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TAS Country : February 3rd 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011 Tasmanian Country 11 Beefed-up Bridgewater Jap ox prices THERE was a yarding of 94 cattle, 823 sheep and lambs, eight pigs and one calf at this week's Bridgewater market. There were 32 Jap ox yarded weighing from 540kg to 760kg, which sold from 180c to 199c. These prices are 10c per kilogram liveweight firmer than the previous market. The heaviest bullock re- alised $1406. Trade cattle were in short supply and sold from 190c to 195c, with a top price of 202c for 540kg. Cows sold from 110c to 140c for Friesians, with most making 140c, and beef cows made 150c. Bulls sold from 140c to 144c. There were 490 lambs yarded and these sold to steady inquiry. Heavy lambs topped at $141, with most making $125 to $135. Medium lambs made $105 to $120 and light $70 to $90. Two-tooths sold from $51 to $109. There was a very light yarding of mutton. Best wethers made $95 and best ewes $83, with most sheep making $70 and light sheep $10 to $20. Porkers sold from $110 to $190. Keen Quoiba bids A HEAVIER yarding of 258 cattle was offered at Quoi- ba this week to buoyant competition throughout the sale. The 70 Jap ox met strong local processor compe- tition to see heavy pens make to 193c/kg and ligh- ter lines to 206 c/kg. Heavy trade steers 450-560kg topped at 222c/kg. Local trade steers were light in supply and sold to 226c/kg. Steer vealers topped at 230c/kg with most 215-225c/kg. A good selection of heavy heifers topped at 209c/kg with most 195-205c/kg. Local trade heifers sold to 219c/kg with all butchers competing strongly. Heifer vealers topped the day with best types mak- ing 236c/kg and most lines 210-220c/kg. The light yarding of cows saw increased local competition. Best rates were 161c/kg for best beef cows and dairy cows made to 150c/kg. Heavyweight bulls made to 163c/kg with lighter types topping at 167c/kg. Bullocks: R & K Vizer 206c/kg, $1165. DM & TM Heineke 205c/kg, $1213. GL & JL Turner 205c/kg $1148. Heavy trade steers: GD Noble 222c/kg, $1110. S & M Pepperell 221c/kg $1103. L Dawkins 217c/kg $985. Trade steers: Josh Harris 226c/kg, $953. BJ Jeffrey 214c/kg, $834. Steer vealers: MacDonald & Smith 230c/kg, $1136. DG & DJ Martin 229c/kg, $948. AC & LG Alderson 218c/kg, $906. Heavy heifers: KA & WG Charleston 209c/kg, $940. RP Bellchambers 207c/kg, $972. Bonde Pastoral 206c/kg, $926. Trade heifers: CA Ric- hardson & Son 219c/kg, $893. S & M Pepperell 215c/kg, $954. Bonde Pastoral 212c/kg, $926. Heifer vealers: FJ Atkins 236c/kg, $775. DG & DJ Mar- tin 220c/kg $854. AC & LG Alderson 220c/kg, $792. Cows: IR & GM Benson 161c/kg, $959. AC & LG Alderson 153c/kg, $869. Bulls: CJ Murfet 167c/kg, $1058. RI Loane 166c/kg, $982. BK & BM Elphinstone 163c/kg, $1587. Double delight for dairy duo SUCCESS: Fairvale Morty 51 at Tatura with the team that helped her win the supreme Holstein exhibit and the Australian grand champion awards. Back row (left to right), Matt Templeton, Andrew Cullen, Andrew Pacitti and Margaret Ballentine. Front row (left to right), Lisa Thompson, Lindsay Thompson and Cameron Thompson. WINNING isn't every- thing except when you win the top prize for the second time at the biggest dairy show in the south- ern hemisphere. Bracknell father and daughter dairy farmers Lindsay and Lisa Thomp- son recently won the su- preme Holstein exhibit and the Australian grand champion with their five- year-old Fairvale Morty Lady 51 during Inter- national Dairy Week at Tatura in Victoria. Not only did they re- turn with a trophy and a sash, the Thompsons came back with a wad of cash. And they sold a six- month-old calf for $21,000 which won her class the next day when showed by her new owners. Her mother is the champion cow that won the Thompsons the 2009 supreme exhibit. The Thompson family is on an exciting winning streak. Their 283ha Brack- nell property is in a lush valley under the Western Tiers. The farm is a