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For all your seed supplies
Pasture seed Turf and amenity seed
l Cropping seed
Trevor and Dianne Aplin
0418 359 517
190 Soldiers Road, BASS
For further details contact
0427 507 369
A/c. BJ & ND Shandley
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Outside vendors welcome
Unjoined Friesian and Jersey heifers
210kg + on delivery.
Friesian $1540 inc GST
Jersey $1210 inc GST
Immediate inspection, order filling fast.
John Bowler 0408 238 464
Phone 0447 331 762
SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS
0429 050 349
0427 507 369
VLE – LEONGATHA
Starting at 10am
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
A/c. J & A Blackshaw, Leongatha South
115 Angus steers, 18-22 months, local & Yea district
A/c. J & K Hilliar, Mirboo (SEJ)
75 Angus steers, 8-9 months, weaned.
A/c. D & P Whiteley, Mirboo (LANDMARK)
20 Angus & BB steers
40 Angus & BB heifers, 14-15 months, by Merlewood
bulls, very quiet.
A/c. R & C Donat, Mardan (SEJ)
60 Angus steers, 8-9 mths, weaned, 2x5in1, very quiet,
A/c. Greenwald Pastoral Co, Breeder, Foster (SEJ)
58 Angus & Angus x steers, 12-14 mths, Dunoon blood.
A/c. G Vale (ELDERS)
50 Angus mix sex calves, 6-7 months.
A/c. Est. HJ & DM Shandley, Buffalo (LANDMARK)
48 Angus steers, 20 months, by LaTrobe park bulls.
A/c. Northside Pastoral (LANDMARK)
36 Angus steers, 18-20 mths, by McIndoe bulls.
A/c. D & S King, Moe (LANDMARK)
10 Hereford heifers, 12 months
18 Hereford heifers, 7-9 months
6 Hereford steers, 12 months. All weaned, 5in1,
A/c. “Comeragh” Wooreen (SEJ)
30 Angus heifers, 20 mths old, P.T.I.C to Angus bulls for
Aug/Sep calving. Quiet vendor bred heifers.
A/c. J & R Myers (RODWELLS)
30 Black Baldy steers, 12-14 months.
A/c. Wiltshire Cattle Co, Poowong (ELDERS)
30 Friesian steers, 12- 16 months.
A/c. Anthony Higgins, Licola (ELDERS)
25 Angus steers, 10-12 mths.
A/c. M & J Chatfield, Breeder, Toora (PHC)
25 Poll Hereford steers, 10 months, by stud 'Tarwin'
A/c. B.S. Cantwell, Breeder, Stony Creek (PHC)
25 Charolais/Red Angus x heifers, 14-16 months, by
stud 'Rangan' bull.
A/c. SJ & LJ Campbell, Mardan (SEJ)
24 Angus heifers, 18-19mths, ready to be joined.
TeMania blood, Paramectined, 1/4/17 2x 5 in 1, very
A/c. J & C Bowman (RODWELLS)
20 Black Baldy & Hereford steers, 16-18 months.
A/c. Btittnee Boulton, Stradbroke (ELDERS)
20 Angus Steers, 10-12mths.
A/c. Glen Forbes Park, Glen Forbes (SEJ)
16 Angus & Black Baldy heifer weaners
4 Angus & Black Baldy steer weaners, all weaned.
A/c. DA & SL McAuley (ELDERS)
20 Hereford/Friesian X mix sex weaners.
A/c. B & A Spiden, Glen Forbes (LANDMARK)
20 Hereford steer calves, 7-8 months, "Curlew blood"
A/c. R Marks, Glengarry (LANDMARK)
18 Angus mixed sex weaners.
A/c. L Osborne, Glengarry (LANDMARK)
16 Angus steers, rising 2 years.
A/c. P & MA Chisholm, Archies Creek (LANDMARK)
15 Angus steers, 18-20 months. Yancowina blood,
vendor bred & very quiet.
