BALLYVAUGHAN: Stud principal Katrina Sanders, Clare, with her daughter Hannah holding five-year-old Murray Grey cow Ballyvaughan Madonna J13 who is about to drop its third calf in the coming weeks. The Univeristy of Adelaide, Roseworthy, veterinary science students Jess Hancock, Adelaide and Charlie Mintz, Adelaide, helped out the Sanders family during their on-farm university placement.

Inaugural Beef Week off to strong start | PHOTOS

THE state's Mid North and Yorke Peninsula cattle studs opened their gates on Friday, heralding the start of the inaugural Stock Journal Beef Week.

Across four days, more than 70 studs from across SA will participate in Beef Week, with producers from more than 10 breeds getting involved.

The event moves into the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula on Sunday, February 4, before heading to the Lower South East on Monday, February 5, and the Upper South East on Tuesday, February 6.

Beef Week gives seedstock breeders the opportunity to showcase their bulls ahead of the on-property sales season, which agents say is once again likely to bring excellent prices and clearance rates.

For commercial producers, the event provides a chance to inspect the offering from multiple studs, enabling them to make more informed purchasing decisions in the weeks ahead.

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