There will be 67 studs representing 13 different breeds across the four days. The event begins on Friday, February 1 in the Mid North with day two to be held in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Loxton areas on Sunday, February 3. Lower South East studs will be open on Monday, February 4 and the Upper South East studs will complete Beef Week on Tuesday, February 5.
It is great to welcome six new studs participating in Stock Journal Beef Week – Davelle Droughtmaster, Barossa Lowline, High Rise Simmental, Horizon Limousin, Seymour Vale Santa Gertrudis, Tooperang Angus and High End Angus.
I’d also like to make special mention of the four studs displaying two different breeds – Davelle Droughtmaster and South Devon, Mandayen Limousin and Angus, Morganvale Hereford and Black Simmental and Yerwal Estate Angus and Simmental.
This state has an amazing seedstock portfolio across all breeds of cattle and Stock Journal Beef Week gives breeders a great opportunity to showcase their sale and breeding stock to potential buyers and anyone interested in the beef cattle industry.
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SA genetics are very highly regarded within the industry across many parts of the country.
I am confident beef will give producers very strong returns in the future and demand will be high, especially for young breeding stock, when the country has good seasonal conditions. Global demand for beef as a protein food source will continue to be high.
The early SA weaner sales in the South East late last year achieved very favourable returns on a dollars per head basis and many cattle sold were of exceptional weights. Good genetics plus good management equals good returns.
Stock Journal will continue its strong support of Beef Week, promoting the event through its print, social and online platforms.
These field days play an important role as a preview to the major bull sales scheduled across the state following the event. It gives bull buyers a great opportunity to view genetics from various studs and breeds, without having the pressure of sale day, to help make breeding and buying selections.
I would encourage visitors to attend as many participating studs as possible, no matter the breed or size of the stud.
Good luck to all participating studs.
Stock Journal livestock sales manager