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TAS Country : January 26th 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012 Tasmanian Country 11 The Stock Report www.elders.com.au Phone: 6398 8500 For addi onal Informa on and photos please visit www.elders.com.au go to rural services enter Sale Id: I F S E uesda 31th anuar 2012 --------------------------------------- S B GOO MERINO R M S E hursda 9th Februar at shb Shearing Shed, Ross E i ie ephe Ca well 0457 746 3799 --------------------------------------- R NNO O ORSE S IS ERS ednesda 15th Februar atalogues available h p //www.p ll e . .a / alma- a ch/ El e , R be , La ma k i c j c E i ie A h c 0418 581 785 --------------------------------------- O R NN MB & E E S E Frida 17th Februar at 12.30 pm Entries Invited Farm Machiner & ivestock Frida 3rd Februar at 11 am A/cRF& VB x 225 Valle R , i m h ivestock: 7 A c w & cal e m.a., epa e wi h La fall A b ll N 1 , lant & Machiner : P able ck a ; c h; a j able l a i amp; Ca e 1190 ac 50hp; Ca e 8420 bale ; R bale fee wa ; Wa a ah H.D. ff e la he ; Ta p 4 m we ; Lel L 500 e e ake; 3pl pe p ea e ; M bilc 2 pl h; 2 pl pipe la e ; 16p i c; 12 ff e pl h; 7 chi el pl h; mp j mp ha w ; 10 Pa e ha w ; R ha fee e ; 3pl h ex e able f k ; 250 bale ha ; 5 fee h; T aile axle p i h b & wheel ; T ac pa , H h e & c pli , Bale Pa , Te i p i , Bel , Pick p e , Bea i & Chai , M we pa ma al Li Wi e ; a picke , 2 chai bl ck; Elec fe ce eel & pe ; A i- w wee p a , 50l elec a p a i wi h b m; R bi bl we ac; 4 x 1 pe ba , m p mp; axe & fa m l , 225-75 e ; Fi h p & p mp, H 44 al m; New p l l e , New E i m l eame ; Ai h e; P we b a a wi i , 15 amp cable, PVC p l pipe ; ha e e , H jack , Ba f i e, T ea e p , a e mbe ; 2 x m ll whi e p e c ma e ial & a ew fab ic; Outside entries: R wei h ca le cale , 20p bab ia i c, ila e wa , Falc U e, W l Table. 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G T will be a e whe e applicable -- NO B ERS REMI M Bracknell Mul Vendor uc on Saturda 18th Februar 2012 E ie I i e drian Ra ra 0419 220 575 Mark Edward 0400 115 994 ---------------------------------------- Mul Vendor uc on We le Vale F ball G 11 am Saturda 3rd March App e O i e E ie I i e hillip arrison 0408 269 313 lan err 301909 ---------------------------------------- Mul Vendor uc on W ale F ball G 11 am, Sunda 4th March E ie I i e Vi i f N mi a F m nthon Sco 0418 581 785 Sharwell 37t Silo with vibra on plate Mark Edwards 0400 115 994 --------------- 17 2 c M a G e F ie ia heife PTIC A e 4 h Ma ch $1375 12 He ef x heife , e He ef 1 Ma ch $1200 ann Salter 0437 302 266 E RING S ES FOR S E Three feeds a day pays off AUTOMATIC: John van Adrichem can sit back and relax while robots milk his cows. Picture: CHRIS KIDD RESEARCH and farmer experience has confirmed that a three-way grazing system works better on farms with automatic milking systems (AMS) than the traditional ap- proach of offering cows two fresh pasture breaks a day. FutureDairy researcher Nicolas Lyons found that offering feed in three allo- cations every 24 hours in- creased average milk pro- duction by 20 per cent, increased milking fre- quency by 42 per cent and improved AMS unit utilisation by 17 per cent. Dr Kendra Kerrisk, FutureDairy project leader, said a three-way grazing system was rela- tively easy to manage, as long as the laneways and farm layout were designed for it. ''It is really important that farmers who are plan- ning an AMS design the farm layout to allow for three-way grazing,'' she said. ''It is not particularly expensive or difficult to include at the design stage but it's much harder if you have to go back afterwards and rearrange the farm layout,'' Dr Kerrisk said. Three-way grazing could include three fresh breaks of pasture a day, or two pasture breaks and a feedpad with a loafing area. Three-way grazing was central to motivating cows to move regularly and voluntarily around the farm, taking themselves to the dairy to be milked and walking back to the pad- dock afterwards. The labour, lifestyle and management benefits as- sociated with an AMS were best achieved if cows moved on their own. Dr Kerrisk said. ''Researchers around the world have tried a variety of ways to motivate cows to move around the farm and there's no doubt food is the most reliable incentive,'' she said. Cows in an AMS are just aswellfedascowsina conventional system, where they typically have access to two fresh pad- docks a day. The only difference is that AMS cows are offered their daily feed allowance in three smaller portions each day. Trials done by Mr Lyons found that offering cows feed in three fresh portions a day meant they visited the dairy and were milked more often, and there were fewer cows who went for an extended period (18 hours or more) between milkings. This resulted in more milking sessions per hour and more evenly distrib- uted cow flow through the AMS units during the day and night. The combined effect was a large increase in oper- ational efficiency of the AMS units. These gains occurred in cows at all stages of lac- tation. In contrast, in a two-way grazing system, milking frequency tended to drop off towards late lactation. More frequent move- ment of cows allowed the farm manager to be more selective about which cows were drafted for milking and when this occurred, Dr Kerrisk said. Dr Kerrisk will be guest speaker at an auto- matic milking system field day to be held at John and Caroline van Adrichem's farm, 100 Paceys Rd, Togari, 11am to 2pm, on February 14. The day will see how the AMS has been im- plemented, look at its ad- vantages, future chal- lenges and factors to consider when installing. Details: TIAR Dairy centre 6430 4953. Positive outlook for our beef producers RICHARD BAILEY The MLA released its cat- tle industry projections for 2012 during the week and here is some of what it predicted: ''Continued strong de- mand from an increasingly diverse range of global markets will combine with favourable seasons to drive an expansion in pro- duction and exports in 2012. ''A major factor assisting the growth in Australian beef production has been the heavier carcase weights on the back of good seasons. The influ- ence of higher marking rates since 2010 will be reflected in cattle turnoff and beef production in the coming years. ''While cattle numbers will increase, supply will remain relatively tight compared to the herd liquidating drought years of the past decade. ''Another favourable year, feed-wise, for pro- ducers should see herd rebuilding continue to li- mit female turnoff, while producers will compete for young cattle for finishing. ''Global demand for beef is expected to be sustained, if not strengthen particu- larly in Asia, South America and the Middle East while at the same time global beef prices are tracking at historically high levels. ''Such factors will help to dampen the impact of the high Australian dollar. ''Total beef exports are predicted to increase, driven by expansion into Russia, the Middle East and most southern Asian markets. ''Traditional export mar- kets will continue to be challenging, with the ex- ception of the US market which is forecast to im- prove in 2012. ''The outlook for the live cattle trade in 2012 con- tinues to be dominated by prospects to Indonesia, with total exports cur- rently forecast to decrease 16 per cent in 2012.'' This all sounds very positive and in particular the extra markets that are becoming a force in our export figures. Since this statement was released the value of the dollar has risen to almost 106c which is not going to please exporters and will put more pressure on cow and bullock prices. Thank goodness there is a good season throughout much of the country and with the current big rains in Queensland and North- ern NSW there may also be some disruptions to the cattle supply up north which could mean more upward pressure on south- ern cattle markets.
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