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THERE were approximately 600 export
and 140 young cattle penned at VLE’s Leon-
gatha Saleyards last Wednesday, January 25,
representing a reduction of nearly 1300 head
week-on-week with the following day’s public
holiday restricting supply.
The usual buying group was present but not
all operated fully in a mostly cheaper market.
Quality declined with prime cattle in short
supply as a large proportion of the limited of-
fering was secondary and plainer cattle.
A handful of excellent quality vealers gained
10c/kg. Yearling cattle to the trade sold most-
ly firm to 8c easier, although there were some
isolated sales a little dearer for better quality.
Grown steers and bullocks eased 7c to 10c/
Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing
steers eased 4c/kg. Cows sold from firm to
Heavy weight bulls were in short sup-
ply with most bulls falling into the medium
weight class and prices were mostly 20c/kg
Medium and heavy weight vealers to butch-
ers sold from 315c to 355c/kg. Yearling trade
steers made between 308c and 346c/kg. Year-
ling heifers to the trade sold between 287c
and 317c after a top of 345c/kg.
Grown steers made from 295c to 325c/kg.
Bullocks sold from 304c to 322c/kg. Heavy
weight crossbred manufacturing steers made
between 269c and 307c, while a single pen
of Friesians made 247c which was 28c/kg
cheaper than last week’s average.
Most light and medium weight cows sold
between 172c and 218c/kg. Heavy weight
cows made mostly from 210c to 259c after a
top of 270c/kg for a younger Euro bred cow.
A handful of heavy weight bulls sold from
243c to 250c with the medium weights from
210c to 238c/kg.
Market information provided by MLA’s Na-
tional Livestock Reporting Service
VLE Leongatha Sale Draw for February 1
and 2, 2017.
1. Alex Scott & Staff
6. Phelan & Henderson & Co
Sheep Sale Wednesday at 1pm (weekly).
Alex Dixon 0409 581 935
Michael Foote 0427 162 370
Rohan McRae 0417 836 664
Darryl Adams 0408 385 872
Holstein heifers 18-24 mths, PTIC
6-18 weeks to Holstein bull, No
blood testing, $1,705 inc GST.
Holstein heifers, unjoined,
200kg + weight
$1,210 inc GST.
Jersey heifers, unjoined,
210kg + weight
$935 inc GST.
Jersey heifers, PTIC 6-18 weeks
$1,210 inc GST.
Holstein heifers 4-8 mths, 120kg +
weight. Local and quick delivery,
no blood test,
$880 inc GST.
Monday, February 27, 10.30am
VLE Saleyards, Leongatha
A/c. ‘Spring Valley’ Cowwarr
100 late spring and freshly calved Holstein
and Jersey cows and heifers
60 Holstein and Jersey cows, freshly calved
and close up, joined to Holstein and Jersey
AI Sexed Semen
56 Holstein and Jersey Heifers, joined to
Jersey bulls, Autumn calving. Cows and
Heifers in good condition, very quiet.
Full particulars, further additions.
Kevin Morgan 0419 917 510
John Bowler 0408 238 464
PROOF WITH COSTING
A/c. A & T Burrowes
Stage 1 Dispersal - Autumn calving herd
50 February calving Holsteins & Holstein
Jersey cross young cows and heifers, A.I .
bred and joined to A.I. medium size cows, VG
udders in excellent bloom.
A/c. B. Woodcock
Dispersal of Autumn portion of herd.
20 Feb calving Friesian and Friesian X cows
and heifers. Cows joined to Friesian bull
and heifers due to Jersey bull.
A/c. Various vendors
30 In milk and springing cows and heifers.
30 unjoined A.I . bred Friesian Jersey X
heifers, March 2016 born. Sired by N.Z . - A .I .
sires Riley, Keronaldo, Checkpoint,
Arkastoun and Solaris.
Further entries invited.
Cattle to be yarded by 10am
N.L .I.S. tagged vendor declaration.
This Friday, February 3
An established regular market for all
classes of dairy cattle held on the 1st and
3rd Friday in every month.
0438 562 816
0418 595 265
0408 385 872
0419 106 068
5623 4744 5941 0299
SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS
0429 050 349
0427 507 369
A/c. McGauran Pastoral Co, Nambrok (LANDMARK)
200 Hereford steer weaners, 11-12 months.
100 Hereford heifer weaners, 11-12 months.
Yard weaned & drenched November. By Newcomen
bulls, pasture fed & beef only.
