by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
TAS Country : November 24th 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011 Tasmanian Country 15 The Stock Report Demand gets Merino ram sale season off to flying start A BUOYANT wool market and the need for replacement ewes has seen spirited bidding at Merino ram sales in Tasmania so far this season. Roberts stud stock manager Tim Woodham said with good seasonal conditions and better wool market conditions producers were looking to breed more replacement Merinos ewes, which had created strong demand for rams. ''It's started out very strong ''A lot of people have used terminal sires the last few years to take advantage of the high lamb prices, but Merinos are the foundation of the industry and people are breeding replacements now.'' At the Nicholas family's Sorell Springs ram sale 40 of the 45 rams offered were sold. The sale's average price reached an impressive $1836. Top price of the sale was $3100. The top priced ram was purchased by York plains property Cambria. Cambria took home four rams averaging $2125. Another volume buyer at the sale was St Peters Pass which bought five rams averaging $1560. At the Brooklands Merino ram sale a total clearance was achieved when all 45 rams were sold. Top price at the Brooklands sale was $2700, once again purchased by Camb- ria which purchased two rams averag- ing $2500. Rams at the Brooklands sale made an average price of $1357. St Peters Pass was again one of the sale's biggest volume purchasers tak- ing home 10 rams averaging $1320. ''The bidding was very strong, par- ticularly on the top rams,'' he said. ''All these rams were nice big growthy rams that will be able to breed some versatility.'' There are still several Merino ram sales to go on the sales calender and they are Rokeby/Castellon on Monday December 5, Trefusis on December 6, Okehampton on December 7 and Leenavale on December 8. Macquarie Valley Field Day feature, pages 25-27 Strong bidding for top stock BIG RESULT: The top-priced Poll Merino that sold for $4200 with buyer Rod Taylor from Ellesmere, left, and Stockman Stud co-principal Tim McShane. Picture: Roger Hanson ROGER HANSON BUYERS who were out to purchase rams didn't hold back at the 17th Stockman Stud on-property ram sale. Stockman Stud co- principal Tim McShane was delighted with the sale which was moved to the Kelvin Grove shearing shed. ''It was a good sale, very interesting. People who wanted a ram weren't scared to bid,'' Mr McShane said. ''We are quite happy with the results. There was considerable competition on the best rams.'' The top price was $4200 for lot 8, a Poll Merino by Stockman 08-0138. The two top-priced rams sold were bought by Rod Taylor, of Ellesmere. The second highest ram, Poll Merino by Poll Syndi- cate, lot 3, fetched $3500 for 19.4 micron weighing in at 77.5kg. The average sale price was $1257 with 42 rams sold. On offer were 45 Poll Merino rams and 15 Merino rams Mr McShane said Stock- man Stud has had a suc- cessful year. ''Recently we have had good results interstate,'' Mr McShane said. ''We have been running on-property sire trials for nine years and we're really seeing the results.'' ''We have the research figures to back up our stock and this brings confi- dence to buyers.'' Mr McShane said a son of Stockman Jim, one of Stockman Stud's sires, sold last week at the Hazeldean Sales for $7500. Sire Stockman Jim top- ped the Merino Superior Sires 14 per cent plus Sta- ple Strength index. ''That's a big result for us, it shows we have the genetics that stack up with the best in Australia,'' Mr McShane said. Roberts Finance Man- ager for Southern Tas- mania, Helen Bevan, said the top price at the sale was very good, with the aver- age prices being on the mark. Rabobank's rural bank- ing manager Gareth Horne said the results showedop- timism in the industry. The top-selling ram comes in at 74.5kg with a micron of 17.6. Mr Taylor from Elles- mere Stud at Jericho said he had spot for a couple of rams. ''They are similar bloodlines to my stud and they fit the bill beautifully,'' Mr Taylor said. Ellesmere has 500 to 600 stud ewes. Biggest volume buyer for the sale was R.W. McShane from Stonehenge buying 15 rams. There were four specially selected stud rams for pri- vate negotiation on the day and Richard Downey from Hamilton bought one of those rams for $4000 after the auction. 