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TAS Country : July 21st 2011
18 Tasmanian Country Friday, July 22, 2011 EXPANSION: The operations manager at Greenham Tasmania's Smithton abattoir, Travis Turnbull, with part of his team. Picture: CHRIS KIDD Big boost for abattoir KAROLIN MacGREGOR EVEN more people will be able to enjoy the state's premium beef after major upgrades to the Greenham Tasmania's Smithton abat- toir. The improvements at the company's processing facility were officially un- veiled this week by federal member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom. A $1.13 million grant from the State and Federal governments, through the North West and Northern Tasmanian Innovation and Investment Fund, was used to help pay for the upgrades. Processing capacity at the plant has now been given a major boost. Greenham Tasmania managing director Peter Greenham said the abat- toir could now process up to 420 cattle a day, a jump from the previous capacity of 320. About 25 new jobs have been created at the plant which now employs about 180 people. Mr Greenham said the improvements would en- able the company to de- velop and expand its mar- kets for premium beef products including those marketed under the now well-known Cape Grim Beef label. ''We'll be aiming at the domestic market and we've been working with a major retailer to get more value added products out there under the Cape Grim label, so this extra process- ing capacity will allow us to do that,'' he said. Earlier this week a new line of roast products un- der Greenham's Cape Grim label were intro- duced to Coles stores acro- ss the country. Mr Greenham said up until now, they had fo- cused on using just the prime loin cuts for the Cape Grim label, but they hoped to be able to use more of each carcase though value-adding into other products like roasts and sausages. The latest round of im- provements at the plant have gradually been in- stalled over the past four years and include an in- crease in chiller capacity, installation of a second cryovac machine, a new boiler and extra vacuum pumps. A boosted con- veyor system has also been installed to improve the flow of carcases through the system as well as a new x-ray machine and new stands on the slaughter floor. Mr Greenham said the extra capacity was also beneficial for the com- pany's cattle suppliers and would eliminate waiting times for cattle to be pro- cessed, especially during peak times including sum- mer. Greenhams bought the Smithton abattoir almost 10 years ago and has made significant improvements since then. ''We've spent a lot of money on it over the years, but now we've got a very efficient plant,'' Mr Greenham said. He said a drop-off in the Tasmanian cattle herd in recent years had made supply a challenge, but that was likely to improve. ''Supply can be an issue at times, but we know a lot of people are going through a rebuilding stage at the moment,'' he said. ''There have been a lot of heifers bought over the last year and the bull has gone out over them, so I think numbers should start to increase.'' Mr Greenham said a lower number of young cattle leaving the state in the past two years was also a good sign. The Stock Report 2011243-110722 • Killafaddy Sale -- Tues 26th July • Smithton Sale -- Mon 1st August at 11.30 am • Thursday 18th August Complete Disposal of Plant & Machinery a/c Parama a Creek Orchards Due to sale of property Enquiries: Phillip Harrison 0408 269 313 120 Autumn calved Friesian & Friesian x cows in full produc on 220 Friesian & Friesian x spring calving cows due to Reg bulls 1st Aug on Herd ave 6000l, low cell Gerard Gelston 0407 681 161 DELIVERY OCTOBER FOR PAKISTAN Unjoined: Friesian Jersey Cross Age: 12 to 15 months Weight: 250kgs Plus Price: $900-$1000 delivered Quaran ne Melb Mated: Friesian Jersey Cross Age: 15 to 20 months Weight: 300kgs Plus Price: $1000-$1100 delivered Quaran ne Melb Must be under 22 weeks preg tested 1st Oct Further Details Contact: Owen Rowlings 0409 170 419 Crighton