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TAS Country : June 21st 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012 Tasmanian Country 19 The Stock Report Quality pushes prices Bridgewater ALTHOUGH cattle num- bers were light at Bridg- ewater on Monday the quality was good for all types and the market showed a firmer tendancy. There was a yarding of 58 cattle, 983 sheep and lambs and 12 pigs at the sale, held on a pleasant winter's day. Lamb numbers were good for the time of the year with 660 yarded. The market remained unchanged, with most lambs selling from $65 to $85. The 377 mutton offered sold to good competition for medium to heavy sheep but light sheep were almo- st unsaleable. Porkers sold from $160 to $170 and slips made $70. Feature Sales: CATTLE: A & P Graham, Jap ox, 180c-$1260, str, 185c-$943;G&ETaylor, Jap ox, 185c-$1137, str, 188c-$977;G&CMcGuin- ess, Jap ox, 186c-$1060, str, 190c-$1065, hfr, 186c$939; R Menary, str, 189c-$982; B & E Bond, str, 188c-$977; A Stohl, hfr, 184c-$1140, c, 151c-$953; S Thiessen, hfr, 183c-$850, hfr, 197c-$758, c, 145c-$1127; CA Rainbird, str vlr, 202c-$681. LAMBS: J Balsley $99, P & E Geard $99, G & V Skeggs $94, K & Y Balsley $93, LD Nettlefold $91, P Duggan $87, Eastwood Past $87, B & H Clark $84, J Francombe $84, A Byrne $80. MUTTON: C Hill, w, $70, R Kean, w, $60, D Rowlands, w, $58, D Amos, w, $54, B Scott, e, $52. Heavy lambs ease to $118 Quoiba ALL weights and grades of lambs sold to an easier trend at Quoiba on Monday due to the extra numbers available. The sale saw 910 lambs offered. Best realised to a top of $118. Heavy lambs sold from $95 to $118, me- dium weights $83 to $103 and lighter types $62 to $82. There was a heavier pen- ning of 270 mutton, con- sisted mainly of CFA cross bred ewes. Competition was stronger this week with interstate buyers more active. Best sheep fetched $50 to $75; secondary types saw $2 to $49. The 216 stores lambs on offer were smaller and lighter conditioned and these proved harder to sell. Best lines sold for $50 to $70.50; secondary lines went for $29 to $48. There was a heavier of- fering of 55 porkers and they continued to sell on a par with recent lower quotes. Best pork fetched $180 to $225; secondary pork went for $135 to $175. Store pigs sold for $55 to $70. Bobby calf numbers were very light. Calves to rear sold from $50 to $170. Processing calves fetched $9 to $32.50 Feature sales: LAMBS: WJ & J Lang- maid $118, J & D Senior $118, R & D De Boer $112, DG Shepheard $110, Broo- kfield $110, CA Sherriff $109. MUTTON: DG Shepheard $75, HC Haines $75, V & K Howe $61, BH Wolf $60, CA Sherriff $60, GR Woodhou- se $57. Roberts Killafaddy TRADE CATTLE: Pisa Es- tate, str, 196c-$882, hfr, 190c-$788, str, 190c-$712, str, 189c-$765, str, 189c-$718, hfr, 189c-$713, hfr, 187c-$696, hfr, 185c-$661, hfr, 185c-629; CN Hall, hfr, 184c-$699. COWS/BULLS: Heathfield Farm, c, 135c-$702, c, 130c-$715; KJ Rice, c, 126c-$639, c, 101c-$450; J & GP Laverty, c, 120c-$666; CN Hall, c, 100c-$435. LAMBS: P & I McConnell $108, SA & RL Beattie $104, KJ & JF Rice $101, VM McEwan & Son $101, NH Ritchie $90, EE & GM Cresswell $89, G Richards $68, DD & JM Double $66. MUTTON: AC & SA Sher- wood, e, w, $72; M J Smith, e, $70;R&CWestmore, w, $65; S &FStewart,w,$60;SR&TL Kerrison, w, $60; Winton Es- tate, e, $58; Oban Estate, e, $55; J & K Cairns, e, $50. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au Prompt payment always at Greenham There s no doubt now that winter is well and truly upon us, and the flush of cattle that I spoke about last month has dried up. The plant has slowed down considerably and lower kills will be the order of the day for the next two or three months. PRICES EASING FROM THE NORTH A trend of easing cattle prices is becoming evident with Queensland leading the way. Northern kills are ramping up as the dry season reduces available feed and the problems of access due to flooding are consigned to the past. The falls have been less marked in the south but I think it is likely they will follow the Queensland lead. I don t really see a lot of joy in the market over the coming months. BOUNCING DOLLAR The dollar seems to be on an elastic band and has now sprung back above parity. Unfortunately, while it s been coming up US prices have been going the other way. It s the classic double whammy. Last time it climbed above parity Australian producers were protected by a similar increase in US prices. That s not happening this time. ASIAN MARKETS SUBDUED We are seeing a similar pattern in Japan with chilled prices dropping while frozen and prices could be best described as subdued. Again, the high Queensland turnoff is at work. The only bright spot in Korea -- and Japan -- is for offal which is finding good demand. FLAT AT HOME