A/c. D Land, Strath Creek (LANDMARK)
100 Hereford steers, 6 months.
A/c. R Wight & Sons, Woodside (ELDERS)
75 Angus steers, Innisdale blood
15 Hereford steers, Karoonda blood.
All weaned, 2x5in1 & drenched, excellent quality.
A/c. R & M Hunt, Newry (LANDMARK)
50 Hereford & Angus steer weaners, 11-12 months.
20 Hereford heifer weaners, 11-12 months. Mawarra
blood, beef only.
A/c. DB & DM Fairbrother, Kings Flat (LANDMARK)
70 Polled Hereford steers, 15-16 months.
Warrensville & Mt Difficult blood, 5 In 1, drenched &
yard weaned, very quiet.
A/c. Gippsgraze, Inverloch (LANDMARK)
65 Angus steers, 15 months.
A/c. JJ & CL Green, Bemboka (LANDMARK)
28 Angus X steer, 18 months
16 Angus X steers, 12-15 months
12 Angus/Hfd X steers, 12-15 months
8 Angus X heifers, 12-15 months.
A/c. Bulleondura, Mirboo Nth (LANDMARK)
60 Hereford & Angus steers, 12 -15 months.
Mawarra & Leawood blood, 5 In 1 & drenched.
A/c. P & K Cashman, Stratford (BREEDER)
50 Mix sex Hereford & Angus weaners, 11 mths,
weaned, drenched, B12, Multimin & 7in1.
A/c. J & G Christison, Yarram (ELDERS)
40 Angus mix sex weaners.
A/c. R Mckenzie, Yea (LANDMARK)
20 Char/Hfd X steers, 22 mths.
10 Hereford steers, 22 mths.
A/c. Hengstberger & Lloyd, Fish Creek
30 Fries steers, 18-20 months, forward conditition.
A/c. D & M Jones, Mirboo (LANDMARK)
29 Angus steers, 10-12 months.
A/c. WM & EA Foreman, Stradbroke (ELDERS)
27 Angus steers, 22 months, forward condition,
A/c. Bev Price, Koonwarra (LANDMARK)
24 Angus steers, 10 months.
A/c. G & J Tuckett, Wooodside (ELDERS)
20 Angus steers, 14 mths.
A/c. AW & CM O'Mara, Glengarry (LANDMARK)
20 Angus steers, Feb/March Drop, Leawood blood,
A/c. F & H Colaciello, Tyers (LANDMARK)
20 Angus steers, 10-11 months, weaned, Lawson
A/c. M & E & K Triantafyllou, Woodside (ELDERS)
20 Mg/Char X heifers, 10-11 mths, weaned.
A/c. P & M Batters, Yarram (ELDERS)
15 Angus steers, 10-11 mths, weaned.
A/c. Clover Cottage P/L, French Island
14 British White X steers, 12 months, excellent
condition, well grown & weaned.
A/c. Filsell & Smith, Ryanston (LANDMARK)
10 Hereford/Fries & Angus/Fries X steer calves, 8-10
months, bucket reared.
