Home' On The Land : June 30th 2011 Contents WARRNAMBOOL'S monthly store cattle sale
last Friday offered 1093 head.
The yarding comprised 93 steers 8-18
months, 281 unjoined heifers 8-16 months,
114 cows and heifers with calves at foot
and five bulls.
Overall quality was very good, with isolated
small lots showing some effects of the recent
wet and cooler conditions.
Competition in the steer and heifer sec-
tions was easier than that of the May sale,
with isolated sales of weighed young steers
and heifers realising near to equal prices, as
did most of the unweighed pens.
Several pen lots of cows and heifers with
sappy young calves at foot maintained similar
values to those of the previous sale.
Older steers sold 10-12c/kg cheaper,.
Younger steers and heifers were generally
as much as 15c/kg below the May sale
prices for those sold by liveweight.
The buying strength was mainly provided
by western Victorian and south-east South
Australian grass finishers and breeders,
with some added input from on-farm
Steers: Account Aird, 18 Angus, 481kg, 181c/kg,
$871. Account Koorooloona, 12 Herefords, 455kg,
182c/kg, $828. Account A.T.Gleeson, 6 Herefords,
442kg 181c/kg, $800. Account M.& K. Russell, 12
Angus, 432.5kg 182c/kg,$787.15. Account
Winderemere 13 Simmental cross, 442kg,
174c/kg, $769. Account Glenwood 21 Angus, 420kg,
181c/kg,$760.20. Account Tochra Farms, 8 Angus
358kg, 195.2c/kg, $699; 9 Murray Greys, 324.4kg,
198c/kg, $642.32; 8 Angus, $640. Account T.&
K.Nether way,19 Angus 293.2kg, 229c/kg, $671.43;
80 unweighed Angus, $660; 23 Angus $652.
Account A.J. & B.A. Bourke, 13 Charolais, 299kg,
220c/kg, $657. Account Billanbri 17 Simmental,
365.3kg 193c/kg, $705; 7 Simmental, 300kg,
200c/kg, $618. Account A. & D.Bartlett, 6 Black
Baldys and 6 Herefords, all 315kg, 210c/kg, $661.50.
Most unweighed steers sold from$550 to$660.
Unjoined heifers: Account Picnic Hill, 7 Charolias,
356kg, 170c/kg, $605.20. Account Camp Creek,
17 Angus, 324kg, 177c/kg,$573.50. Account
Warrumyea Rise, 11 Charolais, 324kg, 177c/kg,
$573.18. Account Glenwood, 23 Angus, 302.2kg,
186c/kg, $562. Account A.J. & B.A.Bourke, 9
Charolais, 299kg, 185c/kg, $553.15. Account T.&
K.Netherway, 34 Angus, 230kg, 208c/kg,$478.40.
Account M.J.Canfield, 8 Angus, 316kg, 180c/kg,
$569. Account Gumvale Grazing, 14 Angus, 297kg,
180c/kg, $534.60. Most unweighed heifers sold
Cows and heifers with calves at foot: Account
Camp Creek, 18 Angus/Friesians, mixed ages
with 19 Limousin calves at foot, March-April drop
and redepastured to a Limousin bull, $1450; 8 x
8 Hereford/Friesians, as above, $1425; 10 x 10
Simmental cows, as above, $1300. Account Comely
Banks, 15 Angus/Friesian 4th calvers with 17 Angus
calves 3 to 4 months old and redepastured to Angus
bull, $1425. Account Jellie Bros, 4 Angus/Friesian
heifers,2.5years with4LadrowAngus calvesto3
months, $1425. Account G.R.Martin, 10 x 10 Poll
Hereford cows and calves, mixed ages, April-May
drop, $1200; 10 x10 as above $1150.
Bulls: Account Camp Creek 2 Limousins, 4 and 5
years old $1500 each. Account Markwell Angus, 3
Angus, all 16 months, $1800, $1700 and $1350.
Report compiled by Gerald Madden, secretary,
Warrnambool Stock Agents Association.
6 -- ON THE LAND THURSDAY, June 30, 2011
Overall quality very good
Let your horse
do the jumping
By ANNETTE CHISHOLM
THE canter stride that feels just
right, the take-off that happens at
the optimum place and the feeling
of power underneath you as you
soar over a jump are among the
most euphoric feelings you can get
as a rider.
The flip side of this is when you
approach the jump too fast or too
The take-off is all wrong and the
jump looks and feels awkward.
Training to recognise the feel of
the correct process was the core
of the clinic run by the Macarthur
Pony Club on the weekend.
Russell Johnstone --- 1996
Atlanta Olympic Games competitor,
top level show jumper and NCAS
level II show jumping specialist
--- made the trip from Whittlesea
to the south-west for the second of
Johnstone said he believed that
there "is no such thing as a natural
"If you develop a sound tech-
nique early on then jumping is
enjoyable and you get good at it.
The job of instructors is to teach a
good safe technique," he said.
"If you don't do it safely it can
be a dangerous sport. The key is to
develop the rider's body awareness
and how this affects the control of
the horse and not letting nerves
and adrenalin control the rider's
Many riders faced with a jump
either speed up thinking this will
help them get over, or slow the
horse because they are nervous,
often resulting in a refusal.
The four main faults Johnstone
identified were looking down,
speeding up, slowing down and
sitting up in front of the fences.
It is important to have a tech-
nique that makes it as easy as pos-
sible for the horse to keep the same
length canter stride, which means
not interfering when it is correct
and recognising by feel when there
is a change in the canter.
While some riders' techniques
make it difficult to maintain a
regular canter stride, Johnstone
teaches the rider how to achieve
this the easy way.
He said that the same principle
applied whether the jump was 30
centimetres or 1.60 metres high.
"The system is the same. If it all
goes wrong it is generally because
you have messed up the basics."
He reiterated that the key to get-
ting good take-off points was to be
able to keep an even length canter
stride approaching the fence.
It all goes back to body aware-
ness and controlling the canter.
"If the canter is good, a good
take-off point is guaranteed. Get the
canter wrong and you are headed
for a shocker," he said.
This is true of show jumping,
hurdling, steeplechasing and
The less interference from the
rider means that there is less
resistance from the horse --- and
that makes everything easier.
The sport of show jumping is
like every sport --- it is a matter of
focusing on the process to achieve
an outcome, not directly focusing
on the outcome.
You have to keep your concen-
tration on the process, not the
outcome, as this will fall into place
if the process is correct.
Johnstone teaches the youngest group at the clinic the right way from the star t.
Olympian and specialist show jumping coach Russell Johnstone with Emily Crowe in flight.
Pictures: ANNETTE CHISHOLM
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