As of July 2018, our direct consignment price grids can now be viewed on our website. We now publish grid price offers for our Beenleigh, Biloela and Rockhampton plants in Queensland; our Wagga plant in NSW and our Naracoorte plan in South Australia.
Our move to publish grid offers does not diminish the need for our cattle producers to pick up the phone and talk to our livestock team. According to our CEO Brad Teys, “It’s just so important to have those one on one conversations, so we can build up a picture of when each producer is likely to be turning off cattle, what sort of condition they will be in and how much they are likely to weigh compared with the same cattle from last year.”
“The key to how well the supply chain works is always going to be communication and relationships. It’s far removed from simply obtaining a number off a website somewhere. We have to work together, and simply making grids publicly accessible is far from a simple fix.”