Mitta Valley Beef farmers reap price benefits after forming a cooperative

22 September 2021

Mitta Valley Beef farmers reap price benefits after forming a cooperative.

In the lush green hills of the Mitta Valley, beef farmers are “ecstatic”. It’s a great time to be a cattle producer with prices at unprecedented highs.

John Scales has been a beef farmer in Victoria’s North East his whole life and he says he’s never seen anything like it.

“I never thought I would see the day that I would be getting $2,000 for weaner calves,” Mr Scales said.

“I remember getting $28 for weaner heifers once at a mountain breeders’ sale and we thought that was pretty reasonable money because there was nothing in cattle at the time.

“Now to get $2,000-plus a head is beyond our wildest dreams.”

Read the full article by Annie Brown on ABC Rural News, 22 September 2021

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