Cattle breeders pare back further as dry winter looms

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
Updated June 11 2018 - 9:03pm, first published 9:00pm
Cattle breeders pare back further as dry winter looms

THE INCREASED volumes of stock coming onto the market as producers in extremely dry parts of Queensland and NSW pare back to what they can hand feed over winter has now extended to pregnant cows, fueling talk of significant cattle shortages as early as spring and well into next year.

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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.