Wet and cold is about the only way to describe the winter. I got excited on Wednesday when the sun was out but it still did not crack double figures.

Next week we are getting all the bulls in for our Beef Week Open Day on Tuesday. Please come and join us if you are able.

Catalogues will be out at the beginning of the month, please let us know if you did not receive one last year and would like one.

We will be selling in this years Bull Sale 50 commercial P cows with calves at foot by Dunoon Prime Minister P758. Details to follow.

Sam

BEEF WEEK OPEN DAY - Tuesday 27th July 2021

Come and join us on Tuesday 27th July from 9am till 4pm at Hillgrove, 591 Murringo Road, Boorowa for Southern Beef Week open day. We will have all of the sale bulls in their pens.

In line with current NSW guidelines, we request that everyone attending sign in with our QR code. Please use hand sanitiser provided which will be situated at all entry points and respect social distancing.

Please call Sam on 0403 180 804 if you have any questions. 

DUNOON PRIME MINISTER P758

The first of our Dunoon Prime Minister calves hits the ground at Hillgrove this week. Our first two calvings to drop this week have been 18 days early and have weighed 25 and 28kg.
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MARKET UPDATE
Some of the key themes we are seeing in the global beef market

Source: Beef Central / MLA

It has been an extraordinary run for feeder steers. It seemed to us that the $5 and $5.40 mark would be barriers but demand has stayed strong. It has not been too much fun on the feedlotting side with wet conditions but the domestic and export markets seem to have stood up to the challenge. Graphs above from Simon Quilty at AgriTrends who stills sees the marketing strengthening through until November (at least).

AUGUST TO OCTOBER FORECAST - WET!

Source: AgriTrends

  • Brazil and Argentina exports are down (Brazil down 3.6% and Argentina down 6.6%) and demand is up. China is leading the charge on buying
  • Japans economy seems to be struggling with negative growth and trim imports are higher as they bring in more trim as other beef products are seemingly too expensive 
  • The USA is still sending a lot to China which has offset the Australian beef export slump.

Source: AgriTrends

CARBON

  • A sign of the times? Consumer companies taking a public stance on carbon. What will this mean for our farms and how we measure carbon?
Source: AFR
Source: AFR

The future of Agriculture???

  • Chinese Pork Mega-Farm opening in Hubei Province 
  • A 26 floor piggery producing 600K pigs a year!!!

COVID

  • Cases are on the rise with Delta virus (as we all well know)
  • Interestingly despite the increase in Delta cases the corresponding deaths per 100K has not yet trended up. Look at the UK in the second graph. Is that the vaccination numbers or the morbidity of the Delta virus keeping deaths low?

Source: Global AgriTrends

DOG FOOD V'S PLANT BASED MEAT

We are watching Wyangla Dam closely. This week it has gone from 80% to 89%. Below is Lachlan River at full throttle on Thursday.

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