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Phone 0447 331 762
Buying Sunday & Wednesday
Kent Hams 0409 207 659
KP Hams Livestock Pty. Ltd.
ON FARM CALF BUYING
Good fencing and water
Phone David: 0437 447 719
0409 583 825
AUGER + CABLE
HOPPERS + BULK BINS
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SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS
0429 050 349
0427 507 369
VLE – LEONGATHA
Starting at 10am
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
A/c. R Boddy & Sons, Woodside, 'Annual Draft' (SEJ)
240 Angus steers, 7-8 mths
25 Angus/Hereford heifers, 7-8 mths
6 Angus heifers, 20 mths, Unjoined. All by Pure Dunoon
bulls, Calves have been yard weaned 6 weeks,
Drenched, 5 in 1, B12 Selenium and Pilliguard , Fed
Silage and Anipro since weaning. Top quality & Very
A/c. Pilkington & Toohey, Sandy Point (SEJ)
60 Angus steers, 6-8 mths, Yancowinna & Anvil blood,
30 Angus heifers, 12mths, weaned.
A/c. Mount Raymond (ELDERS )
80 Hereford, Angus & Black Baldy steers, 16-24 mths,
milk & 2 teeth.
A/c. B & L Barrett, Tyers (LANDMARK)
15 Angus heifers, 18 months
18 Yearling Angus steers
18 Yearling Angus heifers
A/c. The Range, Glenmaggie (ELDERS)
50 Angus mix sex weaners, 10-12 mths, Lawson blood.
A/c. M & J Elliott, Licola (Breeder) (SEJ)
50 Angus mixed sex calves, 8-10 months, Fernleigh
A/c. Lorstan Nominees, Bengworden (SEJ)
35 Angus & Angus/ Hereford X steers, 9-11 mths.
15 Angus & Angus/Hereford x heifers , 9-11 mths
A/c. Susan Smith, Inverloch (SEJ)
30 Angus steers, 16 months
12 Friesian steers, 16 months
A/c. Cookaburra Pastoral, Bunyip (LANDMARK)
40 angus steers, 16-20 months.
A/c. Malabar Farms, Tarwin Lower (Breeder) (SEJ)
20 Poll Hereford Steers, 16-18 months
20 Angus & Angus/Hereford x heifers, 16-18 mths.
A/c. Spectrum Finance, Tarwin Lower (SEJ)
35 Angus steers, 20-22 months.
A/c. Adval, Anderson (SEJ)
30 Hereford & Hereford/Angus X steers, 20-22 months.
A/c. Wongungarra Unit Trust, Crooked River
30 Hereford & Hereford Red Angus x mixed sex
yearlings, by "Karoonda" stud bulls.
A/c. Franklin Park Pastoral, Toora (BREEDER) (PHC)
21 Angus & Angus/Hereford x mixed sexs,12
A/c. Faulkner Lees, Mardan (BREEDER) (PHC)
20 Angus steers, 14 months, by ‘Battersby’ bull.
A/c. R & J Edwards, Walkerville (SEJ)
15 Char X steers, 16-18 months.
A/c. KR & M Smith, Jumbunna (SEJ)
15 Red Angus X mixed sex, 12-14 months.
A/c. L Allen, Wonthaggi (SEJ)
15 Hereford Heifers, weaned, 10mths old.
A/c. British Engineering, Rhyll (SEJ)
12 Angus steers, 18 months.
A/c. M & K Hall, Budgeree (LANDMARK)
12 Poll Hereford steers, 10-12 months.
A/c. Geoff Potter, Flynn (LANDMARK)
12 Angus heifers, 15 months.
A/c. Brentcorp Pty Ltd, Tyers (SEJ)
10 Hereford /Friesian X steers, 20-24 months.
A/c. Manina Pastoral, Welshpool (RODWELLS)
10 Angus/Freisian X heifers, 18 months.
A/c. M McInnes, Heyfield (SEJ)
10 Angus/Hereford x mix sex, 10 months old.
A/c. SB Marriott Livestock, Outtrim (RODWELLS)
STAGE 1 HERD DISPERSAL
60 X 60 Angus/Friesian X cows, 2nd-4th calvers with
Jan/Feb drop, Black Simmental calves at foot, not
rejoined, outstanding outfits.
A/c. J & K Hilliar, Mirboo (SEJ)
6 Angus cows with 2-3mth old calves at foot. Not
A/c. R & J Edwards, Fish Creek (SEJ)
6 X 6 Char X cows & calves, Marinya blood.
MORE than 35 people involved with natural
resource management met with members of the
Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corpora-
tion (BLCAC) at Powlett River recently to better
understand traditional land use.
The event, organised for Close the Gap Day,
aimed to provide staff and volunteers from West
Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
(WGCMA), Port Phillip Westernport Catchment
Management Authority (PPWCMA) and Bass
Coast Landcare an opportunity to learn more
about Bunurong/Boon Wurrung Heritage.
Event organiser, Mandy Leggett from WGC-
MA, said she was thrilled with the response
“Members of the Bunurong Land Council Ab-
original Council were extremely generous with
their time and knowledge,” Ms Leggett said.
