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TAS Country : January 10th 2013
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 11, 2013 The Stock Report Good start to year WOOL REPORT Eric Hutchinson WOOL sales have resumed after a three-week break with sales in Melbourne, Sydney and Fremantle. Prices rebounded to fin- ish in line with the highest levels we have seen since the market first rallied in October last year. I suspect some buyers were caught out by the strength of the rally this week, considering the very limited interest seen dur- ing the Christmas break. In line with gains in the physical market we have seen strong bidding on forward hedge markets. Wool of 21 micron has traded as high as 1230c/kg (clean) out to May 2013 and at 1200c/kg (clean) out to September. We also saw bidding on 20 micron, with roughly a 20c premium, to the 21s and one trade go through for 18 micron at 1360c/kg for February. I don't see the value in this latter trade, based on the relative value in the 21s and the historic actual prices for 18 micron or the historic basis difference be- tween 18 and 21 micron. On the buyers list it is pleasing to see Viterra --- which has been compara- tively quite this season in terms of purchase volume when compared to the pre- vious year --- buying ag- gressively across the range of micron types. Techwool, Queensland Cotton and Fox and Lillie were other active buyers this week. Along with the gains in prices in local currency terms there have been stronger percentage gains in the major user curren- cies as a result of a strengthening Australian dollar. Prices increased in US dollars, Euro and Yen, suggesting that customers are willing to follow these levels, or at least have little choice with limited supply of top and yarn stock to supplement the modest volumes of greasy wool being produced globally. A reminder for any local wool producers look- ing to attend the major Tasmanian offering in Melbourne on February 11-12. Please contact Rachel in the office on 6391 8633 or your local wool representa- tive to confirm your inten- tions before next Friday. Finally our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by the bushfires around the state. It is hard to comprehend the magnitude of the task confronting these regional communities as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives. My admiration goes to those fighting the fire but also those who have been selfless in their generosity and who may never be recognised formally. Tassie prices are holding up well market TALK Richard Bailey SOFTER MARKET: Robbie Tole and Ed Archer at the Tamar sale. CATTLE and sheep mar- kets have opened to easier levels at saleyards throughout Victoria and New South Wales with the very hot weather getting most of the blame. In contrast, small num- bers in Tasmanian yards have helped keep prices here fully firm. Our lamb prices have opened fully firm to dearer for heavy and extra heavy lambs with both regular heavy lamb exporters look- ing for numbers. At Quoiba heavy lambs sold for $95 to $116, trade $85 to $114 and light $70 to $85/head. On Tuesday at Killafad- dy heavy and extra heavy lambs made $95 to $116 while trade lambs sold for $78 to $96/head. At Bendigo, Ballarat and Hamilton prices were about $5/head cheaper and at Ballarat, where there were 27,600 penned, most heavies made $83 to $107/head or 320c to 350c/kg. Trade lambs saw $68 to $90 or 290c to 340c/kg. Most are averaging about 330c to 340c/kg (dressed weight) which is still well below our over-the-hooks prices in Tasmania. Mutton prices are still struggling with most sheep at Ballarat making 100c to 140c/kg which means that medium weights are sell- ing for $32 to $60 and light pens $8 to $31/head. In Tasmania one of the highlights of the week was the Bullock Bonanza held at Quoiba on Wednesday. There were 132 bullocks yarded and both exporters competed strongly with most heavy bullocks (over 