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TAS Country : February 10th 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011 Tasmanian Country 15 The Stock Report Quoiba rates maintained A HEAVIER yarding of 1074 lambs met buyers at Quoiba on Monday. Last week's top rates were maintained with strong mainland and local competition. Heavy lambs topped at $176 with most $160 to $170. Medium lines held last week's rates of $130 to $158 and light $115 to $128. Heavy lambs: $160 to $176. Medium lambs: $130 to $158. Light lambs: $115 to $128. The 167 mutton yarded met extra mainland de- mand to see prices slightly up on previous sales to top at $98 with most heavy pens $85 to $93. Heavy mutton $85 to $98. Light mutton $50 to $60. A yarding of 45 store lambs offered were mainly in the wool and sold to solid demand to see best pen make $127. Best lines: $117 to $127. Secondary lines: $105 to $116. Pigs: An average yard- ing of 27 porkers held recent rates to top at $250 with most $180 to $250. Lighter types sold from $110 to $175. Store pens made $75 to $90. Best pork: $180 to $250. Secondary pork $110 to $175. Store pigs: $75 to $90. The 23 bobby calves sold to recent strong rates to see best beef types sell to $200 and smaller $100-$150. Processing types sold from $30-$40. Beef calves: $150 to $200. Processing calves: $30 to $40. Lambs: PW Goss $176. PD Langmaid $166. SG Langmaid $172. D Kelly $166. ID Febey $170. Carl Cox Transport $168. B McLennan $166. Mutton: CH & JI Aylett $98. PW Goss $96. DJ & PH Blair & sons $95. PD & AR Langmaid $93. TR & SM Whiteley $90. Bridgewater bullocks do well THERE was a yarding of 122 cattle, 784 sheep and lambs, six pigs and one calf at this week's Bridg- ewater market. The 38 bullocks yard- ed sold to good compe- tition making from 170 to a top of 199 cents with most at 185 cents. Yearling cattle were in light supply with most selling at 200 cents and topped at 216 cents . Heavy heifers sold from 150 to 175 cents. Cows sold from 100 to 142 cents most at 139 cents. There was a yarding of 420 lambs and they sold to good solid rates. Top price was $155 with most heavy lambs selling from $130 to $145, medium $110 to $125, light $75 to $100. There was only 220 mutton on offer, best wethers $98, best ewes $97, most sheep $75, light sheep $10 to $20. Porkers sold from $180 to $190, sows $195 and week-old calves $170. KILLAFADDY DRESSED WEIGHT PRICES This week Last week Last month Last year VEALERS 385 382 350 290 YEARLINGS 376 270 342 290 BULLOCKS 335 340 315 279 COWS 287 280 261 233 LAMBS 591 527 523 432 MUTTON 365 348 335 280 Prices are in c/kg dressed weight for fat score 3 livestock Producer joy as exports rise on sheep's back market TALK Richard Bailey IN DEMAND: Australian lamb exports jumped 15 per cent in January. IT was another good week in the livestock industry, with more Tasmanian records set in the lamb market and trade cattle selling very well across all markets. It is interesting to note that Australian lamb exports jumped 15 per cent year-on-year last month, after registering the lowest January total in six years in 2010. Demand was very strong in key markets including the US, the Middle East, South-East Asia, greater China and the European Union. Contributing to the firm interest was tight global supplies and constrained competition from the other key supplier, with New Zealand's slaughter rate down 8 per cent on last January. The Middle East was the largest export market for Australian lamb in January, with volumes up 18 per cent to 2185 tonnes. The US was the only major market to record a fall, slipping 12 per cent to 1795 tonnes, while strong demand in greater China pushed shipments up 36 per cent to 1793 tonnes. MLA has just released a sheep industry projection paper in which its says: ''Lamb prices are expected to remain at record levels in early 2011, but are likely to ease later in the year once supplies lift. The Australian flock is expected to grow by 2 per cent as favourable conditions in the eastern states produce exceptional lambing percentages and continue to stimulate stronger restocker demand and ewe retention. ''Lamb production is forecast to increase 7 per cent to 436,000 tonnes as a result of increased slaughter and carcass weights averaging 21.6kg.'' Demand for Australian lamb is expected to strengthen at home and around the world, with exports expected to rise 7 per cent to a record 167,000 tonnes.. Now to the cattle forecasts and Tim McRae, MLA's market analyst, says: ''The fundamentals indicate that we are entering a period of rejuvenated demand, lower global beef stocks and higher prices, which will serve to help offset the impact of the currently high Aussie dollar. But in the grain-fed sector, rising grain prices and feeder cattle prices, the sluggish Japanese grain-fed market and high Australian dollar will put a squeeze on margins. 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