International visitors attended the day as part of the Santa Gertrudis Congress tour, while cattle producers from as far afield as Brisbane, Wallumbilla, Monto, Mundubbera and Moura joined the crowd.
A large contingent from the Theodore High school also attended.
Participants were addressed by respected beef industry consultant, Dr Arthur Rickards OAM.
Dr Rickards spoke at length regarding the potential demand for beef, the future of the stud industry in Australia, the influence of genomic testing on the international beef industry and the impact of these facets on the northern cattle industry.
“A recent survey of the northern beef cattle industry has identified that producers are doing it tough financially. One of the main contributing factors is poor fertility.
"This is a complex issue involving genetics, nutrition and management and all need to be addressed,” he said.
Dr Rickards said Gyranda was a leading collaborator herd in fertility and other key aspects of profitable beef production.
“The dedication of the Joyce family to recording over a wide range of traits has catapulted the Gyranda herd into a 4.5 star ranking in BREEDPLAN’S new completeness of recording report. That is 4.5 out of a maximum 5 star rating.”
Visitors were treated to delightful weather, good food, great company and a very informative address.
The 2012 bull sale team was a popular display. This year's sale will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 12 noon.
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