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TAS Country : June 7th 2012
20 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 8, 2012 The Stock Report www.elders.com.au Phone: 6398 8502 2042704-120608 FOR SALE LEAR SALES A AL LEAVE E OR O OR A S E FERS - JO ED E L ED BERS Age: 8-12 months Weight: 280-360kgs Price delivered to Powranna $625 - $740 Delivery: 1st week August ontact your local Eld r A nt E ort coord nator Ow n Rowl n : 0409 170 419 Agistment wanted erino Wether lam s cha l raham 0409 506 121 DA SLA ER - from 8th to 19th Jun l a contact r arr 0409 799 960 S E E ASWELL - from 15th Jun to 30th July l a contact Dam n Wh t l y 0417 583 263 cha l raham 0409 506 121 For add onal nforma on and hoto l a v t www. ld r .com.au and l ct Sal d: FAR A ER & S DR ES Fr day 15th Jun at 11.30 am A c W & E ills, 517 Penguin d, Penguin ffering: John Deere 6320, 2200hrs tractor, Ford 4100 tractor; 2.80.97 oyota ilu 95,000kms; verneland 2.5m Power arrow; Water winch rrig 150m hose; Yeomans D 5tyne ripper; 3F plough plas c Boards; ansa P ree ulcher; Connor Shea drill; oward 6 slasher; Vicon Fert Spreader; Forall Fert Dissolver; Alum Dinghy & 8hp ariner otor; eagle 3pl P Cement i er; Post Driver; yers Spud Planter; Do mac twin row digger; arland P pump; Seedling Planter; 3pl oulders; 12 yne Cult with Crum ler; riple Bo forks; yers Auto-cut seeder; 1970 rail Bike; An que rgan; Asst 3" + 4" Pope Pipes; Qty 3" Pope Pipes & Sprinklers; Card oard Potato Bo es, F 3f Plough; Ferguson 3f Plough; 3pl arrows; Pipe railer; Diesel ank; Grader Blade; Sun eam Shearing ach; ndeng pump rrg & Elec otor; S hl S 250 Chainsaw; 3 wooden outdoor ta les; asetercol Drill Press; 12 o of hot house glass (37sq m per o ), Asst new n & gu er; Qty fencing equip; Asst wire; Elec Fence reels & pegs; Asst roo ng iron; ailway iron posts; F35 tractor; Numerous sundry items o Out d Entr - Sal d: 1812 h ll arr on 0408 269 313 Alan rry 0419 560 628 FAR A ER , O SE OLD & S DR ES Fr day 22nd Jun at 11.30 am A c N W & P c arty, 163 Glendale d, Sidmouth A rov d Out d Entr - Sal d: 1811 En u r : Danny Slat r 0437 302 266 Clearing Sale erms: Strictly cash or approved cheque on day of sale. All intended idders must register with O O D. O B ER RE FOR O EVE S FOR SALE For add onal nforma on l a v t www. ld r .com.au o to rural rv c nt r Sal d: K llfaddy Sal - u day 12th Jun -------------------------------- Eld r Stor a l Sal - u day 19th Jun o h ld at K llafaddy - Entr nv t d S may a ly, all r c uot d ar S E clu v 14 m.a. Friesian A red reg cows, empty, in milk 30+litres price $1100-$1200 harl Walk r 0417 039 958 -------------------------------- 17 Angus 6yr cows due July-Aug to Angus $1050 arge num er or pure Berkshire sows in pig, some reg from $300 cha l raham 0409 506 121 -------------------------------- 8 m.a. Friesian cows, Spring calvers P C to Friesian, s ll in milk $1300 K m a ll 0419 392 832 -------------------------------- 12 cfa Angus cows due July for 9wks to imousin $850 15 m.a. Angus Cows, Dunedin and andfall loodlines P C to calve June to andfall Angus Dav d al ot 0409 899 950 -------------------------------- 1 2yr old Angus heifer, 1 4yr Angus cow 2 5yr Angus cows, 2 5yr Simmen al cow All due to Angus ull 1 Sept on $800 Danny Salt r 0437 302 266 -------------------------------- 8 Angus 2yr Bulls h ll arr on 0408 269 313 -------------------------------- 1 22month urray Grey Bull $3000 r arr 0409 799 960 -------------------------------- 120 Border erino 1½yr rst ewes, Nov shorn due ampshire Aug 8 on, Anthony Sco 0418 581 785 Exports are a good news story market TALK Richard Bailey AUSTRALIA exported 17,182 tonnes of lamb last month, breaking the pre- vious May record, set in 2007, of 14,999 tonnes. This volume makes May the second largest month on record, behind October 2007 (17,785 tonnes) and marks a change from the traditionally big export months of October and November. Last month's exports were 20 per cent above the May volume last year, con- tinuing the trend we have seen since the start of the year, as greater production underpins increase ship- ments. And there has been a change in the market fo- cus. Shipments to the Middle East, Greater China and South East Asia were up on last year, while exports to the United States fin- ished slightly lower. Exports for the first five months of 2012 were 19 per cent higher year-on-year, at 72,591 tonnes, due to much higher production, and led by significant mar- ket growth to the Middle East and Greater China. This is obviously good news, but probably high- lights the reason that very heavy lamb prices are stuggling, as