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TAS Country : February 23rd 2012
Bigger say for producers From Page 15 When the two Sams, Ke- kovich and Neill, do MLA advertisements, who ben- efits most, the producers, processors or the retailers? It is certainly not the pro- ducers. Producers may be in- terested to know large supermarkets have an MLA staff member work- ing on their accounts, and MLA will not tell you how much they spend with Coles and Woolworths. Of course it is commer- cially in confidence unlike government when one can get forms to fill and get information through Free- dom of Information. There is absolutely no recourse with the MLA. Meat Standards Aust- ralia, a wonderful grading system that guarantees tenderness and flavour, was developed by the MLA. However, processors and retailers would not adopt the full system and it became a real possibility that it would be a fizzer. The only way to get adoption was to accommo- date the needs of proces- sors and retailers. The first thing to go was the MLA graders, to be replaced by company graders, who owe their allegiance to their employers. After many back flips we see produce packed as simply MSA, no idea of the age of that beast that the meat came from. On the other hand a producer when selling over the hooks can be discounted heavily be- cause of age. However the meat from that beast can be sold as a top-class prod- uct. Take meat off an old cow: As part of the MSA standard it has to remain in a cryvac bag for 35 days. How many people leave it in a bag for 35 days before selling as an MSA product? Very Few. Then we go to Aus- Meats, a joint venture be- tween MLA and AMPC. One of the tasks was to develop a language to de- scribe meat. To a lot of people Aus-Meat is run for the benefit of processors and when one looks at their language you have to ask is it for real? Take the meat off an aged cow and, sold under Aus-Meats language, it is classified as an A. Most people associ- ate A as being good or best. This type of language is totally misleading. NLIS was designed to track animals from the gate to the plate. Producers are forced at huge expense to tag their cattle so any beast can be traced from the gate to the knocking box. However most of the time the ear tags are thrown in a bin as soon as they are killed. Once the beast leaves the works for wholesalers or retailers nobody has any idea where the meat came from. The MLA is funded by producers for the benefit of processors, retailers and wholesalers and the whole structure needs revamp- ing. It is clear the lack of strategic focus, inappropri- ate structure and farmers financially subsidising processors, retailers and wholesalers has to stop. For this to happen there will need to be a concerted push by farmers and peak bodies to have an indepen- dent review done on Aust- ralia's meat industry struc- ture. David Byard is chief executive officer for the Australian Beef Associ- ation. Friday, February 24, 2012 Tasmanian Country 19 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 28th Fe ruar --------------------------------------- M I VEN OR C ION Woodsdale Football Ground Sale Id: C1751 11 am, Sunda 4th March ffer ng n ludes: .S. 28plate d s ; '75 Bedford tru k w th sto k hurdles; A axPT Irr g Pu p; esel Irr g pu p; ster Shear ng Plant; le Fen e eel & W re; 3ptl 16p d s ; Nu erous household te s & furn ture Full details next week Anthony S o 0418 581 785 2042404-120224 C E RING S E ERMS Str tly ash or approved heque on day of sale. B dders to reg ster, I requ red. GST w ll be added where appl able -- NO ERS REMI M Mul Vendor uc on Sale Id: C1750 Wesley Vale Football Ground 11 am Saturda 3rd March ffer ng: Farm Machiner : F nger Mower, Towable S Harrows; 3pl plough; Sh baura 6340 4wd tra tor; Nob l Mul her 5 ; IH d s plough, C.S. 7t h s plough; MF j b rane; H forks; IH 20p 3pl d s s; 7t Spr ng Cult; 3s S 3pl harrows; IH 3pl 16p d s s; MF Carryall; 7t Ch s plough; Sunsh ne Massey Harr s b nder; M Cor k IH balers; tra tor; Bale loader; Mash o rotary hoe; MF 35 tra tor, MF 28pet tra tor; CS 16p 3pl d s s; CS 6"30' gra n auger; Veh les: Trades an ute anopy; 2002 Holden odeo f/tray petrol; Bravo f/tray; and Cru ser 3B es ng; 2 x l/ ru ser 70 ser es a r boxes; and Cru ser 70 ser es snorkel; /Cru ser f/guard HS; Flat Tray 78-84 H lux Navara; Toyota van d es auto; Toyota Surf esel 01 Auto; 2002 Ma da f/tray; CSA Alloy r s; 4wd tyres on r s; Alloy r s & tyres; Fencing Equipment: Gates, Steel droppers, Pla n w re; Steel esh panels; W re ne ng; nglo k a lway ron posts; Barb w re; a lway sleepers, Irriga on equipment: Tra l o T250 rr g; 60 x Pope p pes 4"9 ; 3 x Irr g hoses & elbows; Southern Cross 5"9 p pes; Tra l o Irr g & p pes; Tra tor Irr g pu p; Flex ra n p pe; Poly P pe; Honda Motor & pu p /w Su on; 1000lt boo spray tra ler ounted; 500lt 3pl Hard b/spray Shearing equipment: Sunbea Cooper Shear ng Ma h; ster Shear ng Ma h; ound wool table; Shear ng a h ne; Household items: Art de o table; Wall ab net, Co puter d es; TV ab nets; Wh pper sn pper; Bla kwood furn ture; Furn ture, Gas heaters; Pr de ob l ty s ooter; Sundries; Fresh far Produ e, u ks; F re wood; Ute hurdles; 2x S ngle Horse oat 1Tande ; 1800 r . 