2083033-111125 www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 EXETER CLEARING SALE AR AC INER OL ARES ay 2 ecembe at 11 am A/c H & R Hurst, 132 Winkleigh Rd, Exeter Ol a e: Qty horse hames; Old brass blow lamp; Old ns; Double pot glue boiler; Copper ke le; Old shoe makers horns; Chamber pot enamelled; 2 Plaster arch horns; Sydney cook old wooden box for spike nails; Brass hand spray pump; Brass Fire ex nguisher; Old leather case small; Old trouser press; Hand solder tools; Wooden case; Old school case; Old n trunk; Picnic table fold up; Qty blacksmith tools; Bal c simplex 3HP sta onary engine; Horse drawn mber dray; McCormick / Interna onal B45 baler +PAV 4 engine; Old Farm Implements; ach e y: Mits 2.5 ton excavator, steel track, rubber pads; Fiat 540 Special tractor 54HP; Suzuki 250 quad bike; Series 3 LWB Land Rover; Inter. 4 disc hay mower; Inter harvester T8 plate disc; Ferguson post hole auger; Warratah 5 off set slasher; Chisel plough / scari er; Hardi 400lt boom spray; 6 paddock roller water llable; Teagle 3pl fer lizer spreader; Teagle 3PL cement mixer; Elec cement mixer; Carryall 3PL 1800; GEM rotary hoe; Sitrex 4 wheel hay rake; Harrows 3PL; MF seed harrows; S ck rake; Grader blade 3 PL 1800; Box grader blade; 1987 Yamaha 175hp AG bike; Bronze pumps c/w motor; 11 hp gen set; air compressor; Trailco travel irrigator; 5 x solid steel and rubber fork li wheels; Tip trailer; Farm trailer; MF deep Ripper with pipe drag; PTO pump; Elect fence unit & equip; Ge e al: Ladders Alum & Wood, Sheet Metal bender; Diesel tank 1000ltr; 9' drop saw; Dewalt power shop radial arm saw; Elec motors; Welder; Piston Pump; Bronco motor bike; Nail Gun; Camping gear; Fire gh ng pumps; Hot house frame; Pressure washers; Su y: Qty of scrap iron, old gates, garden tools; PVC ngs; Plumbing ngs; Assorted power tools; Fencing materials; Assort treated posts: Assort garden tools; Hyd hospital beds; Flood light; Building materials & scaffold & mber; Qty re bricks ou ehol : Laundry tub, mirror fronted wardrobes; china vanity set; air cond unit; white board; Out e E t e : 885 DB Tractor, Diamond Grass Harrows, NH 317 Super Liner Baler Nume ou u y tem O TSI E ENTRIES - o a ull l t u ate a ly lea e t www.el e .com.au elect u al e ce Sale I : C1714 a y Slate 0437 302 266 CLEARING SALE TERMS: Strictly cash or approved cheque on day of sale. Bidders to register, ID required. Main vendor GST free -- outside entries GST will be added where applicable - NO B ERS PRE I For addi onal Informa on please visit www.elders.com.au go to rural services enter Sale Id: K lla a y Sale -- Tue 29th No embe All prices quoted are GST Exclusive Standing silage wheat & Grass Longford area Ste he Ca well 0457 746 371 6 18mth Suffolk Rams -- Arley Stud 30 Border Merino ewe hoggets shorn $200 Ph ll a o 0408 269 313 EL ERS STORE CATTLE SALE to be held at Powranna Saleyards ay 9th ecembe at 12 oo Al ea y A e 500 Sto e Ca le 20 cow cal e I clu BROOKS IG SC OOL RRA GRE ST ISPERSAL at 11.30 am ull a e t e t wee Further Entries Invited Lamb P o uc o ea Sem a o ay 5th ecembe -- 8.30am to 11.00am - Windermere Cafe 2.00pm -- 5.00pm Waterhouse Fire Sta on Tue ay 6th ecembe 8.30am-10.30am Bishopsbourne Community Centre e e ay 7th ecembe 11.00am-2.00pm Norton Mandeville, Derwent Valley 6.00pm-10.00pm Tunbridge Community Centre Full Details see Sale ID S198229-32 RSVP Mark Edwards 0400 115 994 ORT CO ING EVENTS OR PRIVATE SALE ACQ ARIE VALLE IEL A ay 2 ecembe 2011 "Showcasing top Tasmanian Stud Breeders Open for inspec on from 9.00 am -- 12 noon T e u , Camel o A hby Open for inspec on from 12 noon -- 3.30 pm to , Ba to , ou t Ve o , Ro eby St ea halh 3.30 pm Tribute to the Eliza Forlonge Memorial pro ect at Winton, Guest Speaker Stuart McCullough Sale Id: S198194 Enq: Stephen Caswell 0447 746 379 All prices quoted are GST Exclusive 27 Autumn calving 2 yr -- 5yr Friesian x Dairy cows due 20th March on to ersey bull, herd recorded and breeding history available $1500 1 2yr ersey Bull $1300 Ge a Gel to 0407 681 161 Qty round bales of ryegrass oat n'hay, Lemont area, POA, Orders taken A tho y Sco 0418 581 785 16 second cross Murray Grey Friesian heifers PTIC to Angus due 4th March on for 9 weeks $1500 7 Angus and Angus x cows with 5-8wk old calves at foot, good sound cows $1400 1 Angus Friesian cow 4wk old calf $1200 a y Slate 0437 302 266 EL ERS EXCL SIVE OR ER Un oined Angus Heifers 300-400kgs delivery to Powranna Delivery late December Co tact you El e A e t OR PRIVATE SALE
November 17th 2011
December 1st 2011