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TAS Country : November 25th 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010 Tasmanian Country 15 The Stock Report Demand for rams at statewide sales PLENTY OF INTEREST: Farmers watch the action closely at a ram auction in Devonport. Picture: CHRIS KIDD KAROLIN MacGREGOR A JUMP in the number of ewes planned for joining in the upcoming season has given Tasmanian ram breeders plenty to smile about. Roberts stud stock manager Tim Woodham said strong demand for rams this year had produced higher than normal averages and complete sale clearances at studs throughout the state. White Suffolk rams have been particularly sought after, as well as Poll Dorsets and Southdowns. This year's sale season kicked off at the McLauchlan family's Valma and Rannoch Poll Dorset sale, where 107 rams were sold, averaging $911 and reaching a top price of $2000. The top-priced ram was bought by Noel Clear, from Bracknell. Wendy Claridge, from Chudleigh, was one of the sale's biggest volume buyers, taking home 12 rams for an average of $830. Flinders Island producers PN and PA Frost also bought nine rams averaging $1044. John and Kerry McLauchlan's Leith White Suffolk stud also had a fantastic sale, with 78 rams sold averaging $1011. The top-priced ram was bought by Peter and Jennifer Hughes, from the Cluden Newry stud, for $1900. Fingal property Cullenswood bought 12 rams averaging $1100, while the Stockman property at Melton Mowbray bought 20 rams averaging $970 a head. At the Top Of Tassie combined- vendor Poll Dorset sale, a complete clearance of all 131 rams offered was achieved. The Heazlewood family's Melton Vale stud sold all 75 of their rams offered for an average of $1020. The top-priced ram was bought by the Hughes family from Cluden Newry for $2000. Connorville Station was also a major buyer, taking home 10 rams for an average of $1215, while the Archer family from Westwood property Chester bought nine rams averaging $1011. The Badcock family from Fairbank Stud sold all 50 of their rams offered for an average of $965. Craig Sheriff, from Sheffield, bought the top- priced ram for $2000. Ian MacKinnon, from Glen Esk, bought 23 rams for an average of $921, and Connorville Station bought four rams averaging $1125. The Anderson family sold all seven of the rams from their Twin Pines stud at Gawler for an average of $693. The top price of their sale was $850, which was paid by Andrew Bond from the Eastfield property. At the Hughes family's Cluden Newry White Suffolk and composite ram sale, demand was also very strong. They sold 65 rams for an average of $900. Sandy Gibson, from Perth property Native Point, bought the sale's top-priced ram for $1300. The Verwood property bought 12 rams averag- ing $841, while Coullans bought seven rams for an average of $971. Buyers were out in force at the Badcock family's Fairbank Southdown stud sale, where there was a complete clearance of all 15 rams on offer, making an average price of $1040 each. The sale's top price was $1500, which was paid by Ross Lomas from Hamilton in Victoria. Andrew Bond, from the Eastfield property, bought six rams averaging $950. The family's Fairbank White Suffolk sale was also highly successful. All 37 rams were sold topping at $1700 and averaging $1076. The buyers of the top-priced ram were P.L. and A.E. Richards, from Wilmot. Connorville Station was one of the volume buyers, taking home six rams averaging $1100, while Frank and Debbie Davey from Blessington bought four rams averaging $1325. At the Day family's Sunnybanks Poll Dorset sale at Devonport, another complete sale clearance was achieved when they sold all 25 rams for an average of $1032. Top price was $1500 paid by Kevin Baker from the Macceleslie Park stud in the state's South. Two of the bigger volume buyers were D.M. and K. Ford, who bought five rams for an average of $970, and Bowood Pastoral, which bought four rams averaging $1012. The Day family also sold nine White Suffolks, topping at $1050 and averaging $927. Woodside at Cressy bought the top-priced ram and a second ram to average $825 a head. At Philip Loane's Emerald Hill Suffolk sale, all 12 rams were sold, making a top price of $1500 and averaging $600. The top-priced ram was bought by the Wyhellmi Part- nership from York Plains, who also bought a second ram to average $1125. Tim Richardson from Hagley