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TAS Country : March 22nd 2012
28 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 23, 2012 The Stock Report Weaners fetch $940 at Powranna KAROLIN MacGREGOR OUT IN FORCE: Wet conditions did not dampen demand at the weaner sale. Pictures: KAROLIN MacGREGOR GOOD RETURN: Average prices were down from last year s records but the average price was $709 LOCAL buyers were out in force at last week's first Elders Powranna weaner sale of the season. The 2438 calves on offer last Thursday averaged $709 a head, which was down $40 compared with last year's record sale prices. Top price of the sale was $940 a head paid for a pen of Charolais-cross steers from the McKibben fam- ily's Kermandie property at Geeveston. The top-priced pen was bought by Fernhill Pas- toral. Elders Tasmanian live- stock manager Owen Rowlings said he was im- pressed with the presen- tation and quality of calves at the company's first sale. ''The calves were in ex- ceptional condition and finish which made presen- tation a breeze for the agents,'' he said. Competition from Tas- manian finishers and backgrounders was strong right through the sale, which saw only 213 cattle being bought by interstate buyers. Vendors are also taking advantage of the chance to have their cattle weighed and 1285 cattle, or about 56 per cent of the yarding, were presented. In the steer section some sale highlights were Angus steers from V R Goss at Westdale, Scottsdale which sold to a top of $895 and averaged $820. Wickford Pastoral also sold Angus steers to a top of $855, while Fairbanks at Springfield sold Angus steers to $865. The Goodall family from New River property at Rin- garooma sold Hereford steers to a top of $855 and averaged $843. The Scott family from Dunedin at St Leonards sold Angus steers to a top of $800 with an average of $715 a head. In the heifer section it was a pen of Limousin cross heifers bred by G P and D W Peltzer from the Ravensworth property at Longford that claimed the top price of $765 a head. The top priced heifers were bought by JR and DM Perry from Latrobe. The second-top-priced heifers of the sale were from Follywood at Karoola and were bought by Webb Mining Services from Rich mond for $760 a head. Other notable sales in the heifer section were Hereford heifers from the Goodall family at New Ri- ver which sold to a top of $730. The Scott family's Dune- din Angus heifers again sold well, making a top price of $560 with an aver- age of $540. Mitchell Investments at Bishopsbourne also had a good sale selling Angus heifers to a top price of $510, averaging $490. Gary and Barbara Lind- say were one of the sale's biggest volume buyers tak- ing home 120 head for a top price of $855 with an aver- age price of $711. PO Dart from Wynyard also had a busy sale buying 177 head to a top price of $720. NJ Roebuck from Mer- seylea bought 114 cattle, topping at $800 and averag- ing $681. G Wigg and Son at Mar- rawah bought 126 head for an average price of $655. The next Elders sale at Powranna will be held on March 29, when about 2500 calves will go under the hammer. landmarkharcourts.com.au 187 Brisbane St, Launceston Ph (03) 6331 6118 2015444-120323 Bronte, Cressy Northern Tasmania Mole Creek Northern Tasmania Enquiries toJohn Hewitt M: 0458 711 122 firstname.lastname@example.org Approx. 44 ha (110 acres) This beautiful country homestead is set amid an established English garden at the end of a 1km driveway, only 30 minutes from the City of Launceston. Features include: spacious formal and informal living areas, huge rumpus, office, four bedrooms, two bathrooms (ultra modern) and country style kitchen/breakfast area. The expansive lawns littered with mature trees creates a lovely family ambience in the middle of a productive farm. A 23 hectare pivot irrigated from the Cressy/Longford channel provides ample water for poppies, potatoes etc. Nothing has been spared, from the most modern watering system to the quality fittings. Very genuine vendors. (NB. Farmland could be leased, adjoining 119ha highly productive irrigated farm also available) All at the end of a 1.4km driveway offering tremendous privacy. Easy commuting to Launceston. Expressions of Interest closing Friday 20th April Interest expected from $1.3 Million WEB ID: TRT0168 46 acres Lifestyle block at Mole Creek with potential income. Two titles. Great lifestyle block in a well-known area suitable for grazing and with future income from an unencumbered 22 acre plantation ready for harvest in approx. 5 years. This block is situated on Kellys Road and Azels Road Mole Creek allowing good access for developing and building STCA. Approximately half the land is under plantation with the remaining area under pasture. PRICE Offers Over $215,000 WEB ID: TRT0166 Enquiries to Michael Warren M: 0458 711 755 email@example.com
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