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TAS Country : January 6th 2011
14 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 7, 2011 The Stock Report KILLAFADDY MARKET REPORT Weekly Cattle report for Killafaddy sale 04/01/11) Fat C\kg Live wgt price C\kg carcase wgt price $\head price Liveweight Muscle Min Max Av Pr Chng Min Max Av Min Max Av VEALER STEER 330+kg C3 186.0 206.0 195.7 -5 328 355 346 701 855 770 RS C3 199.0 203.0 200.8 3 694 728 708 VEALER HEIFER 330+kg C3 188.0 207.0 199.7 -4 330 359 350 667 787 699 YEARLING STEERS 400+kg C3 182.0 195.0 186.4 -4 337 348 342 755 935 892 RS C3 174.0 190.0 184.7 5 759 887 825 Y'RLING HEIFER 400+kg C3 170.0 185.0 175.6 -6 318 349 331 693 909 801 BULLOCKS 500-600 kg C4 165.0 185.0 176.0 1 311 342 326 858 990 943 600-750 kg C4 167.0 173.0 169.5 2 298 309 302 1116 1132 1127 COWS 520+kg D3 125.0 138.0 134.0 -15 265 266 265 744 1007 871 Weekly Sheep report for Killafaddy sale (04/01/11) Fat $ per head Carcase wgt price (c\kg) Skin price Dress weight score Range Ave Change Range Ave Change Range YOUNG LAMB 18-20 kg 3 116.00-125.00 120.45 5.00 510-539 527 20 19.00-21.00 20-22 kg 3 125.00-131.00 127.50 5.00 485-514 499 17 20.00-21.00 22-24 kg 4 125.00-138.00 131.90 3.00 462-498 481 13 20.00-22.00 24-26 kg 4 138.00-143.00 140.00 N/C 459-495 473 16 22.00-22.00 KILLAFADDY DRESSED WEIGHT PRICES This week Last week Last month Last year VEALERS 348 360 374 320 YEARLINGS 340 345 365 290 BULLOCKS 310 309 310 280 COWS 265 284 263 235 LAMBS 499 482 479 435 Prices are in c/kg dressed weight for fat score 3 livestock SLAUGHTER REPORT Tasmania, week ending 31/12/2010 progressive total from 9/07/2009 Cattle 1190 -64 87088 Sheep 80 -85 19897 Lambs 1392 -77 156639 Pigs 34 -96 15967 ELDERS KILLAFADDY TRADE: G & W Stevenson,S, 207c-$786; G & W Stevenson,H, 206c-$855; J M McGee, H, 204c-$683; J M McGee, S, 203c-$710; M G Willis, S, 187c-$701; RG & SL Smith, S, 187c-$738; RH & EW Smith, H, 188c.-$761; M W Spratt, S, 186c-$697; G R Faulkner, H, 186c-$623; GROWN: M J Ford, S, 173c-$1115; M J Ford, S, 167c-$1133; M G Willis, S, 169c-$950; P F Oliver, S, 165c-$858; MA & KM Cooney, C, 135c-$869; MA & KM Cooney, C, 130c-$588; LAMBS: DV & A Colgrave, $140; ST & JE Colgrave, $136; OS & SL Atkins, $138; RJ & EK Mahnken, $131; P Barber, $133; AJ Lack & Son, $130-122; D R Spencer, $130-126; W Rootes, $119; R E Lockhart, $111; MR & PP Heazlewood, Hgts, $114; R E Lockhart, $119; MUTTON: MR & PP Heazlewood, $80-50; TD & AM Brown, $70; DM & JL Cunningham, $65; J& BF Schrale, $80-60; P & L Gill, $60-30 ROBERTS KILLAFADDY TRADE: D Hudson, Str, 206c, $793, D Hudson, Str, 204c, $673, JD & MJ Carins, Str, 196c, $735, D Hudson, Str, 195c, $897, K & M Stagg, Str, 194c, $785, JD & MJ Carins, Str, 190c, $855, P & I McConnell, Str, 188c, $887, L Ranson, Str, 186c, $809, TF & GS Scott, Str, 186c, $727, GR & H Shearer, Str, 185c, $786 GROWN: WK Stagg & MJ Kettle, Str, 185c, $989, L Ranson, Str, 184c, $947,P&IMcConnell, Str, 184c, $934, L Ranson, Str, 180c, $954, P & I McConnell, Str, 179c, $895, R & BM Martin, Hfr, 160c, $960 COWS & BULLS: R & BM Martin, Cow, 138c, $1007, Ivan JW Semmens, Cow, 125c, $743, Waterhouse Homestead, Bull, 110c, $863 LAMBS: PL Jones, Lambs, $143, DR Johnson, Lambs, $139, AW Middleton, Lambs, $138, SA & RL Beattie, Lambs, $138, PJ & SD Blackwood, Lambs, $137, PR & JM Brown, Lambs, $135, SR & FO Hazelwood, Lambs, $134, P & I McConnell, Lambs, $133, VM Bailey, Lambs, $133, EG Eyles, Lambs, $132, MUTTON: PL Jones, Ewes, $102, SR & FO Hazelwood, Ewes, $88, DN & BE Crosswell, Ewes, $75, PL Woodland, Ewes, $75, DN & BE Crosswell, Wrs, $71, A & C Phillips, Rams, $68 Demand for quality vealers at Killafaddy RICHARD BAILEY THERE was a small total yarding of 122 trade and export cattle at Killafad- dy