ the costs fritter away any profit and you make SFA."
"Rob do u find the big loader useful? I have been discussing the purchase of one with a mate who wants to get one, probably smaller, to grub out Chinee Apple bushes and do other stuff. He already has 2 Cat D6s which are too ponderous to use…"
"No I haven't been scared away: but I work and from 7.30 am to about 8pm and most nights I am too tired to have any input. Today is good because it is the show holiday and Christine is doing the show work and I am doing call ins and have to sit…"
"I have always considered saleyards to be inefficient for producers and aimed at making things better for agents and meat buyers. Why is it that more producers don't sell meat over the hooks and more stores sold out of the paddock via…"
"I know they don't require it but it is a lever into the markets but as you say if other meat is cheaper and similar quality then it will win anyway. I am sure the government expected the scheme to work far better than it has. I have to agree…"
"Yes, since EI is endemic in most countries in the world it is debatable if the cost of eradication was justified for what is just the flu.
Certainly the endemic Herpes Virus (EHV-4) is probably worse anyway."
"Yes U are being screwed but probably mainly because the government fees are being indexed with continual rises and the price of cattle have changed little in the past 30 years - I know that fat steers in 1973 were worth a lot more than now. But then…"
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"The good thing about this sort of debate is that one can read it one day, mull over it a few days and post a reply later. U R not going to get people sitting on computers ready to throw stones back right away.
Somebody makes a comment about a…"
The $5 levy is just another tax and maybe it is too much, but if used wisely and well it will benefit us. I see it as up to us to push to make the MLA do this. U need to push from within. The fact that the NLIS tagging scheme is not working…"
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