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TAS Country : November 25th 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010 Tasmanian Country 21 The Stock Report Lamb in demand A TOTAL of 568 lambs were yarded at Quoiba on Monday. Most buyers were operat- ing this week and prices held firm to slightly better in some cases. Heavyweight lambs made $129 to $138, medium lambs $120 to $131 and light lambs $107 to $118. Once again there was a very light penning of mut- ton. Quality was very mixed and prices were slightly easier. Heavy mutton made $55 to $82 and light mutton $26 to $40. The few pens of store lambs on offer sold to a very strong demand, selling from $95 to $104.50. A line of CFA Border-Merino cross ewes also sold well, making $125. A heavier penning of 54 porkers included eight pens in the annual Devonport Show trade pig section. Heavyweight pork sold to a firmer market, while ligh- ter pigs remained un- changed. Best pork made $240 to $325, secondary pork $165 to $230 and store pigs $65 to $95. LAMBS: T & CF Boutcher $138; Rivergum Arabians $136; Viewbanks $135; TG & JE Eddington $134; D & W Cameron $134; JA & VC Lillico $133.50. MUTTON: TV Brooks $82; TG & JE Eddington $70; Brumaurtolisa $70; Viewbanks $58; Peter Harvey $55. Show cattle strut their stuff A TOTAL of 189 cattle were yarded at Quoiba on Wednesday. Included were 55 entered in the annual Devonport Show on the hoof trade cattle section. Overall the standard was very light, with Alea- sha Goss, of Sheffield, tak- ing out the heavyweight section with a Simmental steer. Winner of the light- weight category and over- all champion with a black Simmental cross steer was Anthony Frankcombe, also of Sheffield. It was bought by Su- preme Meats of Moonah for 300c/kg. In the normal sale, prices remained fairly similar for all categories. Bullocks topped at 177c/kg, while best yearling heifers made to 201c/kg. A very light penning of cows saw the best beef types to 130c/kg. BULLOCKS: AW Young Hold- ings 177c/kg $1005; Orbridge Es- tate 175c/kg $1058; NE & DG Morris 175c/kg $1011. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: J Dorosz 189c/kg $922; Linden Pty Ltd 185c/kg $936; IJ & LA Charles- ton 185c/kg $880. TRADE STEERS: G V&P Hocking 190c/kg $763; BG & TA Britt 190c/kg $809; Viewbanks 190c/kg $813. STEER VEALERS: Sumik Family Trust 187c/kg $781. HEAVY HEIFERS: TW & MJ & PJ McDermott 184c/kg $883; TE & R Shadbolt $952; J Dorosz $810. TRADE HEIFERS: Forthville 201c/kg $808; Corbett & Dean 199c/kg $776; Viewbanks Pty Ltd 198c/kg $827. COWS: NO Jones 130c/kg $803; L Moore 125c/kg $702; TG & JE Eddington 120c/kg $657. BULLS: NO Jones 150c/kg $951. Breath of fresh air in Korea WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson ONE of the challenges for wool has always been to ex- plain to consumers clearly the benefits of wearing natural fibres, that new wool does not itch, that it is easily washable and it is a renewable and biodegradable textile fibre. All good and valuable infor- mation for the consumer, but so much information and such a big knowledge gap to cross, particularly with youn- ger consumers, is almost an impossible task given tra- ditional retailing systems. Very few consumers really read the swing tickets on garments in shops and the cost of buying advertising space to convey information is prohibitive. In Korea this week I had the opportunity to visit a TV and online retail business. It was an amazing experience and made me feel both quite old and out of touch, but perhaps I had an insight into the changing face of retail in Australia in years to come: 20 live hours of TV shopping shows every day made up of a minimum of 30-minute seg- ments per product. What I really liked was that they only talk about the prod- ucts and the benefits of the product, and the presenters don't need to discuss prices at all. Price information is ob- tained via what I can only describe as a magic interac- tive code on the bottom right hand side of the TV screen. Using a mobile smart phone you simply point at the magic code and all the price infor- mation comes up with special promotional offers