A/c. S Tirpcou, Kilcunda (ELDERS)
15 Charolais/Angus x mix sex weaners, Hazel Park
A/c. E Reed (ELDERS)
14 Angus mix sex weaners.
A/c. G Harding, Sale (ELDERS)
11 Angus mix sex weaners , 12 mths.
A/c. Mandy Taranto, Cape Paterson (ELDERS)
5 Yearling pure Charolais bulls (Rangan Park) Rio Brauo
5 Charolais steer weaners.
A/c. R Cromb, Sale (ELDERS)
7 Angus steers, 20 mths.
A/c. A Bowtell, Sale (ELDERS)
40 Mix bred steers
1 Limo X Farugia and Blaney Winnindoo
340 396.6 1348
1 Limo X N & O Mason Jindivick
390 395.2 1541
1 Limo T Lissenden Neerim
400 380 1520
1 Char D & W Beilharz Lang Lang
370 380 1406
1 Limo J & L Oldham Neerim
355 379.6 1347
1 Simm X The Buskers Club Yarragon 405 378 1530
2 Char D Tomasetti Drouin
475 326.6 1551
1 B/Baldy M Hourigan Glengarry
465 325.2 1512
4 Simm X G,H And E Kestle Lardner 460 324.2 1491
5 Angus X M Cummins Lillico
508 313.6 1591
1 Simm X G,H and E Kestle Lardner 460 321.2 1477
2 Char D Tomasetti Drouin
403 307.6 1238
Export Cows and Heifers
495 270 1336
1 Angus Eden Park Brandy Creek
645 269.6 1738
1 Angus E Jones Tanjil Sth
585 267.6 1565
1 Simm A & B Rhodes Shady Creek 620 258.6 1603
1 Angus I & A Savige Cloverlea
520 253.6 1318
1 Frie S Garvey Modella
555 220 1221
3 Frie C & M Young Neerim
713 212 1512
1 Frie C & D Upston Drouin
655 212 1388
1 Frie S & L Finger Yannathan
635 200 1270
1 Frie P Rhodes Shady Creek
615 244.6 1504
8 Frie D Armstrong Gainsborough 453 228.6 1035
1 Jersey Hedrick Farms Ellinbank
630 217.2 1368
AS THE yardings remain smaller in numbers at
Warragul and condition starts to ease off, prices
for the secondary cattle slip each week easing pric-
es across most categories.
Last week saw some lighter heifers and steers
with re-stockers prominent in these areas and all
are watching their wallets, with the cold weather
here and supplementary feed costs across the win-
Well finished vealers are still achieving very good
prices across all yardings, and managed a lift in
the average this week with a top of 396.6c/kg.
The four bullocks topped at 312.2c/kg, back
14c, and averaged 288, up 14, while the 29 heifers
topped at 321.2c/kg, back 7c, and averaged 262.4,
The 30 steers topped at 326.6c/kg, back 29, and
averaged 276.8, back 16, while the 204 vealers
topped at 396.6c/kg, up 3, and averaged 343.8,
There was a very big jump in numbers on
Thursday with 758 head yarded, an increase of
290 head. The only problem was there were two
major buyers missing and this caused a slump in
competition and eased prices.
The 19 bulls reached 278.2c/kg with the average
easing 15c to 251.3c/kg.
The big jump for the day was cows with 726
head penned. The top cow price was 270c/kg,
back 42c on the previous week and the average
was 171.9c/kg, back 35c.
The agent quote was beef cattle back 20c/kg.
Heavy dairy cows were 15-20 cents easier and
light dairy back 20-30 cents.
Below is a list of prices supplied by selling
Warragul market eases
THE Insurance Council of Australia has
welcomed the Victorian Government’s re-
moval of stamp duty on agricultural insur-
In last week’s State Budget, the Andrews
Government confirmed it would axe the 10
per cent stamp duty on agricultural insur-
ance, making it more affordable for farmers
to financially protect their crops, livestock,
and agricultural machinery.
ICA CEO Rob Whelan said it’s a great deci-
sion for the state’s rural sector.
“Combined with GST, this tax adds more
than 20 per cent to premiums, increasing
the incidence of underinsurance and non-
insurance among farmers.
