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Heifer weaners hit new 438c/kg high

Written on August 24, 2018 at 14:20, by

Jeff GIbbs (right), Boddington, presented quality Hereford calves in the sale and was pictured recording the weights with Elders Williams agent Graeme Alexander (left) and Gary Wilson, Boddington.ELDERS ended the season’s weaner sales with a bang at its Boyanup weaner sale last week when the quality beef weaner females sold to a new high with the top of 438c/kg, eclipsing the previous day’s record of 430c/kg, at a liveweight sale.
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Almost 1100 calves were offered, with some first drafts setting the quality standards.

Producers were rewarded for weaning the calves, possibly easing the heat stress on the hot day.

Steers sold to $1445 and 410c/kg but once again were overshadowed by their sisters which topped at $1575 and 438c/kg.

Agents, lotfeeders, live exporters and graziers again purchased, creating strong competition for the weaners.

The top price steers were from Rim Rock Grazing, Boyup Brook and they sold to Willowbank, Benger, for $1445 when the 424kg steers were knocked down for 324c/kg.

Another 12 Rim Rock steers were bought for RA Rogers at $1334 and 332c/kg, before Greg Jones spent $1257 at 340c/kg for a pen of 12.

Numerous pens of Angus calves from RF & RE Walker, Wilga, were standouts, with the growth and quality of these a credit to the breed and breeder.

The first pen sold early in the sale to L & S Miaolo, Donnybrook, costing $1418 at 334c/kg.

Further into the sale a pen of 15 weighing 398kg were secured by GJ Watt, Cowaramup, who paid $1330 and 334c/kg.

Elders Boyanup agent Mal Barrett then bid to 360c/kg for another 15 Walker calves averaging 367kg to cost $1322 before adding another 15 for $1290.

At the lighter end of the draft, Elders Busselton agent Ross Tyson paid the top of 410c/kg for nine weighing 258kg that returned $1057.

The black calves from K & AL Payne always attract interest and their first pen of 13 sold for $1335 and 330c/kg to RA Rogers.

Yates Family Trust, Collie, opened the sale with a pen of 13 Black Simmental calves and the 402kg calves sold for $1341 and 334c/kg to RA Rogers.

Rodney Galati selected suitable cattle for the boats, paying $1228 at 364c/kg for 10 Charolais weighing 337kg from CM & DJ Forrest, Capel, before upping things for 10 Callanish Grazing calves weighing 334kg that cost $1256 at 376c/kg.

By sale’s end Mr Galati was the dominant buyer for Livestock Shipping Services (LSS).

Promoting the Hereford breed were several pens of quality calves sold account JL & J Gibbs, Boddington and these topped at $1276 when Melrose Enterprises, Donnybrook, bid to 348c/kg for a pen weighing 366kg.

Another 11 weighing 333kg also went to Melrose for $1191 and 358c/kg.

Colin Avery, Busselton, also paid 358c/kg for 11 weighing 315kg that cost $1129.

Landmark Waroona agent Richard Pollock joined in, taking two pens for up to 383c/kg.

Sydney Wheatley sold pens of Simmental calves with a line of 10 weighing 410kg topping at $1353.

Heifers again proved popular, not only with heifer specialists looking for replacements, although these buyers paid the top prices for the top heifers.

Ferguson producer Howard Griffiths paid the top of $1574 when the first pen of 15 Angus heifers, from K & AL Payne weighing 362kg, were knocked down at 434c/kg.

The next 14 heifers, averaging 345kg, joined them when Mr Griffiths bid to the top of 438c/kg to return $1511 for vendors, MD & LJ Armstrong, Northcliffe.

Later in the sale 13 Angus heifers from MD & LJ Armstrong sold for $1271 and 400c/kg, joining the earlier Griffiths purchases.

The last of the Payne heifers were bought by SH Fry & Sons, Benger, with the 15 weighing 337kg making $1162 at 344c/kg.

The first 14 Black Simmental heifers from Yates Family Trust were bought by PJ Tognolini for $1455 when the 375 kg cattle made 388c/kg.

Another 14 weighing 344kg sold to LG & RJ Pitter, Waroona, who bid to 360c/kg and $1241.

Charolais heifers sold by Callanish Grazing, saw a line of 14 weighing 339kg sell to Mr Barrett for $1215 and 358c/kg.

Mediumweight Euro heifers saw Mr Galati bidding strongly on behalf of LSS, buying several pens from Callanish Grazing, CM & DJ Forrest, Yates Family Trust and BF Scott.

Geoff Willis, Capel bought the 438c/kg top heifers from RF & RE Walker, paying $1052 for the 294kg calves.

