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TAS Country : January 26th 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012 Tasmanian Country 17 The Stock Report Oatlands prices ease ROGER HANSON IT was tough going for the second Oatlands lamb sale last week. There was a yarding of 6500 lambs at the 2011-2012 season sale with quality similar to last year's event, according to Roberts Ltd auctioneer Philip Brazen- dale. ''However, the market was restrictive with most farmers showing little in- terest in carrying lambs on,'' Mr Brazendale said. Prices were $15 to $25 cheaper than the previous sale. The sale average was $65. Top price was $105 for composite lambs sold by D and K Thompson and Son. Other feature sales were $102 for shorn Suffolk ewe lambs sold by J.E. and P.M. Davis while Surveyors Bay Pastural sold Border Leicester ewe lambs for $90. Other sales included A.E Isles and Son shorn Border Leicester wether lambs $87, G.L. Byrne shorn Suf- folk lambs $85, V. Jones shorn White Suffolk lambs $82, Mrs J Williams Dorset lambs $81, B.C. and R.L. Hall Suffolk lambs $80, B.C. and J.L. McConnon shorn Border Leicester lambs $76, T. Byrne shorn White Suffolk lambs $75, L and C Byers shorn Suffolk lambs $73, Rosehill Pastural shorn Border Leicester lambs $71, J.M. and R.T. Lane shorn White Suffolk lambs $70, V.J. and H.M. Bresnehan Hampshire lambs $71 and M.F. Mad- den shorn White Suffolk lambs $69. Bruny Lamb and Wool shorn Coopworth lambs went for $69, Mayfield shorn White Suffolk lambs $68, Mrs M. J. Scott shorn Suffolk lambs $68, S. Glover shorn Suffolk lambs $65, Lauriston Es- tate shorn White Suffolk lambs $65, I.J. and N.F. Meahburn white Suffolk lambs $63, and Powell Agricultural shorn Corrie- dale lambs $62. The sale was held by Roberts Ltd. IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS Prompt payment always at Greenham. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au RGM/GRT35637 Russian market eligibility To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT are implementing a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline -- effective 1 January 2012. Producers must now declare the status of their livestock against this ESI by correctly completing the NVD. Producers who do not use products or feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline or comply with the 90 day ESI must write the words Russian Eligible on the NVD under Question 9 and on question 11of the Greenham NVD for cattle. Where Russian Eligible is written on the NVD it means that the livestock have not been injected with or ingested feed products containing oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline in the last 90 days. Detection of oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline residues in meat or offal in Russia will result in the meat processor, and potentially Australia, being banned from that market. Russia is Australia s fourth most important market. For the latest updates go to www.safemeat.com.au If you do not have access to the internet please contact Greenham Tasmania and we will fax or post this information to you. Dairy cows at home with quality TOP COW: Cameron Thompson with Elegant Durham Pooley Bridge, the best four-year-old. TASMANIA'S best dairy cows have been recognised in the Semex Holstein On- Farm Challenge. The competition is div- ided into five age categories and the cows are judged on farm in their normal paddock condition. Judging the competition this year was Bill Thomp- son from Glenorleigh Hol- stein at Mt Gambier in South Australia. In the two-year-old sec- tion, Cameron Thompson's Quamby Brook Laramine Mickey took home the champion award. Cameron, 18, lives with his parents Lindsay and Sandra on their 284ha property at Bracknell. Cameron's sister Lisa and her partner Matt Tem- pleton are also part of the operation. With three en- tries in the two-year-old section, there was plenty of family rivalry this year. Mickey is out of a Sunny lodge Sprite daughter and calved in February. She is producing 29 litres a day with 3.7 per cent protein and 3.5 per cent fat. ''Winning was a bit of a shock. A really good shock though,'' Cameron said. ''I was at a school function and I thought Dad was joking when he told me. I showed her as a calf and a yearling and I've always liked her. She was a bit spoilt when she was young and normally those ones don't turn out.'' In the three-year-old sec- tion, Garerley Joe Suzie 2 was awarded the cham- pion title. The cow is ow- ned by Gary and Bev Carpenter, and their daughter Jayde. The family runs Garer- ley Holsteins at South Riana. Jayde said winning a Tasmanian championship was always difficult, so that made the moment more special. ''Winning was a nice feeling,'' she said. The