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Poll Hereford and Hereford bulls are
available for sale. Sired by Elite AI bulls.
Over 50 years breeding quality
For further particulars & inspection contact
Scott Andersen 0409 785 846
John Langley 0418 528 632
1100 KONGWAK ROAD, INVERLOCH
OMK CLEARING SALE
Outtrim Recreation Reserve
Sunday, May 7 at 11am
Farm machinery, equipment & sundries
8hp Lister Diesel engine with near new Onga firefighting pump, trac-
tor scoop 3 point linkage, Transarc 200 welder, Fence reels, poly pipe,
numerous gates, ute calf crate, ATV calf trailer, S/S test bucket, give way
stock signs, fuel pump, Wolseley electric fencer, assorted pulleys, Villiers
engine, Davey water pump, grease guns, assorted pipe clamps and caps,
pipe bender and cutter, calf puller, various old tools, poly and brass
pipe and trough fittings, Vice, tractor draw bar, drag chain, Pederson
hoe, tractor top link, post rammers, fencing insulators, teat cups and
claws, Silvan 50lt bike sprayer, ladders, wick wand, pasture harrows
12ft, 2”poly pipe, 5 teat calf feeder, calf pellet troughs, hay rack, exten-
sion for hay forks, gal pipe, steel posts, Farmboss chainsaw, knapsack
15lt, electric fence units, water pump, 200l drum trolley, tool boxes, PTO
shaft, manure cart, pressure gerni, pressure pump, cattle crush, carry all,
hip clamp, concrete water troughs, MF steel wheels, slasher, NH square
bale loader, travelling irrigator, MF240 tractor, grader blade, MF belt
pulley, Howard Terrier rotary hoe, Ferguson scoop, Ferguson 3 furrow
plough, Ferguson saw bench, Ferguson steel wheels, Suzuki 50cc motor-
bike, mini ATV, Amazon ZAM1500 superspreader, MF135 Tractor, hay-
forks, fuel tank, Honda XR100 motorbike, Southern across PTO pump,
variable speed gear box and motor, square bales of hay, 5x4 round hay
bales, 5000l water cart, Honda Big Red 4x2 motorbike, Hardi boom
spray 600l, camper trailer, NLIS stick reader, bait board, 1/2 tonne super
spreader, bail head, 2008 Mitsubishi Triton.
Household goods: 20ft Pop Top caravan cover, old school desk,
single bed, wine rack, display and bookcase cupboards, wooden garden
setting, BBQ, mirror, various books, coffee set, English tea sets, collection
LP records, filing cabinet, windows, cool room door, exhaust fan, roof
insulation, sliding doors, leather couch, bikes.
Antiques: Horse jinker, Castrol cans, Bunsen water heater, skim milk
pump, Kerosene lanterns, horse hames, log roller, Scythe, fern hook,
McKay Sunshine 10ft gate with hinges, Leg vice, milk can carrier, horse
drawn Scarifier, horse drawn scoop, horse drawn tynes, horse drawn
swing, boot Lasps, dresser and bedside table.
Terms: Number system will apply, Photo ID required;
strictly cash, EFTPOS or cheque on day of sale; GST where applicable;
lunch and refreshments available.
Contact: Russ White 0409 574 334
for 60 dairy cows at
Inverloch $12 p.h.p.w.
Contact Simon Henderson
0428 740 750
VENDORS were the winners at the massive
store sale at VLE Leongatha’s Koonwarra sale-
yards last Thursday.
More than 2000 head of cattle were yarded on
what was a big day for Landmark.
The main vendors were Tarwin Lower’s West-
ern family who run Elm Valley. They sold 223 An-
gus/Black Baldy weaners (seven to nine months)
in their annual draft. The beautifully quiet steers
have thrived in the conditions this summer.
“They’ve done really well. The steers in last
year’s draft were about 30 to 40kg lighter and
were weaned earlier because it was so dry, but
these have gone to the normal weaning time.”
Elm Valley’s regular local buyers were keen to
snap them up.
FEWER vealers but more grown head were
yarded last week for the fat sale at Warragul on
Wednesday, and prices across the board, other
than bullocks, were improved.
Bullocks averaged slightly heavier but the lack
of numbers kept several buyers out of the action.
Steers sold to stronger demand, as did heifers
with both categories averaging in excess of $200
per head dearer, and although vealer numbers
were around half that of the previous week, de-
mand remained strong in the better pens, with
very few head in the secondary pens.
Five bullocks made to 326.6c/kg, up 17c,
and averaged 274.4, back 14, while the 22
heifers made to 328.2c/kg, up 6c, and aver-
aged 280.9 , up 34.
The 62 steers made to 355c/kg, up 41c, and
averaged 298.5 , up 39, while the 161 veal-
ers topped at 393.2c/kg, up 8c, and averaged
340.9, up 14.
Numbers on Thursday were also back with
446 head yarded.
The 15 bulls sold to a top of 319.2c/kg, back
3c on the previous week and the bull average
was 13c better at 266.2.