bought four rams averaging $500. Last week buyers moved South to Kevin Moore's Penrise White Suffolk sale at Campania, where all 40 rams offered were sold. The rams made an impressive average of $1250. The sale's top price of $1750 was achieved twice after rams were bought by Michael French, from the Pinnacle White Suffolk stud, and Midlands-based enterprise Wilson Agriculture. The Stonehenge property bought six rams averaging $1025, and Okehampton bought two rams for an average of $1250. Mr Moore also sold 27 Poll Dorset rams averaging $787 and reaching a top price of $1400. Powell Agriculture from Campan- ia bought the top-priced ram, while Rob Downie from Sorell bought seven rams averaging $714, and Wing Rural at Longford bought four rams averaging $775. Julian Isles' Killara Poll Dorset stud sold 13 rams averaging $815 and making a top price of $1700. The top-priced ram was bought by B.C. and J. McConnon, who bought a second ram to make an average of $1450. At Kevin Baker's Macceleslie Park sale 17 Poll Dorset rams were sold averaging $703 and topping at $1000. C.L. Batt bought two rams, includ- ing the top-priced ram, for an aver- age of $900. The Hallett family from the Hollow Tree property Llanberis took home four rams averag- ing $712. Mr Baker also sold six Southdown rams for an average of $833. The top-priced ram was bought by W.S. Hogarth and Son from Evandale for their Kirkdale Southdown stud for $1500. Michael French sold 24 rams from his Pinnacle White Suffolk stud for an average of $604. Rotherwood at Ouse bought the top-priced ram for $1050 and another two to make an average of $933. Jan Lane, from New Norfolk, bought six rams averaging $516. Roundup of crafty networkers KAROLIN MacGREGOR CRAFT wool enthusiasts will flock to the Heazlewood family's property Melton Park next month for the inaugural Wool and Sheep Roundup. The roundup on December 29 is being held to celebrate a visit by English Leicester sheep breeder and wool mar- keter Lisa Westervelt, from Massachusetts in the US. The day has been organised by long- time English Leicester breeders the Heaz- lewood family and will be held on their property at The Olde Barn, Heazlewood Farming, Melton Park, 482 Heazlewoods Lane at Whitemore. Anne Heazlewood said the day would give craft wool enthusiasts the chance to get together and network and for other interested people to find out exactly what can be done with the unique lustre wool produced by English Leicester and Border Leicester sheep. The day will include a variety of craft demonstrations and powerpoint presen- tations. Craft wool items made in Aust- ralia and the US will be available for sale. Pens of both English Leicester and Border Leicester will be on display and raw wool will also be available for sale. Mrs Heazlewood said the aim was for everyone to have a relaxing and informa- tive day out. For more details or to register your attendance phone Mrs Heazlewood on 6397 3458 daytime, 6397 3313 after hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org LIVESTOCK www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 LIVESTOCK FOR SALE GST may apply, all prices quoted are GST Exclusive Friesian bulls suitable for dairy cows Jersey bulls C o o o 0408 834 652 ****** 1 4yr reg Dexter bull first cross poll K m asell 0419 392 832 ****** 12 Border Leicester East Friesian x ewes $150 very sound ewes from 1-4 years 1 Coopworth Ram, Palmerston bloodline $300 Da y Sla e 0437 302 266 OODSDALE CLEARI SALE F ay 10 De em e a 11 am Farm Machinery & Sundries A/c S & L Wiggins 188 Tin Pot Marsh Rd, Woodsdale Approved Outside entry close 25th Nov A o y S o 0418 581 785 www.el e s. om.au sele Ru al Se es Sale I C1562 ESLEY VALE CLEARI SALE T u s ay 16 De em e a 11.30 am Workshop Equipment & Sundries McCaine Foods Australia Pty Ltd 283 Port Sorell Rd, Wesley Vale C o o o 0408 834 652 www.el e s. om.au sele Ru al Se es Sale I C1561 2082979-101126 CLEARING SALE TERMS Strictly cash or approved cheque on day of sale. Bidders to register, ID required. GST will be added where applicable - O B YERS PREMI M FORT COMI EVE TS K llafa y Sale Tuesday 30th November Sm o Sale Mon 6th December 11.30 am Ma ua e R e F el Day Friday 3rd December -- 10 am to 3 pm P o e es: As y & Yal oo, Ba o , Mou Ve o , S ea s al , o Enquiries: Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379
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