by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
TAS Country : January 17th 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 Tasmanian Country 7 The Stock Report Back to the drawing board TFGA matters with Jan Davis THE TFGA was to have presented a formal submission this week to the Legislative Council Select Com- mittee that is looking at the Tasman- ian Forests Agreement Bill --- the legislation that would enable the agreement between the industry and some environmental groups to be implemented. You will recall the Bill flew through the House of Assembly in December, the day after the agree- ment was signed. It was left to the 15 members of the Legislative Council to examine it properly and a ma- jority found it wanting. We've spent a considerable amount of time and money analys- ing the Bill from the point of view of our private forester members. That research led us to drafting a formal response, due to be submitted by today. However, on Tuesday the Govern- ment tabled 150-plus pages of amend- ments and additional information for consideration by the Legislative Council Select Committee. So Committee members have to get their minds across what the Government is now seeking to do. And so do stakeholders preparing submissions --- including TFGA. So it is back to the drawing board. On Wednesday, we told the mem- bers of the Committee that we would come back to them with our written submission when we've had a chance to consider and seek advice on this new information. In the meantime, we made the following comments. We have had long-held concerns about the process from the start. They remain: The lack of due process The excusive nature of the negotiations that led to this legis- lation The absence of any public interest input until this stage The political agenda being pur- sued by both the Australian and Tasmanian governments The lack of socio-economic modeling of impacts The lack of sovereign risk protection The inability of the signatories to offer durability because they cannot control all parties involved in the Tasmanian forest industry The risk of regulatory creep --- rules and regulations introduced for public forests spilling over to private forestry activities. When the House of Assembly passed the original Bill, we decided to brief counsel on behalf of private forest growers. We sought an opinion from a barrister on the legislation and its interplay with both the Tasmanian Forests Agreement and the Tasman- ian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement. There are four significant con- clusions: The Bill creates a new method of reserving land for conservation purposes, a regime that could see land reserved that does not meet the statutory requirements of the Nature Conservation Act There are inherent uncertain- ties in the Bill and the associated funding packages, including wheth- er the Commonwealth Government has the constitutional power to provide the funding that it seeks to provide. The 2012 High Court de- cision in the Williams case says if there is no federal legislative basis for the Commonwealth to fund an agreement, it might be subject to a High Court action that it has ex- ceeded its executive powers There is the risk that the Commonwealth could renege on its agreement with the Tasmanian government in the future because the TFIA does not create legally binding rights and obligations. That strikes at the heart of sovereign risk. The government recognises that this is an issue, but has chosen not to include any provisions addressing sovereign risk in the Bill. The lack of compensation pro- visions in the Bill for those who may be indirectly affected by a protection order that causes an immediate freeze on forestry operations. That includes private forest managers --- our members. We'll do our homework on the new documentation and prepare our sub- mission on the issues we see as inherent in the Bill. However, we stand by our funda- mental opposition to the Bill and to the whole flawed process. KILLAFADDY SALES POWRANNA LAMB SALE ASHBY & YALGOO MERINO RAM ECHO COTTAGE ANNUAL LEAVE Ph: 6398 8502 www.elders.com.au 2019961-130118 LIVESTOCK FOR SALE GST may apply, all prices quoted are GST Exclusive 15 second calving Angus Friesian x cows with 2 month old Angus calves at foot $1100 40 4-6yr Angus Friesian cows 3month old Angus calves at foot, will sell in lots to suit $950 1 3yr Jersey bull $1000 Danny Slater 0437 302 266 ---------- Qty Round Bales of Hay (Circular Head area) 20 Angus Friesian cross Cows and Heifers due now on to Angus 10 Hereford Friesian Hereford cows due now on to Angus 10 Shorthorn heifers with June calves at foot. Crighton Horton 0408 834 652 ---------- 1 3yr Murray Grey Bull $1400 Owen Rowlings 0409 170 419 ---------- 36 Angus m.a. cows due March on Angus 6 Red Angus 3yr cows due Angus March on Malcolm Davey 0418 130 834 TUESDAY 22ND January THURSDAY 31ST January 4,000 Fir t cond Cross Lambs Further Entries Invited THURSDAY 7TH February Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 Damien Whiteley 0417 583 263 INAUGURAL MERINO RAM SALE FRIDAY 8TH February Stephen Caswell 0457 746 379 Damien Whiteley 0417 583 263 Greg Harris on leave unピl 29th Jan For all you livestock enquiries please contact Danny Slater 0437 302 266 POSTPONED Firmer prices for beef cows Quoiba A HEAVY yarding of 380 cattle came forward at Quoiba on Wednesday. Jap bullocks sold to a much easier market, best lighter bullocks topping at 174c/kg. Trade cattle were in plentiful supply and prices eased accordingly, particu- larly on secondary quality lines. Steer vealers topped the day at 205c/kg while the best price in the heifer yarding was 187c/kg for yearlings. There were 54 in the cow yarding, attracting firmer prices, especially for the better runs of beef cows. These topped several times at 130c/kg. Best light- weight bulls realised to 132c/kg. Feature sales: BULLOCKS: A Langmaid, 174c/kg-$988; JB Chilcott, 172c/kg-$995; TW, MJ & PH McDermott, 170c/kg-$1106. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: KR Langmaid, 186c/kg-$863; Lohrey Pas- toral, 180c/kg-$867; CA Ric- hardson & Sons, 177c/kg- $920. TRADE STEERS: Lohrey Pastoral, 186c/kg-$840; RW & GM Radford, 185c/kg- $828; SD & DM Foley, 183c/kg-$856. STEER VEALERS: R& JA Tuson, 205c/kg-$938; QC & PRA Davies, 196c/kg- $811; T & R Rural, 190c/kg- $900. HEAVY HEIFERS: Bergersen & Vandenberg, 180c/kg-$957; AK Lang- maid, 175c/kg-$843; GA & EM Cole, 170c/kg-$788. TRADE HEIFERS: SD & DM Foley, 187c/kg-$807; D & G Marshall Ltd, 186c/kg- $770; KR Langmaid, 178c/kg-$815. HEIFER VEALERS: R& J Tuson, 182c/kg-$724; IT & C Atkinson, 181c/kg-$731; CM Duff, 181c/kg-$626. COWS: RJ & L McCoy, 130c/kg-$898; NE & DG Morris, 130c/kg-$889; Reader & Faulkner, 130c/kg-$834. BULLS: Native Rock Ltd, 132c/kg-$929; D & J Hing- ston, 128c/kg-$814. Vealers now $100 cheaper RICHARD BAILEY AN interesting week as markets start to return to normal after the Christ- mas/New Year break and the weather stays rela- tively hot and dry. Locally, the best vealers topped at 205c/kg at Quoi- ba while the majority at Killafaddy made 165c to 178c/kg and most yearling heifers sold for 150c to 172c/kg. Most of our vealers are around $100/head cheaper than the same time last year. That was mirrored by the Western Victorian calf sales last week where most were quoted $100 to $120/head cheaper than 2012. Obviously while much of Victoria and NSW stays very dry there will be an abundance of plain young cattle coming to the mar- ket, That will continue to put downward pressure on saleyard prices which in turn will have some im- pact on Tasmanian prices. Although dry, there is still much of the state in pretty good shape and the quality of cattle should be very good. With both major works indicating that they are keen to kill big numbers our prices should hold up OK although not at last years levels. On Wednesday at Quoi- ba there were 54 cows yarded and this market improved by around 10c/kg with best beef cows making 120c to 130c/kg with the top price being reached a few times. In Victoria the best beef cows are making 116c to 128c/kg with most dairy cows are selling for 114c to 120c/kg liveweight. At Quoiba on Monday there was a larger penning of 1018 prime lambs and most met a cheaper market but still sold at good levels. Heavy lambs made $90 to $120, trade $80 to $104 and light $57 to $79/head. At Killafaddy prices were also cheaper with the few heavy pens making $87 to $105 and trade lambs $73 to $86/head with all still in the wool and starting to show the affects of the dry season. Mmutton prices are not great. At Killafaddy on Tuesday extra heavy or over fat ewes worked out under 100c/kg dressed weight. Sheep prices down by half Powranna TRADITIONAL drafts of year-old Border Merino ewes and ewe lambs pres- ented very well at Powran- na last week. There was also a good selection of finishing lambs and cross bred ewes. A total of 6227 sheep were on offer. Very tight competition saw most lines clear at rates about half those ac- hieved at the sale last year. EWES: Darramun Ltd, 1yr Border/Merino ewes, top $142, average $126.70; GJ & IS Glover, 1yr Border/Merino ewes, top $120, average $112.50; RJ Glover, 1yr Bor- der/Merino ewes, top $116, average $108.67; GM Muir- head & Son, 1yr Border/ Merino ewes, top $110, aver- age $88.64; AJ & TA Taylor, 1yr cross bred ewes, top $92, average $92; Wedgewood Nominees, 1yr cross bred ewes, top $88, average $76.47. EWE LAMBS: FE & DA Davey, Border/Merino ewe lambs, top/average $132; W & MO'Toole, Border/Merino ewe lambs, top $108, average $67.18; RA & CE Davey, Bor- der/Merino ewe lambs, top $96, average $68.84; DP Dou- ble, Border/Merino ewe lambs, top/average $76; P Roberts, Border/Merino ewe lambs, top $62, average $49.42. STORE/ BACKGROUND ING LAMBS: W&M O'Toole, Border/Merino wether lambs, top $75, aver- age $58.98; P Roberts, Border/ Merino wether lambs, top $66, average $47.42; Ladon Ltd, White Suffolk/Merino lambs, top $65, average $54.31; Boyes Bros, White Suffolk 2nd cross lambs, top $60, average $50.62; Sheeps Back, White Suffolk cross lambs, top $60, average $51.54; RW Saunders, Hamp- shire 2nd cross lambs, top $58, average $55.64; RA & CE Davey, Border/Merino weth- er lambs, top/average $54; C Bowman & S Bowden, Dorper 2nd cross lambs, top/ average $52; Bowman Past Co, Dorper 2nd cross lambs, top $50, average $48.54.
January 10th 2013
January 24th 2013