Rain greeted the opening day of Queensland Country Life Southern Beef Week, but there was no shortage of sunny optimism from stud breeders, who welcomed potential buyers to their operations this week.
As QCL went to press on Wednesday, three top-name studmasters were in the thick of activity, showing visitors around their properties and describing the attributes of their animals and the focus of their respective breeding programs.
At Glen Aplin on the Granite Belt, Glenisa Angus stud principal Ced Wise was using the opportunity to show a steady stream of guests his sale bulls and their sires, soon to be featured at their August 18 sale. Most of the visitors, he said, were from the local district.
On the Darling Downs at Pittsworth, Springside Simmental co-principal Peter Rauchle was buoyed by the reception his line of bulls was receiving, with the draft attracting potential buyers from as far as NSW at Casino and Warialda and on the southern Downs at Texas.
Queensland Country Life Southern Beef Week continues until Sunday, July 22, with 25 studs in total taking part.
Queensland Country Life
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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