Horton 0408 834 652 Malcolm Davey 0418 130 834 Charles Walker 0417 039 958 Gerard Gelston 0407 681 161 Please note Kim Hasell is on annual leave from 18th July 2011 un l 10th August 2011. Enquiries to Dean Baldwin on 0409 140 015 Friday 29th July 2011 at 11 am A/c A Green & M Smith Duncraggen Rd, Sco sdale LIVESTOCK FARM MACHINERY & SUNDRIES FORTHCOMING EVENTS COMPLETE DAIRY HERD SALE E PORT CROSS BRED HEIFERS FOR SALE www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 Cat D5G Do er 07 6500hrs JD 5720 4wd tractor 08 c/w JD583 FE oader & Bucket Paramount Caravan 04 19'6 Tandem Drop Deck float Herless metal athe Howard 6' slasher 4sec SJ Harrows + 3pl li 16pl Baby Giant discs 7t chisel plough 8'trailing rotary hoe 3pl smudge Ellis ca le crush JD Hay forks JD Pallet forks 4000lt diesel tank on 4w trailer 3000lt diesel tank on stand 1000lt diesel tank 14' -- 8 x5 bridge decking new round bale feeders 10yd tray stand set 4 steam engine wheels 7'6 x 5' stock hurdles illier Fire gh ng pump solar e/f unit ty SH steel posts lge workshop benches railway iron SH railway sleepers ty of ne ng, fencing equip 2nd hand mber ty of steel sha s, channel & frames Hyd hoses & parts pallets of paver, landscape bricks & cement blocks O TSIDE ENTRIES: Case 1490 4wd tractor 90hp Cab new hyd pump, good tyres 2000 Honda CRF 450x m/ bike 2005 Honda XR 250l row crop tyres 2 of 11.2 x 28 & 2 of 11.2 x 44 radials on rims 200lt round stock-trough ca le scales lg toolbox kerosene flame thrower seed sower wire spinner cow li ing harness hip cow li er endless chain PTO Pump Elec fence unit, spools & posts star dropper hammer and li er pipe ngs grease gun vice calf puller cow toe clippers bloat oil chains misc drench items HD jump leads elastrator & rings cow mouthing clip Kawasaki K x650 2000 model motor bike Light Re reshments available Full Details visit: www.elders.com.au select Rural Services sale id: C1662 Enquiries: Greg Harris 0409 799960 Clearing Sale Terms: Strictly cash or approved cheque on day o sale Bidders to register Id Required GST will be added where applicable NO BUYER PREMIUM - Quoiba bullocks show good quality A TOTAL of 218 cattle were yarded at Quoiba on Wednesday. There were very few top quality lightweight, trade cattle available and these sold to higher rates. The balance of the yard- ing met firm to slightly easier quotes. Best heifer vealers top- ped at 250c/kg, yearling steers made to 240c/kg. There were 88 Jap bullocks penned. The quality and breed was very good and these met a slightly easier tendency, with lighter weights topping at 184c/kg. There was also a good line-up of beef bred cows. Overall these met slightly easier competition with best younger heavy- weights selling to 149c/kg. Best sales were: BULLOCKS: JT & AL McCormack 184c/kg-$1030; MW Hill 183c-$1013; MW Bates 181-$999. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: JB Chilcott 200c/kg-$992; JT & Al McCor- mack 200-$1000; Briggs Fam- ily Trust 198-$958. TRADE STEERS:JT & AL McCormack 240c/kg- $1008; Lohrey Pastoral 200-$904; Briggs Family Trust 200-$916. STEER VEALERS: Orb- ridge Estate 239c/kg-$879; B Last 190-$725. HEAVY HEIFERS: Orb- ridge Estate 206c/kg-$1087; DW Overton 194-$997; Allen- fields 193-$895. TRADE HEIFERS: S&M Pepperell 234c/kg-$940; Al- lenfields 231-$1034; Karumba 230-$1039. HEIFER VEALERS: JT Temple 250c/kg-$1145; PL Farrell 231-$813; GL & JL Turner 212-$699. COWS: Orbridge Estate 152c/kg-$646; Exton House 149-$783; DW Overton 130-$959. BULLS: IR & G M Benson 100c/kg-$1140. 2054685-110708 JBS AUSTRALIA All types of Livestock required for processing at our Longford & Devonport Plants For a competitive price ring our Livestock Buyers today JBS Australia Tasmanian Livestock Team Tom Archer Livestock Manager M 0419 310 701 Allan Boyce Livestock Buyer M 0419 310 698 Mathew Bosworth Livestock Buyer M 0438 912 161 Gavin Coombe Livestock Buyer M 0437 228 536 JBS Australia would like to thank producers for their continued support.
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