four-year-old state championship was won by Elegant Durham Pooley Bridge, owned by the Thompson family. The cow is owned in partnership by Sandra, Lindsay, Cameron and Matt Templeton. The group bought her as a heifer from the Reflections of Elegant dispersal sale in March 2008. The five-year-old class produced what judge Thompson regarded as the most impressive cows. ''The top five cows in that five-year-old class were exciting,'' he said. ''The winning entry was the complete package. ''She had great feet and legs. She was mobile, func- tional with a great udder and she ticked all my boxes big time.'' The winning five-year- old cow was Lamala Talent Mist owned by James Hor- tle from Moriarty. Mist is a repeat cham- pion after winning as a three-year-old. ''Mist is a great no-fuss cow,'' James said. ''She just comes into the dairy, gives her milk and she goes out again. After her win two years ago it's fantastic to see her get up again.'' The mature cow class was won by Fairvale Leader Jan owned by Ross and Leanne Dobson. The Dobsons have bred some superb cows over the years with the judge say- ing it was Jan's superior rump set up and two more calves that had got her over the line for the cham- pion award. ''The champion had an outstanding frame with great width an amazing rear udder and she was so thin in the thigh,'' he said. ''She also had great ca- pacity and a muzzle as wide as next week.'' The eight-year-old Jan is classified as EX 90. Her twin sister was sold when they were young. ''She's just another Comestar Leader daughter that has an absolutely per- fect udder,'' Ross said. ''She's above average in size and she has an open rib. That bull has the ability to breed exceptional udders, yet he's not highly rated as an udder bull.'' Trade cattle in short supply A MUCH lighter offering of 161 cattle were penned at Quoiba on Wednesday. The 31 Jap bullocks sold to reasonably firm rates; most realised from 179c/kg to a top of 191c/kg for the lighter types. With trade cattle in short supply, especially in the lighter weight sections, prices were at dearer levels. Best heifer vealers top- ped the day at 237c/kg, while steer vealers came in at 230c/kg. Prices for the 36 cows and processing cattle pen- ned held recent demand; best beef cows made 141c/kg, while dairy cows realised 140c/kg. Bulls made from 125c/kg to 140c/kg. BULLOCKS:K McGlone, 191c/kg-$1061; Warringa Pastoral,190c/ kg-$1122; CT Davey P/L, 181c/kg-$1100. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: WJ & A McGlone, 194c/kg-$970; Warringa Pastoral, 193c/kg-$962; KM & LJ Foote, 194c/kg-$942. TRADE STEERS: Bean Family Trust, 215c/kg-$946; WJ & A McGlone, 206c/kg- $700; IJ & LA Charleston, 200c/kg-$900. STEER VEALERS: CT Davey P/L, 230c/kg-$800; KJ Cook, 230c/kg-$975; DG & DJ Martin, 229c/kg-$989. HEAVY HEIFERS: DH & JF Rockliff P/L, 220c/kg- $1025; BP & FN Gardam, 214c/kg-$988; SA & JK Harding, 200c/kg-$944. TRADE HEIFERS: DH & JF Rockliff P/L, 220c/kg- $968; Allenfields, 210c/kg- $907; SA & JK Harding, 202c/kg-$896. HEIFER VEALERS: DG & DJ Martin, 237c/kg-$820; CT Davey P/L, 236c/kg- $840. COWS: Newitt & Arm- strong, 142c/kg-$944; RD & WL Padman, 140c/kg- $1170; MD & JM Perkins P/L, 135c/kg-$718. BULLS: RJ Loane P/L, 140c/kg- $882; MG Beechey, 130c/kg-$1224; DH & JH Bramich, 130c/kg-$1138. Elders Killafaddy TRADE: RH & EW Smith, str, 220c-$935; RH & EW Smith, hfr, 219c-$755; W & S Adams, str, 218c-$850; W & S Adams, hfr, 215c-$838; NE Excavations, str, 213c-$862; F & H Scott, str, 202c-$828; J Bullock, hfr, 193c-$762; N Goodwin, hfr, 190c-$731; GL & WD Rawnsley, hfr, 194c-$843; V R Goss, hfr, 188c-$733; R M Saltmarsh, hfr, 181c-$778; P & A McCarthy, hfr, 184c-$754. GROWN: R M Saltmarsh, hfr, 176c-$932; MG & JM Goss, str, 184c-$920; F & H Scott, str, 184c-$864; B Olb- rich, hfr, 180c-$858;P&A McCarthy, str, 181c-$941; JF & JE Piscioneri, str, 178c-$938; NE Excavations, 178c-$925; N Goodwin, str, 175c-$988; V R Goss, str, 169c-$1005. COWS: F & H Scott, 134c-$1051; Griffiths & Hammond, 134c-$944; W & S Adams, 131c-$694; B Green, 125c-$806; K Reid, 132c-$811. BULLS: P & A McCarthy, 150c-$810; B G Griggs & Son, 125c-$1081; R M Salt- marsh, 120c-$1020. STORES: A Matfin, hfr, $700-500; MG & JM Goss, str, $595; L J Warren, str, $500-425. LAMBS: RJ & ER Mahn- ken, $135; Harvey & Sizer, $70-$127.50; R & D Kelly, $113-$127; IL & SM French, $120; HM JE & AM Kidd, $104-$119;D&MSwain, $113; M Rolls, $80-$111.50; AJ Lack & Son, $80-$115; P Oliver, $70-$105; ST & JE Colgrave, $90-$100; P F Lindsay, 2t, $51-$96; M Rolls, 2t, $80. MUTTON: AJ & S Brown, $50-$70; Strathroy Est, $64; A Florian, $45-$59; Brambl- ewick Farm, $50-$60; M Rolls, $55; J Buckby, $40-$58; T Latham, $30-$57.
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