The Border Watch : November 1st 2013
MILLER WHAN & JOHN PTY LTD PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIVESTOCK MWJ TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE CATTLE SALE TO NOW START AT 8AM ON BULLS GLENBURNIE LIVESTOCK REPORT 30/10/13 After 50-75mm of rain and lower prices producers correctly responded by yarding 1048 cattle or over 450 less than last week. Quality was generally not as good this week in all classes with a more mixed offering. BULLS Sold at 9am Auctioneer Liam Durcan A smaller yarding of bulls sold to fi rm demand with all regular processors in attendance. Sound heavy bulls sold from 125c to a top of 138c a kilo while light weight bulls sold from 120c to a top of 141c a kilo. Quotations: A/c DA & LF Firth 1 Poll Her bull 134c 1100kg $1474, A/c KD & BM McEachern 1 Ang bull 132c 975kg $1287, A/c RI & JM Telford 1 Ang bull 132c 940kg $1240, A/c Jakero 1 Char bull 141c 780kg $1099.80. BULLOCKS & STEERS Drafted and Presented by Auctioneer Andrew Whan & Scott Miller After last weeks price falls only 232 grown steers and bullocks were offered this week. With the quality lacking of previous weeks price returns were fi rm to slightly dearer for bullocks while Friesians were 5-10c stronger. Best 0-2 tooth steers 172c to 190c, Jap ox 158c to 175c, manufacturing types 130c to 150c and Friesian steers 110c to 138c. Quotations: A/c ND & II Chambers BB ox 175c 631kg $1105, A/c PF & BA Burchards Her ox 175c 665kg $1163, Sim x steers A/c James Family Trust 170c $1085, prime Her x ox 172c 754kg $1296, A/c GA & JH Allen Illa x steers 125c a kilo. YOUNG CATTLE Drafted and Presented by Auctioneer Peter Creek & Liam Durcan Numbers reduced in the yearling yarding to 584. Vealer numbers increased but lacked the quality of last week. Some quality drafts of grass trade heifers were penned and sold from 144c to 172c or 2-4c easier. Trade steers were fewer and sold 170c to 190c and heavy heifers 138c to 158c. Best steers vealers over 320kg sold from 170c to 205c while heifers made 170c to 187c. Quotations: MWJ clients offered a quality run of trade heifers featuring both prime Ang and Her drafts. A/c BA & EA Sherrys outstanding Sim x heifers 158c 530kg $838 and Ang x 172c 502kg $863.44, A/c Reg Edwards & Son 16 Ang x heifers 164c 369kg $605 and A/c KJ & MJ Mountford 18 Ang x heifers 164c 383kg $629. A/c PF & BA Burchard Ang x heifers 156c 437kg $681.94, A/c Garden Flat Lim x steer vealers 200c 355kg $710. COWS Drafted and Presented by Auctioneer Liam Durcan & Andrew Whan The small offering of 189 cows sold to stronger demand with buyers more active on both beef and dairy cows seeing prices lift 2-8c. Best medium/heavy beef cows 128c to 137c, light beef cows 112c to 128c and Frs cows 105c to 122c. Quotations: A/c GA & JH Allen prime Sim cows 143c 725kg $1036, A/c Jakero Char cows 139c 573kg $796, A/c PF & BA Burchard large Ang x cows 128c 737kg $944. SHEEP & LAMBS Drafted and Presented by Auctioneer Scott Miller and Guy Mitchell 2137 sheep sold of which 2000 were new season suckers. Strong competition met the fi rst drafts of sucker lambs with export, trade and supermarket representatives present. This was followed up by restocking orders on light sucker lambs. Heavy sucker lambs 24-26kg sold from $118 to $128 and heavy supermarket lambs 22-24kg were from $108 to $116. Ideal trade lambs 20-22kg were $104 to $106 and medium weights 18-20kg $88 to $104. Early restocking orders on suckers were $75 to $79. Old lambs sold at dearer rates with quality improved from $65 to $86. Quotations: A/c ML & CE Clarke heavy sucker lambs at $106. REMINDER – VICTORIAN BEEF PRODUCERS MUST COMPLETE A CATTLE HEALTH CERTIFICATE WHEN SELLING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA – PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS INCLUDING IF “BEEF ONLY” REMINDER - MOUNT GAMBIER STORE CATTLE SALE NEXT FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2013 AT 11AM FOR SALE • Registered and commercial Friesian bulls, ready to work. Contact Liam Durcan 0409 788 892 • 1 Poll Hereford bull, 3 y.o., Days blood. $2200 GST Inc. Contact Andrew Whan 0427 799 406 • 25 Poll Dorset Rams, long bodied, clean faces, OJD vaccinated, Brucellosis accredited. Asking $440 GST Inc. a pick. Contact Peter Creek 0428 838 332 • Cattle crush, slide and vets gates. $1650 GST Inc. Contact Scott Miller 0427 799 407 WANTED • Friesian heifer calves for local demand. • Friesian heifers, 120kg+ for immediate delivery. • Friesian heifers, 200kg+, China protocols apply. Contact Liam Durcan 0409 788 892 • Bobby calves, dairy beef x or beef to rear. Contact Scott Miller 0427 799 407 WANTED CATTLE AGISTMENT • Agistment for 100-200 beef weaners. Contact Liam Durcan 0409 788 892 MWJ REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Lot 21, Wandilo Road, Glencoe ............................. $475,000 Offering a near new 3 bedroom home on 40.0Ha (approx.). The property features a lunging yard, tack room, stables and the farm is divided into 5 smaller paddocks and 7 larger paddocks. The house is energy self-suffi cient with solar power backed up by generator (rarely used). There are 2 windmills, a shearing shed and 40 x 20 metre GI shed plus many more features. 