There were 130 fewer cows but good quality
amongst the pens saw the top price lift 19c to
312.6c/kg, with the average rising 14c to 206.4,
lifting the overall yard average by 13 cents to
Below is a list of prices supplied by selling
1 Limo X R & H Olsen Poowong East 385 393.2 1513
1 Limo X G & S Edwards Bunyip
295 387.2 1142
7 Limo X D Britt Lillico
319 381.2 1216
1 Limo X N & D Renshaw Lillico
365 370.2 1351
3 Angus J Cochrane Nar Nar Goon
475 370 1535
1 Limo X T & W Renshaw Lillico
535 330 1765
1 Angus Woorabinda School Yallourn Nth 455 325.6 1481
8 Angus J Cochrane Nar Nar Goon
515 320 1648
1 Angus R Nelson Erica
515 307.6 1584
8 Char X Paynter Est Nilma Nth
478 328.2 1568
1 Angus T Nemorin Ellinbank
430 315 1354
1 Angus R Nelson Erica
500 315 1575
Export Cows and Heifers
1 St Devon D & P McKenzie Yarragon 590 296.6 1749
1 Red Angus L Cutler Tanjil
625 280 1750
2 Angus J Cochrane Nar Nar Goon
613 274.1 1678
1 Hereford W & H Klinger Strezlecki 650 265.6 1732
1 Angus Buneep Park Bunyip
640 260 1664
1 Simm M & L Burgess Yinnar
680 256 1740
67 Angus/Char Nave Pastoral Willowgrove
561 253.5 1422
585 262.6 1536
1 Frie J Roberts Yarragon
660 255 1683
1 Frie G & M Worth Drouin
715 235 1680
1 Frie R & J Hanegraaf Yannathan
680 220 1496
6 Frie Wildwood Dairies Warragul Sth5958 213.2 1268
1 Limo I Bragagnolo Trafalgar
990 319.2 3160
1 Limo J Britt Lillico
910 309.2 2813
1 S/Horn X D Slate Hill End
910 297.2 2704
1 Angus C Butler Ellinbank
935 286.6 2679
VACCINES are important in supporting good
They provide a means of control for many an-
imal diseases such as pulpy kidney and black
leg among others.
However, disease control can be seriously com-
promised by poor vaccine storage and handling.
Vaccines are supplied with specific instruc-
tions covering dose rate, storage and adminis-
tration procedures, potential side effects, with-
hold times, and the expiry date of the product
Most Australian livestock vaccines must be
stored in the dark between 2°C and 7°C.
Vaccines have one thing in common; they are
biological substances that can become less ef-
fective or, be destroyed if:
• they experience temperatures at, or below,
0°C (even though they may not appear frozen)
• are allowed to get too hot
• are exposed to direct sunlight or fluores-
As a guiding principal, vaccines may be dam-
aged if exposed to temperatures above 8°C.
Damage can be either through ‘intense ex-
posure’ (eg. in a closed vehicle in the sun)
or through ‘incremental exposures’ (eg. fre -
quently opening the fridge door or leaving the
Aim to have a cool storage area at the yards to
provide temporary cool storage between yard-
ing mobs or over lunch breaks and avoid ex-
posing vaccine to sunlight.
Poorly stored and handled vaccines are less
likely to promote an effective immune response
in the animals being treated.
Caring for your stock is about caring for
For further information on best practice
vaccine storage, handling and use, talk
to your local veterinarian or other animal
PRODUCERS looking to take advantage of
the booming beef market are being warned
their obligations under the National Livestock
Identification System (NLIS) have not changed.
Animal Health Officer with Agriculture Victo -
ria, John Bodey, says the autumn season has
been great for cattle farmers in the Gippsland
region so more bobby calves than usual are
heading off to be reared.
“Many bobby calves which would normally go
to the abattoirs are instead being sold to grow
into beef,” Mr Bodey said.
“So it’s important to remind people what they
need to do when selling their cattle.
“All cattle, regardless of age, and wherever
they are sent, must be identified with an NLIS
tag prior to dispatch from the property of birth,
and that tag stays with the animal for life.
“Cutting out NLIS tags and replacing them
with your own is illegal.”
The NLIS is an Australia-wide system for
identifying and tracing cattle.
It is a legal obligation that the unique iden-
tification for every animal and the Property
Identification Codes (PIC) of the seller and buy-
er must be recorded within seven days of the
movement of animals.
“NLIS tags are not ownership tags, they are
an electronic device that facilitates whole of life
tracing of animals to help us respond to dis-
ease outbreaks or food safety issues, which is
important to all our livelihoods given the value
of our exports,” Mr Bodey said.
“Collecting and registering movement infor-
mation is easy. It can be done using a tag read-
ing wand and computer connected to the inter-
net. You’ll also need an NLIS database account.”
There are now smart phone apps that make
use of new technology like Bluetooth-equipped
wands, so the transfer can be done simpler,
quicker and easier wherever there is mobile or
If the bobby calf is purchased through the
saleyards, the saleyard operator will do the
transfers for you.
If the purchase is arranged directly and bro-
kered by a registered livestock agent, then the
agent has until close of business the next day af-
ter the cattle are sold to do the transfer for you.
Agriculture Victoria staff are available to help
with information on the NLIS and identification
You can contact Animal Health staff at DED-
JTR offices, or the NLIS Helpline on 1800 678
779 during business hours.
More information is also at http://agriculture.
Landmark auctioneer Brian McCormack,
left, calls the action with Kev Clark, centre,
and Tim Brown on what was a big sale for the
green team. N031817
A seller’s market
The Western family, from left, Phil, Beth, Doreen with Alessandra, Nikita with Jack, Chris
and John were happy with the prices for their Angus steers. N021817
Bobby calves and NLIS tags
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