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TAS Country : March 10th 2011
24 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 11, 2011 The Stock Report Look to Landmark for all your livestock needs. Look to us for a quote on your grass seed requirements: call us today on 03 6452 1034 DAIRY LIVESTOCK FOR SALE* S AREFAR ER A TED DAIRY LIVESTOCK A TED* EEF LIVESTOCK FOR SALE* 9 EEF LIVESTOCK A TED* 9 CO TACT US Landmark Smitht n h: Fa : Landmark L n rd h: Fa : BTB/LM2236 ROBERTS WOOL REPORT Current Change 12 Mths Ago 3 Year Ave EMI 1343 36 919 870 17 2454 8 1263 1340 18 2154 43 1172 1239 18.5 1928 46 1130 1160 19 1687 35 1084 1080 19.5 1464 23 1015 999 20 1308 38 978 929 21 1226 39 958 891 22 1182 52 944 867 23 1141 44 927 847 24 1053 50 828 800 25 954 25 691 680 26 871 37 601 614 28 705 41 455 459 30 657 61 395 391 MC 814 28 667 543 Ensure many happy returns WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson WOOL prices are great, the best we have seen in 20 years, with profitable levels for growers. Combine this with the great returns from sheep meat and it all looks good. Why then do I keep asking myself if we are getting the very best returns possible? The ''ups'' are few and far between, so really we have got to make the most of them when they come along. Mind you, perhaps we should have the same philosophy during the ''downs'' as well. Don't get me wrong -- I am all for leaving a bit in for the next bloke, but from where I sit that other bloke has been getting a better deal than growers for too long. What ''value'' are we destroying in wool by persisting to use the systems we are all used to? Sure it is easier to continue to do things the way we have always done them, particularly when the returns look reasonable, forgetting that 16 years of the past 20 were terrible. Sure there are differences in min- erals, but Australia enjoys the same competitive advantages in this sector as it does with Merino wool pro- duction. Rio Tinto, for example, would no more think of auctioning their iron ore than they would consider awarding Stern Hu with the employee of the month award. In fact, the only things they might consider auctioning are pink dia- monds from Argyle. It's really good at the moment, but all I suggest is that the wool industry should now be asking the question: Can we extract more value than we are currently, and are we, by using the systems we have always used, destroying intrinsic value in our great product? Good prices for Quoiba lambs HEAVY lambs held recent strong quotes to top at $178 in a yarding of 578 at Quoiba on Monday. Medium and lightweight lambs met good compe- tition with very few pens making less than $150. (Heavy lambs $165-$178, medium lambs $156-$169 and light lambs $140-$161). More than 100 mutton were mostly purchased at recent strong values by interstate processors. (Heavy mutton $80-$115 and light mutton $20-$740). A mixed line-up of 278 store lambs once again sold to very good grazier competition. (Best lines $114- $152.50 and secondary lines $55-$100). A heavier penning of 37 porkers saw quality pens sell on a par with recent sales. (Best pork $215-$250 and secondary pork $160-$210). Lambs: R. K. Walker ($178), J. T. Hawley ($176), R. Fairbairn ($176), Little and Sons ($174), T. and C. F. Boutcher ($174) and I. D. Febey ($173). Mutton: I. E. Sheehan ($115), A. J. and H. M. McNeill ($111), R. K. Wal- ker ($100), A. L. and H. M. Huett ($100), D. and B. Walters ($98) and P. and K. Neilsen ($95). AND THEY'RE OFF: Greenham's livestock co-ordinator Graeme Pretty and Janette Bishop with the Maine Anjou heifers. It's strait ahead to the Maine event KAROLIN MacGREGOR TWO Tasmanian-bred Maine Anjou heifers will start their journey to South Australia today as part of the breed's annual scholarship program. The heifers were bred at Chris and Janette Bishop's West Inlet Maine Anjou stud near Stanley. The cost of getting the heifers to South Australia is being paid for by Greenham Tasmania. The scholarship program is designed to give young Maine Anjou enthusiasts a start in the stud breeding game. Heifers for the program are donated by breeders each year. Mrs Bishop said until now they had been unable to participate in the program because the cost of getting the heifers across Bass Strait had been prohibitive. ''It costs quite a lot to get them over there, so it's fantastic that Greenhams have come on board to help this year,'' she said. One of the Tasmanian-bred heifers will be going to Phoebe Goodham, from Melrose. Phoebe, who is in Year 11, lives on her family's sheep farm, so the prospect of having a Maine Anjou heifer on the property has created quite a bit of excitement. The second heifer is going to Kate Farley, from Mount Gambier. Kate is in Year 12 and is also the South Australian Angus Youth chairperson. Her father runs the well-known Lanark Angus Stud. Both the heifers will be broken in and shown around the state at a variety of events, including the Royal Adelaide Show. Mrs Bishop said they were happy to be able to help with this year's scholarship program, which is aimed at promoting the breed to younger people. The heifers are about nine months old and Mrs Bishop said she was looking forward to regular updates from the girls about how they were progressing. Exporters move on Jap bullocks THERE were 224 cattle yarded at Quoiba on Wednesday. A mixed yarding of 40 Jap bullocks opened to stronger exporter compe- tition. Heavyweights top- ped at 197c/kg, and lighter animals made to 208c/kg. Trade cattle followed a similar pattern, with heifer vealers topping at 244c/kg. A yarding of 45 cows, bulls and processing cattle sold at recent strong quotes. Heavy beef cows sold to 167c/kg, with bulls selling to 160c/kg. Bullocks: DL & AL Rogers 208c/kg $1227; JB Chilcott 205c/kg $1221; MW Hill 205c/kg $1242. Heavy trade steers: RC & JA Stones 212c/kg $1140; MW Hill 212c/kg $1000; DL & AL Rogers 210c/kg $1096. Trade steers: MW Hill 225c/kg $963; JM Hingston 212c/kg $975; Cluan Homestead 212c/kg $949. Steer vealers: SJP McCulloch 237c/kg $914; AE Gillam 236c/kg $981; DG & DJ Martin 235c/kg $1010. Heavy heifers: S & M Pepperell 220c/kg $1069; GA & EM Cole 213c/kg $1069; NE & DG Morris 211c/kg $983. Trade heifers: EGAP P/L 227c/kg $957; RA Layton P/L 223c/kg $860; THB Holdings 221c/kg $963. Heifer vealers: GW & AR Duff 244c/kg $814; SJP McCulloch 240c/kg $835; DG & DJ Martin 238c/kg $871. Cows: RC & JA Stones 167c/kg $1053; LR Stones 166c/kg $999; DS & CD Cooper 165c/kg $1194. Bulls: B Jones 160c/kg $1238; CJ & DB Suna 155c/kg $1153.
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