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TAS Country : January 26th 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012 Tasmanian Country 15 The Stock Report 2022546-120127 WARNING Yalgoo/Ashby genetics will cause an Yalgoo/Ashby ram sale 1pm February 9, 2012. Inspection from 10.30am (Ashby Shearing Shed) Yalgoo 070181 storms Tassie sire evaluation. Ranks first on all indexes: CFW, BWT and classing. Sons for sale 2012. Domination of Merino Superior Sire Indexes. Yalgoo has more sires in the top 25 for all indexes than any other stud. 5 in the top 10 for Ultra/Superfine sires. Yalgoo has 5 rams in the top 10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 9th). More lambs using less rams = profit. Ashby commercial flock lambed at 102%, joined at 1 to 90. 2012 ram sale team average top 15% of the breed for 14%+SS. For further information.... Will Bennett: 0419 104979 Jock Nivison: 0267772088 www.yalgoo.org IMPACT! Heifer yearlings meet weaker market RICHARD BAILEY THERE was a larger total yarding of 195 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Tuesday, with increases in vealers and grown steers weighing between 500kg and 600kg. It has become obvious over the past couple of weeks that the major processors haven't got the fire power on yearling cat- tle that they have had over the past six months. As a result, most heifer year- lings have met a weaker market. The best vealers on Tuesday sold from 197c to 220c/kg (average 209c/kg). Most yearling heifers sold for 181c to 185c/kg, while feeders and restock- ers paid 180c to 194c/kg, liveweight. Restockers bought most of the yearling steers for 181c to 215c/kg or $706 to $915/head. There were 53 grown steers, bullocks and heavy heifers. Most were grown steers in the 500kg to 600kg range which sold from 169c to 185c/kg. Heavy bullocks (over 600kg) made 165c to 174c/kg which is about 10c/kg cheaper than recent weeks. The few grown heifers made 173c to 176c/kg, live weight. There were only 34 cows. Half were heavy beef types and these made 125c to 146c/kg (average 137c/kg) while restockers paid 115c to 128c/kg for suitable types. There was a very small penning of 500 lambs as producers showed their disappointment over last week's cheaper prices. Most met a slightly bet- ter market with the few heavy pens making $113 to $127.50 (a very heavy pen made $135/head) and trade lambs $95 to $123/head. Light lambs made $70 to $80/head. Don't be stuck with a painful problem CHEWS theFAT David Byard WITH advancement in modern medicines we have seen vaccinations be- come commonplace on the farm. Along the way, we have seen the development of automatic injectors, sharper needles and a much wider range of vac- cines. When farmers work around animals that jump and kick, needlestick in- juries are inevitable. Such injuries can become quite nasty. Depending on the sort of vaccine used --- some are more dangerous than oth- ers --- but most needle- stick injuries have the potential to cause prob- lems. One acquaintance who was inoculating his dairy heifers had the misfortune of sticking a needle into one of his fingers. The next day, his finger was very swollen and he found difficulty in using the hand. Even driving the motor bike caused severe pain. Off to the doctor, where he was injected with anti- biotics. The next day his whole hand was swollen and his arm was starting to swell. He also felt giddy. He immediately went to hospital and was admitted and put on a drip. By this time, he couldn't even keep his balance and had difficulty walking. He realised he was deaf in one ear. Further testing revealed he was indeed deaf and would remain so. After a week languish- ing in hospital, he was told there were no beds avail- able, he should go home and if he had any prob- lems he should contact the Minister for Health. Here was a man who could not even stand and keep his balance and was quite ill but was packed off home. For the next six weeks he sat in his lounge chair not able to walk further than to be taken to have scans and other tests. It seems now he may have had an allergic reac- tion to the antibiotics. What is certain is some nerve linings have been damaged. The whole episode has come as a terrible shock to a man who is used to hard work and working 12-hour days. Sound advice The DPIWE's vets Rowena Bell and Bruce Jackson have worked with Anne Taylor from Proactive Agriculture Safety and Support (PASS) and Kat Nichols from Sheep Connect to organise field days on vaccinations and preventing farm injuries. Their main message is that farmers should take extreme care when innoculating their stock. PASS, meanwhile, has developed a video that is available on the net, with Bruce Jackson taking a starring role -- and for anybody using vaccines it is worth watching. In it, Bruce goes through the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries. Some farmers will pull a skin up to inject the sheep or beast but if the animal moves it is likely the needle will stick into their hand. For some years, I was in the habit of grabbing the loose flesh in one hand and injecting with the other hand. This sort of bad habit is a real no-no. One hand should hold the injection equipment, while the other can be used for balance as long as the hand is away from the injection site. One example used in the video was where a producer injected a needle into the palm of his hand by mistake. This farmer sought medical advice immediately and was referred to a surgeon, who operated. After some recuperation he has regained the use of his hand and fingers. It seems this farmer was very lucky. Anybody getting a stick injury should first read the warning on the vaccine label then consult their GP. They should make sure that the GP understands the label directions. The consequences of a needlestick is not just related to the vaccine being used but also the solvent in which the vaccine is suspended. Secondary infection is a risk, too, as the needle is not sterile -- having been used on multiple animals. There is a new vaccine gun on the market which shrouds the needle, making injecting a two- stage process that virtually eliminates the risk of accidental needle pricks. 2035638-120113 SELL YOUR WOOL AT AUCTION with We are able to o er a flat rate wool brokering service with regular o erings in Melbourne. 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