Month

October 2016

The Annual Tasmanian Flock Ewe Competition

  It’s that time of year again – that is it’s the time of year to apply to be part of our annual Tasmanian Flock Ewe competition! Please contact Damian or Andrew on details below for further information. The competition is open to all Tasmanian merino & dual purpose sheep producers. With most sincere thanks...
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Wool Manager’s Report

There were approximately 45,000 bales rostered for sale this week. Tuesday saw a New Zealand only offering in Melbourne, this selection followed the same trend as the Australian market, with better types well supported. The Australian market was very solid, consolidating nicely after last weeks gains. The most encouraging thing though is the market in...
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Weekly Wool Report

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Wool Manager’s Report

This week I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about wool measurements and what they mean. It has long been reported that micron is the one measurement that has the largest influence on price and history supports this statistic. Greasy length, measured in millimetres and staple strength, measured in newtons per kilotex, have been...
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Livestock Manager’s Report

This week saw another strong cattle market with outstanding sales across all of our yards. This trend continued with today’s on farm sale for the Hine family at Harcus River Road, Marrawah. 186 vendor bred Angus and Hereford cross steers and heifers (February drop) averaged $1,174 or 440 – 470c p/kg live weights which is...
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Weekly Wool Report

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Wool Manager’s Report

It was an extremely small offering for this time of year this week. 35,000 bales rostered nationally with 2,500 ex New Zealand selling in Melbourne on Tuesday. The positive sentiment from last week continued into this week with most merino price guides firming 5 to 15 cents clean in early trade. Crossbreds failed to fire...
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Livestock Manager’s Report

This week saw highlights in the market on all fronts. Young prime cattle for the butcher market punched through 370c live weight at Quoiba on Wednesday, while spring sucker lambs have also gone to new heights of approximately 650c dressed weight at Quoiba on Monday with butchers keen to secure quality for their shop fronts....
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Wool Manager’s Report

Last week Rob referred to the situation where we occasionally see one selling centre offering wool for sale in isolation. Last week was one of those times due to the Melbourne public holiday on Friday, where we saw Melbourne sell Tuesday & Wednesday, while Sydney and Fremantle sold on Wednesday & Thursday. While there were...
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