“The ICA looks forward to engaging with
the Andrews Government on the detail of
this important tax reform measure to ensure
its maximum effectiveness. ”
Mr Whelan said the industry hoped this de-
cision would eventually flow through to the
removal of stamp duties on all other busi-
ness and domestic insurance policies.
“The removal of insurance stamp duties
has been endorsed by the Black Saturday
Royal Commission, the Henry Tax Review
and the Productivity Commission Inquiry
into Natural Disaster Funding Arrange-
ments,” he said.
“Not only does it make sense to remove
barriers to homes and businesses purchas-
ing insurance, research by Deloitte Access
Economics in 2015 found that the long-term
impact of replacing these inefficient taxes
would be a boost Victoria’s economy of more
than a billion dollars. ”
More details on the potential impact of
scrapping insurance stamp duties can be
duty cut a win
ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority Vic-
toria (EPA) is reminding Gippsland dairy
farmers to maintain their dairy effluent
ponds in preparation for the wetter months
The reminder follows a series of inspec-
tions in the Gippsland region in 2016 that
found a number of overflowing effluent
ponds were at risk of harming the local en-
EPA officers issued 19 Gippsland dairy
farmers with statutory notices and issued
another with an official warning requiring
they ensure effluent systems did not over-
flow and discharge off properties and impact
on local waterways.
EPA also recently issued a fine to a Dr-
ouin farmer for failing to make changes to
his farm to prevent any further dairy effluent
EPA Gippsland manager Stephen Lansdell
said the notices would ensure farmers un-
derstood their responsibilities in keeping
dairy effluent on their property.
“Dairy effluent is actually a valuable resource
which, when managed well, increases pasture
production and reduces fertiliser costs.
“It really is a classic case of good for busi-
ness, good for the environment,” Mr Lans-
“Autumn is a critical time for diary effluent
management. Farmers should have ensured
by now that their effluent systems and ponds
had adequate capacity to take all dairy shed
wastes in preparation for the wetter months
“It is not good enough to allow effluent
ponds to simply overflow into the surround-
ing environment. Especially in the Gippsland
region where so many others rely on that
environment for their livelihood, and we all
enjoy such special areas like the Gippsland
“Dairy farmers can manage effluent ponds
by de-sludging, removing vegetation and
weeds on and around ponds and irrigating
the water component to pasture when weath-
er conditions are appropriate to ensure no
“Poorly managed effluent ponds can over-
flow, causing surface water and land pollu-
“Increased nutrients in waterways from
dairy effluent can also reduce oxygen levels,
which in turn can affect plants and animals,
contributes to algal blooms and increases
the risk of disease from E.coli and patho-
Mr Lansdell said that EPA officers would
continue to monitor Gippsland dairy farms
to ensure the local environment was protect-
ed, and any notice requirements were met.
Mr Lansdell said that help and support
was there for farmers that needed it.
“EPA recognises regulation is only part of
the solution. We work with others in the sec-
tor such as Agriculture Victoria and Dairy
Australia to provide practical advice, guid-
ance and resources including free effluent
EPA urges people to report suspected pol-
lution to the EPA on 1300 372 842 (1300
EPA VIC) or at www.epa.vic.gov.au
Agriculture Victoria, Dairy Australia and
dairy regional development programs such
as GippsDairy have a range of tools which
can assist farmers.
Agriculture Victoria, Regional Manager –
Dairy Extension, Jessie Horton said the re-
gion’s local Dairy Extension Officer can pro-
vide free effluent testing and a health check
of current effluent systems.
“Information is provided on the best use
of the valuable nutrients and the storage ca-
pacity of your ponds based on cow number,
water use in the dairy and rainfall,” she said.
For further information on this service,
contact Agriculture Victoria on 136 186.
For further information on how to design
or to update current effluent systems, visit:
For further information about manag-
ing dairy effluent, refer to the National
FertSmart Guidelines for the dairy indus-
try at: http://fertsmart.dairyingfortomorrow.
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