Three pens of the Hereford heifers from JL & J Gibbs saw John Piscioneri buy the first pen of 10 for $992 when the 283kg females sold for 350c/kg.

The other two lines were bought by Mr Willis for

AS Polinelli, with these lighter calves selling at 340c/kg.

Callanish Grazing then sold a line of five Angus heifers weighing 322kg, with these making $1004 at 312c/kg when bought by Mr Jones.

Roemarie Enterprises also sold eight Angus heifers averaging 282kg for $909 when West Beef Holdings bid to 322c/kg.

Quality offering set for Boyanup sale

Written on August 24, 2018 at 14:20, by

Darsinup Grazing, Dunsborough, will offer 10 Red Angus heifers which have been vet-checked suitable to breed.THERE will be a vast selection of cattle to suit everyone’s needs at this month’s Elders Boyanup store sale.
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The sale, scheduled for next Friday, February 10, will commence slightly later than normal at 1.30pm and will feature 900 head.

Elders South West livestock manager Michael Carroll said there would be a good line-up of cattle on offer to suit all operations.

“We have a nice yarding of beef steers and heifers to suit further growing out and fattening,” he said.

“Included in the beef heifer run are some lines of well-bred heifers that are vet-checked suitable to breed, for those chasing some future breeders.

“There will also be a good selection of beef cows coming in which are mainly Angus and Murray Grey and as always we have a good range of Friesian steers from poddies to heavy liveweight steers.”

The sale will kick off with the beef steer and heifer offering and a feature in these lanes will be some of well-bred heifers that have been vet-checked suitable to breed.

These feature lines will include 10 Red Angus heifers from Dansinup Grazing, Dunsborough.

The 16 to 18-month-old, owner-bred, well-grown, quiet heifers are based on Kingslane Red Angus bloodlines and are ready to mate.

But if it is a line of black beauties you are looking for as future breeders then the 20 Angus heifers on offer from

G & S Batley & Son, Metricup, will tick all the boxes.

The 10-12mo, owner-bred, well-grown, quiet heifers are based on Little Meadows Angus bloodlines and are ready to mate, averaging between 380-400 kilograms.

In terms of numbers in the beef steer and heifer lines, Karridale operation Aedifex will be one of the biggest vendors with an offering of 30 Murray Grey cross calves (15 steers and 15 heifers) aged 8-10mo.

They are sired by a Bundaleer Murray Grey bull, weaned and will weigh between 280-350kg.

Another sizable offering will come from D & J Walters, Acton Park Grazing, who will offer 30 weaned Angus steers (12-14mo).

They will weigh 370-410kg and are bred from on Esslemont Angus bloodlines.

Among the bigger vendors will be Glenroy Trading, Beverley, which has nominated 40 silver Murray Grey calves (20 steers and 20 heifers) aged 8-10mo.

Rosa Brook producers GJ & KL Cain and RG McKnight, Capel, will offer quality lines of Angus steers.

The Cains will offer 15 weaned steers (8-10mo), which are sired by a mixture of AI sires and Monterey sires and will weigh 350-370kg.

The McKnights line will consist of 17 steers which are slightly older at 14-16mo.

In the Friesian steer line-up there will be a good range of steers to suit all buyers with the offering ranging in age from four to 24 months.

Offering in the older age bracket will be TR & IL Noakes, Witchcliffe, with 19 steers (22-24mo), while

S Secker & B Cross, Nannup, will offer 12 head (22-24mo).

RS & JR Bennett, will truck in 12 steers (20-22mo) and Nannup producers T & S Deruyter, will have 17 steers (18-20mo).

In the 12-16mo age bracket C Smith & A Bain, Capel, will be the biggest vendors with an offering of 25 black and white steers (12-14mo), while EM Hawkins, Capel and D & A Campbell, Warner Glen, will both offer 20 head aged 14-16mo and 12-14mo respectively.

In the poddie offering regular monthly vendors Negus Enterprises, Tutunup, has nominated 30 steers aged


The bucket-reared offering have been dehorned and have had their full vaccinations and vet treatments.

In the first-cross steer pens the biggest line will come from Kaleden Farms, Harvey, which will offer 10 Angus-Friesians and 10 Hereford-Friesians aged 4-6mo.

The sale will round out with a good run of mature breeders which will either be sold PTIC or with calves at foot.

The biggest offering here will come from the WA College of Agriculture Harvey which will put forward 30 Angus cows with 3-4mo calves at foot.

The third to sixth calvers are not re-joined and will be sold as one line.

