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TAS Country : October 28th 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010 Tasmanian Country 21 The Stock Report ROBERTS WOOL REPORT AWEX MPG Summary 27th of October Current Change 12 Mths Ago 3 Year Ave EMI 936 5 861 867 17 1424 10 1233 1330 18 1325 46 1137 1229 18.5 1233 18 1091 1150 19 1112 12 1028 1066 19.5 1043 11 987 985 20 983 -3 914 916 21 939 -3 883 878 22 906 8 835 853 23 879 9 811 833 24 812 -3 766 786 25 740 4 688 669 26 647 10 592 603 28 468 4 445 458 30 412 6 381 390 MC 621 0 567 539 INTERESTED ONLOOKERS: Devold executives watch Steve Rigby shear a sheep during their visit to Tasmania. It's a fine time to be a wool producer WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson SOME might say the wool market is defying gravity, others would suggest we have a lot of catching up to do after a dismal 15 years when compared with alternative enterprises. Strong gains were seen at sales in Melbourne, Newcastle and Fremantle on Wednesday. Last week it was the medium micron types and this week fine wool was the beneficiary, posting gains of 2-3 per cent. Supply is a factor certainly, with less wool being produced nationally, but significantly no buffer of stock available in the processing pipeline. This stock of top and yarn has been run down significantly in the past two years as confidence about future demand diminished as a result of the global financial crisis. European buyers are coming back directly to the raw wool market because they are unable to buy prompt top stock in Asia, as they have been doing previously. Secondly --- and of particular interest to Tasmanian producers --- is the interest of downstream customers, retail brands specifically, to enter into longer-term supply arrangements with raw wool suppliers. This is a real opportunity for a defined and recognised region such as Tasmania to capitalise on this interest. We have the wool quality, we have a mechanism in the RWL pool to be able to guarantee ongoing supply, and we have many marketing advantages over other parts of Australia. Last week Roberts hosted customers from Norwegian retail brand Devold. The company is the leading outdoor and casual sportswear brand in Norway and last year sold 1.5 million garments domestically in a population of just five million people --- amazing market penetration by any measure. In addition, another 25 per cent of business in done in export to other European markets, mainly in Scandinavia. Sports Shear Tasmania was again well represented at a national event held recently in Hay, New South Wales. Results --- Final in Wool Handling: Josie Fenton. Final in National Wool Handling: Evelyn Fuller. First in Intermediate Final: Scott Stonehouse. First in Intermediate Teams: Scott Stonehouse and Josie Fenton. Novice Shearing Final: Josh Hazlewood and Tim Bryant. Senior Final: Anthony Bresnehan and Craig Wheatley. Open Final: Rob Glover. First in Open Teams: Rob Glover and Michelle Walker. Second in Open Teams: Steven Rigby and Evelyn Fuller. National Teams Events: WA, 1; SA, 2; Tasmania, 3. Weekend work for sheepdogs THE Deloraine Sheepdog Club is running a sheepdog trial in conjunction with this weekend's Tasmanian Craft Fair. Two champion dogs that represented Tasmania in last month's Supreme Australian Sheepdog Championship at Port Fairy in Victoria are among the 80 dogs in the trail. At Port Fairy, Bernard McGlashan and Malcolm Taylor working Mocara Ice and Somerville Floss won the Ted Gaby Perpetual Shield by scoring the highest accumulated score. Tasmania has won this award more times than any other state. To top off the award Malcolm Taylor and Floss won the right to represent Australia against the Kiwis in October next year. ''This year's trial will be very competitive as there are many dogs working well at the present time,'' Malcolm Taylor said. $1m to market, to market A THREE-YEAR $1 million marketing campaign will aim to lift the consumption of lamb in the United States. Last week, sheepmeat industry leaders in the US, New Zealand and Australia, who form the Tr-Lamb partnership, agreed to fund the campaign to increase sales in the lucrative American market. The US market is worth more than $300 million for Australia alone. The Weekly Times 2034805-101022 Succession and Estate Planning A Seminar for Farmers Sponsored by: Friday 26 November 2010 5.00 - 7.30pm Empire Hotel, Deloraine FREE by RSVP to 6223 8899 or email@example.com BEEF LIVESTOCK FOR SALE Small line of cows with calves at foot. $1300 Mike Buckby 0408 174 980 BEEF LIVESTOCK WANTED Lines of store cattle. Mike Buckby 0408 174 980 10A Marlborough Street, Longford Ph: 03 6391 2811 Fax: 03 6391 2209 1-3 Rubicon St, Smithton Ph: 03 6452 1034 Fax: 6452 1089 www.landmark.com.au MERCHANDISE Clearance on Daviesway Clothing Clearance on Coprice, Dogpro & Bonnie Dog Foods. Call Landmark Smithton on 6452 1034. 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