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TAS Country : March 8th 2012
18 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 9, 2012 The Stock Report Young wool ewes top $180 at Oatlands sale THERE was mixed compe- tition but keen interest on selected lines of young wool ewes at the final major sheep sale for the year at Oatlands last week. The sale saw a yarding of 8700 sheep, the entries were mainly wool ewes of all ages and a smaller number of crossbreds. Young wool ewes topped $180, the middle runs sold from $125 to $150 and oth- ers $75 to $100. Crossbred ewes sold to $170, most saw $110 to $140. The demand for five- year and six-year flock Merino ewes was limited. Most of these were August shorn and carrying a good fleece. They topped at $74, with most $60 to $70. Feature sales: MERINO EWES: Rock- ford, 1yr, $180; Lochiel Past, $140; WA & RV Web- ster, 1yr, $135; C & S Burbury, 1yr, $120; Rock- ford, 6yr, $74, 7yr, $72; Leenavale Past, 6yr, $68; C Gunn&Son,5&6yr,$68;G Dobner, 6yr, $65. CROSSBREDS: Sur- veyors Bay Past, 1yr B/L Corr x, $170, 2yr B/L Corr x $145; P & R Batten, 1yr B/L x $160; JP Davie & Co, 1yr prime sam. $155; Mother Lords, 1yr B/L x $125; PS Burbury & Son, 1yr Corr, $110;GSIsles&Son,1yr Corr, $110; PF Meahburn, 1yr Corr, $110, 5 yr Corr, $86, 6 yr Corr, $76; Clai- rveaux Past, 1yr, prime sam, $95; K McConnon,1yr Dorset x, $95; BJ & HK Clark, 6 yr B/Lx, $72; Lo- chiel Past, 1yr wethers, $81; J&MWeedingPart,1yr wethers, $75;P&LCooper, shorn Suffolk lambs, $75. Bull sale breaks $1m barrier ASSET: Belinda and John Cleeland with Tom Gubbins and the equal top price bull. KING Island buyers were active at the recent Te Mania Angus bull sale in Victoria. The stud in Mortlake broke the $1 million bar- rier for the first time. King Island farmers splashed out almost $60,000 on five lots, including King Isle Angus paying an equal sale high $25,000 for Lot 54 -- Te Mania Fifa F373. The sale averaged $7897 for a total clearance of 145 bulls -- 31 more than last year and down just $91 on its record last year $7978 average. That sale in- cluded the $91,000 Aust- ralian record super bull Te Mania Emperor E343. The other sale-high $25,000 bull was Lot 13 -- Te Mania Foe F734 -- going to SA's Granite Ridge Angus. King Isle Farms oper- ations manager Dr John Cleeland said it was his first purchase at the Te Mania Angus sale. Dr Cleeland describes Lot 54 as a meaty bull with an excellent temperament and with the figures and growth to match. He has been running King Isle Angus for 10 years. In the past three years he's ramped up oper- ations and has a herd of 1000 breeding cows, which includes registering 200 stud cows in the past year. ''We are looking to really increase our female gen- etics and this bull's blend of fertility with so many outstanding figures across the range will make him a valuable asset for us,'' Dr Cleeland said. ''We are based at the southern end of the island and at the moment most of our turnoff goes locally into Swift and as part of the King Island Beef program. ''Right now we calve in September and our steers go off at 17 months weigh- ing 500kg. I really like Te Mania Daiquiri and if I can't have him I wanted one of his offspring, and now I've got him.'' Te Mania Fifa F373 has a marbling EBV of +2.3 and all his $Index figures are significantly ahead of the breed average. Doug Collins, of King Angus Beef, paid $13,000 for Lot 40 and $5500 for Lot 69, and F&S Perry paid $10,500 for Lot 80 and $5000 for Lot 147. Te Mania Angus co- director Tom Gubbins says in the current market the sale was ''a stunning result which exceeded all expectations''. ''We had buyers from around the country old and new who staged some ex- citing bidding duels for so many of the bulls on offer,'' Mr Gubbins said. Dairy awards dinner THE Tasmanian Dairy Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Ulver- stone on March 20. This is the first time a dinner presentation for- mat has been used in the event's 31-year history and the event will celebrate the best in the Tasmanian Dairy Industry. The awards dinner, organised by DairyTas and the TIA Dairy Centre along with major sponsor ANZ Bank, will be followed