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TAS Country : June 21st 2012
18 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 22, 2012 The Stock Report KING ISLAND HERD REDUCTION FOR SALE 150 mixed age Friesian AI bred Sept-Oct calving cows due to reg Friesian bulls. Large frame high capacity. Price: $1400 + GST 40 20-30 month AI bred Friesian Sept-Oct calving heifers due to Jersey. Highly recommend line of well grown females. Price: $1400 + GST 160 mature aged Friesian AI bred Sept-October calving cows due to Friesians. POA $900 + GST pick Photos & addi onal info Sale Id: PTAS22529 O R gs 0409 170 419 Dav d R b rts 0417 478 159 Ph: 6398 8502 www.elders.com.au 2042758-120622 Open Invitation to attend Dairy Production & Information Evenings M day 2 d J y- D ra F tba C br s RS - E d rs D ra 6362 2393 T sday 3rd J y- R ky Cap Tav r RS -E d rs S th 6452 1291 d sday 4th J y-E d rs S sda g r RS - E d rs S sda 6352 0000 A s ss s 7p t 10p S pp r a d r r sh ts pr v d d FORTHCOMING E ENTS FOR SALE LI ESTOCK ANTED F r add a I r a p as v s t . d rs. .a g t r ra s rv s t r Sa Id: K addy Sa - T sday 26th J GST may apply all prices uoted are GST xclusive 37 m.a. erkshire sows due now on from $300 Sell in lots to suit M ha Graha 0409 506 121 -------------------------------- 12 cfa Angus cows due July for 9wks to Limousin $850 15 m.a. Angus ows Dunedin and Landfall bloodlines PTI to calve June to Landfall Angus Dav d Ta b t 0409 899 950 -------------------------------- 120 order erino 1 yr first x ewes Nov shorn due Hampshire Aug 8 on, A th y S 0418 581 785 30 40 Friesian Dairy cows PTI to start 1st July on O R gs 0409 170 419 Cold start, but prices warm market TALK Richard Bailey THIS week we saw winter really start in earnest with a few very cold days which will affect the quality of all livestock. It will be an interesting to see what happens the livestock numbers coming to the market over the next month to six weeks. As far as cattle are con- cerned, numbers are likely to tighten up pretty quickly as cow numbers drop and finding good quality MSA trade cattle becomes more difficult. Usually when numbers get scarce, prices will in- crease but this will also depend on how much the customer will pay. Export cattle like cows and bullocks will have their price determined by overseas factors like the level of the Australian dol- lar (which has crept up to around 102c over the past fortnight), and the amount of beef floating around the world from our major com- petitors. Our local product, which is mostly MSA graded, will still attract strong compe- tition from our major mar- kets in the big capital cities and hopefully an increase in price could be absorbed by the end user. The Tasmanian over- the-hooks prices for MSA yearlings is still around 360c/kg and compared with interstate quotes, where the majority of the their cattle are not graded, we are a long way in front and makes the extra effort to become MSA accredited well worth while. The lamb supply is still in an interesting stage with most buyers saying they have plenty in front of them for the next few weeks. But there is more Vic- torian competition for trade and heavy trade lambs (up to 24kg) than we have seen for some months. Some interstate over-the-hooks prices have climbed quickly over the couple of weeks with quotes as high as 480c/kg being paid by one of the major retailers and plenty around 440c to 460c/kg, carcase weight. I think this would indi- cate that there could be some light at the end of the tunnel, although I did sug- gest that a couple of months ago! Any rally is a good time ponder selling WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson RIGHT TIME: Sell now or hold out is the question facing growers WELL, well, well, in a week exporters have gone from doom and gloom to thinking ''this might be the bottom''. I rang a couple of ex- porters to see what was happening and how they saw the firmer market this week, notably the first rise in nearly four weeks of selling. In a former life, I worked for over 12 years a buyer and trader in Melbourne and one thing we were pretty good at was judging price movements on a day- to-day basis and perhaps if we got lucky, by week-by- week. What we were terrible at was standing back from the action and taking a two or three-month view of prices and certainly not a six to 12-month view of the world. It was quite interesting for me, having been at the ''coal face'' for so long, that when I left the trade and took a step back from looking at prices by the minute and by the hour, I was able to look at the market from a wider view- point. Not exactly a revelation, but at least the space and time to consider and ask why, or what is driving price movements. For the first time in months we have had a firming market. The reasons suggested by traders ranged from ''more interest last night and users asking for offers, to no wool available and an increase in indent (com- mission) orders from over- seas mills.'' Another suggested wool is starting to look OK from a price point of view and this is attracting buyers back to the market that have been standing aside. Certainly this would ap- pear to be believable in the case of fine wool given the modest premiums over the medium micron categories. Please don't read into this that I am convinced about an imminent rally; far from it. One thing for certain, as a trader ''the trend is your friend'' and there is noth- ing yet to convince me that the downward trend for wool has been arrested in one day's selling. Perhaps the only thing that makes me think there is some support is the solid volumes bid from Septem- ber right out to June 2013 within 30c of spot prices in the nearer months and 50 to 60c in the longer dated contracts. But until I can be con- vinced otherwise, I suggest any rally should be seen as an opportunity for growers with wool to sell in the coming months and be less exposed to further falls during spring. If I was asked to suggest when we are likely to see support of a sustained level I would argue for Novem- ber/December on the basis that by then we will start to see more pressure to cover wool for autumn/winter 2013 collections. I do wish that crystal ball had not rolled off the table all those years ago and smashed into a thou- sand pieces. ROBERTS WOOL REPORT AWEX MPG Summary June 20, 2012 Current Change 12 mths ago 3-year av EMI 1058 4 1431 1054 17 1382 1 2352 nq 18 1311 5 2037 1452 18.5 1282 8 1853 1365 19 1264 14 1748 1274 19.5 138 10 1653 1194 20 1226 1 1575 1127 21 1224 1 1529 1093 22 1209 3 1456 1056 23 1184 8 1320 1011 24 1111 0 nq 925 25 nq 0 nq 804 26 nq 0 nq 712 28 623 3 692 548 30 584 2 628 489 MC 599 1 799 659 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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