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TAS Country : January 3rd 2013
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 4, 2013 Stock Report Robert will be missed THE drive and expertise of livestock agent Robert Drummond (Robert will miss his rural friends, Tas- manian Country, Decem- ber 14) is appreciated and will be sadly missed. He had unflagging en- ergy in setting up clearing sales and had an ability to treat all farmers large or small with equal enthusi- asm and respect. These are time-honoured attributes that need to be continued. Tasmania's rural sector cannot afford to lose more people with drive, energy and passion. Robert Cate Collinsvale Your Say www.elders.com.au Phone: 6398 8502 LIVESTOCK FOR SALE O RA A LA SALE KILLAFADD SALES GST may apply, all prices quoted are GST Exclusive 15 Angus Friesian x cows, with Oct drop Angus calves at foot, rejoined to Angus, large frame, $1100 R t r d rray Gr y Ca l Lar Fram and So nd 4 eifers ready to mate $1200 $1500 1 4yr Cow due to calve 4 6 wee s 1 6yr Cow A to ontrey Engine river Wood ourn loodlines 1 8yr Cow A to ontrey Engine river Cam Grove lood $1800 $2000 Danny Slat r 0437 302 266 --------------------------------------- 300 First x orset erino Lam s, $60 a l Gra am 0409 506 121 -------------------------------------- 60 3 month old Jersey ull calves 3 3yr Jersey & 2 4yr Friesian ulls 40 Aussie red cows & heifers calving Jan /Fe 100 autumn calving Friesian & Friesian x cows 30 Autumn calving ereford heifers Cr ton Horton 0408 834 652 ------------------------------------- 8 2yr Red Angus Bulls $2,000 $4,000 Gr Harr 0409 799 960 T r day 31 t Jan ary 4,000 F r t & S ond Cro Lam Further Entries nvited ASH & ALGOO ERI O RA T r day 7t F r ary Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 amien Whiteley 0417 583 263 ECHO COTTAGLE I AUGURAL ERI O RA SALE Fr day 8t F r ary Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 amien Whiteley 0417 583 263 T day 8t Jan ary TU RIDGE SHEE SALE Fr day 11t Jan ary at 1 pm Gl nmor y 300 1yr Corriedale Ewes, Shn: Aug 300 5yr Corriedale Ewes, Shn: Aug K randa 300 1yr Corriedale Ewes, Shn: ov ichael Graham 0409 506 121 amien Whiteley 0417 583 263 ARA A GA SALE SUFFOLK & HA SHIRE DO RA Fr day 18t Ja na ry at 1 pm Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 2019952-130104 TA AR VALLE LA 11t Ann r ary Sal dn day 9t Jan ary 2013 8,000 S ond Cro Lam 8,000 At 2.30 pm on prop rty Gr n yt , 2 Ar r Rd, H ll ood A o nt: GREE H THE ASTORAL Off r n : 2,100 Compo t Lam All lam s Aug/Sept drop, weaned, shorn, drenched and given ooster vacc mid ec Lam to d 2 day pr or to al and off r d n t ran . L n on A a la l - pon or d y Gr Harr 0409 799 960 Ian R ard 0458 130 596 At 12.30 pm on prop rty ymo t Farm , p r R r A o nt: ymo t Farm a toral Off r n : 3,000 t S ffol ord r r no 2nd Lam Sept/Oct rop unshorn S S: A o nt: EFFI GHA T LTD Off r n : 3,300 Fa n n Lam 1,900 oll orset x Romney / Border erino 2nd x Lam s, Sept/Oct drop unshorn 800 Romney x Border erino 2nd x Wether Lam s, Sept/Oct rop shorn late ec TASMANIAN SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS Danny Slater 03 6330 2274 or 0437302266 June Pilcher 03 6259 5543 SANTA GERTRUDIS BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Brisbane 07 32162708 Email email@example.com 'FOR HEALTHY RED BEEF' 2008100-111202 In a state of decline THE article by Jan Davis from the TFGA (She'll be right...maybe not) and the story on Richard Clark's fruit farm (both Tasman- ian Country, December 14) should be emailed to the leaders in Federal and Tas- manian governments; a more truthful assessment of a stagnant Tasmania I have yet to hear or read. Gut honesty is needed by those who have the power to kick-start the Tasman- ian economy. Richard Clark is a good example of being pro- active, investing in tunnels to improve production of raspberries, employing up to 150 pickers. Jan Davis deserves a place in Tasmania's parliament. JD Rogers Hampton East, Victoria Supply chain set to be testedmarket TALK Richard Bailey WITH no markets of note this week to get a decent guide on prices I thought that it would be interesting