and the like. Really quite amazing and to give an example of how well this works in the Korean market is an AWI-sponsored campaign for wool sweaters that was run in September. When this first went to air sales of this promoted Merino wool sweater reached as high as 3000 units per hour! That is an amazing number and to make the result even better was the prices, which converted to roughly $70, which is a very workable level to provide good margins acro- ss the production pipeline, including producers. We hope the next stop will be Tasmanian Merino sweaters for next season, and for any wool producers in- terested we will be looking for someone to go onto live TV in Korea to ''tell your story'' to Korean consumers about why Tasmanian wool is the best around. Finally the wool market this week remained very solid, but there were more gains in the better superfine types offered in Newcastle. All good for wool presently! Cash in while the price is right market TALK Richard Bailey AS we near the end of Novem- ber, all livestock prices are holding up very well, even with the very high value of the Australian dollar. Probably the most surpris- ing are the current yearling cattle prices, which for this time of the year have held up remarkably well, with most selling between 180c and 200c/kg. At Killafaddy on Tuesday the averages were about 188c/kg liveweight. It is similar in Victoria, with yearlings making simi- lar money and top vealers selling for 200c to 225c/kg. It is too early for us to yard many vealers, but expect to see a few during December. Bullock prices have re- mained stable and this week at Killafaddy, where there were 48 yarded, medium weights (500 to 600kg) made 175c to 187c/kg and heavy bullocks 176c to 177c/kg. On Tuesday there were almost 400 store cattle yarded at Killafaddy and the compe- tition was fierce and prices as high as you would want to see for store cattle. There is no doubt that it is a big grass market and, like with the lambs, it is an excellent opportunity to sell your light calves at excellent money. Most competition is com- ing from the North-West and North-East coasts, which are having tremendous seasons. ROBERTS WOOL REPORT AWEX MPG Summary 24th of November Current Daily Change 12 Mths Ago 3 Year Ave EMI 1031 2 849 867 17 1757 1 1218 1340 18 1614 -1 1133 1239 18.5 1457 -3 1069 1160 19 1287 -4 1010 1076 19.5 1138 0 946 995 20 1030 -1 893 926 21 994 0 869 888 22 943 1 842 863 23 911 7 800 843 24 843 -1 759 796 25 754 2 679 679 26 669 0 587 613 28 489 5 438 459 30 441 5 374 391 MC 655 0 560 540 Monday December 6 Rokeby Castellon Merinos Thursday December 9 Leenavale Merinos Enq: Tim Woodham 0418 323425 Jock Gibson 0418 133595 Mayfield Merino Stud A preview of rams for sale this season. Wednesday December 1 from 10.00am-3.00pm. All are invited to come & inspect our rams that will be for sale by appointment later on December 13 / 14 Enq: Bruce Dunbabin 0409 577597 Chris Heywood 0429 120171 For full details of Clearing Sales, Wool and Livestock Market Reports visit our website www.robertsltd.com.au Hobart 6235 1444 Launceston 6337 1555 Smithton 6452 2511 Devonport 6424 8271 2033042-101126 Stud Stock Sales TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 at 1.30pm OFFERING 45 SPECIALLY SELECTED RAMS 1 &2 yearold ENQUIRIES TO: HAMISH & GEORGINA WALLACE 6381 5320 JOHN GROVES 6381 5322 ANDREW CALVERT 0418 130155 Nerstane N59 s first Ram Lambs will be on display ALISTAIR CALVERT 0407 815510 BRETT COX 0419 528205 27th SAXON MERINO SALE Trefusis, Ross 19th MERINO SALE TRIABUNNA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 at 1.00pm 70 LARGE FRAMED PRODUCTIVE RAMS Free delivery to Tasmanian Buyers Free delivery to Tasmanian Ports for interstate & island buyers Light luncheon available Enquiries to: Paul Weeding : 62573215 Tim Woodham : 0418323425 Bob Barrenger : 0418130046 David Champion : 0447661150 Cremorne Thursday December 2 at 4.00pm Pawtella 18 Suffolk Rams 32 White Suffolk Composite Rams Stock scan figures available sale day OJD Vaccinated flock 3 points Enq: Daryl Cornish 0408 143095
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