The domestic scene has also slowed down after being quite buoyant early in the year. No doubt winter is playing a part and the continuing negative media commentary about the economy certainly isn t helping. THE POWER OF TELEVISION But on a positive note, Cape Grim continues to power on with greatly increased awareness due to the fantastic coverage we received on MasterChef. Endorsements don t come much better than that! Feedback from our restaurant customers has been great. Cape Grim might be one of six or seven mains on a menu but since the show up to 50% of customers will order a Cape Grim steak. And in the last month we have also shot another video interview with Neil Perry at his Rockpool Restaurant in Melbourne s Crown Casino. He s a great advocate for Cape Grim and made some very supportive comments. These will form part of a new promotional video and we have already used part of the interview to update the How to cook a steak segment on our website. Peter Greenham Greenham s Corner From the Manager, Peter Greenham You can sell to us liveweight at: • Smithton Greenham Plant, Mon--Fri, 9am--noon • Osmaston 670 Osmaston Rd, Mon, 9am--noon • Howth Kennaglen, Tues, 9am--noon • Ringarooma 69 East Maurice Rd, Mon, 9am--noon Like to know more? Then just ring: Nick Strickland Central/NW 6433 3230 0417 335 843 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 Circular Head 0409 437 950 Wayne Oliver Statewide 6362 3682 0419 358 441 Daryl Heazlewood Statewide 0419 131 458 RGM/GRT35840 Elders Killafaddy TRADE: JOW Watson, str, 197c-$876; JR Irvine, hfr/vlr, 190c-$693; RW & S Norris, hfr, 189c-$897; JH Jetson, str, 189c-$878; GL & WD Rawnsley, str, 189c-$996; GD & ML Coad, str, 190c-$950; NC Griggs, str, 188c-$1092; JF Springer, hfr, 188c-$789; MG Willis, hfr/vlr, 185c-$675; I & J Flowers, str, 184c-$910. GROWN: TJ & CM O'Reilly, str, 176c-$1205; BJ Cannon, str, 175c-$1190; J Scarratt, str, 175c-$1093; BG Griggs, hfr, 180c-$1089. COWS: N Midson, 140c-$924; Clovermay, 140c-$763; MA & SL Rice, 139c-$602; E M Ingles, 136c-$734; DJ Goddard, 134c-$793; M G Willis, 134c-$797; GH & CA Oates, 130c-$640; A Laycock, 126c-$863; BD & SG Cassidy, 125c-$677. BULLS: HM & JE Kidd, 124c-$1122. LAMBS: B & K Enterprises, $99-108; JR & SM Williams, $86-106; AQ Singline & son, $104; D C Hayes, $99; L C Jordan, $95; DJ & VK Rice, $90; D&MSwain,$87;KABarke& RM,$90;RJ&JAMann,$85; TD & AM Brown, $85. MUTTON: AW Singline & Son, e, $64-74; KA & RM Barker, e, $61; L C Jordan, e, $57; Glen Mavis Trading, e, $40; MR & PP Hazelwood, e, $39. Bullocks in strong demand THERE was a heavier yarding of 319 cattle at Quoiba on Wednesday. The sale opened with 50 Jap bullocks and compe- tition was stronger from the outset. The biggest ma- jority realised from 190c/kg to 199c/kg and top- ped at 201c/kg. Trade cattle sold to fluc- tuating results, some firm to dearer, while others were on a par with last week's better rates. Quite a few cattle showed the signs of the wintery conditions. Best steer vealers and yearlings topped at 219c/kg, while heifer calves made to 210c/kg. A lighter yarding of cows held last week's quotes. Beef cows made to 144c/kg, dairy cows to 126c/kg. Feature sales: BULLOCKS: AW Young Hold- ings, 201c/kg-$1129; P & JD Hoare, 199c/kg-$1249, AH & AD Kaine, 199c/kg-$1229. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: TB & JR Rootes, 203c/kg-$1047; RJ & KE Britton, 202c/kg- $1026; Shephard Holdings, 202c/kg-$1026. TRADE STEERS: RJ & KE Britton, 219c/kg-$915; CS & N Ray, 199c/kg-$923; MW & ML Mace, 199c/kg-$858. STEER VEALERS: FJ&JA Maxwell, 219c/kg-$840; K Loone, 210c/kg-$718; T & C Collins, 206c/kg-$630. HEAVY HEIFERS: A Lang- maid, 205c/kg-$992, CT Dick, 200c/kg-$1292; NE & DG Mor- ris, 196c/kg-$1081. TRADE HEIFERS: PL Far- rell, 201c/kg-$727; NE & DG Morris, 198c/kg-$875; Webb Produce, 192c/kg-$848. HEIFER VEALERS: DB & JM French, 210c/kg-$701; FJ & JA Maxwell, 186c/kg-$662; K Loone, 185c/kg-$614. COWS: AW Young Holdings, 144c/kg-$849; RF Perkins, 143c/kg-$677; AH & AD Kaine, 141c/kg-$1164. BULLS: DG Singleton, 134c/kg-$723. FOR SALE 20 Angus cows Rising 4yrs Med-Large frame, high condition Good line of young cows due To Poll Hereford 10th July on $1100 15 Angus & Angus/Poll Hereford Cows 8-10 yrs Large frame, high condition sound cows would ave 650kg plus Due to Poll Hereford 10th July on $950 9 Rising 5yr Angus Cows. Med-Large frame, sound in good condition. Due 1st Aug on to Black Limo. $1000 9 Rising 2 yr Angus Heifers Med Frame PTIC 20 July for 6 weeks to Cluden Newry LBW Bull $950 Video & photo images available on both lines An independent, professional approach to livestock marketing Reg Woodiwiss 0448 961 591 Mark Webb 0458 973 590 ALL PRICES GST EXCL 2022151-120622
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