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TAS Country : October 7th 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 The Stock Report ROBERTS WOOL REPORT AWEX MPG Summary 6th of October Current Change 12 Mths Ago 3 Year Ave EMI 885 10 857 867 17 1358 -2 1235 1330 18 1206 12 1151 1229 18.5 1136 17 1100 1150 19 1051 21 1034 1066 19.5 976 28 969 985 20 940 22 908 916 21 917 21 884 878 22 890 21 851 853 23 852 16 831 833 24 787 -1 795 786 25 717 0 709 669 26 609 0 650 603 28 443 0 465 458 30 387 0 395 390 MC 578 -4 573 539 POPULAR: Alpacas such as this one are in demand around the world. WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson Fine time for medium producers WHAT a difference a week makes! Fine wools consoli- dated the higher levels seen in Newcastle last week, but this week it was the turn of the medium qualities to have a northwards run. Fremantle was the last seller yesterday due to the time difference and was clearly the dearest of the three selling centres, which bodes well for next week. Chinese interests made the running, with Viterra, Techwool, Queensland Cot- ton, Williams Wool, Chinatex, Kathaytex, Fox & Lillie and Lempriere also among the major buyers. Again the Australian dol- lar strengthened, but with sound fundamentals the gains seen in the US dollar were greater than in the local currency. Higher cot- ton futures prices are help- ing the relative value of wool also. This week Roberts host- ed an eight-person del- egation from South Korea. Made up of industry associ- ation members, weavers and retailers, it was a great opportunity to push the case for developing trace- able supply chains back to local Tasmanian growers. Korea is an interesting retail market and has posted solid increases in consumer spending during the past 12 months and there is a posi- tive albeit cautious opti- mism when discussing the prospects for next season. Wool consumption is in- creasing and the retail market in Korea has many similarities with Japan, where Tasmania has en- joyed great success over many years, so we see good prospects of building on these initial discussions. Our thanks to those pro- ducers who hosted the group during their visit this time. As always it is Tasman- ian woolgrowers in their own backyard talking passionately about grow- ing wool that is the best sales tool we have. Alpaca smashes record A SOUTH Australian stud paid a record $150,000 for a single alpaca at the Windsong Valley stud dispersal near Ballarat last week. Windsong Valley, originally based in WA, was founded in 1993 and has dominated the show ring, building a reputation for supplying top-quality genetics domestically and abroad. The top-priced lot, a six- year-old male, Windsong Valley Firedragon, was bought by EP Cambridge at Oakbank in South Australia. Buyers from Germany, France and New Zealand were successful in the hotly contested dispersal, which grossed more than $800,000 for 137 lots --- an average of about $5800. EP Cambridge's Matthew Lloyd, from the UK, said the $150,000 sire was not only genotypically, but phenotypically, exactly what his stud required. ''A genuine dispersal of such famous bloodlines was too compelling to miss. We were very keen on Firedragon on paper as he is a grandson of one of our foundation sires in Conquistador,'' Mr Lloyd said. The Weekly Times 2041568-101008 Roberts Limited Unsecured Deposit Notes Interest Rates ABN 12 009 475 647 Roberts Limited is pleased to advise the current rates available on unsecured deposit notes. If you are interested in investing funds with Roberts Ltd please contact our Hobart, Launceston, Burnie or Smithton offices or visit our website www.robertsltd.com.au At Call * 4.50% The above rates are subject to change without notice. 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