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TAS Country : April 7th 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011 Tasmanian Country 13 2033544-110408 www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 FORTHCOMING EVENTS F F e & h g h e e www.e de .c m. e ec Se ce nd S e Id: • ddy S e - Tues 12th April • d n ng S e (Id: S196417) Tuesday 12th April, 11am Cressy Offe ng 35 q y ng B Catalogues Available • Sm h n S e Mon 18th April 11.30 am • ddy S e S e - Tues 19th April 150 S e C e d ed. F he En e In ed • P w nn C S e Thursday 28th April at 11 am 2000 Calves Advised -- Contact your Elders Agent • Sh ng -L He e d P He e d B S e Wednesday 4th May, 11 am, East Ridgley A/c: GA & PM Clarke 18-24 month old bulls Catalogues Available (Id: S196578) • d n M y G ey S e (Id: S196419) Monday 9th May, 11.30 am Cressy 33 g ng eg e ed 12 M e em e - m gn cen m n 22 em n ne we g wn he e 6 y ng c mme c he e . Sale bulls with outstanding Breedplan gures - some with highest EMA in the breed for the year. Mature females have magni cent calves at foot C g e e LIVESTOCK LIVESTOC FOR S LE GST may apply, all prices uoted are GST E clusive 10 Suffolk Rams $300 1 ampshire own Ram $500 2 ampshire own Rams $200 nny S e 0437 302 266 Angus shopping spree starts Sunday BREEDING BONANZA: After a good season, many want to increase their herds. KAROLIN MacGREGOR BUYERS are expected to be out in force next week at Tasmanian's yearly Angus Week sales. With a booming young cattle market and excellent seasonal conditions average prices across the sale could increase by between $500 and $1000 a head. Next week's sales will see 330 bulls on offer, 40 stud females and 600 commercial Angus females. Roberts stud stock manager Tim Woodham said it should be an exciting week of sales. ''The way the young cattle mar- ket is going, there's a lot of confidence out there at the mo- ment so I think demand for bulls, especially at the top end will be pretty strong,'' he said. He said many producers wanted to increase their herd numbers: ''Obviously, if you buy some heifers, at some point you're going toneedabullandalotofguysare trying to lift their numbers and get back into cattle at the moment.'' Mr Woodham said he had been receiving a lot of inquiries about next week's bull sales from poten- tial mainland buyers. ''When they're going along to some of the mainland sales and the bulls are averaging $8000, it's scaring some of them off a bit,''he said. ''Some of them are talking about doing a trip down to Tassie to buy some bulls and making a bit of a holiday of it at the same time.'' Mr Woodham said sales earlier in the season were a good sign. ''At the March bull sales prices were up by about $1000 and that was before we'd even sold any calves,'' he said. Bull prices at last year's Angus Week sales averaged $4236, but Mr Woodham said he expected that to increase this year. Angus Week starts on Sunday, with open days at all the studs, before the sales start on Monday. First sale of the week is on Monday at the Hughes family's Cluden Newry stud at Longford at 11am. In the afternoon buyers the Archer family's Landfall stud sale starts at 2pm. On Tuesday, there's a sale at Charles and Janet Wallace's Woodbourn stud near Cressy at 11am. From there buyers will move to Ferdie Foster's Rosedale stud at Campbell Town for the 2pm sale of his and John Wear's Chale Angus sale. On Wednesday at Roberts Pow- ranna selling complex cattle from Richard Harvey's Tamaroo stud will go under the hammer at 11am along with bulls from the Iron- stone Creek stud. At noon the commercial female sale will start. See sales catalogues at www.robertsltd.com.au. The Stock Report Season's bleatings as wool growth tipped PERFECT CONDITIONS: Russell Pattinson says there are several reasons for the predicted rise in Australian wool production. FOR the first time since the reserve price scheme ended 20 years ago, Australian wool production is projected to rise. The Australian Wool Production Fore- casting Committee has revised its forecast of 335 million kilograms of shorn wool for 2010-11 (made in December last year) up to 340 million kilograms. The increase follows improved seasonal conditions across eastern Australia, high- er wool prices and greater retention of ewes and lambs. Committee chairman Russell Pattinson said an increase in average fleece weights and the fact that many producers had shorn early had also boosted production. A further 1 per cent rise in shorn wool production, up to 345 million kilograms, is also forecast for 2011-12. This is due to a projected increase in sheep numbers to 68.3 million -- up 0.9 per cent from the 2009-10 level of 67.7 million -- and the number of sheep shorn. The Bell Group's FS Falkiner and Sons, which runs 12 properties and is one of Australia's largest wool producers, will increase flock numbers this year. ''We've kept an extra age group we'd normally sell for another 12 months, to lift numbers,'' FSF operations manager Ju- stin Campbell said. ''The season and the green feed about is unbelievable, so we have kept more Merino wethers on the ground. We were feeding instead of selling during the drought to retain numbers. Now it's about building numbers. It's . . . good to have the numbers with the way the season is.'' With the acquisition of two new proper- ties in New South Wales, FSF has lifted its flock from 60,000 to 70,000 ewes. 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Qty Autumn calving Friesian cows. Friesian and Jersey bulls all ages. Qty beef bulls Ph. Frank Steers 0418 141 081 Qty Friesian and Jersey bulls Ph. Greg Duke 0407 882 595 6 White Suffolk rams 18 mo. $600 - $800 Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Wanted to Buy Spring calving Jersey and JerseyXFsn cows and heifers Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Forthcoming Angus and Murray Grey sales - for advice and selection Ph. Stud Stock agents - Bernard Atkins or Peter Collins Choppers - cows and bulls Ph. your local Vicstock Agent for a competative price Tasmania NEW EXPORT ORDER (Protocol applies) Friesian heifers from 180kg and upwards Jersey heifers from 180kg and upwards Ph. your local Vicstock agent for full details and competative prices GST may apply. Phone a Vicstock Agent First. 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