|Shelly filling out biosecruity paperwork so we could enter the feedlot.|
|Shades are above all the cattle pens. They are slotted to allow air movement and tell pens dry out.|
One of the most interesting parts of the feedyard was that cattle will come into the yard at 14-18 months of age. The cattle that will remain in Australia will be fed for approximately 70 days before they are sent to slaughter. This is referred to as short fed.
Cattle that are going into branded beef programs like Certified Australian Angus Beef will be medium or long fed and will remain on feed for 120-220 days.
|This is a steer that will go into the Australian Certified Angus Beef program.|
The feedyard also feeds a large percentage of Wagyu cattle. They also come into the yard around 15-18 months of ago. They will then stay on feed for a minimum for 400 days. Currently in the yard though they have Wagyu cattle that have been on feed for 540 days.
|This is a wagyu steer. Obesely fat!|