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TAS Country : February 3rd 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011 Tasmanian Country 15 Dorpers no longer the black sheep ACCEPTED: Graeme Collins brought this embryo-transfer White Dorper from his Merribrook stud at Milloo in Central Victoria. Picture: BRUCE MOUNSTER BRUCE MOUNSTER Sale report, page 23 SEVEN years ago there was just one Dorper sheep stud in Tasmania -- and woolgrowers wanted it banned. Nowadays the Dorper Society boasts 22 Tasmanian stud and com- mercial members. And if interest from the sheep meat industry and small farmers at Tas- mania's first Dorper and White Dorper expo last Saturday is anything to go by, numbers could be about to take off. The expo attracted more than 100 people, surprising organisers who had initially catered for 50. State Government financial sup- port for the expo was symbolic, in contrast to Primary Industries Minis- ter Bryan Green's 2004 declaration, that the breed posed a contamination risk to the state's wool industry. The wool industry's worries, that the release of dark fibres by fleece- shedding breeds such as Dorpers would spoil woollen fabrics, had always been hotly denied by Dorper breeders. The Government has now told Dorper breeders it intends to relax regulations that were imposed on Dorper and other ''exotic breeds'' owners, by Mr Green, during his first tenure as minister. Meat and Livestock Australia also backed the expo by sending expert speakers. The New South Wales Government's sheep and wool extension officer Geoff Duddy said he couldn't see Dorpers posing any worse threat than goats, alpacas or dogs if they were properly managed. He said sheep urine stains were the biggest contamination source. Mr Duddy said Dorpers were a ''different animal''from other sheep breeds. He said if farmers figured out how to handle them -- including keeping them behind fences -- Dorpers were shaping up as an easy-care alternative for the efficient production of quality carcas- ses. Warwick Hastwell runs his Dover Bay Dorpers stud on a small acreage, as a sideline to his Dover mussel farm. Mr Hastwell said during good seasons his Dorper ewes had been dropping lambs at almost six monthly intervals. ''No other breed can do that,'' he said. Mr Hastwell said Dorpers also thrived on rough pastures, nibbling everything from young gorse to pine trees. He said Dorpers were a likeable animal. ''They are intelligent animals. They have personalities, and you can see that down the line,'' he said. ''We are selecting for temperament.'' Mr Hastwell said commercial breeders were advised to develop flocks the slow way --- by crossing repeatedly with Dorper rams --- due to the scarcity of Dorper ewes. ''Ewes are like gold,'' he said. 2003275-110204 Auction Surplus Plant & Equipment Thursday February 10 at 11.00am Showgrounds Forster Street, Invermay Account: Launceston Show Society Viewing: Wednesday Feb 9 12.00 -- 1.30pm Massey Ferguson 35X tractor (2 post rops, 4cyl pet), large round bale hay feeder, small lawn roller, tri axle steel 18 trailer , 40 steel shipping container, 2 x 20 steel shipping container, 1.5 pallets MDF board (2160x900x15), 3pl 6 grader blade, Lincoln elec welder, qty steel trolleys, qty poly pipe, qty timber signboards, qty s/h roofing iron, qty timber lattice, 2 x glass display cabinets, timber table with glass cabinet top , wooden ticket boxes, qty pine flooring, 10 x grandstand seat units, qty office chairs, qty s/h elec cable, qty galv fence piping, trewalla jack, timber bench seats, qty mesh cages, concrete water trough, railway sleepers, Scheppach elec saw bench, qty fence palings, qty treated fence posts, fencing strainer set, 2 x aluminium ladders, 2 tag applicators, qty e/f posts, Victa lawn mower, office desk & side cabinet, 5 steel cupboards, 2 x 4 drawer filling cabinets, large qty steel shelving, small refrigerator, qty hand tools, fencing equipment, workshop sundries, 2006 Toyota commuter minibus ( manual, pet, 105K), Terramoto 125cc motorbike, Quad bike (90cc,elec start), Stihl 076 chainsaw, Dolmar PS 6800I chainsaw, roller door (manual, 3.8w x 4.5d), 2 x Daiken photocatalytic air purifiers, qty power tools, NEW 34cm color TV, Samsung microwave, spinning wheel w/ loom, Ariens 5hp walk behind rotary hoe, Photo ID required for bidder registration NO BUYERS PREMIUM - GST may apply Images available www.robertsltd.com.au (go to Livestock then Clearing Sales) Enq: Kevin Matkovich 0417 325936 email@example.com 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 Northern Sales Farm Plant & Equipment Thursday February 17 at 11:00am 576 Bengeo Road, Red Hills, Deloraine Account: KWC Leonard Due to sale of property Baby Giant 20 plate offset discs, Hardie 600ltr spray unit, 3PL SP 500 super spreader, Stephenson travelling irrigator, 