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SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS
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A/c. WJ Berry, Wonthaggi (LANDMARK)
110 Angus steers, 9-11 months, Pure Te-Mania
blood, weaned 6 weeks.
A/c. KF McRae, “Cloverdale”, Dalyston - Annual
70 Charolais mix sex weaners, Feb/March drop,
weaned 4 weeks, Siverbrae blood
20 Angus mix sex weaners, Feb/March drop, weaned
4 weeks, Jarobee blood.
A/c. McLeod Partnership, Yarram, (Breeder)
80 Angus steers & heifers, 9-10 months, 'Innesdale'
bloodlines, drenched, 5in1 vac, Coppered.
A/c. M, K & S Breen, Buffalo (LANDMARK)
50 Angus steers calves, 9-10 months
30 Angus heifer calves, 9-10 months, Glendaloch
blood, weaned 4 weeks, grass fed only.
A/c. R Emmerson, Leongatha (LANDMARK)
80 Mixed sex weaners, Angus & Composite bred
A/c. Emma Higgins, Glenmaggie (ELDERS)
40 Angus heifers, 12-14 mths
20 Black Baldy heifers, 13-15mths.
A/c. Boxbank, Woodside (RODWELL)
48 Murray Grey & Angus mix sex weaners, 8-9
months, very quiet.
A/c. Gippsgraze P/L, Inverloch (LANDMARK)
40 Angus steers, 15 months.
A/c. T Brusamarello, Glen Forbes (ELDERS)
20 Angus steers
20 Angus heifers, Feb/March drop, Fernleigh blood.
A/c. Doug King, Flynn (LANDMARK)
20 Hereford steers, weaned 9-10 mths
10 Hereford heifers, weaned 9-10 mths
10 Angus heifers, 12 months.
A/c. J Lloyd, Nerrim Nerrim (LANDMARK)
20 Angus steers, 18 months
20 Angus heifers, 18 months.
A/c. C Keogh, Coongulla (LANDMARK)
35 Angus steers, 14-15 months.
A/c. Katelea Pastoral, Bass (PHC)
25 Limousin/Shor thorn Hereford cross mixed sex
weaners, dehorned, 2 x 5 in 1.
A/c. Jason Robson, Sale (ELDERS)
20 Angus & Black Baldy steers, 12 months.
A/c. PG & BK Ruby, Anderson (PHC)
20 Limousin/Angus mixed sex weaners.
A/c. D Wilkin, Mirboo (LANDMARK)
17 M/G mixed sex weaners.
A/c. Sampson Ag P/L, Wonthaggi (LANDMARK)
26 Friesian bull calves, 4-5 months, bucket reared.
VLE – LEONGATHA
Starting at 10am
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
PROOF WITH COSTING
AT Warragul’s Baw Baw Livestock Exchange last
week, there was 373 head yarded at the fat sale on
Wednesday, January 11 and 71 bulls plus 313 cows
at the cow and bull sale on Thursday, January 12.
With a lighter than expected yarding of 373 head,
same as last week for the fat sale, prices were up
on the previous sale for most categories.
Heifer and steer numbers still remain on the
lighter side with condition very good, and vealers
to sold stronger competition.
The week’s yard average remained firm on the
previous sale at 320 cents per kilo.
As an example; 34 heifers made to 330 cents, up
5c, 25 steers made to 339c, up 9c, and averaged
304.2c, up 20c.
A total of 298 vealers made to 379c, up 9c, and
averaged 334.3c, up 4c.
On Thursday, the bull and cow sale saw good
competition force prices upward. Seventy one bulls
topped at 314.6c, up 22c and they averaged 258.1c.
There were 313 cows yarded with the top sell-
ing to 300.2c,which is 21c better and averaging the
same as last week at 222.4c, with the yard average
4 cents up at 230.4c.
1 Baz Linderbrook Past Bunyip
335 371.6 1224
3 Limo X I & G Parkin Thorpdale
370 366 1356
7 Angus G & L Bennett Trafalgar
379 362.6 1375
1 Limo X E & R Crowe Narracan
415 360.6 1494
1 Char I & A Hancock Poowong
405 360 1438
1 Limo X Batty & Ferguson Buln Buln East
415 355 1473
7 Limo X C & K White Yannathan
365 352 1284
2 Char S Colbourn Nilma
448 331.6 1483
2 Angus LL & HM Wigg Heyfeild
508 327.3 1661
1 Red/Baldy A Moyes Boolarra
545 322 1754
B/Blady Mrs M Kimbar
540 322 1738
4 Char M McInnes Trafalgar
549 325.6 1788
3 Char G & MR Stephens Nambrok 500 319.6 1598
Export Heifers and Cows
1 B/Baldy P & J Keily Trafalgar
535 300.2 1606
1 Hereford R & J Pretty Jindivick
515 298.6 1537
3 Limo A & L Griffin Lardner
660 267.2 1763
1 Limo JF Britt Lillico
615 267.2 1643
1 Angus AM & PE Laidlaw Tanjil South645 265 1444
1 Frie J & H Harvey Yarragon
705 245 1727
3 Frie McFox P/L Modella
666 243.6 1623
1 Frie RS Coster Cloverlea
780 242.6 1892
1 Frie Orvale Past Darnum
755 242 1827
1 Frie RW Hope Catani
670 242 1621
1 Limo A & L Griffin Larnder
850 305.2 2594
1 Limo J F Britt Lillico
735 301.2 2213
1 Hereford I Manson Newry
1160 290.2 3366
1 Hereford R & J Pretty Jindivick
850 269.6 2291
1 Frie T Smethurst Athlone
1025 264.2 2708
THE RASV Heifer Challenge
will travel through Victoria and
into New South Wales over nine
days beginning on Friday, Janu-
ary 27 2017 as part of Stock and
Land Beef Week, with Competition
Judge Alex McDonald to visit more
than 50 properties.
