How does the future look for stud cattle showing in Australia?
While the 2021 Royal Queensland Show has unfortunately been cancelled this week due to COVID, this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series sees host Kerry Lonergan turn up the heat on RNA councillor and Beef Cattle Committee chairman Gary Noller, and Northern NSW stud cattle breeder and exhibitor Rob Sinnamon.
Both have had a life-long connection with stud cattle exhibiting across Queensland and NSW, and suggest that the competitive showing of stud cattle remains as popular as ever, despite rising costs and other challenges.
The pair also discuss the growing importance of the RNA’s Paddock to Palate Performance Classes, which have risen in prominence over the past ten years – providing a great opportunity for cattlemen to benchmark their herd’s performance against some of the best in the land.
Check out our previous Weekly Grill podcasts here, including interviews with veteran Victorian cattle buyer David Ronalds; beef processing legend, ACC’s David Foote; Live export class action facilitator, Tracey Hayes; Signature Beef’s Blair Angus; Consolidated Pastoral Co chief and Livecorp chairman, Troy Setter, nutrition scientist and MLA special skills board member, Manny Noakes; CCA independent northern and southern directors, Alice Greenup and Olivia Lawson; Australian Agricultural Co head Hugh Killen; Sydney independent red meat retailer Stephen Kelly; lotfeeder, Charlie Mort; processor and supply chain manager, Terry Nolan; livestock transport operator Ross Fraser; Organic supply chain manager Alister Ferguson; and our first cattle market outlook, with TEM’s Matt Dalgleish and Stockco’s Chris Howie.