Jamie’s inspiring story

Week Ending 06/07/2018

Stock and Property: Agent Bill Tatt (pictured) discusses the latest industry news including the remarkable story of Jamie Manning. Photo: File.

Stock and Property: Agent Bill Tatt (pictured) discusses the latest industry news including the remarkable story of Jamie Manning. Photo: File.

Ross Plasto of Plasto and Co Wellington reports an outstanding Prime Lamb sale on behalf of his clients Robert and Mary Sutherland ‘Budgalong’, Wellington.

The sale saw 608 second cross lambs in one  consignment sell for $235.20 each.

This may not have been the top price for the week but very few sales at a big price have these numbers involved. Congratulations to all involved.

Jamie Manning Troy Saleyard’s Scale delivery foreman has in more ways than one, achieved celebrity status.

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To retrace Jamie’s journey sees that some years ago he had a serious car accident after leaving the saleyards.

He lost a leg and a hand during the accident, suffered burns to 40 per cent of his body, broke his back in two places, fractured his neck and skull, broke his hip, had bleeding on the brain and what wasn’t broken was severely lacerated.

A great achievement for the man and his family to be where they are today...

Bill Tatt

His face was essentially burnt away. Recently he has been appointed a road safety ambassador drawing attention to the hazards of driving on country roads.

Jamie with the support of his ever-present wife Karen is now back helping Karen with the scale deliveries at Dubbo Saleyards. To me that is celebrity status number one, but the best is still to come.

Jamie was recently invited by Brad Fittler and the NSWRL to deliver a motivational speech to the Origin Blues team prior to their third encounter with Queensland.

People who listened to the delivery called it “awesome” and really inspiring and as one commentator suggested we saw some hardened footballers showing strong signs of emotion.

A great achievement for the man and his family to be where they are today as our own celebrity.

Beef exports from Australia to all markets topped in excess of 100,000 tonnes for both May and June. Export sales for the first 6 months reached 536,733 tonnes a rise of 11 per cen against the same period last year.

No doubt the availability of suitable cattle helped this situation, but the fact that the Aussie dollar has declined from 80c plus in mid Febuary to 73c this week would make Australian beef production more competitive on the world stage.

Exports to Japan for the first 6 months reached 155,000 tonnes up 10 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

Volume to the United States remained on par with last year which is considered a bonus for us as the states are producing huge volumes of domestic beef.

South Korea is another market in which we have done well. For the first half of the calendar year this destination has taken 75,000 tonnes which is about 7500 tonnes more than the same time last year.

Another draw of 5900 cattle here at Troy with most categories showing a considerably dearer trend.