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TAS Country : October 14th 2010
18 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 15, 2010 The Stock Report LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK WANTED a & y abl o Ex o o wa d Co a Ava labl o day old Owen Rowlings 0409 170 419 LIVESTOCK OR SALE Royal A l al So y O ART S OW W d day 21 O ob o e ci l le 1.30 le coo din o : Ki H sell 0419 392 832 STATION AND WANTED S o S a o a d/Ov W n ed fo Mixed ing O e on n e o well e n onfidence lic ons o T e M n ge , /- Elde s PO ox 275, ig on T 7030 ELDERS INSURANCE Elders has made insuring your Farm Easy o q o a o all G a Doh 0427 000 270 LIVESTOCK OR SALE G T y ly, ll ices q o ed e G T Excl sive 50 4y ng s cows (co le e d o ) wi 10d y o 2 wee old c lves foo Te M ni bloodlines $1250 Ow Rowl 0409 170 419 ******* d ll Ava labl Now Woodbo A & M ay G y n ony co 0418 581 785 ig on Ho on 0408 834 652 2007848-101015 SPECIAL STORE CATTLE SALE K lla addy Sal T es 12 Oc obe ollowing f s le 255 ALREADY ADVISED Jilliby 15 o o n He efo d x s ee s 15 o o n He efo d x eife s o Po 10 He efo d s ee s D n o en 15 ng s M y G ey x s ee s 15 ng s M y G ey x eife s Millb oo 21 ng s s ee s 11 ng s eife s Millb oo 21 ng s s ee s 11 ng s eife s essy 15 ng s c oss eife s 10 ng s c oss s ee s win n s 10 ng s s ee c lves 10 ng s eife c lves Roc ing P 8 .s. ng s x c lves T e Glen 15 ng s Heife s T l w 30 ng s ee s URT ER ENTRIES INVITED www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2300 Ramming home the advantage PRIDE OF PLACE: Neil Watson, from Pine View stud, with some of the rams to be offered at next month's Dohne sale. Picture: KAROLIN MacGREGOR KAROLIN MacGREGOR MERINO breeders looking for dual- purpose rams will have plenty to choose from when the second annual Dohne ram sale is held next month. The multi-vendor sale will be held at the Campbell Town showgrounds on November 4, with about 53 rams to be offered. Among the studs selling Dohne rams at this year's sale will be Neil and Dianne Watson's Pine View stud. Pine View is the state's only registered Dohne stud, and this year the Watsons will offer 15 home-bred rams at the sale. Building up their breeding flock on their property near Evandale has been a long-term project for the Watsons, who established their stud in 2003. Mr Watson said the Dohnes' main appeal was their versatility, which made them highly profitable and productive. Known as a dual-purpose breed, Dohnes are highly fertile and combine excellent wool and yields with the carcass qualities needed for the prime lamb trade. Mr Watson said the breed enabled producers to take advantage of certain market conditions, such as the current lamb market boom, without moving away from Merinos. ''There are a lot of them being used on the mainland now because they are easy-care and plainer-bodied, so they don't need mulesing,'' he said. ''People are starting to find out more about them down here [in Tasmania] now and there have been quite a few sheep brought in.'' At recent mainland sales, Dohne rams have been averaging well over $2000 a head. The Watsons have bred up their flock and now have about 120 ewes. Their F3 ewes are lambing this season, producing their first home-bred F1 Dohnes. Mr Watson said after years of embryo transfer work, artificial insemination and buying in outside genetics, they were happy to see their first pure-bred, home-grown Dohnes on the property. Several mainland based studs will also be offering rams for auction at next month's sale. Other studs involved are Macquarie, Havelock Park, Glenaroua, Kardinia, D.D. Dohnes and Uardry. Mr Watson said having all the studs involved in next month's sale meant more options for local ram buyers. Pine View offered three rams at the breed's first combined sale in February, and have also sold a number of rams privately, including some to Flinders Island. Mr Watson said the Dohnes coped well with the Tasmanian climate, and the demand for rams was growing so they planned to gradually increase their ram sale numbers each year. This year's offering from Pine view will include 12 AA-rated rams and three A-rated rams. Next month's sale starts at 1pm. Inspection of the rams begins at 10am. Junk-food levy push gains fresh momentum BOVILL FARM groups have called for the Govern- ment to adopt a Greens plan to fund the promotion of Australian fresh produce via a levy on junk-food advertising. The calls come as a new survey reveals fast-food companies have not reduced adver- tising targeted at children, despite an industry agreement to do so. Australians consume far less than the two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables a day recommended by doctors, which is seen by industry heavyweights as an opportunity to increase domestic con- sumption of Australian fresh produce. The Greens' plan would raise about $4 million annually to promote Australian fresh produce. AusVeg communications manager Hugh Tobin said he ''fully supported'' the Greens' plan for a junk food advertising tax and called for the Government to adopt it. ''A consistent national message convey- ing the healthy benefits of eating vegetables is something the industry has been calling for government support on for years,'' Mr Tobin said. Fair Dinkum Food Campaign organiser Richard Bovill said taxpayers were footing the bill for the health-budget blowout. ''If the product is unhealthy, the public ultimately is asked to pay the cost of that --- taxes pay to fix the problem of people who get too fat,'' Mr Bovill said. He said Australia's health budget would continue to increase ''to accommodate poor lifestyle''. Mr Bovill was not surprised fast-food companies had not reduced their adver- tising aimed at chil- dren because it was ''their impulse which drives parents to the store''. Fruit Growers Victoria general manager John Wilson said anything that promoted the consumption of Australian fresh produce was positive. Greens leader Senator Bob Brown said Australia ''should not allow junk-food and alcohol companies to make billions at the expense of the health of its people''. ''Obesity costs are estimated to be around $58.2 billion,'' Senator Brown said. A study published in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity this month found children were seeing the same amount of junk-food advertising as they were before the Australian Food and Grocery Council's introduction of a volun- tary code. Health minister Nicola Roxon was un- available for comment, while fast-food giant McDonald's did not return calls. The Weekly Times
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