On The Land

6 August, 2023

Better your beef breeding business

After four highly successful years the Tablelands Better Beef Open Day will run across a whole weekend for the first time in 2023. In its fifth year, the Tablelands Better Beef Open Days will see 15 studs open their gates – seven on Day 1 (Saturday 12 August) and eight on Day 2 (Sunday 13 August)

Grab your free copy of the Tablelands Better Beef Open Days in today’s edition of The Express.
Grab your free copy of the Tablelands Better Beef Open Days in today’s edition of The Express.

THIS year’s highly anticipated Tablelands Better Beef Open Days, to be held over two days on the 12-13 August, will feature a record number of 15 studs.

The participating studs will showcase elite genetics from 11 different breeds – Brahman (red and grey), Brangus, Ultrablacks, Droughtmaster, Senepol, Santa Gertrudis, Shorthorn, Murray Grey, Greyman, Limousin and Speckle Park.

Open Day president Nick Trompf said the event had grown from nine studs to 15 in its five years and was expected to grow further. 

“We had high hopes for the Open Day but it has outperformed our highest expectations,” he said.

“The success of the first year was the catalyst for Telpara Hills having the confidence to launch what is now a highly successful annual on-property sale. 

“The bulk of visitors are from the Far North Queensland region stretching from Ayr to the Cape and the Georgetown/Forsayth area.

“However, those which travel further are often high value customers who invest heavily in sires from the Tablelands. 

“The most pleasing aspect of the Open Days is not only are we achieving our original purpose of locals buying local but many studs have seen an increasing number of buyers from throughout Queensland as well as northern New South Wales and as far as South Australia.

“Our own stud has sold bulls as far away as Beaudesert.

“The event is also starting to attract some international visitors which is incredibly exciting.”

The Better Beef Open Days are held on 12-13 August, with studs opening their gates from 9am-4pm.


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