VLE – LEONGATHA
Starting at 10am
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Cattle numbers slashed
before Australia Day holiday
Leongatha Prime Sale on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
14 Folicks Pty Ltd Nerrena
637.9 325.2 2,074
12 Truscott GE Toora
613.8 321.6 1,973
13 Vuillermin AJ Doomburrim
673.1 321.6 2,164
12 Hurstdale Pty Ltd 4 Tarwin
568.3 320.0 1,818
2 Brady D & H Traralgon
585.0 318.0 1,860
8 Bennett JA & RM Yinnar
596.3 316.0 1,884
2 Cummaudo GT Mirboo Nth
347.5 354.6 1,232
1 Cummaudo FP & ME Marracan Sth355.0 345.6 1,226
2 Lomagno G & M Leongatha Sth 407.5 343.6 1,400
1 Staley NR & MA Yarram
400.0 327.6 1,310
1 Nearhaven Pty Ltd West Creek 425.0 322.6 1,371
1 Huntley T & D Korumburra
370.0 320.0 1,184
11 Jeffery CA Driffield
524.1 317.6 1,664
3 Nearhaven Pty Ltd West Creek
351.7 350.2 1,231
1 Cummaudo GT Mirboo Nth
390.0 350.0 1,365
1 Cummaudo FP & ME Marracan Sth 295.0 340.0 1,003
3 Lomagno G & M Leongatha Sth 366.7 335.0 1,228
1 Staley NR & MA Yarram
315.0 327.6 1,031
2 Burrabardoo Tarwin
415.0 312.0 1,294
1 Nearhaven Pty Ltd West Creek
700.0 270.0 1,890
1 Whelan K & F Outtrim
600.0 251.6 1,509
1 Knight R & D Glengarry
610.0 250.6 1,528
7 Marriott LC & SE Tarwin Lower 663.6 247.2 1,640
1 Dorling GA & KL Jumbunna East 720.0 246.6 1,775
1 Hutchinson KJ Yinnar
660.0 246.6 1,627
1 Marriott LC & SE Tarwin Lower 1,195.0 250.0 2,987
1 O’Connor F & D Leongatha
420.0 250.0 1,050
1 Dorling GA & KL Jumbunna East 655.0 243.6 1,595
1 Straw KW & SJ Fish Creek
590.0 233.0 1,374
1 Scott DM & AJ Inverloch
665.0 230.0 1,529
RURAL power networks are no longer serving
the needs of farmers and the Victorian Govern-
ment needs to step in and upgrade the outdat-
ed infrastructure, says the State’s peak dairy
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has
blamed single wire earth return (SWER) power
lines for threatening to jeopardise the dairy in-
dustry’s global competitiveness.
“We need to modernise Victoria’s energy in-
frastructure by upgrading the SWER lines to
3-phase power across the state,” UDV President
Adam Jenkins said.
“As it stands, our dairy farmers cannot con-
tinue to operate with a power supply that was
barely adequate even last century and fixing the
networks will support our innovative, expand-
ing dairy businesses.
“But to achieve any innovation we need help
from the State Government so that dairy farm-
ers in areas with poor supply can remain prof-
Mr Jenkins said most areas of the state still
had SWER lines, including South Gippsland
but that these the upgrades were necessary to
future-proof the dairy industry and was an op-
portunity for the Government to take a big-pic-
ture approach in ensuring dairy farmers stayed
“The dairy industry needs investment in pow-
er upgrades to strengthen the performance and
resilience of our dairy farmers, boost produc-
tivity and reduce costs to maintain a competi-
tive advantage and keep jobs,” he said.
“We’ve seen both government investment in
private enterprises like the Alcoa aluminium
smelter at Portland as a way of keeping local
jobs, but it’s important to realise the dairy in-
dustry is also an Australian industry that em-
ploys thousands of workers.
“Dairy farmers need energy day and night to
run their operations and we need to guarantee
a reliable power source in our dairy regions to
encourage people to invest in these areas.”
The UDV has committed to keep pushing
power line upgrades as a priority into 2017.
Dairy farmers urge
FARM biosecurity: Join us for a free event on
Tuesday, January 31 at 11.15am to hear about
FMD Outbreak and Livestock standstill. Tips
and tools for biosecurity from the dairy indus-
try and the ins and outs of Q-Fever. This event
is part of the Livestock Health and Biosecurity
Victoria project, delivered by the VFF Livestock
Group and funded by the Cattle, Sheep and
Goat Compensation Funds. Where: Wonthaggi
Town Hall Baillieu Street East Wonthaggi.
Employment Basics ... employing people
correctly in the dairy industry. It doesn’t mat-
ter if you already employ staff or are looking
to employ someone, this is an opportunity to
learn about the latest developments in the key
areas of employment and staff management to
ensure your dairy farm business is compliant.
Presenter Daryl Poole, Dairy Farm Management
Consultant. The free workshop will cover the
following topics: Overview of the Employment
Starter Kit Initiative (ESKi), how to attract and
retain good people, position descriptions, ad-
vertising and employment contracts, payroll
(how much do I have to pay), effective roster-
ing to boost efficiency and minimise cost, in-
dividual flexibility agreements (IFAs), termina-
tion of staff etc. When: Wednesday, February 22
Leongatha RSL Board Room, Smith Street and
Michael Place, Leongatha
All workshops will run from 10:00am until
2:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Please advise
if you have any dietary requirements. To RSVP
please contact GippsDairy on (03) 5624 3900
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