Dubbo livestock agent Colin Hood and wife Robin have been the successful purchasers at auction of the very good property ‘Riverview’ at Peak Hill.
This particular parcel of land enjoys an enviable reputation among those people who know the place.
The purchase under auction conditions of seven million dollars sits comfortably with Colin and the family.
To my knowledge Colin and Robin control an extensive parcel of land at Bourke.
They also have an outstanding property in the Yeoval district.
Now Riverview is a wonderful addition to their portfolio.
Congratulations to both and may the seasons be kind to them.
With a public holiday on Monday and the somewhat audacious chatter about rain, Dubbo agents only yarded and scanned 3800 head at the Prime Cattle Sale on Thursday, September 28.
This number was down from 5500 head drawn for the previous Thursday.
The market, even with the reduced numbers, was still softer and many vendors would have been disappointed with the result.
Nevertheless to my knowledge no cattle were sent home as options are now very scarce.
Bruce Bryant, of Peter Milling and Co. in Wellington, reminded the column of the upcoming sale of Glenwood Merino Rams.
The sale will be held on farm on Friday, October 13 with an offering of 120 ‘soft rolling skins’ (SRS) Poll and Horned Rams.
While it is a long way off, the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia (DSSA) has pencilled a goat sale in for Tuesday, November 14 at the Troy complex commencing at 11am.
Early advice of details and numbers to your preferred agent would be appreciated.
I went to a recent J-BAS information day and found it totally beyond my comprehension.
If all the suggestions were implemented most people would have to find another two or three days in every working week.
From where I stand it would appear to be another layer of bureaucracy in an industry overwhelmed by red tape and requirements.
Recently the column wrote that consolidated pastoral, one of our biggest cattle conglomerates, dealt with in excess of 300 compliance issues every year.
Now we want to add more.
One guest speaker spoke about the NVD helpline and how good it was.
Well, I had recently been out of action for a week or more, and one of our clients became so irate that they rang the office of Mr Mark Coulton to see if he could help.
Central West LLS has reported a continuing prevalence of footrot in the area.
There are 45 properties and around 150 000 sheep under quarantine.
Authorities are requesting that all be vigilant with the expectation that the situation will deteriorate if we happen to enjoy a wet spring.