to look at a couple of store lamb sales that took place before Christmas. On December 13, Ro- berts Ltd yarded 9400 lambs at Oatlands and re- ports indicated that lambs weighed between 20kg and 40kg liveweight, with most 34kg to 37kg and a large percentage unshorn. Philip Brazendale, southern livestock man- ager for Roberts, said that most lambs were three to four months old and of very good quality, showing plenty of sap and bloom in the skins. The top pens were bought by a major super- market and topped at $84 while exporters bought 38 per cent of the total yard- ing for the Middle East trade. There was some inter- state interest, particularly on shorn pens while there was also good local restoc- ker interest, mainly from the North and North West. The following Thursday, Elders yarded almost 3000 lambs at Powranna and these were also in very good order. The top two pens (120 head) were bought by processors for $85 while local exporter Tas Quality Meats bought almost 40 per cent of the total and paid between $50 and $69/head. Local feedlot and restock buyers bought the balance. Most of these light export lambs will go to the Middle East. This is the first time in the last 20 years that we have seen these light lambs being bought out of store sales and being pro- cessed in Tasmania. In past years the vast majority (if not all) of these lambs out of store sales have been bought to go back to the paddock. The ramifications of these lambs being taken out of the system will be interesting once we get to the autumn and winter supplies. It is difficult to know how many more lambs were born in eastern Aust- ralia this season but with the huge numbers of light lambs being killed both here and interstate, you can assume the supply chain may be tested during 2013. Interesting times! Throw beef on barbie MEAT and Livestock Aust- ralia's summer beef mar- keting campaign aims to have Australians throwing more beef on the barbecue this summer. ''A barbecue without beef is not really a bar- becue,'' MLA group mar- keting manager Andrew Cox said. A recent survey by Gal- axy Research, found 77 per cent of respondents con- sidered steak to be the traditional Australian bar- becue offering. ''This campaign builds on the strong connection Australians have with beef by encouraging them to cook even more beef steaks on the barbecue this sum- mer,'' Mr Cox said. The campaign is fronted by beef fanatic, comedian and radio host Merrick Watts. He stars in a TV ad urging Australians to sign a Facebook petition for MLA to set the record straight with the line ''I'll throw another STEAK on the barbie for you''. The campaign follows the recent winter beef cam- paign, which ran through- out June and July in which 82 per cent of butchers participated. Beef 's cate- gory value share rose slightly compared with the previous year. Strong demand for trade cattle Killafaddy THERE was a small yard- ing of 45 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Wednesday, the first sale after Christmas where numbers are traditionally low. Most cattle were trade weight yearlings and these all met a stronger market from local butchers and the state's largest whole- saler. Yearling steers made 150c to 176c/kg and heifers 165c to 186c/kg. Restockers bought steers for 158c to 162c/kg or $583 to $612/head. There were 12 grown steers and bullocks and the steers made 155c to 161c/kg and heavy bullocks 145c to 157c/kg. There were only two cows yarded. There was a good quality selection of 460 trade and heavy lambs and most met a slightly stronger market. Extra heavy lambs sold for $95 to $101, heavy $89 to $95 and trade $70 to $89/head. Light export lambs made $54 to $55 while restockers bought light trade lambs for $65 to $68/head. Roberts Killafaddy TRADE CATTLE: AL & DA Schmitt, hfr, 178c/kg- $703, hfr, 170c/kg-$743, str, 170c/hf-$680, hfr, 169c/kg- $608, hfr, 166c/kg-$655, str, 166c/kg-$581. COWS/ BULLS: AL & DA Schmitt, c, 154c-$847, c, 125c-$781. LAMBS: NH & KL Towns $95, SA & RL Beattie $91, Bowman Past $89, DN & BE Crosswell $85, NP Brown $85, PA Harding $84.
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