The nearest property where
cattle will be judged will be at the
Bootehill Red Angus Stud, operat-
ed by Bob Boote at Drouin South.
The event recognises excellence in
herd replacement females in seed
stock operations and will culminate
in the RASV Heifer Challenge Cele-
bratory Dinner, proudly sponsored
by Rural Finance and Rural Bank
on Tuesday, February 7.
Throughout Stock and Land Beef
Week, producers have the opportu-
nity to view quality herd replace-
ment females at the participating
Heifer Challenge properties.
Animals will be judged on a number
of criteria including breed character-
istics, maternal potential, uniformity,
temperament, overall presentation
and structural correctness.
Mr McDonald is currently em-
ployed by the Agricultural Busi-
ness Research Institute where he
manages the Australian Cattle
Genetics Export Agency and the
Southern Beef Technology Services
and Tropical Beef Technology Ser-
vices extension projects.
“RASV’s Heifer Challenge is an
excellent opportunity for seedstock
breeders to showcase, market and
develop their breeding operation,”
said Mr McDonald.
“I look forward to seeing the cali-
bre of entrants the competition at-
tracts in 2017.”
The winner will be awarded a
$3000 cash prize as part of the
prestigious honour, with $1500
awarded to reserve champion.
The Challenge is held as part of
Stock and Land Beef Week, which
is Australia’s biggest on-farm open
day beef industry event. For fur-
ther information on the RASV
Heifer Challenge visit rasv.com.au
IN THE rolling hills of Glen Al-
vie, Marg and John Hauser run a
small enterprise of Wiltipoll and
Wiltshire Composite ewes.
They bought the farm back in
2001 when they were actually just
looking for a few acres.
“It was pretty much impossible
to find small acreage so we settled
on 56 hectares,” said Marg.
The property has beautiful
coastal views and is very peaceful.
They made the decision in 2004
to start a plantation of quality na-
tive hardwood and that led to the
need to get sheep to graze under
“We didn’t want to have to shear
them so we settled on Wiltshire
Horn/Dorper First Cross Com-
posite ewes and a ram in 2008,”
explains Marg. “We have sheltered
paddocks and the plantation area
for the sheep with good fencing for
rotational grazing across our open
paddocks and plenty of water.”
The self-replacing Wiltipoll and
Wiltshire Composite sheep are
relatively easy to care for and they
cope well with damp, hilly country.
“We got up to about 160 ewes
and a few rams and now we have
about 50 ewes and 79 lambs and
a ram lamb. They are a slow grow-
ing sheep with lean tender meat,”
Half their sheep get sold as
meat, they keep some for them-
selves and the rest gets sold as
If you would like to learn more
about this wonderful little enter-
prise you can visit their website
One thing led to another for ‘accidental farmers’ Margaret and
Jon Hauser of Glen Alvie.
for the fun of it
Heifer challenge is a
precursor to Beef Week
Locally, the RASV Heifer Challenge will travel to a beef stud at
A big line-up of Fergy tractors held interest for
many Wonthaggi Show goers recently. M460317
AS JOHN Harris of Dumbalk ex-
plains it, the 1954-56 self-powered
Massey-Ferguson hay baler was so
heavy and so powerful, that it used
to push the unsuspecting tractor
driver, towing the fandangled con-
traption, fair through the fence if he
didn’t watch out.
The old baler was just one of the
things on display at the historic farm
machinery display at the Wonthaggi
Show last Saturday.
And the enthusiasts weren’t about
to let a let rain and wind deter them.
A feature of the display was a good
selection of old grey Fergies and red
Fergies, complete with some of the
implements they towed.
And John Harris was more than
happy to fire up the old baler.
Without priming or adjustment it
went first time but with grass pick-
up and bale packers going ten to the
dozen, you didn’t really want to get
anywhere near it.
No wonder there were accidents
back in the day.
“It still goes, no worries, but you’ve
got to be careful on the hills and
when you’re turning near a fence,”
The surging action of the power-
ful baler is likely to force you into,
or through the fence, according to
It was just one of many things to
see and chat about at an interesting
and varied show.
Gotta love those old contraptions
Numbers light, prices up at Warragul
John Harris of Dumbalk was happy to talk about the
olden days and how dangerous this self-powered baler was
inclined to be at times. M450317
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