on Tuesday with most being trade vealers and yearlings. Top quality vealers sold to very strong de- mand and many made more than 200c/kg with most making 181c/kg to 207c/kg. Restockers paid 199c/kg to 203c/kg or $694/head to $728/head for suitable steer vealers. Most yearling steers made 182c/kg to 196c/kg and heifers 170c/kg to 186c/kg with restockers paying 174c/kg to 190c/kg or $759/head to $887/head for suitable steers. There were 15 bullocks and medium weights made 165c/kg to 185c/kg while heavy bull- ocks made 167c/kg to 173c/kg liveweight. There were only nine cows and they sold for 125c/kg to 138c/kg. There was a small pen- ning of about 500 new seasons lambs -- the ma- jority were 20kg or heavier. Export demand was very strong with most lambs $3/head to $5/head dearer than before Chri- stmas. Heavy pens made $125/head to $143/head and trade $116/head to $125/head. Restockers paid $100 to $117 for well bred lambs with a preference for shorn pens. Some very small store lambs made $65/head to $88/head. Heifer vealers hit 231c Quoiba top ONLY 120 cattle came forward for the first sale of the new year at Quoi- ba on Wednesday. The highlights were in the trade cattle section where top quality lines were equally sought af- ter. Heifer vealers top- ped at 231c/kg while yearling heifers made to 220c/kg. Best yearling steers sold to 210c/kg. Bullocks: J. B. Chil- lcott -- 180c/kg ($1008), Briggs Family Trust -- 180c/kg ($1022), and J. F. and B. F. Moran -- 179c/kg ($966). Heavy Trade Steers: B.G.andT.A.Britt-- 191c/kg ( $970), S. G. and P. N. Elphinstone -- 190c/kg ($938), and P. F. Wise -- 189c/kg ($1020). Trade Steers: M. R. Ellis Holdings -- 210c/kg ($894), M. W. and M. L. Mace -- 210c/kg ($945), and B. G. and T. A. Britt -- 209c/kg ($877). Steer Vealers: M. G. Beechey -- 223c/kg ($927). Heavy Heifers: B. G. and T. A. Britt -- 200c/kg ($952), J. T. and S. Stevenson -- 192c/kg ($910), and Roland View P/L -- 190c/kg ($893). Trade Heifers: M. R. Ellis Holdings -- 220c/kg ($862), J. T. and S. Stevenson -- 205c/kg ($914), and B. G. and T. A. Britt -- 200c/kg ($844). Heifer Vealers: M. G. Beechey -- 231c/kg ($877), and Thompson and Mitchell -- 207c/kg ($741). Cows: W. S. and A. F. Gaffney -- 130c/kg ($782), A. R. and K. R. Gaffney -- 130c/kg ($822), M. J. and J. M. Gaffney -- 130c/kg ($837). Bulls: P. G. and K. Bramich -- 143c/kg ($1055). Optimism as 2011 starts with a bang market TALK Richard Bailey WHAT a start to 2011. Lamb prices have climbed higher, trade cattle are selling very well and the Victorian weaner calf sales have started off with a big bang. Unfortunately some primary pro- ducers are not so fortunate and my thoughts are with all the people affec- ted by the floods in Queensland and the severe drought in parts of Western Australia. The ramifications of the floods are expected to be massive and it is still too early to know exactly how bad the damage is going to be, but from a livestock point of view one has to assume that there will be big losses and great disruption getting stock to mar- kets or meat works. Down the track, the feed will be massive and no doubt farmers will need livestock -- mostly cattle -- to eat their grass. The Victorian weaner sales started on Monday at Hamilton with steer calves averaging 223c/kg liv- eweight. On Tuesday, 3200 steer calves were yarded and they were estimated to average 230c/kg liveweight. A total of 3478 cattle were yarded at Wodonga with steers averaging 230c/kg and heifers 216c/kg liveweight. More sales take place at the end of this week and next week, but it is difficult to see the results dropping with many grain growers needing cattle to eat their damaged crops. I believe they will need to reassess their situations and become active as the sales progress. I wonder at