40x4"x7mirrigpipes,3xroundbale feeders, Sunbeam shearing machine, Ajax wool press, Taarup 5 disc mower, MF 4 F plough, 3 sect SJ harrows, 3PL lifting crane, hay forks, 4 x culvert pipes, approx 60 x 6 railway iron posts, 9 x 12 , 6 x 22 , FEL silage grab, cultivator, carryall, OH diesel tanks, Sunbeam cattle scales with digital readout, single axel farm trailer, qty galv piping, qty s/h roofing iron, elec fence pegs & reels, Pel elec fence unit, plastic feeding troughs, qty timber, qty timber doors, gates, saddle, qty poly pipe, qty fencing gear, workshop sundries, slide on camper, 1989 Subaru 4WD wagon, Dodge 300 truck (6 cyl pet), XF Falcon van, Bradley log clamp, Primus hot camp shower, 4F Overum reversible plough, Norsden 24 run drill, Jennings 5 ton fertilizer bin, Crump 1 tonn fertilizer spreader, NH side delivery hay rake, Bender 5 tonn silage wagon, 7 x concrete water troughs, qty plain wire & electric fence reels, treated hydro pole, Ariens zero turn lawn mower (16hp, 42" cut), Howard 5ft Selectilth slasher, Tedder rake, Ariens ride on mower, Ferguson 28 tractor (4 cyl, pet) Carryall, finger mower, saw bench, NH 275 square baler, Daihatsu 4WD ute, pop top caravan (16ft). Photo ID required for bidder registration NO BUYERS PREMIUM - GST may apply Images available www.robertsltd.com.au (go to Livestock then Clearing Sales) Enq: Kevin Matkovich 0417 325936 firstname.lastname@example.org Log Skidder Tractors Trucks Vehicles Plant & Equipment Saturday February 12 at 10.00am 495 Lilydale Rd, Turners Marsh Account: DM Chilcott (GORSE BUSTERS) Gorse Spraying Business Complete Gorse Spraying business inc: Leader truck (4 x 4, V6 GM), 9.5 Tonne spray machine (covers 45 metres), ex Army Acco 4 x 4 tanker truck (5,000 litres), and qty of spare equipment. To be sold in one lot, purchaser will have access to ongoing work. Cat 518 C log skidder (with gorse smudge), Belarus 1770 tractor (210 hp), Chamberlain 3380 tractor, Bedford 4 x 4 truck , Bobcat 907 backhoe, Bobcat S150, 6 sect harrows, finger mower, 3F plough, set discs, pipe layer, farm trailers, tip trailers, HAIB type crane (with swivel head), gorse plough. Vehicles: 1997 Landrover Discovery (diesel VGC), 1996 Landrover Discovery (V8 pet/gas, VGC) 2003 Toyota Camry (VGC), Toyota HiLux dual cab with Franklin slide on camper, 17 caravan. Plant & Equipment: Stone crusher (on wheels, diesel powered), concrete mixing plant, large water wheel, qty timbers, qty ridge capping, wheels, tyres, chainsaws, Toyota ute (body & chassis only), Mazda T3000 (body & chassis only) and workshop sundries. Photo ID required for bidder registration NO BUYERS PREMIUM - GST may apply Images available www.robertsltd.com.au (go to Livestock then Clearing Sales) Enq: Kevin Matkovich 0417 325936 email@example.com Clearing Sale Clearing Sale Roberts Limited Unsecured Deposit Notes Interest Rates ABN 12 009 475 647 Roberts Limited is pleased to advise increases in rates available on unsecured deposit notes. The current rates are listed below: If you are interested in investing funds with Roberts Ltd please contact our Hobart, Launceston, Burnie or Smithton offices or visit our website www.robertsltd.com.au At Call * 4.75% The above rates are subject to change without notice. Roberts Limited may accept applications for the issue of unsecured deposit notes under its Prospectus dated 5th March 2010 which expires on 5th April 2011. An unsecured deposit note of Roberts Limited is not a bank deposit. All investments involve risk and investors risk losing some or all of their principal investment. Roberts Limited s unsecured deposit notes do not have a credit rating by a recognised credit agency. This means no independent assessment has been made about the risk of loss to investors. * The minimum initial subscription is $500 for At Call unsecured deposit notes or $2,000 for Fixed Term unsecured deposit notes. No application for the issue of unsecured deposit notes will be accepted unless it is on the form included in the Prospectus. Fixed Term * $2,000 to $25,000 to $500,000 + $24,999 $499,999 3 Months 5.55% p.a. 5.85% p.a. 4 Months 5.75% p.a. 5.90% p.a. 6 Months 6.50% p.a. 6.60% p.a. 6.75% p.a. 8 Months 6.55% p.a. 6.75% p.a. 7.00% p.a. 12 Months 6.85% p.a. 6.95% p.a. 7.15% p.a. 24 Months 6.75% p.a. 7.00% p.a. 36 Months 6.50% p.a. 6.75% p.a. 48 Months 6.55% p.a. 6.80% p.a. 60 Months 6.60% p.a. 6.85% p.a. Clearing Sale Terms Strictly cash or approved cheque on day of sale unless prior arrangement has been made with Rural Finance Department. All intended bidders must register with photo ID prior. Qty cows & calves Enq: Rodney Miles 0417 013720 Lines of Merino ewes 1 -- 4yrs, med to large framed preferred Lines of Angus or Hereford cow & calves, or cows in calf Enq: Rob Hogarth 0419 373534 Livestock Wanted
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