by the annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference, which is on the next day at the same venue, the Central Coast Civic Centre, Ulverstone. Dairy consultant Robby Zeissig, from Mt Gambier in South Australia, is the guest speaker and will talk about the performance of pasture-based dairy sys- tems, drawing on his ex- periences with dairy devel- opments in South America from Argentina and Chile. Tickets available from DairyTas for $70. For further information contact Mark Fergusson, TIA Dairy Centre, on 6430 5297, or Mark Smith at DairyTas on 6432 2233. Bridgewater sales firm THE BRIDGEWATER market finished stronger this week for all sections. There was a yarding of 80 cattle, 966 sheep and lambs, six pigs and five calves. There were 28 bullocks also yarded and the bal- ance of the were mostly big cattle or cows. One bull sold at 141c/kg and Jap ox sold from175c/ kg to 190c/kg, most for 184c/kg. Yearlings sold from 173c/kg to 193c/kg, most 180c/kg and heavy heifers saw 159c/kg to 171c/kg. Cows sold from 118c/kg to 145c/kg. There were 720 lambs penned and these topped at $117, most heavies went for $100 to $110, medium types $75 to $85 and lightweights $50 to $65. Two-tooths sold from $50 to $86. Mutton sold to easier rates, best sheep fetched $50 to $60, over prime sheep $20, lightweights $10 to $30. Porkers sold from $180 to $200 and lighter types $50 to $82. Month-old calves sold for $275, week-old beef calves $155 to $160 and week-old Friesians $40. Feature sales: JAPOX:PA&EJ Geard, 191c-$1088, 190c-$1083, 189c-$1115; K & G Joseph, 184c-$1122; R Cox 181c-$1104; A M Hennessy, 176c-$1218; Ross Jacobson, 175c-$1172. YEARLINGS: Trent White, hfr, 187c-$780; Ross Jacobson, str, 186c-$837; G & H Welling, hfr, 185c-$814; BJ Hannan, hfr, 184c-$800; T Sheering, hfr, 181c-$841; H & L Drierson, str, 181c-$923; Fernleigh Past, hfr, 186c-$730. COWS: A Morgan, hfr, 161c- $1086, hfr, 171c-$940, 140c-$819; G & H Welling, 145c-$891; K & G Joseph, 145c-$870; P Laing, 142c-$830; H & L Drierson, 141c-$958. LAMBS: Lemon Springs Past $117, M J Scott $117, Brazendale Bros $114, N J Webberley $114, CJ Barwick $113, D Dowl- ing $112, G W Lodge $106, D & C Hills $106, L Gillie $106, R&MMace$105,CA Roberts $105, HT Bower- man $100. Lambs in demand as Quoiba market lifts HEAVYWEIGHT lambs opened to dearer rates at Quoiba on Monday, with the best fetching $135. The market saw a slightly heavier yarding of 539 lambs. Medium and lighter types both met a fully firm demand. Mutton numbers were reasonably light with prices stable on recent easier quotes. Most sheep sold from $40 to $59. Store lamb numbers at 201, were well down on last week. Competition was much stronger this week with best lines selling from $80 to $95, secondary and lighter types made $45 to $69. A total of 43 porkers were penned, with prices slightly better across the board. LAMBS: Heavy, $120 to $135; medium, $100 to $122, light, $80 to $98. PIGS: Best, $190 to $230; secondary, $150 to $180; stores, $47.50 to $75. Feature sales: LAMBS: PW Goss $135, CA Richardson & Sons $130, DL Cables $129, TJ & KL Badcock $129, GM & JMField$129,KF&J&CF Tombleson $128.50. MUTTON: JM & SA Ric- hards $59, DJ & PH Blair & Sons $54, VR & LB Atkins $50, BP Braid $49, Sheffield School $49, TR & SM Whiteley $45. NRM South is presenting three free field days focusing on planned grazing as a tool to improve pastures. Planned grazing provides a means to improve soil health, ground cover, pasture composition and productivity. Along with an introduction to the principles and practice of planned grazing these field days will demonstrate the progress of trials currently underway and provide an opportunity to learn new monitoring skills. 20 March - Dunalley. Fullham , 258 Fulham Road. Follow the Arthur Highway to Dunalley, turn right and travel approx 2km. 21 March - Gretna. "Glenelg , 4325 Lyell Highway, half way between Gretna and Hamilton. 22 March - Nicholls Rivulet Organic Farm. 1557 Nicholls Rivulet Road. Take the Channel Highway through Cygnet and turn left, travel approx 3km. Workshops commence at 9.45am for 10am and conclude at 2pm. 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