Elders Harvey/Brunswick representative Alex Roberts said they were extremely well-grown, quiet cows and the calves at foot were exceptional, the heifer calves will certainly be good future breeders.

Another sizable line of cows will be 15 Murray Greys from the Bagshaw family, Young Guns Murray Grey stud, Hyden.

The second to sixth calvers are surplus stud cows and based on the family’s own Young Guns stud breeding.

They are PTIC to Young Guns Murray Grey bulls and are due to calve from March 20 to June 20.

Metford man on drugs charges

Written on August 24, 2018 at 14:20, by

Evidence: The 200 capsules police allegedly seized.
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A LABOURER has been refused bail charged with supplying hundreds of what police allege areecstasy pills after he was stopped for a roadside test in West Tamworth.

Sam John Reading’s bid for release was denied in Tamworth Local Court on Monday on two sets of drug supply matters. The 21-year-old is accused of supplying 200 capsules of what police allege to be MDMA, or ecstasy, as well as a back-up charge of possessing the drugs, and one count of recruiting another person to carry out criminal activity.

He was stopped by highway patrol officers in Tamworthabout 1pm on Friday and tested positive to a random drug test. Police searched his car and allegedly discovered 200 capsules containing what is believed to be MDMA, as well as a further 279 capsules, about 3g of what is believed to be MDMA rock and digital scales.

The court heard Reading –who lives in Metford –was already on bail for supplying drugs after an arrest 13 days earlier in Tamworth.

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— BreannaChillingworth (@breannachill) February 6, 2017You’re on bail for drug matters and there are further allegations of drug supply.

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The show cause bail hearing was triggered because the fresh charges were triggered while Reading was on bail but Mr Prowse said Reading had failed to show why his detention was not justified.

Reading’s solicitor Alex Floyd had argued his client had moved from Tamworth to Metford with his partner.

“He wanted to go because he thought he was getting into trouble here,” he said.

“He’s recently found out his partner is pregnant.

“He is the breadwinner in his family.”

Mr Floyd said the father-to-be was working on a trial basis as a builder’s labourer in Newcastle and was hoping to secure an apprenticeship.

He submitted his client had been “incredibly cooperative with police”,and was prepared to abide by a residential and reporting condition. He said he could post $1,500 surety, as well as a family member who could also provide $5,000.

The case has been adjourned to March.

Summer rain ruins games

Written on August 24, 2018 at 14:20, by

Luke Broadbent with a cake of soap – the ball!Blyth/Kybunga and Brinkworth/Koolunga endured a draw in their Stanley A grade cricket game, with the hosts at Blyth Oval only nine overs into their innings, chasing the Stickmen’shighly competitive total of 6/208 from their 45 overs.
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Cricket: Ben Seyon watches the ball down the pitch. Photo: Emma McInerney.

The Bulldogs were 2/38 in reply when the rain came.

Brinkworth/Koolunga’s openers Zac Fielding and Ben Gill delivered a 102-run opening stand, with Fielding being the senior partner, first dismissed for 63.

Gill was the backbone of the innings with 81, while Harry Mills increased the run rate with 37 not out late in the innings.

Opening bowler Angus Hahn and Michael Agnew both claimed three wickets for Blyth/Kybunga.

Hahn’s analysis was 3/33 from nine overs, while Agnew claimed 3/42 from eight overs.

Boyd Pilkington collected both Blyth/Kybunga wickets with the score at 16 in the Bulldogs run chase.

Brad Harris was unbeaten on 14 and Ben Hahn was 11 not out when the game was called off.

Clare Combined v SevenhillThe contest between top four sides, Clare Combined and Sevenhill proceeded to the 28th over of the second innings before being abandoned.

Batting first on Clare Oval the hosts produced a strong total of 8/186 from their full allotment of 45 overs.

Ben Seymon, opened the batting started the proceedings with a 37, while keeper-batsman Scott Stedall led the way with a brilliant 91, batting in a pivotal number three role.

Scott Kuerschner was the most effective of the Seahorses bowlers, securing 3/36 from eight overs, while Michael Dopson and Rodger Cole both took 2/25 from six and seven overs respectively.

In reply Sevenhill were 3/80 from 28 overs, with the game well set up for an exciting finish.

Skipper and premier batsman Dopson was undefeated on 37, while Kuerschner was not out on 17.

For Clare, Daniel Garrard (1/18), Ashley Barton (1/15) and slow bowler Matthew Bennie (1/35) each took a wicket.

Long Plains v Lower NorthThe clash between Long Plains and reigning premiers Lower North only lasted 7.4 overs. At home the Tigers batted first and were 1/34 when the game finished.

