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TAS Country : November 3rd 2011
16 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 4, 2011 The Stock Report Wanted Prompt payment always at Greenham. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au RGM/GRT35570 All types wanted for processing We need all types of processing cattle -- and we re offering top money! Prompt payment always Contact your local Greenham buyer for the right advice and prompt payment. It s what you would expect from the Australian owned company with six generations of experience in the meat game. Nick Strickland Central/NW 6433 3230 0417 335 843 Daryl Heazlewood Central/NW 0419 131 458 Ian Millen Central East/NE 6344 8915 0408 133 685 Grant Lethborg North East 0417 633 486 Ron Crack King Island 0400 895 133 Graeme Pretty Circular Head 0418 505 347 Cade Ebdon Statewide 0409 437 950 Wayne Oliver Statewide 6362 3682 0419 358 441 SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Brisbane 0732 162 708 Email: email@example.com 'FOR HEALTHY RED BEEF' TASMANIAN SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS Danny Slater 03 6330 2274 or 0437 302 266 June Pilcher 03 6259 5543 More lambs but Quoiba prices ease A HEAVIER total of 625 lambs were yarded at Quoiba on Monday. There were 443 new season's lambs included and all sold to easier trends. Best heavy pens realised $144.50. Old season's lambs followed a similar pattern. Heavy lambs, $134 to $144.50; medium, $120 to $135; light, $113 to $120. A slightly heavier pen- ning of 121 mutton sold to a good demand. Heavy mutton, $50 to $91; light, $40 to $67. There was also a heavier penning of store sheep, which were mainly breed- ing ewes. Competition was keen and young cross-bred ewes made from $150 to $185, while cross bred ewes and lambs topped $255. A lighter offering of 28 porkers saw pig prices slightly firmer on last week's rates. Best pork, $220 to $270; secondary pork, $170 to $215. A lack of numbers in the bobby calf section saw all calves penned make from $270 to $320. Featured sales: NEW LAMBS: Vi- ewbanks $144.50, P Smith $144.50, Bovil Bros $142, HM Loane $140, RW & GM Radford $140, Berakah $140. OLD LAMBS: Craigie Bros $125, IJ & LA Charles- ton $125, GB Elmer $124, JC &WAGee$121,K&J Baker $120, GC & GL Stott $120. MUTTON: Bovil Bros $91, Chaplin Bros $90, CH &JIAylett$86,CD&JL McKenzie $85, JC & WA Gee $84, C & K Scolyer $80. Roberts Killafaddy TRADE: AN & LM Camp- bell, hfr, 26c-$824; RP & TA Elias, hfr, 222c-$843; BE Enders, str, 221c-$895; RP & TA Elias, hfr, 212c-$731; RP & TA Elias, hfr, 206c-$803; RP & TA Elias, hfr, 205c- $779; TH Sullivan, str, 203c-$893; RP & TA Elias, hfr, 202c-$737; TH Sullivan, str, 201c-$834; BE Enders, str, 200c-$964. GROWN: AC & ER Jo- hnson, str, 190c-$1037; DC Booth, hfr, 170c-$1215; DJ & KG Forsyth, str, 145c-$1515. COWS & BULLS: IM MacKinnon & Co, 154c-$977; B & DM Dornauf, 151c-$1140; Kryden Trust, 148c-$969; IM MacKinnon & Co, 146c-$766; VM & PG Hay, 145c-$833; IM MacKin- non & Co, bull, 140c-$1239; SS & JE Zolyniak, 138c-$627; BE Enders, bull 136c- $1047. LAMBS: Pisa Estate, skr lambs, $136; EA Love $133, JS & KA McLauchlan $132, Fosterville Pastoral $130, Darramun Ltd $128, RA McKenzie, skr lambs, $125; LD Pitt $120, JL & GD Lockett $120, ND & A Burbury $119, SS & JE Zolyniak, skr lambs, $115. MUTTON: ND & A Burbury, wrs, $94; SS & JE Zolyniak, wrs, $88; RA Mc- Kenzie, ewes, $86; JS & KA McLauchlan, ewes, $85; P & I McConnell, ewes, $80; JL & GD Lockett, ewes, $82; RK Smith, ewes, $77; Fo- sterville Pastoral, wrs, $74. Elders Killafaddy TRADE: A G Crook shank, str, 223c-$836; RH & JM Higgins, str, $771; LG & SJ Walters, str, 210c-$934; RE French Ltd, hfr, 204c-$683; Effingham Ltd, hfr, 194c-$952. GROWN: RH & JM Hig- gins, str, 193c-$1061; A G Crookshank, str, 176c-$1056; Strathroy Est, hfr, 171c-$1188. COWS: Effingham Ltd, 158c-$1107; Weymouth Farm Past, 155c-$1035; Strathroy Est, 152c-$1220; RJ&TCo - ker, 151c-$943; B A Dalco, 146c-$883; ST & JE Colgrave, 141c-$841. LAMBS: Glen Mavis Trading, S/L, $144-131; DM & JL Cunningham, S/L, $136-129; AC Wells, S/L, $136; M Cassidy, S/L, $135; D C Hayes, S/L, $131; H F Hand Constructors, $127-122; RH & JM Higgins, S/L, $127-124; ST & JE Colgrave, S/L, $126-117; D R Spencer, S/L, $120-118; MR & PP Hazelwood, old lambs shorn, $131-116; GJ & LM Harris, old lambs shorn, $130; D C Hayes, old lambs in wool, $126; Wedgewood Nom, old lambs, $125-117; MR & PP Hazelwood, H, $110-108; Wedgewood Nominees, E L, $124-121. MUTTON: B R Whitin, E, $85-76; DM & JL Cunningh- am, E, $90; GJ & LM Harris, E, $85; Kryden Trust, E, $83-65; D Bassett, E, $75-68; A C Wells, R, $100; AC Wells, E, $60; Newtile Farms, W, $77 Boom times ahead for wool industry ERIC HUTCHINSON THE wool market opened strongly this week on the back of last week's large rises with solid gains acro- ss the range of micron categories. If you can remember back that far, it was about this time 12 months ago that prices started to move north, but really gained momentum in the new calendar year. The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee released up- dated estimates for the 2011/2012 wool clip this week and have confirmed an expected 3 per cent increase nationally when compared to the previous season. This figure is based on a 3.8 per cent rise in sheep numbers to be shorn and a slight decrease in the cut per head. This will be largely based on the lower cuts in Western Australia where dry conditions have impacted on production ca- pacity. This year, an ex- pected 77.3 million sheep are to be shorn nationally according to the com- mittee. Wool production is expected to total 355 mil- lion greasy kilograms. With an excellent season now being experienced in most grazing regions and with recent rains in West- ern Australia it is likely sheep numbers will con- tinue to increase in the near term. Sheep are profitable cur- rently with excellent prices for lamb and mutton. Com- bine this with acceptable returns in the 18 to 22 micron range and things look very positive for the sheep industry. Top Santa Gertrudis sales LAST month a Santa X vealer heifer sold by AV & A Colegrave topped the market at Killafaddy on October 19. The heifer was liveweight $2.23-390kg for $869.70. Store vealer calves owned by A W Chorley sold for $800 each. At Hobart Royal commer- cial section, a Santa x An- gus was second. It was one of three outstanding steers entered byN&WWebb of Oatlands. The steers sold liveweight $2.60-440kg ($1144), $2.50-438kg ($1095) and $2.40-460kg ($1104). Big demand for top store lambs market TALK Richard Bailey THE season is moving along, although there was a frost in a lot of places yesterday morning. At last it looks like we are going to get some warmth with higher tem- peratures due over the weekend. Many producers are say- ing that early lambs are struggling to do without the warmth while the later lambs are flying along. We are starting to see some good numbers of new season lambs coming on to the market, with most sell- ing very well and helped by good skin prices. At Quoiba and Killafad- dy most heavy lambs made $130 to $144/head while the majority of trade lambs sold for $120 to $130/head. At Killafaddy we saw some very small fresh lambs sell to restockers for $95 to $109/head, which is a very tempting price for lambs that would be barely eight weeks old. There are number of agents and producers that have been buying lambs in Victoria and South Aust- ralia to bring back to Tas- mania which obviously in- dicates that there is a big demand within the state for well-bred store lambs. It would appear at the moment that prices be- tween $90 and $110/head are going to be the normal rather than the exception. It was interesting to note that the Bendigo lamb re- port this week indicated that a large percentage of lambs have dried off and are being bought by restoc- kers while the fresh lambs seem to be coming into the Ballarat market. There are still very few lambs coming into the Ha- milton market. It will also be interesting to see what impact the higher lambing percent- ages have. More twins and triplets probably means less lambs sold off their mothers and more stores available. In current markets many new seasons lambs are working out around 500c/kg with heavy pens a bit less and the top butcher lambs a bit more. There are some excellent skin quotes about with many making $20 to $23 each, which is a nice bonus! Cattle markets seem to be progressing pretty well with most MSA-graded yearlings quoted at 370c/kg (dressed weight) with both major works trying to maintain five-day kills.
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