What Members do
When members make a cattle sale or receive an
offer, they confidentially fax that information into the cattlefacts network. Every day
Cattlefacts sorts this faxed information into up-to-date, accurate market reports. This
means that on any day, all members can see what various buyers in different markets are REALLY
paying for cattle. It's often much better than some 'public' reports suggest. Seeing what
others are receiving can increase your bargaining power and widen your selling options.
That means increased profits.
Why become a member?
1. More profits, less underselling
The ultimate goal of Cattlefacts market
reports is to improve member's sale returns by an average $15/hd or more. By using a
combination of our detailed market reports, email price summaries and outlook reports,
members have achieved much more than this on individual sales. These days, whether you
sold last week or sell next week can mean 15c/kg more or less per head. That's $30-$50/hd.
Cattlefacts reports help you get the timing right.
2. You see competitive "hooks" reports
Only "active" Cattlefacts members have access to our detailed market
reports that compare real works prices between buyers for all
types of cattle. These real slaughter prices are often 5-25 cents/kg better than
you will see in some "public" market reports or that you may be aware of. That
can amount to between $10-$75 a head more than you may be aware of. See report examples here
reports let you see ahead in time
Cattlefacts market outlook reports are one of
our most valued products. They let you see what is driving prices and where prices are
likely to be heading.. Months or years before they get there. These reports translate
overseas and domestic beef situations to an easily digested "Outlook". They can
positively contribute to your management, production and turnoff plans months and years
ahead. Your bank balance and cashflow are the winners.
4. Regular market
newsletters by e-mail- plus
Active Cattlefacts Members receive an information packed
"Market Views" newsletter by email, weekly and some times up to three times
weekly when rates change quickly. The newsletter delivers members a valuable comparison of
actual OTH rates and short term market prospects. This helps members make the
most profitable selling decisions.
Each newsletter also contains dozens of
interesting 'browse or click' links. For example: Excerpts and links for the latest news,
both international and domestic. Browse the brief summary in your email or click it for
full details. There are also summaries and links to the latest 'CattleTrades', 'Events'
and 'Classifieds' for your interest.
Keeping up with latest prices, trends and
developments doesn't get any easier than receiving our "Market Views" emails.
|Examples: Members-only market
Example: Outlook report samples (link here)
Cattlefacts maintains a high level of confidentiality for
members through the use of PIN numbers on our fax service and Username/Password on the
Web. Members names are never seen, used or reported in our market reports.
Put simply, this means that no one will ever know you are a member of Cattlefacts unless
you choose to tell them yourself.
We ensure that any information you send Cattlefacts never appears in a way that can
connect it to you.
By comparison, full details about buyers, their transactions and their offers are reported
for your advantage.
Cattlefacts is a "Producer" market intelligence
organisation. Under the 'Trade Practices Act' our membership and the distribution of our
key "Over The Hooks" market reports are restricted to bona fide cattlemen and
women. Click here to see details of
Nevertheless, many of Cattlefacts' facilities, eg., Cattletrader and Classifieds,
are publicly available to both members and non-members.
Cattle properties of all sizes are Cattlefacts members. Their interests range from store
or slaughter production to live exports. Herd sizes range from under 400 head to over
30,000 head of every cattle type. Whether large or small, and regardless of where
they live, all members share exactly the same Cattlefacts market intelligence and
please note that registering as a guest on this web site does not make you a Cattlefacts member.
How to Join
and become a Member
The first step in becoming a Cattlefacts
member is to fill out a Membership Application form,
available here. After your application has been checked and approved (during
a business day), you will receive an acceptance email or letter. Among other information
it will contain a record of your personal PIN number, confirmation of your Username and
Password, and your membership status details and entitlements.
The costs of membership
Because Cattlefacts is a totally self funded
producer activity (and completely unsubsidised) its development and operating costs are
shared equitably by ALL its members. All members have paid a standard once-only membership
fee on joining. Aditionally, they each pay a sliding scale "Annual User" fee to
access market reports and use services. Click here to see details of membership costs and benefits.
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