these prices whether the buyers will ever make any money out of the deal unless they have inside information on the future of the cattle market. Lamb prices -- both here and in Victoria -- started the new year on a frantic note with most lambs at Bal- larat and Hamilton quoted between 500c/kg and 540c/kg dressed weight and reports of shorn skins being worth nearly as much as woolly skins. The market at Killafaddy on Tuesday was very strong and was definitely the best sale for this time of the year at this centre on record. Almost 50 per cent of the lambs were estimated to weigh more than 22kg and sold from $125/head to $143/head while the few trade lambs made $116/head to $130/head with very few pens under $120/head. Meanwhile, if we happen to get another couple of weeks of dry weather we will probably see more sheep and cattle coming into the system. That said, the season has been very good throughout much of the state so it will be interesting to see what happens. Drought forces WA stock east THE mass exodus of West- ern Australian sheep flee- ing the state's ongoing drought cracked the one million mark last year. But revised ratings for Ovine Johne's Disease, which came into play on Saturday, may limit the ability of cash-strapped West Australian graziers to trade sheep interstate. At the end of last week, 1,002,935 sheep had crossed the Nullarbor to find new homes in eastern states properties. South Australia-based Ceduna quarantine station supervisor Peter Lowe said cross-country cattle figures also hit record highs, with 128,060 heading into South Australia and beyond. He said the station had seen 96,541 sheep go through in December alone, more than all of 2009's 94,680 head. ''While the sheep num- bers are impressive, more than 10 times the previous year, the cattle went more than 20 times higher,'' Mr Lowe said. ''In 2009 we saw just 5471 head go through our sta- tion and this year the number is 128,060. ''I have been here more than 25 years and never seen anything like it, not even close. ''Traffic did start to slow on Thursday (December 23), and Christmas Eve, and I suspect we will get a short break over the period to January but I don't know what will happen after that.'' The new ratings for OJD prevalence areas, however, are likely to slow the move- ment of sheep. Under the new Assurance Based Cre- dit points scheme, Western Australia has a higher OJD rating than SA, which could affect the transport of sheep to Victoria. West Australian pro- ducers wishing to continue to trade sheep interstate can gain additional ABC ''trading points'' by follow- ing the OJD management practices outlined in the National Sheep Health Statement. South Australian chief veterinary officer Rob Ra- haley said all sheep pro- ducers needed to familiar- ise themselves with the new movement require- ments. ''We don't want our far- mers sourcing sheep (other than lambs for fattening) from a property where the cumulative OJD score is less than four. Each decreasing score level re- flects a four-fold increase to the risk of introducing OJD.'' Should Victorian pro- ducers be forced to source sheep closer to home, they may need to brace them- selves; at Casterton last week, two and a half-year- old crossbred ewes topped at $238. The Weekly Times Floods affect fodder AUSTRALIA'S beef capital, Rockhampton, may soon be facing a shortage of fodder because of widespread flooding. Queensland government beef adviser Ken Murphy is co-ordinating a fodder drive. Mr Murphy said Rock- hampton was usually self- sufficient. However, he said the re- ceding floodwaters would leave mud and silt over pastures. To assist with fodder donations phone Mr Murphy on 0419 658 412. The Weekly Times
December 23rd 2010
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