Excerpt from article :
Making money in a volatile market
KLR Marketing School graduates grinning despite falling cattle prices
Ben Hooper, “Brenwick”, Gilgandra, trades all classes of cattle and sheep at his Central West NSW property and is even commission buying on behalf of fellow Mastermind members.
The part-time Auctionsplus livestock assessor participated in the KLR Marketing School in October last year and values the flexibility it has given him and his operation.
“I did the school to get confidence in trading through solid numbers instead of assumptions,” he said.
“The market reports and spreadsheets allow me to accurately know the value of a trade, including all costs, which allows me to determine the best trade opportunity on a given day.”
The article was written by Amy Lawson, here is the opening lines :
THE cattle market is fluctuating and few can follow its trend but there is a group of cattle traders and breeders around the country profiting from the volatility.
They’re the cattlemen selling livestock that may not even be fat, and they are the ones strategically selling to make a profit – not because they’ve run out of grass.
More than 1400 people from about 700 grazing businesses across the country have tapped into the phenomenon that is the KLR livestock marketing system.
The word has spread far and wide since three graziers established the KLR Marketing School in Australia in 2004, and plans are in place for the first Victorian school to be staged at Bendigo in March.
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