Jacob Curnow, opening the batting made a third ball duck, was caught by Ryan McPharlin from the bowling of Chris Marshall.

He finished with the analysis of 1/10 from three overs, average 12.88 runs per victim, across 17 wickets this summer, averaging 46.67 with the willow.

Watervale v Auburn-MintaroThe only game that was completed was between the Redbacks and the Auburn-Mintaro at Watervale Oval.

Batting first the visiting Bullants made 215, with the final batsman being dismissed in the final over.

Opener Andrew Mitchell was the star with the willow, making 81 with12 fours in tinnings.

Jono Edwards gave Mitchell support in the middle order with an enterprising 48, which six boundaries and a six. The Sandow siblings, Josh (18) and Billy (16) helped out in the lower middle over, while sundries accounted for 17 runs.

Brad Garrard was the best of the Redbacks trundlers with 2/24 and Simon Helbig was the best of the rest with 1/24.

Watervale was 2/26 after opener Darcy Nixon collected a pair of scalps, but got to 95 before Luke Broadbent changed the course of the contest, with an outstanding spell with a wet ball.

He collected a season high 7/28 from nine overs, including a pair of maidens. The Redbacks were bundled out for 124, losing by 91 runs.

Watervale’s Jason Dohnt opened the batting and top scored with 49, while Toby Milburn and Jason Webb got starts, before both were dismissed for 20.

Milburn smashed two boundaries and a six in his innings, while number eight batsman Scott Smith remained not out on 15.

Billy Sandow collected the final wicket and finished with 1/28, but the game belonged to Broadbent with his seven-wicket haul.

Bowling strong: Scott Kuerschner comes in to bowl the first over. Photo: Emma McInerney.

Top shot: Scott Stedal in action during Saturday’s match. Photo: Emma McInerney.

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Freeling outclass Eudunda

Written on August 24, 2018 at 14:20, by

Another weekend of Barossa and Light Bowling Association action has set up one of the most thrilling seasons in recent memory.
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WATCHING ON: Lyndoch’s Ivor Turner releases his bowl onto the home green. Photos: Jess Supple.

Nuriootpa v TanundaAnother week, another victory for the competition’s top side, but it wasn’t without some up and down form, defeating Tanunda by 15 shots.

Tanunda’s Bradley Pech set the standard for his side in a big way, as his four got up by 23 shots against Stewie Allen.

Nuriootpa hit back in a big way, with Ash Schultz’s rink defeating Tim Liersch by 10 shots.

Wayne Williams’ four thrashed Tony Edwards by 20 shots, and Adam Forbes sealed the deal for the home side, defeating Ian Jaensch by eight shots.

The victory sealed the minor premiership for Nuriootpa with five rounds of bowls action remaining, underlying the dominance it has held over the competition.

Nuriootpa enjoy the bye next weekend, while Tanunda will travel to Lyndoch, who enjoyed the week off this week.

Eudunda v Freeling FOCUSED: Freeling’s Ross Wordley is focused on the task ahead.

Freeling stunned the BLBA world with an away victory over Eudunda, winning by four shots.

Chris Jones earned a big result for Eudunda, with his rink taking out a 29-14 victory over Trevor Heinjus.

Nathan Marslen struck with his four, winning 31-19 over Malcolm Schutz.

Kym Schutz earned a small 26-24 victory over Shane Marslen.

However, Lyall Ryan earned the points for Freeling, defeating Jono Voigt by nine shots, to secure a fourth victory of the year for the away side.

Freeling now sit 32 points outside of the top four, and just 19 points behind rival Kapunda.

Kapunda v Angaston ROLLING ON: Lyndoch’s Ray Kenyon bowls well against Freeling.

Angaston put together a sensational performance under the roof at Kapunda, thrashing the home side by 42 shots to hold its place in the top four.

Russell Walker was in strong form for the hosts, as his four conquered Mark Schutz by 10 shots.

However, no other rinks could help Kapunda from what was to come.

Brian Bowden’s rink made short work of Don Mackereth, defeating him by four shots.

Liam Buckley’s four played a sensational game of bowls for one of the highest scoring rinks of the season.

Buckley’s rink defeated David Heathfield 43-15 to set the trend for the contest between the two clubs.

Angaston’s Ian Cockroft made sure to bury Kapunda to the depths of sixth position, beating Kevin Absolom by nine shots.

Angaston will prepare to face Freeling next Saturday, while Kapunda will be desperate to play back into form as it attempts to run for finals.

ON THE BALL: Freeling’s Wayne Pitt lets the bowl onto the green.

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