At Goonoo Goonoo Station near Tamworth, the focus is on producing cattle that buyers want.
Like many producers, the Wain family regularly sold their cattle to meat processors but in 2013 they changed their whole operation.
In vitro fertilisation technology is rapidly decreasing the interval generation to select increasingly superior animals.
As NRLX begins work on a $14m upgrade, dissatisfied agents forced to use only half a facility have refused to pay increased fees. In response Richmond Valley Council has locked them out.
Cows were firm while bullocks, store and lightweight feeder cattle values eased at Toowoomba cattle sale on August 21.
Once again the prime cattle eased a shade while the better quality feeder steers held firm to a shade dearer at Gracemere on August 18.
The Senate inquiry into the effect of market consolidation on the red-meat-marketing sector has been granted yet another extension.