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TAS Country : November 18th 2010
20 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 19, 2010 The Stock Report SHOW TIME: Judge Rick Hodgson, from New South Wales, Tasmanian Opposition Leader Will Hodgman and Kerrianne Badcock from Serena Lodge Alpacas with the Supreme Champion at the Huon Agricultural Show. Good alpaca turnout despite difficult year JENNIFER CRAWLEY AN impressive alpaca sec- tion was on display at last weekend's Huon Agricul- tural Show, with 97 ani- mals and 38 fleeces exhibit- ed.Australian Alpaca As- sociation president Mark Jessop said while it had been a difficult year for fleece prices, a record num- ber of new exhibitors and a strong field of animals made the event a big suc- cess. Mr Jessop said the al- paca fleece industry was rocked when the major buyer of Australian fleece, Australian Alpaca Fleece Limited, stopped buying fleeces. ''While the suspension was lifted later in the year, it did prompt a number of users of Australian fleece to begin purchasing direct from breeders,'' Mr Jessop said. Current market prices range from $1 to $3 for coarse lines, $10 to $30 for medium-micron fleeces, up to $70 per kilo for ultra-fine fleeces. Alpacas have one of two fleece types: Suri, where the crimp is a twist result- ing in a dreadlock appear- ance; and Huacaya, where the fleece has a more tra- ditional structure. Mr Jessop said while Suri made up less than 15 per cent of the Australian herd, 20 animals with Suri fleece were entered at the Huon Agricultural Show. ''Local Huon breeder Alan Froome of Chakaya Alpacas did well, winning the Sires Progeny section, while Stowport breeders Serena Lodge Alpacas took out Supreme Champion in both the fleece and lead sections,'' he said. Seventeen studs from around the state entered 77 Huacayas in lead classes. A newcomer to the in- dustry, Lynne Staff of Chif- fon Alpacas at Mole Creek won the Best New Exhibi- tor award, taking three Champion and one Re- serve Champion ribbons. ''There was some real depth in the sections, with broad ribbons won by eight studs in the Huacaya sections,'' Mr Jessop said. The alpaca section was judged by Rick Hodgson of Bellingen, NSW, an Aust- ralian and international judge who recently re- turned to Australia after judging the Canadian Al- paca Show. Mr Hodgson said the Tasmanian industry had come a long way since he judged in Hobart about eight years ago. He said many of the alpacas were not dissimi- lar to the animals he was judging in other shows throughout Australia. Champion Huacaya awards were given to Serena Elite That's My Karism (6-12 months), Chif- fon Tuscany (12-18 months), Clarence Point Heather (18-30 months) and Jolimont Luca II (senior fleece). The Supreme Champion animals were Serena Lodge Prince Blanket and Serena Lodge Prince Artdale. Lamb prices ease at Quoiba A TOTAL of 464 lambs came forward at Quoiba on Monday. All weights and grades sold to a slightly easier market, more so for the lightweights. Best heavy lambs top- ped at $138. Heavy lambs made $127 to $138, medium lambs $119 to $131, and light lambs $104 to $116.50. A very light yarding of mutton continued to sell at recent rates. Heavy mutton made $50 to $91.50, and light mutton $5 to $66. Very few store lambs were available and these made from $87 to $100. A line of two-year-old Border-Merino cross ewes sold to $197.50. Thirty-three porkers were yarded and con- tinued to sell to a firm inquiry. Best pork made $230 to $285, secondary pork $190 to $230, and store pigs $50 to $95. New-season lambs: TJ & AL McCormack $138; Myrtlevale $138; AJ & MA Anderson $136; TF McKen- na $136; Viewbanks $135. Hoggets: K & J Baker $120; Craigie Bros $119; TES Johnstone $119; RL Elphinstone $115; Skelb- rook Vale $113; A & A Mouritz $110. Mutton: Wisedale Pas- toral $91.50; AJ & MA Anderson $90; Tas Poly- technic $75.50; TF McKEn- na $75; M & B Magnus $72; GJ & KL Braid $70. Demand high as vealers top day A LIGHTER yarding of 177 cattle were yarded at Quoi- ba on Wednesday. The 36 Jap bullocks met a reasonably similar mar- ket to last week. Most realised 170c/kg, topping at 178c/kg. Lighter quality trade cat- tle were harder to find this week and sold to improved values. Most of the numbers were in the heifer section, with vealers topping the day at 210c/kg. Cow and processing numbers were also light in supply, and rates were relatively unchanged. Restockers were very ac- tive on suitable types. Beef cows made to 130c/kg, best dairy lines to 125c/kg, while heavy weight bulls cleared to 110c/kg. Best sales were --- Bullocks: Perfecta Pro- duce 178c/kg, $993; P & P Clinton 174.5c/kg, $973; LJ Hoare P/L 173.5c/kg, $1054. Heavy trade steers: Brumaurtolisa 190c/kg, $877; SA & JK Harding 188c/kg, $876; P Browning 187c/kg, $964. Trade steers: P Brown- ing 208c/kg, $832; Brian Last 201c/kg, $836; Scott Ag Contracting 190c/kg, $820. Heavy heifers: Orb- ridge Estate 190c/kg, $889; SJ & S Shadbolt 177c/kg, $892; KG & S Coy 176c/kg, $876. Trade heifers: KJ&GJ Dawkins 208c/kg, $773; Forthville 205c/kg, $717; Orbridge Estate 202c/kg, $860. Heifer vealers: Cluan Homestead 210c/kg, $802; Amy Dawkins 199c/kg, $724; R & D Saltmarsh 196c/kg, $658. Cows: LJ Hoare P/L 130c/kg, $793; JM & JA Frankcombe 126c/kg, $703; KD Dawkins 120c/kg, $835. Bulls: BJ Whitchurch 110c/kg, $1144; GJ & VM Hayes 110c/kg, $1045. 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 DAIRY LIVESTOCK WANTED 30 Friesian / Friesian Cross Cows in milk $1200 - $1500 depending on quality Unjoined Cross-bred heifers fit to mate. 40 in-milk cows, prefer x-bred. $1300 - $1600 depending on quality China calves 100kg no blood tests. 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