“They shared information about traditional
land use, how to recognise artefacts, stories
from the past and also information about the
“Many WGCMA staff work on waterways to
help improve and enhance them – members of
the Bunurong Land Council were able to share
information about cultural methods of river
restoration,” Mandy said.
Dan Turnbull from the BLCAC said members
of the council were humbled by the level of re-
spect and interest received from the many par-
“It was a great chance for us to pay our re-
spects to our Ancestors, their stories and places.
“We are very excited about the organisational
relationship between WGCMA and BLCAC.
“We look forward to doing similar events in
the future,” Mr Turnbull said.
As part of the day, WGCMA CEO, Martin
Fuller was presented two pieces of artwork by
Bunurong artist Adam Magennis.
These pieces will be displayed in the WGCMA
Leongatha office and will form part of a collec-
tion on display during NAIDOC week in July.
National Close the Gap Day is an annual
awareness event that aims to close the health
and life expectancy gap between the Indigenous
and the non-Indigenous communities in Aus-
This program is supported by WGCMA
through funding from the Australian Govern-
ment’s National Landcare Program.
Meeting for Close the Gap day, overlooking the Powlett, from left, Rhys Collins PPWCMA
(Port Phillip Westernport Catchment Management Authority), David Buntine (PPWCMA),
Dan Turnbull (Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation), Rob Ogden (BLCAC), Rohan
Henry (BLCAC), Martin Fuller (West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority), Mandy
Leggett (WGCMA) and Adam Magennis (BLCAC).
Learning from the
The importance of Property Identification Codes
(PICs) to the resilience and safety of Victorian ag-
riculture should not be underestimated, according
to Agriculture Victoria.
And if you haven’t visited Agriculture Victoria’s
website to apply for a Property Identification Code
you should do so.
The department has been working with farmers
and the broader agribusiness sector to emphasise
how improved access to specific property informa-
tion reduces biosecurity risks, helps control inva-
sive pests or exotic diseases and ensures support
services can move quickly at times of emergency.
Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles
Milne has highlighted how registering properties
on the online PIC system enables all agricultural
producers to be notified of biosecurity events or
emerging threats in their respective region.
“A PIC is a unique eight-character code allocated
by Agriculture Victoria to a property owner that
will enable us to swiftly alert them in the event of
a plant pest infestation or disease outbreak that
may impact their business,” said a spokesperson
for Agriculture Victoria.
Richard Howden, Chief Executive Officer at Yar-
ra Valley Wine Growers Association, reaffirmed the
importance of the allocated property codes to the
“It is a grape grower’s responsibility to maintain
and improve biosecurity management on their
property, and to ensure their business is not left
exposed to the damaging effects of a devastating
plant pest such as phylloxera.
“So registering for a PIC is a simple yet very ef-
fective way to help protect against a grape phyl-
loxera infestation in our region,” Mr Howden said,
noting that fewer than 30 per cent of Yarra Valley
grape growers have currently registered for a PIC.
That figure is believed to be even lower in
PICs and the NLIS
The introduction of mandatory electronic iden-
tification tagging for all sheep and goats born in
Victoria from January 1, 2017 serves as a timely
reminder to all livestock owners, managers and
occupiers of land to ensure they have a PIC.
This is necessary for any properties where
livestock are grazing or being held, regardless of
whether the livestock is moved or not.
This means all livestock businesses, such as
saleyards, abattoirs and showgrounds, must also
have a PIC.
PICs provide traceability to specific properties,
which is vital in the event of disease control, ani-
mal health or food safety concerns. PICs are funda-
mental to the operation of the National Livestock
Identification System (NLIS), which is a core part
of Federal and State Government biosecurity strat-
egies to trace meat from paddock to plate, and to
safeguard our domestic and export markets.
PICs are also important in the event of a bush-
fire, floods or storms so emergency services can
easily identify livestock and property boundaries.
“Within a few months from now, from 1 July 2017,
all saleyards, abattoirs and knackeries must com-
mence scanning electronic tags of sheep and goats
and uploading that information to the NLIS data-
base,” Dr Milne said.
“Effective identification and tracking of sheep
and goats through the supply chain is vital for bios-
ecurity, food safety and market access purposes.”
Dr Milne also said it is a requirement in Victo-
ria for owners of farm livestock, such as cattle,
sheep, goats and pigs, to have a PIC when trading
or moving them. Movements of cattle, sheep and
goats between properties with different PICs are
recorded on the NLIS database, so movements of
these livestock on and off different properties and
saleyards can be traced, as well as livestock move-
ments to abattoirs.
“This is important if, for example, chemical
residues are detected in some meat at an abat-
toir, because the property where the affected stock
were last held can be identified and investigations
undertaken as to why the residues occurred,” Dr
All Australian states have a PIC system to iden-
tify properties where livestock is kept.
Property ID codes needed to limit risk
A/c. Est HJ & DM Shandley
175 Conrons Rd, Buffalo (Property Leased)
Friday, April 21, 10.30am
Outside Vendors Welcome
Tom Browne 0417 493 263
Glenn Wright 0439 622 245
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