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TAS Country : May 24th 2012
22 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 25, 2012 The Stock Report SLAUGHTER REPORT Tasmania Week ending 18/05/2012 progressive total from 8/07/2011 Total Change LW% Change LY% Prog total Cattle 4742 -3 9 164734 Calves 358 -14 22 41023 Sheep 2482 -19 400 99356 Lambs 10193 -5 27 382315 Pigs 642 -2 0 29108 Change LW% is the change from last week. Change LY% is the change from the same week last year. Information collected from registered abattoirs by the NLRS. Beef livelihoods being put at risk CHEWS theFAT David Byard IT has been almost a year since live cattle exports to Indonesia were temporally halted due to inhumane slaughter practices in some of its abattoirs. Federal Agricultural Minister Joe Ludwig sus- pended the trade for a month while stronger auditing requirements were put in place. Since then the dramas, rumours, duck shoving, and blame game would put any TV soap drama to shame, and while this is happening the livelihoods of beef producers are put at risk and Australia's beef reputation is going down the gurgler. Firstly, Meat and Live- stock Australia came out with a letter to all mem- bers stating that the MLA was not aware of the prob- lems and if they did they would have taken action. A simple enquiry found out that the Mark 1 boxes that the MLA had de- signed, built and installed in Indonesian slaughter houses did not meet IEO standards. Then the rush was on to get better killing boxes in place and the Mark 4 box was called for. Australia's chief veterin- ary officer had decided that the Mark 4 box, when used properly, complied with IEO standards. However, after infor- mation and footage sup- plied by Ani- mal Rights Australia, the chief vet de- cided that there were problems. These prob- lems were not found during previous examinations of the device. It now appears that modifications will be required, such to the head and neck restraints. The back flip will rub off on the whole Australian beef industry, and con- tinue to make it difficult for those in the beef indus- try.Following the investi- gation into alleged animal welfare breaches in Indon- esian's abattoirs, the Government is now saying the supply chain is work- ing according to plan, and regulatory actions against two live export companies have been recommended. Minister Ludwig, for his part, says the Government has rolled out significant reforms and placed animal welfare at the heart of live export trade. He says the department's investigation showed that the new regu- latory system is working. There is now a system in place that allows the regu- lator to identify supply chains including animals and exporters. Maybe it would be nice to allow the industry to see these new reforms, sys- tems --- and indeed the investigation reports. We are told there will be regular updates, on a monthly basis, that must be provided by a fully independent auditor. It ap- pears that the audit system is now much tighter. It needs to be remem- bered that there were and are still many beef pro- ducers and those that ser- vice the beef industry in Northern Australia who are on their knees because of the temporary ban and it seems likely a class action will be launched. Queensland indepen- dent MP Bob Katter has suggested both the MLA and Livecorp be the target of any legal action. He feels that both these organis- ations receive a statutory levy to look after pro- ducers' interests, and they have failed. It is understood Indon- esia is still upset over the abattoir footage and the number of cattle being ex- ported live will never reach the sort of level being achieved prior to the temporary ban. The Government has now promised to provide $20 million to help Indon- esia's own beef industry get up and running. I have no problem with overseas aid, however I find it a bit rich that those in the beef industry who had nothing at all to do with the cruelty in some Indonesian slaughter hou- ses, are being financially crippled by government policy, and on the other hand $20 million is being spent in Indonesia to help their beef industry. Whatever happens from here producers should be looking at what went wrong, why it happened, and fixing up the struc- tural problems that al- lowed this to happen. We all should remem- ber, it is our industry, and we need to make sure it is recognised internationally for it high-quality beef --- and the way the industry is administered and sup- ported. David Byard is CEO for the Australian Beef Association. Wanted to Buy 40 Hereford cows - must be a good line Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 MT Friesian and X Bred dairy cows - Ph. all agents Buying Now for Export Jersey heifers 200kg + Friesian heifers 120kg + For Sale 150 first cross dairy heifers to pick from PTIC from