most of these go to the United States and the lighter lambs go to the Middle East and Greater China. But the good news is that at least we have grown more markets and if this continues and the value of the Australian dollar stays in check we will see more growth. Another good news story is that Australian beef and veal offal exports hit a new high for the first four months of the year, reaching 38,809 tonnes which is 2 per cent higher year-on-year and 6 per cent above the five-year aver- age. The increased volume during the first four months of this year was underpinned by record beef and veal offal exports to Korea, surpassing Japan over the corresponding period for the first time since 2002. Exports to Korea (6879 tonnes) surged 11 per cent year-on-year and 18 per cent on the five-year aver- age. While most offal ex- port types remained firm, intestine volumes almost doubled year-on-year. Occasionally, Korea util- ises offal products as chea- per alternatives to beef cuts. Cheekmeat (1763 ton- nes), intestines (1468 ton- nes) and skirt (1198 tonnes) made up the majority share of exports for the four-month period. Beef and veal offal ex- ports to Japan have con- tinued to stutter this year, with a slowdown in yakin- iku (Japanese/Korean- style barbecue) restaurant sales, lingering food safety concerns and cautious buying all impacting on demand for Australian product. Shipments from Janu- ary to April fell 15 per cent year-on-year and 12 per cent on the five-year aver- age, to 6726 tonnes. Tongue exports (2386 tonnes) were slightly high- er on the corresponding period last year, while skirt (1871 tonnes) and in- testine (999 tonnes) ship- ments to Japan fell 27 per cent and 34 per cent year- on-year, respectively. While exports to Hong Kong (5699 tonnes) de- clined 12 per cent year-on- year during the first four months, shipments were still 17 per cent higher than the five-year average, with tripe (5587 tonnes) making up almost the total whole volume. Beef and veal offal ex- ports to Russia (4360 ton- nes) over the same period fell 10 per cent year-on- year and 11 per cent on the five-year average, with subdued demand for prod- uct, mostly livers (3490 tonnes), underpinning the overall decline. Exports of tripe (9108 tonnes), liver (7279 tonnes), skirt (3778 tonnes) and heart (3294 tonnes) domi- nated the market share of beef and veal offal exports, making up 60 per cent of total shipments. On the slow road to a fine recovery WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson IT is impossible to talk about wool this week with- out acknowledging an- other wonderful effort by all those involved in organ- ising the Campbell Town Show this year. It provides not only a focus for the wool and sheep industry each year but is a really wonderful community event that just seems to get better each year. Whether it is arguably the best fashion parade held in Tasmania, the craft displays, the sheep dog trials or the high quality guest speakers there is really something for every one. Congratulations to Pip Gibson and her team for all their efforts. Uniform solution The wool market this week was softer with the finer end again really unable to find consistent support from buyers. On a positive note, the EMI in US dollar terms posted a gain of 10c, perhaps indicating some degree of support from China at this level, or at least a reality that with a three-week break in sales coming up next month, there is a need for exporters to cover any short positions. I was talking to a major exporter this week who had identified another reason why the medium microns have remained solid. He suggested one of the biggest markets in China now is for uniforms, similar to Japan where most corporate office workers are provided with uniforms made from a wool/polyester blended fabric. As we have mentioned before, once you have this type of blend the technical need to use anything much finer than 20 micron is not justified. I think most people can imagine the volume of potential demand from the corporate sector in such a huge market like China. The reality for fine wool is that with Europe missing in action it is going to be very difficult to see a sustained recovery in fine wool prices. In Tasmania we are starting to get into the swing of ewe shearing. The quality of the wool being harvested is again very good and a direct result of excellent seasons in the past three years. There are nearly 1500 bales of Tasmanian wool being offered in Melbourne sales next week. 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
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