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TAS Country : August 4th 2011
The Stock Report 14 Tasmanian Country Friday, August 5, 2011 SLAUGHTER REPORT Tasmania Week ending 29/07/2011 progressive total from 8/07/2011 Cattle 3260 -4 -22 13581 Calves 1106 713 -25 1998 Sheep 412 -57 -46 2764 Lambs 9005 -3 2 36586 Pigs 695 1 16 2653 AUCTIONS PLUS SALE DETAILS ROBERTS LIMITED Roberts sold 967 sheep & lambs during the week ending 29/07/2011 Lambs: No. Vendor Breed Fat Score Skin Length HSCW Ave C\kg HSCW $\hd 172 Indigenous Land Co, Kettering WHSUF 2-4 2.00-2.50 21.3 467 117.50 243 Indigenous Land Co, Kettering MER 1-2 0.50-1.00 14.4 479 79.00 Wethers: 157 Indigenous Land Co, Kettering MER 2-3 1.00-1.50 21.7 382 105.00 Ewe/ Wth: 168 Lauriston Estate, Kempton MER 2-4 1.00-1.50 19.7 383 95.50 Lambs: No. Vendor Breed Fat Score Shorn LWT AV $\hd 80 Indigenous Land Co, Kettering WSUF/MER 2-3 JAN 48.3 121.50 KILLAFADDY MARKET REPORT Weekly Cattle report for Killafaddy sale 02/08/11 Fat C\kg Live wgt price C\kg carcase wgt price $\head price Liveweight Muscle Min Max Av Pr Chng Min Max Av Min Max Av YEARLING STEERS 400+kg C3 170.0 222.0 187.4 4 321 390 343 810 963 890 Y'RLING HEIFER 330-400 kg C3 218.0 235.0 223.3 N/Q 396 412 404 833 893 859 400+kg C3 172.0 206.0 191.9 6 331 382 359 790 869 831 BULLOCKS 500-600 kg C4 167.0 179.0 171.4 -1 309 328 316 957 1003 974 600-750 kg C4 164.0 168.0 164.7 -7 304 306 304 1109 1181 1169 COWS 520+kg D3 129.0 135.0 131.9 1 265 274 270 730 891 768 Weekly Sheep report for Killafaddy sale 02/08/11 Fat $ per head Carcase wgt price (c\kg) Skin price Dress weight score Range Ave Change Range Ave Change Range LAMB 12-16 kg RS 1 80.00-90.00 85.60 6.00 15.00-16.00 16-18 kg 3 96.00-105.00 99.50 -1.00 477-524 490 -22 16.00-18.00 18-20 kg 3 101.00-118.00 111.00 -8.00 454-519 494 -49 17.00-20.00 20-22 kg 3 112.00-124.00 117.30 -9.00 447-493 475 -48 16.00-20.00 22-24 kg 4 120.00-127.00 123.50 -3.00 438-476 454 -21 18.00-20.00 24-26 kg 4 125.00-130.00 127.70 -7.00 408-445 431 -35 17.00-20.00 26-30 kg 4 130.00-137.00 133.80 -11.00 380-421 395 -65 18.00-20.00 30+kg 4 134.00-138.00 136.50 -14.00 368-384 377 -4 19.00-20.00 Last-minute entry wins KAROLIN MacGREGOR A LAST-MINUTE decision to send some fleeces to country's biggest sheep and wool show has paid off for northern Tasmanian wool producer Andrew McKenzie. Mr McKenzie sent three fleeces from his Beltana Merino flock to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo. It was Mr McKenzie's first time competing at Bendigo so he was surprised and thrilled when one of his fleeces took out the champion fine/medium Merino fleece award and the regional Tasmanian champion fleece. ''I've never sent any fleece over there before so I wasn't sure how it would go, but I knew the fleeces were pretty good, so I thought they might be in with a chance,'' he said. ''When you look at the competition though, there are some pretty big studs over there, so I wasn't expecting to win an major prizes.'' The winning fleece was shorn of one of Mr McKenzie's wethers and weighed 7.4kg and was 19.6 microns. ''It is just a really nice soft, well-balanced and nice handling wool, that's why it stood out at shearing time.''Two of Mr McKenzie's other fleeces also did well. One was placed second in the 18.6-19.5 micron class and one won the 16.6-17.5 micron class. Mr McKenzie has a long association with the wool industry after spending many of his early years at well-known property Malahide, where his father was the manager. Mr McKenzie also spent time working at the Frodsley property, where he helped establish a Merino stud and has also been a shearer for about 25 years. ''I grew up around sheep so I learnt to pick out good sheep just by looking at them in the paddock, before I even looked at their wool,'' he said. Each year at shearing time Mr McKenzie puts aside about 40 of his best fleeces, which he then analyses more closely to put together a selection for the Campbell Town Show. Mr McKenzie runs about 1200 sheep on properties near Evandale. The flock includes a core breeding flock of about 400 ewes, which he joins to Merino sires each year. The rest of the ewes are joined to terminal sires for prime lambs. Mr McKenzie's core breeding flock genetics can be traced back to Spanish Merinos originally imported into the state and bred at Malahide. He bought 600 ewes stemming from those original bloodlines in 1999 and they have bred on to form the basis of his main flock. In the past 10 years Mr McKenzie has bred his own rams to use in the flock, which has enabled him to