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TAS Country : March 29th 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012 Tasmanian Country 15 2016749-120330 For advertising enquiries contact Upcoming Features: Tracey Wright p: 62 300752 firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Baker p: 62 300640 email@example.com Poll Hereford & Herefords - 6th April Poultry - 13th April Murray Grey - 13th April Santa Gertrudis - 20th April Alpaca Week - (1-9th May) - 27th April Agfest - 27th April Animal Health - 11th May to improve on-farm profits GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr Kerry Bridle from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, left, and, above, NRM South's Steven Joyce, left, and Graeme Hand. Pictures: ROGER HANSON This technique can save farmers money. This grazing regime reduces the need for external inputs, leading to an increase in profits.' ---STIPA NATIVE GRASSES ASSOCIATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE GRAEME HAND The stock trample pasture grass into the soil (adding carbon) and fertilise the soil with their dung (adding nitrogen and decomposing bacteria and fungi). Additional soil carbon increases the ability of soils to hold moisture, which is important in times of drought. The mix of additional carbon and nitrogen feeds soil organisms is beneficial to health and production of pastures and soils. The action of the animals' feet at higher stocking densities massages the top layer of the soil, which increases soil- to-seed contact and water infiltration, and also presses plant litter and animal dung into the soil adding food for soil organisms that in turn provide nutrients for the pasture grasses. ''We are using the stock to create the conditions that pasture grasses need to germinate and grow,'' Mr Hand said. A critical component of this grazing regime is the following long period of rest where pasture species are given time to recover. NRM South will be running a two-day holistic grazing management training course with Mr Hand on April 16 and 17. For further information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6221 6111. AUSTRALIAN LAMB CO P/L FOR CURRENT WEIGHT RANGE PRICES CONTACT OUR TASMANIAN BUYER MALCOLM CLARK AH (03) 6428 7713 mobile 0418 140 450 or your local agent "We are Australian Lamb" www.austlambco.com.au • Supporting Tasmanian Prime Lamb producers for the past 17 years. • Now also processing mutton • No fat score penalties • We tender your skins to maximise your returns 2066228-111209 Strong Quoiba demand A HEAVIER yarding of 371 cattle came forward at Quoiba on Wednesday. Supply outweighed de- mand in all weights and grades this week, all quotes being reduced. The 78 Jap bullocks made from 165c/kg to a top of 199c/kg for the lighter end of the market. In the trade cattle section, steer vealers topped the day at 219c/kg, best heifer calves made to 210c/kg. The 59 cows and process- ing cattle offered also met the same fate. Best beef cows to 147c/kg while dairy cows topped at 139c/kg. Best sales: Bullocks: KA & JC Brown 199C/kg $1098. EM Brooks 198C/kg $1199. SA & CA Eastley 188C/kg $1052. Heavy Trade Steers: EM Brooks 216C/kg $1023. LDJ Abley 202C/kg $961. KA & JC Brown 202C/kg $981. Trade Steers: DR & MH Mead 210C/kg $882. LDJ Abley 206C/kg $865. Warringa Pastoral 201C/kg $888. Steer vealers: CJ & DB Suna 219C/kg $814. KG Maxwell 219C /kg $810. EM Brooks 210C/kg $892. Heavy heifers: PJ & KP Radcliff 196C/kg $944. NE & DG Morris 195C/kg $912. MB & KL Frankcombe 190C/kg $1010. Trade heifers SD Cosgrove 207C/kg $736. CJ Cox 199C/kg $847. SA & JK Harding 199C/kg $839. Heifer vealers: RB Miles 210C/kg $697. KJ & SM Emery 206C/kg $799. FJ & JA Maxwell 195C/kg $721. Cows: AN & L Bott 147C/kg $971. Matthew Jones 145C/kg $1026. AM Frankcombe 145C/kg $1052. Bulls: AE & MK Crowden 130C/kg $1219.
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