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TAS Country : October 14th 2010
22 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 15, 2010 The Stock Report Extra numbers at Quoiba sale A TOTAL of 526 lambs were offered at Quoiba on Monday. Just over half were new- season lambs. The absence of buyers and the extra numbers meant prices were at a much easier level. Top lambs realised $139, heavy lambs $120 to $139, me- dium lambs $110 to $125 and light lambs $90 to $109. Mutton numbers were very light and made from $81 to $89. Store lambs were also very light in supply with those on offer realising $74 to $85. Twenty-four porkers were on offer with heavyweight pigs selling to an improved market. Secondary pork rates re- mained unchanged. Best pork made $247.50 to $305 and secondary pork made $170 to $215. Thirty-four bobby calves sold to easier competition overall in what was a much lighter yard- ing. Beef calves made $40 to $150 while processing calves made $5 to $30. NEW-SEASON LAMBS: Robert W. Smith $139; W. A. Parsons & Son $133; Berakah $133; H. M. Loane $133; Ro- vevale $131; J. T. & A. L. McCormack $129. OLD-SEASON LAMBS: C. A. Ric- hardson & Sons $120; Yolla District School $119; A. N. & W. Johnson $113; I. J. & L. A. Charleston $109; M. D. & T. J. Ryan $109. MUTTON: D. J. & P. A. Horne (ewes) $89; Ingleside Holdings (ewes) $81. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: Ben Turner and champion stock horse Rosebrook Cabaret go through their routine. Time for riders to take stock KAROLIN MacGREGOR THERE will be no shortage of equestrian action at this year's Westbury Show, where the state's Australian Stock Horses will strut their stuff at the breed's annual championship. The Tasmanian branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society will run the state championship event in conjunction with the Westbury Show on November 6. This year's championship features an exciting program that includes led, hacking and working classes, as well as a challenge event. More than $2000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs at the stock horse show, which will include $600 in prizemoney for the challenge event. Introduced to the show program two years ago, the challenge includes four different competition sections and is open to registered horses who are exhibited by current members of the ASHS. The challenge is designed to demonstrate the horse and rider combination's versatility and includes a led section, a hack styled workout, a working class and a time trial. ASHS Tasmanian branch president Don Turner said the championship would be a good opportunity for stock horse owners to have some fun and show the public exactly what their horses could do. ''It's critical that members get behind the show and support it for the long-term future of the branch,'' Mr Turner said. Judging at this year's show will be ASHS-accredited judge Jody Rozynski from Bairnsdale in Victoria. Mrs Rozynski is the president of the Victorian Management Council and member of the East Gippsland branch. Together with her husband Graeme, Mrs Rozynski breeds Australian Stock Horses and has been a successful competitor at a state, branch and national level. A new addition to this year's program is the Australian Stock Horse Ladies Association class. Competitors in the class must be members of ASHLA and they will be judged on their horses' performance, presentation, manners, overall type and conformation. About $200 in cash and prizes will be available for the ASHLA class. There will also be classes for junior competitors, as well as a class for polocrosse horses and a utility class. Led classes will start at 9am at the show and the ridden section will get under way from 11am. Entries for the championship show close on October 22. To find out more or to get an entry form contact Heather Laird on 0400 108 147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Yearling quality mixed RICHARD BAILEY THERE was a slightly larger total yarding of 210 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Tuesday, 40 more than last week. The quality of yearlings was mixed, with a few over-fat heifers, which are becoming hard to sell. Good-quality trade yearlings sold to a similar market, though the secondary types brought the averages back 2c to 4c/kg. Yearling steers made 179c to 191c/kg, the heifers 171c to 196c/kg, while feeders paid 175c to 186c/kg for suitable cattle to go into a feedlot. There were only eight bullocks and most made 169c to 177c/kg, while heavy export heifers sold for 169c to 175c/kg live- weight. A total of 69 cows were yarded. Almost all were medium and heavy beef types. They sold to a firm market making 135c to 148c/kg, while restockers paid 116c to 134c/kg or $511 to $637/head for suitable types. There was a very small penning of just over 400 killable lambs, including about 100 new-season lambs. The market for all lambs was cheaper, with some old lambs fetching $10 to $15/head less than last week. New lambs topped at $121, while trade pens made $109 to $117, light trade $105 to $107 and light side types $95 a head. Heavy old lambs made $100 to $119, trade $100 to $107 and light trade $88 to $100 a head. There was a small yarding of 450 mutton, and trade sheep made $63 to $80. Top of the poppies THE top GlaxoSmithKline poppy growers for the 2009-10 season were an- nounced yesterday. Bernard and Margaret Brain, from Rotherwood Farming, won top crop for the South of the state. MH and RJ Moore won for the North. Other top growers were CL Headlam & Son, Woodrising Farm, PW & J Beattie, J & J Brown, RA Layton, Redbank Farming, and Medwin Enterprises. 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