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TAS Country : April 12th 2012
16 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 13, 2012 The Stock Report Top stock at stud bull sales KAROLIN MacGREGOR DEMAND: Brian Bonde, Tim Woodham and Michael Frankcombe with Slopes Einstein at the Frankcombes' stud. COMPETITION: One of the bulls on offer at the Dunroan stud. TASMANIA'S autumn bull sales are in full swing and last week another two studs held successful sales in the state's north. Buyers on Tuesday gath- ered at the Loane family's well-known Dunroan Shorthorn Stud near Dev- onport. Good buyer competition saw seven bulls, four stud females and 12 commercial females sold at auction. The top-priced bull was bought by Ron and Joy Crack from King Island for $6250. The Cracks also pur- chased a second bull at the sale for $5500. Bulls at the sale made an average price of $3875. The four stud females averaged $1625 and sold to a top price of $2000. Roberts stud stock man- ager Tim Woodham said as usual the Dunroan females were well sought after. The 12 commercial heifers sold at the sale were offered in lots of three and averaged $980 and top- ped at $1025. The top-priced heifers were bought by K and G Dawkins from Wilmot. ''It was a very strong sale and the bulls were picked through, so if people mis- sed out on one they moved on to another one,'' Mr Woodham said. ''The Dunroan cattle have a good reputation for quality and the females were in demand again.'' Dick Loane said he was pleased with the sale re- sults and the number of repeat buyers that go to Dunroan each year. ''It was a good result. We were quite pleased,'' he said. In the afternoon the buyers moved on to the Frankcombe family's Slopes and Roland Black Simmental and Simangus studs at West Kentish for the first on-property sale. Scott Frankcombe said they had decided to hold this year's bull sale on the farm after several success- ful sales at Agfest. ''We've been taking bulls to Agfest for the past four or five years and that's always worked well, but you are restricted with number there,'' he said. ''We've been selling quite a few bulls privately each year so we thought it would be a good time to have a sale here.'' The Frankcombes had a complete clearance of all 12 bull for an average price of $3583 at last week's sale. They offered four red Simmental bulls, five Simangus bulls and three black Simmental bulls. Top price of the sale was $4750, which was paid for a Simangus bull bought by Brian Bonde, from Bonde Pastoral at North Motton. Mr Bonde also bought a second Simangus bull for $3750. Mr Frankcombe said they had found demand for the Simangus bulls was increasing because of a preference for black cattle across the state and par- ticularly at the annual weaner sales. Although not eligible for the show ring, Simangus bulls are eligible for regis- tration. That means their estimated breeding value data can be accessed through Breedplan. ''We've been breeding them for a while now and we just found people liked the black cattle and there was a market demand there for black bulls,'' Mr Frankcombe said. The Frankcombes have strict selection criteria for all their bulls, which in- cludes a strong focus on temperament. ''Any bulls that are at all unstable, we don't keep, they have to go,'' Mr Frankcombe said. ''Most of our bulls are getting up over 900kg, and when you've got bulls that big you can't afford to have any temperament issues.'' The top-priced black Simmental bull at last week's sale was bought by D and DJ Wiggins for $4000. The Wiggins also bought a second bull for $3500. In the red Simmental offering, one of the two equal top-priced bulls was bought by Stan Cox, from New River, for $3500. He has been a regular buyer of the Frankcombe family's bulls for many years. The other top-priced Simmental bull was bought by VF Holdings. Mr Frankcombe said they were happy with their first on-farm sale and planned to increase their numbers next year. ''We'd like to get up to between 15-20 bulls for next year,'' he said. ''We don't want to get much bigger than that. Some people who went home empty- handed this year, so we'll have a few more bulls available next time.'' ELDERS KILLAFADDY TRADE: DM & JL Cun- ningham, hfr, 218c-$882; K D Pearton, hfr, 216c-$907; RG & SL Smith, hfr, 196c-$725; Redbanks Past, hfr, 196c-$617; JP & DG Sulzberger, str, 195c-$585. GROWN: DM & JL Cun- ningham, str, 196c-$823; DM & JL Cunningham, hfr, 195c-$692; GL & WD Rawnsley, str, 19c-$1006; Redbanks, Past, str, 187c-$757; E Archer, str, 187c-$897; RB Elphing- stone, hfr, 185c-$960. COWS: M Zegveld, 142c-$937, BULLS: Redbanks Past, 148c-$865, LAMBS: B & K Johnston, $115-$128;GJ&LHarris, $115; DV & A Colgrave, $105-$114; A C Wells, $115; S K Howe, $94-$105; B & K Enterprises, $107; TD & AM Brown, $107; M & C Graham, $100-$106; Pearns Quarry, $100-$102; G & B Van Dongen, $92; D Bas- sett, 2t, $90-$115; MJ & ME Van Ashe, $56-$81; M C Young, $50-$84; NJ Hamil- ton, $42-$65. MUTTON: G J Williams, $57-$60; GA & EM Cole, $40-$60; A C Wells, $55. Processing cattle Prompt payment always at Greenham. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au Nick Strickland Central/NW 6433 3230 0417 335 843 Daryl Heazlewood Central/NW 0419 131 458 Ian Millen Central East/NE 6344 8915 0408 133 685 Grant Lethborg North East 0417 633 486 Ron Crack King Island 0400 895 133 Graeme Pretty Circular Head 0418 505 347 Cade Ebdon Statewide 0409 437 950 Wayne Oliver Statewide 6362 3682 0419 358 441 RGM/GRT35758 All types wanted We need all types of processing cattle -- and we re offering top money! Prompt payment always Contact your local Greenham buyer for the right advice and prompt payment. It s what you would expect from the Australian owned company with six generations of experience in the meat game. Wanted To Buy Angus, Murray Grey and Hereford steer and heifer calves Spring calving dairy cows Friesian, Jersey and Xbreds Ph. All Vicstock agents for a competative price For Sale 70 Friesian cows PTIC 50 Jersey cows PTIC 100 Xbred dairy cows PTIC 180 Xbred dairy heifers PTIC All the above are in calf to Jersey bulls, calving from mid July Qty Jersey bulls from 18 mths - 2yo 3 Friesian bulls 3 Hereford bulls Ph. Bernard Atkins 0417 593 158 240 Friesian and Xbreds calved in Spring and empty, in full prod. 80 Friesian and Xbred cows calving now 100 Angus cows 3 - 7 yo PTIC to Angus due from mid Aug over 8 wks Qty Charolais bulls Qty Suffolk and White Suffolk rams Qty Merino wether lambs Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 20 6-7 mnth old Jersey Heifers 40 16 mnth old Dairy XBred Heifers PTIC Ph. Tony Wootton 0407 823 142 www.vicstock.com.au Tasmania Your Dairy Specialist Team 2069935-120413 Bernard Atkins .............................. 0417 593 158 Peter Collins ................................. 0427 547 145 Tony Wootton ............................... 0407 823 142 Anthony McDougall ....................0438 502 188 Adam Crawford .......................... 0400 550 412 (North West) Manager (North West ) (North)(North East) (South)
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