Top of the trait list: Growth, fertility, ability to lay down fat
The upward trajectory this year has taken grain-fed cattle prices from 547 in March to hit the new high of 598/kg cwt at the end of August.
Taking account of the warming effect of different greenhouse gases - not their carbon emissions - would change the way methane was treated in emissions reductions targets.
The Grove Shorthorns have reached a top price of $32,000 at their bull sale for an average of $7255 and a 96 per cent clearance.
Talana Limousins topped at $10,000 with an average of $5761 and 81 per cent clearance at their annual bull sale held on Thursday at the Ag-Grow Selling Complex, Emerald.