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TAS Country : December 15th 2011
14 Tasmanian Country Friday, December 16, 2011 The Stock Report SLAUGHTER REPORT Tasmania Week ending 09/12/2011 progressive total from 8/07/2011 Cattle 3759 -5 -6 73874 Calves 20 -81 -1 35499 Sheep 3259 -17 11 24845 Lambs 7354 11 -1 186369 Pigs 223 -68 14 13870 KILLAFADDY DRESSED WEIGHT PRICES This week Last week Last month Last year Yearlings 365 365 370 340 Bullocks 345 345 349 310 Cows 300 292 294 262 Lambs 530 475 526 496 Prices are in c/kg dressed weight for fat score 3 livestock KILLAFADDY MARKET REPORT Weekly Cattle report for Killafaddy sale (13/12/11) 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 STEER VEALERS 330+kg C3 210.0 220.0 215.0 N/Q 368 379 374 767 869 818 HEIFER VEALERS 330+kg C3 207.0 221.0 212.8 9 370 381 374 708 774 734 YEARLING STEERS 400+kg C3 196.0 211.0 201.6 4 352 380 364 867 1005 952 RS C3 191.0 211.0 203.2 6 838 1049 938 Y'RLING HEIFER 330-400 kg C3 189.0 218.0 200.4 4 364 391 374 751 872 786 400+kg C3 182.0 204.0 191.3 -4 343 378 360 794 979 878 BULLOCKS 500-600 kg C3 192.0 195.0 194.4 -5 355 357 355 1013 1045 1033 C4 189.0 199.0 193.4 -4 350 355 353 1106 1154 1117 600-750 kg C4 180.0 193.0 188.7 -5 333 347 341 1143 1401 1241 750+kg C4 184.0 185.0 184.5 N/Q 329 330 330 1417 1471 1444 COWS 400-520 kg D3 140.0 151.0 147.7 4 292 308 306 720 767 753 520+ kg D3 141.0 158.0 153.2 4 292 306 300 740 1217 990 Weekly Sheep report for Killafaddy sale (13/12/11) Fat $ per head Carcase wgt price (c\kg) Skin price Dress weight score Range Ave Change Range Ave Change Range YOUNG LAMB 0-12kgRS 1 69.00-87.00 79.70 2.00 15.00-17.00 12-16 kg RS 2 88.00-100.00 94.50 -2.00 17.00-18.00 16-18 kg 3 110.00-120.00 114.40 N/Q 530-560 545 N/Q 18.00-20.00 20-22 kg 3 128.00-144.00 133.10 14.00 520-550 530 50 18.00-21.00 22-24 kg 4 132.00-145.00 138.45 12.00 498-532 516 52 19.00-21.00 24-26 kg 4 148.00-154.00 150.30 17.00 515-532 522 64 21.00-21.00 26-30 kg 4 159.00-159.00 159.00 N/Q 510-510 510 N/Q 21.00-21.00 Yearlings firm at Killafaddy THERE was a larger total yarding of 197 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Tuesday with most of the increase being in year- ling numbers. After last week's good start to the vealer season there were very few this week with most making 205c to 221c/kg. Most yearling classes av- eraged 4c/kg higher with the steers selling for 196c to 211c/kg and heifers 182c to 218c/kg. Restockers bought steers for 191c to 211c/kg or $793 to $1049/head and feeders bought heifers for 190c to 200c/kg or $735 to $917/head. There were 30 grown steers and bullocks and all met a slightly cheaper mar- ket with the steers and light bullocks making 189c to 199c/kg while heavy C4 bullocks sold for 180c to 193c/kg liveweight. There was another small yarding 38 cows and all met a stronger market with heavy beef cows mak- ing 141c to 158c/kg (aver- age 153c/kg) and medium weights 140c to 151c/kg liveweight. There was a much smal- ler yarding of about 700 prime lambs with quality not as good as some dry- ness in the skins is starting to become evident. Heavy trade and heavy export lambs improved $10 to $15/head with both reg- ular exporters keen to se- cure their share. Heavy lambs made $132 to $159/head, trade $129 to $144 and light trade $110 to $120/head. Restockers paid $117 to $120 for light trade lambs, $88 to $100/head for light lambs and $69 to $87 for very light lambs. Demand for cows remains strong market TALK Richard Bailey ALL good news again this week, with the first of the South Australian weaner calf sales going very well which would be expected with such a good season. At Naracoorte there were 4197 steer calves that averaged $749/head or 240c/kg liveweight which was about 10c/kg higher than the same sale last week and the NLRS re- ported a couple of changes from last year. JBS Swift didn't buy and more EU calves were kept in the system (46 per cent). There is a national push to keep more in the system as there is an expected short- age of EU accredited cattle for that market. The big Western Vic- torian weaner sales start in the first week in January at both Casterton and Ha- milton and would only expect the market to be fully firm. Most trade and export cattle prices are maintain- ing recent good quotes which is excellent news for producers so late in the year. The demand for cows has been very good right through and heavy bull- ocks are also selling very well with many making $1250 to $1450/head. Given the overseas econ- omic conditions and the high Australian dollar these results are very good --- imagine what it would be like if we had a lower dollar and the world econ- omy was flying! Lamb prices are also holding up very well and were firming over the past week or so. There were 150,240 lambs penned in the three major Victorian yards dur- ing the week (10,000 more) and in most cases prices were fully firm to $5/head dearer. The other good news is that Victorian over-the- hooks lamb prices im- proved for the second week in a row with heavy trade lambs at 480c to 540c/kg (average 507c/kg) and heavy and extra heavy lambs quoted from 490c to 500c/kg (average 496c/kg) carcase weight. Lamb prices have come back a little over the past fortnight with the best $19 to $21 each. After the debacle in the live cattle export industry during the year, we seem to be getting back on track. Wellard's Ocean Shearer has set another world re- cord for the largest ever shipment of live cattle. The ship sailed out of Darwin last week with 25,817 cattle, easily beating the previous record of 24,683 head set in Septem- ber this year. The ship loaded out of both Broome and Darwin, taking cattle from three exporters. 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