Outback rain terrific, but won't alter cattle marketing plans

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
Updated March 29 2021 - 6:39am, first published 2:00am
BIRD'S EYE VIEW: This image of Goodwood steers being mustered mid last year was taken at a height of 120m with the assistance of Ann Brittons latest photography tool, a drone she calls Dame Drone. The muster, which covered 36,000 hectares, resulted in the bigger steers marketed direct to processors and the lighter ones to live exporters. They were in prime condition courtesy of three riper seasons in a row and were headed for the yards.

LIKE all Australia's outback cattle producers, the Britton family's perspective doesn't run any shorter than at least ten years, so the past fortnight's rain - while welcomed with open arms - won't spark any grand changes to plans.

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally.

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