10 Talbot Road, Moorak ............................................. $439,000 4 bedroom brick and tile home, well appointed kitchen, extensive undercover outdoor area, 1.999Ha block with town water, rainwater and shedding. Ring Garry Hardy today! Phone offi ce 87231066 or mobile 0488 055 924 MILLER WHAN & JOHN PTY LTD Livestock Agents & Auctioneers Real Estate Agents M.R.E.I. - RLA 65651 - Members R.M.A. 70 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier SA 5290 Phone: 8723 1066, Fax: 8723 1101 Email email@example.com View Property Listings at www.realestate.com.au 625486 24 - The Border Watch, Friday, November 1, 2013 Feedback sought on weed management changes SOUTH Australian landowners and plant growers, including farmers, graziers, bush managers, councils and gardeners are being invited to have a say on proposed changes to managing 50 major weeds. PIRSA Biosecurity natural resources manager Dr John Virtue said the fi rst comprehensive review of declared weeds in 20 years was important for effective weed management. “As new weeds pose new risks to primary production, natural assets and public health and safety, it’s important that plant declarations refl ect these developments,” Dr Virtue said. Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter has responsibility for adopting policies and updating plant declarations under the Natural Resources Management Act. “In doing so it is important to consider advice from the community, industry and government,” Dr Virtue said. “An important proposed change is the declaration of buffel grass, an introduced grass that has invaded the semi-arid rangelands and is encroaching southwards. “Buffel grass is known as a transformer weed in rangelands as it can change the character of the vegetation over wide areas. “Twenty-three other new weeds are also proposed for statewide prohibition of sale and, in some areas, for enforced control. “These include carrion fl ower, bellyache bush, gazanias and blue mustard. “Regional natural resources management boards have proposed declaration of these weeds so that we can minimise their future spread through coordinated management programs. “This will protect both our native vegetation and productive lands from their impacts.” Dr Virtue said regional NRM boards used strategic regional management plans to prioritise actions to manage declared plants. Declarations of weeds differ in each region depending on the risks assessed for the land uses in that region. “To support regional weed management programs, we’re also seeking comment from stake- holders on changing or removing declarations for familiar weeds like thistles, skeleton weed, Lincoln weed and onion weed,” Dr Virtue said. “It is important the community has its say on new weed policies as declarations can place a legal requirement to not sell or move a weed and to require its control at landholder cost. “There is much more benefi t to the wider community if we increase our focus on preventing new weeds establishing rather than requiring control of ones which are already widespread. Information about the review and proposed changes to declaration for the 50 plants can be found at www.environment.sa.gov.au/ declaredplantreview The website includes a feedback form, summaries of the proposed changes, draft policies for each weed, frequently asked questions and contact information. People without access to a computer can obtain an information pack by contacting 8303 9620. The public consultation period closes on January 15, 2014. 24 ON THE LAND VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Mixed quality sale Smaller yarding attracts ‘erratic’ demand Cattle MOUNT GAMBIER 1048 (-456) A MUCH smaller yarding consisting of 584 young cattle, 232 grown steers, 189 cows and 33 bulls of varying quality sold to erratic competition from the regular panel of trade and processor buyers on Wednesday. Although there were no supermarkets represented, feeder and restocker bidding was subdued. Vealers were in good numbers, however quality was mixed. The C3 steers eased 6c and sold from 160c to 205c/kg. The C3 heifers eased 2c and returned 172c to 187c and lightweights sold from 162c to 190c/ kg. A better selection of yearling steers attracted solid bidding from trade and processor buyers. The C3 steers lifted 8c and sold from 160c to 190c/kg. Restockers paid from 150c to 168c