retain the traits he is aiming for, particularly top-quality wool. ''I've had a long involvement with these bloodlines, but it doesn't matter what type of sheep you have, they have to be able to perform in the environment they're in,'' he said. ''Eighty per cent of the quality of your wool depends on what happens through the season, the other 20 per cent is breeds. That's why these Spanish type Merinos are so good here because they can handle the wetter conditions.'' Mr McKenzie has shorn sheep all over the country and said it had taught him a great deal about different types of wool. Other successes In the Polwarth section, a Streanshalh ram exhibited by Andrew Nicolson won his class for ram over 1½ and under 2½ years and went on to become senior and grand champion ram and supreme champion Polwarth. Richard Archer of Quamby Plains exhibited first- prize Corriedale Ram over 2½ years and also over 1½ and under 2½ years. The older ram went on to become senior and grand champion and supreme champion Corriedale. Andrew Nicolson's second- prize Corriedale ram over 2½ years was awarded reserve senior champion Corriedale ram. Claire and Peter Blackwood exhibited first-prize winners in both Corriedale ram born on or after August 1 and March shorn Corriedale ram born on or after August 1. They also won the interbreed Lambplan performance class -- maternal with a ram under 1½ years. The Blackwoods won the ram and ewe or wether classes in the Corriedale section, the www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 DAIRY CATTLE OPPORTUNITY CLEARING SALE E PTY OLSTEIN RIESIAN COWS Age: n 6 Weight: 650 g at liv Price: $800-$900 liv E n b i For Full Speci ca ons contact your Elders Rep ****** DELI ERY OCTO ER OR PA ISTAN CROSS RED EI ERS Un oin : i ian J C o Age: 12 to 15 month Weight: 250 g Pl Price: $900-$1000 liv Q a an n lb at : i ian J C o Age: 15 to 20 month Weight: 300 g Pl Price: $1000-$1100 liv Q a an n lb Must be under 22 weeks preg tested 1st Oct th D tail Conta t: Crighton Horton 0408 834 652 Malcolm Davey 0418 130 834 Charles Walker 0417 039 958 Gerard Gelston 0407 681 161 GST may apply, all prices quoted are GST Exclusive Th a 18th A g t at 11 am Com l t Di o al o Plant & a hin a/c Parama a Creek Orchards due to sale of property a hin : JD55ION Tractor x 2, Fiat 82-86 x 2, Fiat 60- 86, Fiat 55-86; Kubota L4150, Iseki 4450 + Forkli (All 4wd + Cabins). Mits 1.ST Forkli , SBR Isuzu Isuzu Truck, Elec Forkli , 7x Hydraladas, '99 Holden Rodeo S/cab Dies '93 Toyota Hilux D/Cab, Mazda Van; Accord Fert Spreader; MF Cul vator; Spring Tyne Chisel Plough, 4 x Box forks, Howard Rotary Hoe, 2 x Apple Graders, Trailer with hurdles, 3 x Chris Gow bin trailers; Berend 3pl Scoop; 2 x 3pl root rake, Chris Gow 9 mower; Berends single tyne ripper; Chris Gow 11 mower; 5 HD Harrows; Orchard Mower, I iga on E i : 2 x 600L Hardi Sprayers, 3PL Mister, 2 x Silvan Tower Sprayers, 2 x Silvan Electromister, 4 x Ingersoll-Rand Compressors, Qty rolls irrig drip lines PVC Pipe , 6m Steel pipe and irrig ngs & taps; Sh a ing E i : 3pl Weight Lyco wool table, Sunbeam shearing Machine (as new); Hand pieces, Robley hyd wool press; Q an t o : Fert Bags bulk, Plas c & Steel drums, rolls plain wire, 6' x8' treated posts, Steel Droppers, fencing gear; pruning gear; 50kg bags; Extendo cloth & winder; Parts & Containers, Parts cleaner, Workshop tools, Picking bags, New oil & pumps, Lockers; Tree es; Steel, Picking ladders, and Glass Jars, S n i : 1000lt tanks; 3x portaloos, 2x Sthil Chainsaw; Cool Room Panels, Wire spinner; Disc parts, HD Carry All, Motor bike trailer, 2 x 205l drum pper, Metal Steps table, 2 Galv ladders; ½ t bin trailer; 2 steel trailers; Harrow Frame, Fork extensions; Crown Trolley Jack, Drag chain and endless chain; Nail gun, 2 welders; Large steel bench; Sales van 3.6m x 2m; Fer gator Tank; Office Equipment, Computer (as new) A o t signs, hyd top links, fer liser, and sundries Enquiries: Philli a i on 0408 269 313 Alan P 0419 560 628 i S t liff 0439 355 175 Cl a ing Sal T m : St i tl a h o a ov h on a o al . i to gi t . I R i . GST will b a wh a li abl -- NO UYER PRE IU - ORT CO ING E ENTS ANNUAL LEA E LI ESTOC OR SALE • Smithton Sal -- on 15th A g t at 11.30 am • illa a Sal -- T 9th A g t • SPECIAL STORE CATTLE SALE at illa a Sal -- T 23 A g t Ow n Rowling will be on annual leave om 5th A g t to 22n A g t Please contact: G g a i 0409 799 960 3 Angus H'ford cross heifers due Oct $900 1 Friesian Heifer ( rst calver) due October $900 Dann Slat 0437 302 266 2011286-110805
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