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PROOF WITH COSTING
Annual Calf & Weaner Sale
A/c. FA & DM Bolton
A/c. GA & SA Moon
A/c. TE Woodgate
90 Hereford Steers,
170 Hereford steers,
x steers, 12-16 months,
80 Hereford heifers
250 Angus steers,
50 Hereford Heifers,
Glennellerslie & Kaludah blood
125 Angus heifers
A/c. EV & MI Woodgate
25 Hereford steers,
A/c. W & A Henderson
45 Poll Hereford Steers,
60 Hereford Steers,
A/c. Keith Davies
30 Hereford heifers,
60 Hereford steers (WEANED)
35 Hereford heifers, Mawarra
Seasonal conditions have been favourable to these annual drafts of quality mountain bred calves.
Restockers, Feedlotters & Backgrounders seeking cattle with performance proven
genetics are encouraged to attend this annual feature sale.
Luncheon Available - Gelantipy Ladies Aux
Monday, March 20 at 1pm
Outstanding Mountain Bred
Calves & Weaners
Brad Obst 0417 398 026
Bairnsdale Associated Agents Calf Sale - Tuesday March 21 at 10am
Friday, March 10 at 11am
Baw Baw Livestock Exchange, Warragul
Feature yarding comprising approx 100
quality young dairy cows and heifers, medium
to large frame and outstanding udders.
Freshly calved and close springing.
Acc: Wildwood Dairies
12 Freshly calved Holstein X heifers
Acc: R & K Anderson
6 In milk Holstein heifers
Acc: T Smethurst
6 Fresh calved and springing Holstein &
Holstein / Jersey heifers
Acc: Mestizo P/L
12 Springing Jersey X Holstein heifers
Acc: R & M Hykelma
6 Springing Jersey X Holstein heifers
Acc: S Haw
15 Fresh calved Friesian & Friesian X cows
Balance of yarding local vendors calved
and springing cows and heifers.
Michael Robertson 0429 104 467
Jim Harvey 0408 342 658
Paul Phillips 0418 553 123
COLLECTION teams will be back on the road
again next week when the Victorian Fox and
Wild Dog Bounty resumes.
Agriculture Victoria’s John Matthews said
collections will commence on March 6, starting
with the South East collection centres.
“The collection period for the fox and wild
dog bounty will run from March until the end
of October, consistent with previous years.
“Eligible participants can submit entire fox
scalps for a $10 reward and entire wild dog
skin pieces for a $120 reward during sched-
uled collection times,” Mr Matthews said.
Mr Matthews urged hunters to check collec-
tion centre times, as there are a number of mi-
nor scheduling changes for 2017 due to public
“Hunters should also note that bounty collec-
tions have been scheduled to avoid clashes with
the Labour Day, ANZAC Day, Queens Birthday,
and AFL Grand Final Eve public holidays.”
Mr Matthews said that the collection of entire
wild dog skin pieces for the North West Wild
Dog Control Area is by appointment only.
Appointments can be made by calling the
Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
“We are expecting a large number of hunters
to submit fox scalps and wild dog skin pieces
over the first few months of collections as au-
tumn typically sees a peak in fox hunting activ-
ity as young and displaced juvenile foxes move
around the landscape.
“Hunters traditionally submit larger num-
bers of scalps during autumn due to the stock-
piling of body parts over summer as well as the
improved hunting conditions,” he said.
In 2016, over 85,500 entire fox scalps were
presented for reward in Victoria.
Mr Matthews said protecting vulnerable live-
stock and native animals from foxes and wild
dogs required an integrated approach includ-
ing poison baiting, trapping, and exclusion
“Hunting can play an important role in inte-
grated fox management”.
For full details on collection times and lo-
cations, terms and conditions and frequently
asked questions, visit www.agriculture.vic.gov.
au/bounty or call the Agriculture Victoria Cus-
tomer Service Centre on 136 186.
Fox and wild dog
UP UNTIL now local dairy farmers and their
cows have enjoyed mercifully good conditions
with plenty of grass and regular showers.
But after a phantom early break the bureau
is predicting a long, hot, dry autumn. And we
saw the start of that last week.
Even if you are drying cows off early it is
important to look after them during the hot
days with plenty of water and shade, if pos-
The modern dairy cow is similar to a fac-
tory, consuming and processing large quanti-
ties of raw materials (grass, feed and water)
and producing a large volume of high quality
It is essential that the flow of these raw
materials (nutrients) not be reduced or inter-
rupted if milk yield of the cow is to be main-
Hot and humid environmental conditions
stress the lactating dairy cow and reduce
intake of the nutrients necessary to support
milk yield and body maintenance.
In Gippsland weather conditions are suffi-
ciently hot and humid to reduce performance
of dairy cows for several months each year.
This is very costly to production, but is a
great opportunity to improve the end result
if the farmer successfully meets the challenge
presented by heat stress.
The primary factors that cause heat stress
in dairy cows are high environmental temper-
atures and high relative humidity.
In addition, radiant energy from the sun
contributes to stress if cows are not properly
So keep the feed and water up to the cows,
lactating or dry, and provide a shade option.
Not every farmer can take his cows for a
swim but as these cows at Outtrim showed
this week, it’s something they quite enjoy on
a hot day.
Hot, dry weather to end dairy season
These cows at Outtrim this week picked an effective way to stay cool. Make sure your
cows have plenty of water and shade in what is expected to be a hot, dry March and autumn.
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