mid Aug 350 Xbred dairy heifers PTIC from mid Aug 30 Angus cows calving Aug on 6 Murray Grey cows with calves 2-4 m.o. 1 Angus bull Lawson bloodline Ph. Bernard Atkins 0417 593 158 380 Dairy cows AI to top Friesian bulls calving from late Sept 60 Autumn calved Friesian cows in full production 27 Dairy cows from 2 yo calving from mid Sept 2 Jersey heifers due Nov 6 Dairy cows due Nov Ph. Tony Wootton 0407 823 142 120 Hereford, Angus and HerefordX cows MA due Aug on to Angus - will separate 30 Hereford and Hereford XAngus heifers calving now to Angus 40 Angus heifers calving July on to Angus 15 Angus cows 3-4 yo calving July on to Angus 5 Stud Shorthorn cows and calf 1 Murray Grey bull 29 Jersey X Friesian calves weaned Ph. Peter Collins 0427 547 145 Tasmania Your Dairy Specialist Team Bernard Atkins .............................. 0417 593 158 Peter Collins ................................. 0427 547 145 Tony Wootton ...............................0407 823 142 Anthony McDougall ....................0423 929 557 Adam Crawford .......................... 0400 550 412 (North West) Manager (North West ) (North)(North East) (South) www.vicstock.com.au 2012677-120525 AUCTIONS PLUS SALE DETAILS ROBERTS LIMITED Roberts sold 3086 sheep & lambs during the week ending 18/05/2012 Lambs: No. Vendor Breed Fat Score Skin Length HSCW Ave C\kg HSCW $\hd 325 Somercotes Ltd, Ross Wsuf- /Merino 2-3 0.50-1.00 17.3 431 74.50 Ewes 1080 J Taylor - Winton, Campbell Town Merino 2-4 0.25-0.50 16.1 264 47.50 148 Brooklodge Estate, Swansea Merino 1-3 1.00-1.50 18.4 264 56.50 Lambs No. Vendor Breed Fat Score Shorn LWT AV $\hd 204 Holm Park Properties, Bothwell Merino ewes 1-1 unshn 19.8 48.00 58 Mowanjum, Flinders Island PD/Wsuf 3-5 unshn 66.5 83.50 Ewes No. Vendor Breed Fat Score Shorn LWT AV $\hd 57 Mowanjum, Flinders Island WSuff 4-5 Oct 108.9 83.00 48 Mowanjum, Flinders Island Pdors 4-5 Oct 113.1 55.50 KILLAFADDY MARKET REPORT Weekly Cattle report for Killafaddy sale (22/05/12) Fat C\kg Live wgt price C\kg carcase wgt price $\head price Liveweight Muscle Min Max Av Pr Chng Min Max Av Min Max Av VEALER STEER 330+kg C3 180.0 190.0 186.6 N/Q 330 340 335 638 684 665 VEALER HEIFER 330+kg C3 166.0 193.0 183.3 N/Q 313 347 331 573 716 649 YEARLING STEERS 400+kg C3 166.0 180.0 173.5 -6 320 332 325 770 968 864 Y'RLING HEIFER 330-400 kg C3 160.0 199.0 178.4 -28 308 362 337 592 750 646 400+kg C3 169.0 195.0 175.4 -14 322 349 334 693 861 780 BULLOCKS 500-600 kg C3 168.0 172.0 168.8 N/Q 300 313 303 955 991 984 600-750 kg C4 165.0 166.0 165.4 N/Q 295 296 295 1026 1158 1099 COWS 400-520 kg RS D1 90.0 113.0 107.1 N/Q 468 525 485 520+ kg D3 124.0 127.0 125.4 -7 244 255 247 689 919 763 Weekly Sheep report for Killafaddy sale (22/05/12) Fat $ per head Carcase wgt price (c\kg) Skin price Dress weight score Range Ave Change Range Ave Change Range LAMB 12-16 kg 1 55.00-66.00 61.90 N/Q 384-444 409 N/Q 4.00-5.00 18-20 kg 3 70.00-74.00 72.60 -11.00 353-368 360 -62 3.00-6.00 20-22 kg 3 75.00-90.00 83.20 -1.00 342-415 373 -20 5.00-6.00 22-24 kg 4 81.00-95.00 86.50 -13.00 338-396 357 -60 4.00-6.00 24-26 kg 4 97.00-100.00 98.10 -10.00 364-384 370 -60 6.00-6.00 26-30 kg 4 93.00-114.00 103.50 N/Q 341-372 357 N/Q 1.00-6.00 EWES 0-14 kg 1 20.00-36.00 30.40 N/Q 200-277 253 N/Q 0.00-0.00 14-18 kg 2 49.00-66.00 60.50 N/Q 288-318 295 N/Q 0.00-12.00 18-24 kg 3 44.00-69.00 59.50 N.C 232-295 266 12 0.00-13.00 Roberts Killafaddy TRADE: MR McCarthy, hfr/vlr, 180c-$606, str/vlr, 175c-$743, hfr/vlr, 175c-$599; PJ McShane, hfr, 175c-$805, hfr, 174c-$800; Bavarian Enterprises, str, 174c-$661, hfr, 169c-$692; I Scott, str, 171c-$624; FM Grose, hfr/vlr, 170c-$535. GROWN CATTLE: S Wiberg, str, 172c-$954; WD Edwards, hfr, 155c-$840; hfr, 152c-$858; I Scott, str, 149c-$849. COWS & BULLS: MR McCarthy, c, 127c-$762; WD Edwards, c, 126c-$740, c, 118c-$601; D Morice, c, 113c-$525. LAMBS: Georgia S Chugg $114, SA & RL Beattie $97, ID&RAEdwards$90,A& W Middleton $90, NH Rit- chie $88, JM Jones $75, IS Scott, $70, Whyeemi Part- nership $70. MUTTON: IS Scott, e, $69; LD & GO Williams, e, $50; David Bailey, e, $49; S Madden, e, $47; DN & BE Crosswell, e, $37; CE & KL Chugg, e, $37; J Taylor- Winton, e, $36. 2017693-120525 FOR SALE A/c Greenhythe Pastoral 21 Angus / Hereford 2010 drop Heifers, mated to Landfall low birth weight bulls 11/11/2011 -- 22/12/2011, PTIC approx 420kg l/w. Price $1000 p/h + GST 12 Angus Heifers 2010 drop, mated to Landfall low birth weight bulls 11/11/2011 -- 22/12/2011, PTIC approx 400kg l/w. Price $1000 p/h + GST 12 Angus Heifers 2010 drop, mated to Landfall low birth weight bulls 11/11/2011 -- 22/12/2011, PTIC approx 350 kg l/w. Price $950 p/h + GST Please note vendor terms of three months payment to approved buyers. Enquiries: Ian Richards 03 6327 3229 or 0458 130 596
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