650kg) making 160c to 175c/kg while lighter bull- ocks made 174c to 186c/kg liveweight. To put these prices in perspective, heavy bullocks at Paken- ham on Monday made 158c to 175c/kg and lighter 158c to 178c/kg liveweight. Most trade cattle at Pa- kenham this week were 5c to 10c/kg cheaper with more plain quality cattle coming forward as the season dries very quickly. Most yearling steers made 157c to 210c/kg and heifers 156c to 192c/kg liv- eweight. The best vealers are fetching 165c to 215c/kg liveweight. The first of the Western District weaner calf sales started this week and as had happened prior to Christmas, most calves were about $100/head cheaper than last year. The first sale was for steers at Hamilton where most sold in a tight range of 178c to 185c/kg and to quote David Powling from Kerr & Co. ''I have never seen bidding as tight as this across an entire yard- ing. Usually if the top heavy steers are making 180c/kg then the lighter steers will make another 10c to 20c/kg and this hasn't happened this year'' ALMOST 8000 second cross lambs were sold by three Archer family properties in the Tamar Valley. Due to the dryer season the lambs lacked the extra bloom they had last year. Fat lamb prices were about 130c/kg (dressed) cheaper than last year, with the average price about $30 a head lower, or $53 to $55/head. Greenhythe Pastoral sold 1970 composite shorn lambs all weighed and sold in weight brackets to average $53.30. Top price was for 22 shorn 44.11kg lambs that made $92 and were bought by JBS Australia. These lambs were donated by the Archer Greenhythe family to the Tasmanian fire relief. Two local agents, representing local and South Australian interests, dominated the sales. www.elders.com.au Phone: 6398 8502 KILLAFADDY SALES A A A A SALE O A A LA SALE AS Y & YAL OO E I O A E O OTTA E A I E Y FO SALE A TED A UAL LEA E LI ESTO K FO SALE T esday 15th Ja a y Offering: 14 Angus m.s. Mar-April calves Further Entries Invited SUFFOLK & A S I E DO A F day 18th Ja a y at 1 On pr pert Dave s ane Evandale 50 S ffolk a s 40 a sh e Dow a s Ste he aswell 0457 746 379 Th sday 31st Ja a y 4,000 F st & Seco d oss La bs Further Entries Invited Th sday 7th Feb a y Ste he aswell 0457 746 379 Da e h teley 0417 583 263 I AU U AL E I O A SALE F day 8th Feb a y Ste he aswell 0457 746 379 Da e h teley 0417 583 263 Murra 10 Pasture Harr s 3pl i Frame as ne $1500 Delmade SJ Harr s 6sec F lding i frame (used nce) $3500 erends tar Drainer (used nce) $1500 eg a s 0409 799 960 Fe March April calving Friesian r Friesian cr ss heifers r c s Owe owl gs 0409 170 419 eg a s ill e n Annual leave o 14th Ja a y to 29th Ja a y 2013 F r all u livest c en uiries please c ntact Da y Slate 0437 302 266 S ma appl all prices u ted are S Exclusive 14 1 & 2 r D rper ams $100 chael aha 0409 506 121 ---------- eg ste ed ay ey a le La ge F a e a d So d 4 Heifers read t mate $1200-$1500 1 4 r C due t calve 4-6 ee s 1 6 r C AI t M ntre Engine Driver W d urn l dlines 1 8 r C AI t M ntre Engine Driver Cam r ve l d $1800-$2000 Da y Slate 0437 302 266 ---------- t und ales f Ha (Circular Head area) 20 Angus Friesian cr ss C s and Heifers due n n t Angus 10 Heref rd Friesian Heref rd c s due n n t Angus 10 Sh rth rn heifers ith June calves at f t. ghto o to 0408 834 652 ---------- 6 4 r C p rth ams " nerah red 44 1 r D hne e es (F1 & F2) 106 2 3 4 r D hne e es Da d Talbot 0409 899 950 ---------- 1 3 r Murra re ull $1400 Owe owl gs 0409 170 419 ---------- 1 2 r ed Angus ull $1500 14 4 r Angus Friesian C s due Angus Fe -Mar 5 Sh rth rn Friesian x Heifers due ed Angus March alcol Da ey 0418 130 834 2019956-130111 2079898-130111 LEITH RAM SALE Commercial Profit Driven Focus John & Kerry McLauchlan Ph: 036393 1299 "Leith", Westbury Mob: 0428 931 299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 150 RAMS FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2013 LEITH, WESTBURY
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