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TAS Country : April 21st 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011 Tasmanian Country 15 Cull cows Top money for beef and dairy culls With increased capacity at our Smithton plant, we re now chasing all types of cull cows for processing -- and paying top money! Contact your local Greenham representative. He ll quickly inspect your culls and make prompt arrangements to turn them into cash. It s what you d expect from the family owned Australian company that s expanding in Tasmania and committed to the local cattle industry. Prompt payment always at Greenham. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au RGM/GRT35325 Cade Ebdon Circular Head 0409 437 950 Nick Strickland Central/NW 6433 3230 0417 335 843 Ian Millen Central East/NE 6344 8915 0408 133 685 Grant Lethborg North East 0417 633 486 Ron Crack King Island 0400 895 133 Michael Ardle South 0428 134 122 Wayne Oliver Statewide 6362 3682 0419 358 441 Daryl Heazlewood Statewide 0419 131 458 Graeme Pretty Livestock Controller 0418 505 347 2001097-110422 JAMENA POLL HEREFORD Top price steers at west end sale to $955 Top price heifers $840 Would like to thank all buyers of our bull sale held on the 1/4/11 with an average of $3125. Top price bull jamena Exterminator sold to P&N Seager For Sale 50 Angus and Angus HerefordX cows calving from 1 Aug 30 X Bred dairy heifers calving from 15 Aug 30 young XBred and Jersey cows PTIC Qty Murray Grey bulls Ph. Bernard Atkins 0417 593 158 Qty Angus Bulls 1 Red Angus X Simmental bull Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 12 Angus heifers 15 m.o. ready to join Qty jersey and Friesian bulls Ph. Greg Duke 0407 882 595 Wanted to Buy 100 XBred Autumn calving dairy cows Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Chopper cows and bulls - Ph. all agents Tasmania EXPORT ORDER Holstein Friesian heifers from 100kg Prompt delivery and payment Ph. All Agents GST may apply. Phone a Vicstock Agent First. Bernard Atkins .............................. 0417 593 158 Frank Steers .................................. 0418 141 081 Adam Crawford .......................... 0400 550 412 Peter Collins ................................. 0427 547 145 Kurtis Grey.................................... 0428 562 718 Greg Duke ................................... 0407 882 595 (North West / State Manager) (North) (North West) (Export Co-ordinator) (North East) (South) 2057093-110422 Sheep numbers continue decline market TALK Richard Bailey FLOCK: The sheep flock is at its lowest level since 1905 and the numbers fell uniformly across most states. ALTHOUGH it is a bit out of date, the final herd and flock figures for the year ending 30 June 2010 have just been released and I don't suppose there are many surprises with numbers still going backwards as the drought con- tinued through much of that year. The cattle herd numbers declined five per cent to 26.55 million head and the sheep flock was back five per cent to 68.1 million head. The sheep flock is at its lowest level since 1905 and the numbers fell uni- formly across most states with five per cent less in NSW, Victoria and Tas- mania while Queensland was 15 per cent down, South Australia 10 per cent and WA down seven percent. MLA said: ''Refecting the strong prices and outlook for lambs in recent years, the number of breeding ewes bucked the declining trend, rising three per cent to 42.3 million head. With the breaking of the drought across Eastern Australia in 2010 and a wet start to 2011, and with most producers retaining breeding ewes, the national flock is expected to increase for the year ending 30 June 2011.'' Cattle numbers were lower across eastern states, down eight per cent in Queensland, seven per cent in NSW, five per cent in Victoria and 14 per cent in SA with several years of drought forcing producers to liquidate herds. While numbers were stable in WA, they were up 23 per cent in the Northern Territory as the seasonal conditions improved in early 2010. It is interesting to note that even in recent years the sheep flock has just kept getting smaller with the 2006 figures showing 91.027 million and now at the end of 2010 (financial year) the numbers are at 68.805 million head. There has been a lot of talk recently about a worldwide shortage of beef and hence our export beef prices have been pretty good. Well here is an example of the cause. Argentinean beef exports in the first eight months of 2010-11 were down 61 per cent to 102,282 tonnes compared to the same period in 2009-10. The fall was driven by tight supplies and soaring domestic prices, both influencing the redirection of beef to the local market. Israel takes about 33 per cent of total exports with Russia taking 22 per cent. However their industry is highly concerned about potentially not filling their share of the EU Hilton quota, as exports during the July to February period were only 16,731 tonnes with less than four months to ship the remaining 11,269 tonnes. This is all good news for Australian beef exporters. I wish everyone a happy and safe Easter. Vealers do well at Killafaddy sale RICHARD BAILEY A SMALL total yarding of 185 trade and export cattle (plus almost 300 store cat- tle) at Killafaddy on Tuesday. Trade vealers and yearlings sold very well with most vealers fetching 217c to 237c/kg and most yearlings 205c to 221c/kg liveweight. Restoc- kers bought yearling steers for 203c to 219c/kg or $985 to $1018/head. There were only 14 bull- ocks and most averaged 6c/kg cheaper and top bull- ocks up to 10c/kg less than last week. Most heavy pens made 190c to 193c/kg and medium weights 201c to 204c/kg. There was a very mixed yarding of 67 cows with many overfat or very light dairy types. Heavy beef cows sold to an easier market making 142c to 151c/kg while medium weights made 135c to 141c/kg and very light 75c to 80c/kg. Restockers paid 112c to 129c/kg or $516 to $724/head for cows. About 350 lambs were penned with very few heavy pens and only one row of killable lambs. Most lambs sold to a stronger market with the few heavy pens making $144 to $164, trade $132 to $150, light trade $130 to $139 and lighter side types $100 to $125/head. There was a better selec- tion of mutton. Heavy sheep made $118 to $121, trade pens $85 to $111, light $60 to $86 and very light $30 to $45/head. The Stock Report
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