family concern with Lisa, Lind- say, Sandra and Cameron Thompson and Lisa's partner Matt Templeton partners in the business. ''I work full-time on the farm, there's only dad and myself and a relief mil- ker,'' Lisa said. ''I milk and look after the young stock.'' Lisa and her dad are busy trying to catch up after being away from the farm for two weeks. Lisa's mother Sandra and a relief milker looked after the herd when they were away. ''We started as a family hobby and decided to strive to have really com- petitive cows,'' Lisa said. ''It turned into a busi- ness, we invested and now we work all year around at higher profile shows across the country. ''We sell herd sires, young females and em- bryos.'' The Thompson family has already started preparing for next year's dairy show. ''We have to make sure the cows are in calf a few months before the show,'' Lisa said. It's a busy life for Lisa but she wouldn't have it any other way. ''You get worried when they are sick but they're the reason you get out of bed,'' she said. KILLAFADDY DRESSED WEIGHT PRICES This week Last week Last month Last year VEALERS 382 364 348 290 YEARLINGS 370 365 340 283 BULLOCKS 340 330 310 280 COWS 280 285 265 235 LAMBS 527 527 499 434 MUTTON 348 380 nq 285 Prices are in c/kg dressed weight for fat score 3 livestock Trade vealers popular RICHARD BAILEY THERE was a similar number of 173 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Tuesday, with more trade cattle and less export types. A very good-quality selection of trade vealers sold to a strong market, with most making 195c to 228c/kg and most averages about 214c/kg liveweight. There were fewer year- lings and most made 195c to 218c/kg, with restockers buying selected steers. There were 20 Jap ox bullocks and heavy pens were 8c/kg dearer, with most making 185c to 195c/kg, while lighter bull- ocks sold for 190c to 198c/kg liveweight. There were only seven cows yarded and these sold for 135c to 145c/kg. There was a larger pen- ning of 1062 lambs, with more heavy and extra- heavy pens included and fewer unfinished lambs. The market was very strong, with a record top price of $171 a head for a small pen of extra-heavy lambs. Most heavy lambs made $131 to $167 and trade lambs $119 to $134 a head. All regular buyers were active. There was a small pen- ning of 500 mutton, and with limited competition prices were not quite as good as last week but still very satisfactory. Most trade and heavy sheep made $77 to $101 and lighter $56 to $68 a head. For Sale 20 Xbred dairy heifers 2.5 yo calving from 1/3/11 to Jersey 12 Xbred cows calving from 1/3/11 to stud Friesian bull 100 Xbred dairy heifers calving from 1/9/11 to Jersey Ph. Bernard Atkins 0417 593 158 AI Friesian bull 15 Xbred dairy heifers calving Spring Ph. Frank Steers 0418 141 081 120 Merino ewes 6 yo 200 Border X Merino ewe lambs Qty White suffolk rams 30 Border X Merino White Suffolk ewe lambs Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Wanted to Buy Qty Murray Grey or Angus cows calving Autumn Store Cattle - steers and heifers Ph. Bernard Atkins 0417 593 158 or Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Store Cattle - all types Ph. Greg Duke 0407 882 595 Tasmania 2055900-110204 DAIRY CATTLE NEW EXPORT ORDER CHINA Holstein Friesian heifers - from 100kg upwards Buying NOW - Top Dollars offered on inspection Give your local Vicstock agent a call to quote on your calves before you sell. GST may apply. Phone a Vicstock Agent First. Bernard Atkins .............................. 0417 593 158 Frank Steers .................................. 0418 141 081 Adam Crawford .......................... 0400 550 412 Peter Collins ................................. 0427 547 145 Kurtis Grey.................................... 0428 562 718 Greg Duke ................................... 0407 882 595 (North West / State Manager) (North) (North West) (Export Co-ordinator) (North East) (South) PRODUCTION ERT'S 11675 17x2
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