for steers to feed on and C3 heifers eased a marginal 2c, they sold from 144c to 180c/kg. Fewer grown steers were yarded and they generally lacked the fi nish of recent yardings. Lightweight C3 steers eased 12c, with the absence of one supermarket operator, and sold from 158c to 190c/kg. Heavyweights remained unchanged and returned 160c to 188c/kg. Grown heifer numbers were sparse, with D3 heifers lifting 4c to 16c and selling from 130c to 146c/ kg. The D2 Friesian manufacturing steers sold from 110c to 138c and C2 manufacturing steers returned from 138c to 147c/kg. A much smaller yarding of generally good quality cows sold to stronger processor demand. Lightweight D2 cows sold from 106c to 120c and heavyweight D3 and D4 cows lifted 3c to 7c and returned 125c to 143c/kg. Heavyweight B2 bulls returned from 120c to 150c/kg. Strong demand New season lambs yarded Sheep Sheep MOUNT GAMBIER 2137 A MUCH larger yarding that contained a very high percentage of the supply area’s fi rst drafts of new season crossbred lambs sold to strong competition from trade, processor and supermarket buyers on Wednesday. Restockers and feeders operated on suitable lambs. They were prominent on lightweight two and three score new season lambs, paying from $75 to $79, while lightweight three scores to trade buyers sold from $74 to $90/ head and averaged 400c/kg cwt. Light trade weight three scores sold from $88 to $104 and averaged 423c, while heavy trade weights sold from $104 to $116/head and returned 396c to 419c/kg cwt. Heavyweight four scores sold from $118 to $128/head to average 422c/ kg cwt. The few old lambs yarded sold from $65 to $86, while crossbred ewes returned $28 to $44/head. NARACOORTE 9815 (-3434) LAMB supply eased and sheep numbers reduced by half in a plain to good quality offering for the regular following of buyers on Tuesday. The yarding comprised mostly of new season lambs, with an increase in trade and heavy weights. There were more heavy weight sheep offered. Prices for lambs were equal with light, restocking and trade weights $2 and up to $5/head higher. Sheep sold equal to $5/head better. Light weight two score new season lambs sold from $55 to $69, while restockers paid from $48 to $76/head. Light trade weight two and 3 score lambs made from $70 to $88, with medium weights to $95/head. Medium to heavy three and four score trade weight new season lambs were between $85 and $115/head to average 400c/ kg cwt. Heavy three and four score lambs sold from $110 to $126/ head and averaged 390c/kg cwt. The few trade weight old lambs were mostly between $50 and $64, with the heavy weights from $72 and $86/head. Old lambs were mainly from 200c to 250c/kg cwt. There were no pens of wethers in the reduced offering of sheep. The one score light weight ewes sold from $13 to $20, while medium weight two and three scores made from $28 to $43/ head. Heavy and extra heavy weight three to fi ve scores were between $40 and $55, with the tops at $60/head. A run of two to fi ve score ewes mainly ranged between 120c and 170c/kg cwt. Rams continue to sell at lower levels, with most from $6 to $21 and younger ram sold at $31 and $35/head. Quality improves Cattle NARACOORTE 1426 (-680) THERE was an improved, generally good to very good quality offering on Tuesday, yet cattle numbers reduced and mainly sold around the lower price levels of last week. Only odd exceptions were slightly dearer from the usual following of buyers that displayed a preference for the best quality and lighter weights. Most of the young cattle were medium to heavy weights and in good condition. The few grown cattle sold to mixed results but overall were a little dearer, yet varied more widely in prices. Restockers secured a moderate supply of the young cattle yarded, paying from 140c to 170c for most replacements with the top price of 182c/kg for yearling steers. Vealers to processors made 155c to 195c for C muscled selections with an odd sale at 210c/kg. The D muscled grades were from 147c to 156c/kg to both processors and restockers. The C muscled yearling heifers sold from 138c to 166c, with steers up to 192c and pastoral cattle from 120c/kg. The D muscled yearlings were mostly between 120c and 145c/kg. The prices of grown steers varied more widely and made from 140c to 182c for C3 grade heavy steers and 155c to 176c/kg for C3 and C4 bullocks. Prices overall were up to 5c/kg higher on average, with quality a contributing factor. The quality in the grown heifer section varied from D2 to C6, with the C3 heifers in best supply and making 148c to 157c/kg. The balance ranged between 118c and 148c, with the C6 grades down to 100c/kg. A handful of cows saw the better conditioned three and four scores make from 122c to 128c/kg.
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