4w horse buggy; Con rete water trough; Ant Steel spoked wheels, Wa ka Pa ka, 1000lt fuel tank; onesred IS11 ha nsaw; Metr so ket set; B& le saw; C r . Saw; r lls, Seed ats, Feed Barley & Wheat; ; Grass seed; Post/tree puller; Bal ng tw ne, at het straps; Welder; 3pl bale sp kes; Ca p ng gear; Tub & rear step for 21; Tande Tra ler /w pper; Wheel barrow; Caravan W/ a h; Seagul outboards, Trowella a k, 5hp B&S F re gh ng pu p hose; Power w n h; Canvas Canopy & Fra e; 16 half ab n boat + tra ler 50hp Mer ury; hillip Harrison 0408 269 313 lan err 0419 560 628 Q R ER NG S Frida 2nd March 11.30a on Property ffer ng: 26 Sele ted Bulls & 17 Fe ales nqu r es: Mal ol avey 0418 130 834 --------------------------------------- O R NN M & E E S E Frida 9th March at 12.30 pm Entries Invited nthon Sco 0418 581 785 Greg Harris 0409 799 960 avid al ot 0409 899 950 FOR HCOMING EVEN S owranna Forthcoming Calf Sales: hurs 15th March, hurs 29th March, hurs 19th pril ES E V E C ION FOR S E GST ay apply, all pr es quoted are GST x lus ve 200 Border Mer no 1½yr wes, well grown $185 W ll sell n lots to su t 2 3½yr Hereford bulls $1700 nthon Sco 0418 581 785 ---------------------------------------- 12 Angus Fr es an ows w th Nov Angus alves ( rst alvers) rejo ned to Santa Gertrud s Angus bull 26 Nov on. $1600 30 .a. Angus & Angus x ows, w th Sept/ t drop alves at foot rejo ned to Santa Angus bull 26 Nov on $1500 Greg Harris 0409 799 960 ---------------------------------------- 200 4-6yr Border Mer no x ewes 150 4-6yr Co pos te ewes uly Shorn AHS -- 2 ren hed & ba kl ned 5/1/12 epastured w th P/ orset & W/Suffolk a s, an on Greg Harris 0409 799 960 ---------------------------------------- 60 Co pos te/Border-Mer no x ewe la bs (jo nable) 140 Co pos te/Border-Mer no x ewe la bs rop: Aug/Sept Shorn: e 11th AHS -- 3 2 x 5- n-1 va , dren hed 2/2/12 Greg Harris 0409 799 960 ---------------------------------------- 8 Murray Grey x he fers PTIC to alve 4th Mar on $1350 1 18 nth Angus bull, Mar h ngton Blood $1800 ann Salter 0437 302 266 ---------------------------------------- 20 Pure Poll orset ewes (age 10x 1yr 5x 2yr 5 x3yr Sele on of Border e ester a s pure - top qual ty avid al ot 0409 899 950 v www.elders.com.au Phone: 6398 8553 Magic sales give breeders a boost From Page 5 Mrs Whishaw said a contingent of interstate buyers had boosted prices, especially for the better horses. ''There were some quite good prices for some of the better horses, so it just goes to show if you've got the right product people are willing to pay more,'' she said. Despite this year's more positive results, Mrs Whi- shaw said without a sig- nificant increase in racing stakes money there was little incentive for buyers to purchase horses to race. ''It's not a cheap exercise to have a horse in training and even the horses that are winning are struggling to pay their way,'' she said. Other top prices at Tuesdays sale were a filly from Aceland Stud sold for $37,500 to J. Mason from Victoria and a colt from Macleay Thoroughbred Stud sired by Shinzing which was bought for $32,000 by T. Seymour of Tasmania. Quality cattle at Quoiba THERE were 211 cattle yarded at Quoiba on Wednesday. A quality line up of 48 jap bullocks met a similar firm market with most realising from 170c/kg to a top of 189c/kg. Trade cattle met a reason- ably strong inquiry. With a lack of numbers in the lighter weight sections, vealers in particular saw prices at dearer levels. Best steer calves topped at 236c/kg while correspond- ing heifers sold to 234c/kg. The 51 cows and process- ing cattle sold to recent quotes. Best beef cows made to 160c/kg, while dairy cows topped at 130c/kg. Beef bulls cleared to a top of 162c/kg. Best sales Bullocks: DL & AL Rogers 189c/kg $1069. KD & DI Sims & Son 185c, $1032. SA & CA Eastley 184c, $1089. Heavy trade steers: CM & AE Jordan, 211c $1038. AA & CM Applebee 207c $1068. Warringa Pastoral 204c $1040. Trade steers: ML & MW Mace 219c $924. SA & CA Eastley 209c $927. JT Hawley 209c $919. Steer vealers: GJ & LM Rawl- ings 236c $986. QC & PRA Davies 225c $886. R Perkins 221c $910. Heavy heifers: KJS Holdings 219c $1029. KA & JC Brown 203c $1002. D Felmingham 198c $1026. Trade heifers: D Felmingham 220c $862. KA & JC Brown 216c $889. P Cox 216c $954. Heifer vealers: JM & SA Cam- eron 234c $823. GJ & LM Rawl- ings 230c $851. TD Dobson 226c $727. Cows: JM & SA Cameron 160c $966. LJ & EJ Nichols 149c $939. AN & L Bott 148c $1198. Bulls: I Lamprey 162c $1231. Wheso Farm 130c $1024.
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