A number of the attendees of the recent Angus Research Update and Cohort 8 Steer Viewing stayed on for a tour of the Rangers Valley Feedlot, Glen Innes, on the 28th of November.
The day kicked off with Rangers Valley Livestock Procurement Manager Andrew Malloy giving the bus a synopsis of the history of Rangers Valley, from it’s first ownership in 1839 right through its changes and adaption into the present day. Following this Mr Malloy gave an overview of the products produced by Rangers Valley, and its markets around the world.
Once arriving at Rangers Valley, the group was then joined by Feedlot Assistant Manager Alex Smith, who gave the group a guided tour around the state-of-the-art feedlot, sharing in the inner workings of the day to day operations of the business.
The event was wrapped up by a lovely morning tea at the original homestead on the property, where attendees were joined by a number of the Rangers Valley staff.
Speaking about the day spent at the feedlot, Mr Malloy said the following.
“Today we welcomed the Angus Australia crew with some their members through after a lovely day yesterday at Tullimba having a look at the Angus Sire Benchmarking steers, and we have followed that through to some of the Angus Sire Benchmarking steers here at the feedlot today.”
“We have toured around and discussed some of the markets that our product goes into and some of our brands, and where some of the products are being shipped around the world to,” said Mr Malloy.
“We also discussed some of the requirements what we are looking for in the feedlot to procure and produce cattle that meet these excellent standards.”