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TAS Country : March 17th 2011
22 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 18, 2011 News Young bull market confident BUYING UP: Dunlop Park Edward, a son of Dunlop Park Zane, was bought by George and Iris Johnson, of Castra. KAROLIN MacGREGOR CONFIDENCE in the young cattle market brought a jump in prices at recent Tasmanian Angus stud sales. Roberts stud stock manager Tim Woodham said a buoyant young cattle market had pushed up averages at four recent Angus bull sales by about $1000 a head. ''The market at the moment is excellent,'' he said. ''There's a lot of confidence out there in the cattle job at the moment and we saw that at the bull sales.'' A highlight was the sale of 10 pregnancy tested in- calf commercial heifers from the Tucker family's Antu Angus stud, which created a new Australian record when they sold for $2450 a head. The heifers were bought by G. and B. Oliver from the Longerenong property at Winnaleah. The 30 heifers offered at the sale averaged $2417 a head. Bulls at the sale also sold well with a complete clearance of the 25 on offer. The bulls topped at $7000 twice and averaged $4400. Purchasers of the two top-priced bulls were Mineral Banks and Beams Brothers Holdings from Flowery Gully. The second top-priced bull was bought for $6000 by Hanlon and Whitchurch from Scottsdale. Bigger volume purchasers at the sale were D. and P. Conn who bought four bulls averaging $4437, W. and L. Von Bibra from Ross who bought four bulls averaging $4375, and Allan Smith and Sons from Turners Marsh who bought four bulls averaging $3375. At the Londavra sale, 12 of the 15 bulls on offer were sold for an average of $3939. The top-priced bull was bought by H. P. T. Cusick from Apslawn at Cranbrook for $5750. The second top- priced bull was purchased by Mineral Banks for $5500. Barnbougle Beef bought three bulls averaging $3958. At the Hall family's Quarterways Angus sale, 25 of the 26 bulls on offer were sold, averaging $4326. The sale's top priced bull was sold for $7750 to I. F. and V. Abraham from Waterhouse. Colin Barrett from Flinders Island also purchased a bull for $6500. Flinders Island producers P. and J. Warren also had a successful sale, buying three bulls averaging $2916. The Hall family also offered a selection of females at their sale. Nine joined heifers were sold, topping at $1700 and averaging $1600 a head. They were bought by Stafford Heres from Marrawah. Ten unjoined heifers were also sold, topping at $1300 and averaging $1275, and were bought by Echo Cottage. At the Stewart family's Dunlop Park sale the strong demand continued when eight bulls were sold topping at $4750 and averaging $3187. The top-priced bull, Dunlop Park England, was bought by R. and D. Saltmarsh from Castra who are repeat buyers and also purchased Dunlop Park Equator for $3000. The second top-price of the sale was $3500 paid for Dunlop Park Edward, bought by George and Iris Johnson, also from Castra.
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