Tasmanian Producers Try To Upgrade Stock Sale Info

AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian cattle producers are stepping up their efforts to have stock weighed and the information displayed before sale.
calendar icon 27 November 2009
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Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association meat council chairman, Brett Hall, says the state is lagging behind mainland saleyards and not giving buyers essential information to bid with confidence.

He says the Killafaddy, Quoiba and Bridgewater saleyards all have the infrastructure to do it now, but some agents are resisting change.

"The producers get paid for what they produce and the buyers can use the weight to determine how long that livestock is going to take to get finished and what sort of rations it's going to take," he says.

"Knowing how much is paid for and received at the saleyard per kilogram allows producers to determine their cost of production. It's a win-win for everybody."

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