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TAS Country : November 18th 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010 Tasmanian Country 19 The Stock Report Merino ram sale success THE recent annual Brooklands Sorell Springs Merino ram sale was hailed a huge success. The sale, conducted by Roberts Ltd, recorded a top price of $3100, with an overall average of $14250 and a clearance of 75 rams. Top price of $3100 was paid by Rob Trethewie, of Geelong. All repeat buyers competed extremely well for an excellent line-up of medium Merino rams. STRONG DEMAND: The recent Wodonga Murray Grey sale was a popular destination for Tasmanian breeders keen to source top-quality genetics. Tassie studs tap top genetics KAROLIN MacGREGOR TASMANIAN Murray Grey breeders bought up big at the recent Premier Murray Grey sale at Wodonga. A total of 50 cows and calves, seven heifers and five bulls from 12 studs were offered at the annual sale at the Wodonga Exhibition Centre in Victoria. Tasmanian buyers were out in force at the sale, keen to source top genetics to boost their breeding programs at home. The cattle at this year's sale came from studs from Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Western Australia. The Southern Cross Murray Grey stud from NSW offered buyers 10 cows and calves, and one bull. Another major offering was 19 cows and calves sold by the Lerwick Park/Gilldon Murray Greys stud -- stage one of their stud dispersal. One of the major Tasmanian buyers was Doug Gray, who bought four lots topping at $6000 for the new Arcadia stud at Launceston. Tamar Valley breeder Mike Bentall bought four cows with calves at foot, topping at $2200 and averaging $1887.50. Bob Kerr, from Burnie, paid $6500 for Lot 15, Gilldon Edith, who was sold with a grey heifer calf at foot. New stud breeders Clint and Sally Watling from Smithton bought three females for $2600, $2500 and $1750. The Young family bought Lot 12, Southern Cross Perdita C988, for $6400 for their Camgrove stud. Bernard and Ellen Atkins, from the Elbern stud at Stanley, bought Lot 14, Millwood Colleen Z85, for $3400. Charles and Janet Wallace from the well-known Woodbourn Murray Grey stud at Cressy bought the first bull on offer -- Lot 58, Nawarra Banana Bender -- for $4000. The 47 cows and calves sold grossed $142,800, topping at $8500 and averaging $3066. Two pregnancy-tested in-calf heifers sold for a gross of $4600 and averaged $2300, while five unjoined heifers grossed $6700 and averaged $1340. The five bulls offered at the sale made a gross of $15,000, topping at $4400 and averaging $3000. POLL DORSETS THE PERFECT COMBINATION STILL NUMBER 1 THE BREEDERS CHOICE TRIPLE COMBINATION DRENCH FOR SHEEP www.polldorset.org.au Ian Mackinnon Glen Esk, Conara Joins 9000 Merino ewes to Poll Dorset Rams Glen Esk had consistant success across both classes at the inaugrual Campbell Town Show carcase competition.
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