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TAS Country : December 16th 2010
16 Tasmanian Country Friday, December 17, 2010 Stock Report AUSTREX Established -- 1973 EXPORT HEIFERS WANTED Unjoined Holstein Friesian Heifers Age 7 -- 15 Months 160kg + POA China Protocol applies -- Delivery End January Chance Mated Friesian Heifers -- POA Age17--24mths Joined to Holstein and Jersey Bulls only. China Protocol applies -- Delivery End January Holstein Friesian Heifers -- 100 kg + POA Immediate Delivery -- No Blood Tests EASY SELECTION - LOCAL PEOPLE $ BEST RETURNS $ - TRY US For further information please contact ; • Ebony Bannister - 0418 685676 (TAS) • Michael Buttigeig - 0427 172 403 (All areas) • Wylie Wettenhall - 0428 220 370 (All areas) 2021061-101217 Optimism as trade rates hold market TALK Richard Bailey AS we reach the end of 2010, I think most Tasman- ian producers would be reasonably happy about livestock prices with cattle, lambs and sheep selling very well for this time of the year. It is unusual to see trade cattle prices hold up at this time of the year because there are usually more numbers around. The very good season throughout most of eastern Australia means that pro- ducers are happy to keep their cattle and put some more weight on them. As a result, one does have to wonder what will happen when the Northern NSW and Queensland cat- tle start coming to the market. There are some more positive signs over- seas for our beef. Live exports during October surged 31 per cent compared to the same month last year reaching 92,980 head (38,670 cattle went to Indonesia) with some encouraging newer markets taking more of our stock. Australia exported 36,050 tonnes of beef to Japan during November -- a 30 per cent increase compared to the same month in 2009. The increase was largely due to a surge in frozen beef shipments, the second highest monthly volume on record at 21,475 tonnes (57 per cent higher than a year ago). These figures followed a fairly slow October when Japan imported only 33,513 tonnes of beef which was 36 per cent less than Octo- ber 2009. It would appear that there is a general shortage of beef around the world at the moment. Both Uruguay and Brazil exported a lot less beef during recent months compared with last year and as a result beef prices in the US have risen be- cause of very short sup- plies. Given the tight supplies, the imported 90CL cow beef indicator continued to increase during the past six weeks to reach the highest level on record for this time of the year. This is all good news for the local store buyers who are sticking their neck out and paying what many people in the industry con- sider high prices for store cattle. Meanwhile, lamb and mutton markets continue at a frantic pace and prices for this time of the year are unheard of. And how about the sale of lambs on Auctions Plus last week? A total of 2122 lambs from the Markarna Graz- ing Company on Flinders Island sold for $138/head -- remarkable stuff. RGM/GRT35123 Prompt payment always at Greenham 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au Sell your cattle while excellent prices are available. Other than the weekends, we will only be closed on Monday and Tuesday December 27 and 28, and Monday, January 3. So contact Tasmania s top buying team where you know you will get the right advice and the very best returns. All types of cattle wanted Cade Ebdon Circular Head 0409 437 950 Nick Strickland Central/NW 6433 3230 0417 335 843 Ian Millen Central East/NE 6344 8915 0408 133 685 Ron Crack King Island 0400 895 133 Michael Ardle South 0428 134 122 Wayne Oliver Statewide 6362 3682 0419 358 441 Graeme Pretty Livestock Controller 0418 505 347 cos we re working right through Demand grows for heavy Quoiba lambs A HEAVIER yarding of 622 lambs at Quoiba on Monday saw heavier lambs open to slightly easier rates, but this trend changed with prices firm- ing as the sale progressed. Best lambs topped at $146. (Heavy Lambs $133-$146, Medium Lambs $ 125-$133, Light Lambs $ 100-$125) A lighter penning of 122 mutton sold to good strong values as restockers bought suitable CFA cross bred ewes. (Heavy Mutton $79-$106, Light Mutton $33-$78) Store lambs were in de- mand the few available realised from $94 to $106. Thirty porkers was a lighter offering and heavy- weight pigs sold well to a dearer trend, while light weights held firm. (Best Pork $240-$295, Secondary Pork $150-$215, Store Pigs $70-$120) Lambs: CA Richardson & sons $146, RG Huett p/l $145.50, TK & GM Saddler $144, BA Rosendale $143, DG Wilson $143, CH Bott $142. Mutton: BK Stones (wethers) $106, Cardello White Suffolks (ewes) $101, Galton $100, RC Lockett $95, R Smith $94,F&VDeak $92. Ben Lomond Wate Farm Technologie of Houle slurry ma ItispartofBenLo intothere useofb Where: Longford W Bishopsbo When: Tuesday 2 Time: 10.00am Mach benlomond at+m41561 er in conjunction with GEA s is hosting a demonstration anagement equipment. mond Water s investigation bio solids in agriculture. Waste Water Treatment Pl ourne Road, Longford 1 December 20 4.00pm dwa attt t te e e e e e e er r r r r r. . .c c MY Y Y Y YW W W W W W W W WA A AT T AER136992 R CANCELLED DUE TO SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS
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