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TAS Country : March 10th 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011 Tasmanian Country 21 The Stock Report Cattle breeders make real killing market TALK Richard Bailey CALF TIME: The Tasmanian weaner sale season kicked off with yesterday's big sale at Powranna. With the calf sales upon us, there should be more cull cows available, though I suspect some producers may keep some old cows for an extra calf.' CATTLE prices continued on an upward trend during the week, with trade cattle prices in the southeastern states showing very strong signs. Most market analysts expected prices to slide as the Queensland kill got back to full strength, but this hasn't happened. The NLRS reports that the eastern states cattle slaughter for February increased by 21 per cent on February 2010 to just below 600,000 head, which is 7 per cent higher than the five-year average. Most of the increase was due to the Queensland kill, with its total kill for the month of 307,000 head being an all-time record for February. The NSW slaughter rate was up 2 per cent on last year, but 4 per cent down on the five-year average. In Victoria the cattle slaughter numbers for February were the lowest since 1999, with Vic- torian processors faced with a tight supply of cattle, an excellent season, recent flooding and several years of destocking throughout the drought. In Tasmania, cattle slaughter figures are very similar to last year, according to the NLRS statistics supplied by local meat works. The next few months will tell a story, with both major cattle works finding it harder to get their share of the kill. With the calf sales upon us, there should be more cull cows available, though I suspect some producers may keep some old cows for an extra calf, given the pretty good season. Good-quality vealers at both Quoiba and Killafaddy sold very well this week, with most making 215c to 235c/kg. At Killafaddy vealers averaged in the mid-220s range, which is prob- ably the best result for producers for many years. Still on cattle, Argentinian beef exports from July 2010 to January 2011 fell by 63 per cent, which is another example of the general world shortage of beef. This should be good for Australian exports, particularly if the value of the Australian dollar were to drop a bit. Australian lamb exports rose by 2 per cent in February (from February 2010) to 11,484 tonnes, with the US bouncing back to the top of the order of our clients for the first time since June 2010. The US took 3261 tonnes, ahead of the Middle East (up 19 per cent to 2232 tonnes). Greater China took 2113 tonnes, up 8 per cent on last February. There has been a much lower amount of sheep meats exported by New Zealand, which is obviously a bonus for Australian exporters. 2025863-110311 POWRANNA WEANER SALE Thursday March 24 at 12.00pm Sharp 3500 WEANERS 3500 Approximately 800 EU Accredited Weaners Available Johnes MN or Beef Only Status Soft floor -- No concrete Further Entries & Enquiries: Warren Johnston 0419 326348 David Bennett 0439 632374 Nick Towns 0419 37360 Or your Roberts Livestock Representative Further entries invited and accepted CLEVELAND PASTORAL ESTATE, OUSE ANNUAL WEANER SALE FRIDAY MARCH 25 AT 1.30PM 805 Angus & Angus Hereford x steers 400 Angus & Angus Hereford x heifers Enq: Michael Lang 0408 146022 Luncheon to aid St John The Baptist Church, Ouse -- Ladies Guild 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 Burnie 6424 8271 Tasmania Weaner, Stud Stock & Feature Cattle Sales 2011 "March, April, May" Powranna & Bothwell EU Accredited Saleyards Both Gravel Floor (No Concrete) All weaners NLIS identified 23,000 Weaner & Restocking Cattle 23,000 575 Bulls 575 March Thursday 24 Powranna Weaner Sale 3500 Friday 25 Cleveland Weaner Sale on property 1 mark 1400 April Friday 1 Mawbanna Angus & Jamena Poll Hereford Bull Sale, Smithton 35 Bulls Tuesday 5 Dunroan Shorthorn Sale 10 Bulls Thursday 7 Bothwell Weaner Sale 5000 Friday 8 Landfall Angus Genetic Sale (Auctions Plus in conjunction with Elders Limited) Sunday 10 Angus Week Open Day & Richmond Hill Angus Bull Sale Monday 11 Cluden Newry & Landfall Angus Bull Sale 150 Bulls Tuesday 12 Woodbourn, Rosedale & Chale Angus Bull Sales 105 Bulls Wednesday13 Tamaroo & Ironstone Creek Bull Sales. 30 Bulls Powranna Angus & Angus Infused Commercial Sale 600 Thursday 14 West End Weaner Sale, Smithton 1200 Friday 15 Flinders Island Cattle Sale 1200 Annual Panshanger Cow Sale (Auctions Plus in conjunction with Richards Livestock) Thursday 28 Powranna Weaner Sale 2800 May Monday 2 Quamby Plains/ Chester & Valma Poll Hereford Bulls Sales 55 Bulls Tuesday 3 Guilford Poll Hereford Bull Sale 35 Bulls Saturday 7 Agfest Multi Vendor Bull Sale 20 Bulls Monday 9 Woodbourn & Island State Murray Grey Sales 45 Bulls Thursday 12 Powranna "Beef Only" Cattle Sale 2500 Friday 19 Flinders Island Cattle Sale 1200 Enquiries: Store Stock Stud Stock Tim Woodham .............. 0418 323425 Jock Gibson .................. 0418 133595 Warren Johnston ....... 0419 326348 David Bennett ............ 0439 632374 John Denholm............ 0418 122422 Philip Brazendale ...... 0418 123798
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