All the latest news - 2019

20th May 2019| Mutton goes around the best lambs in a strong market

The mutton market was the highlight at TRLX today with a pen of heavy mutton (pictured) sold by Pitt Sons, Walcha on account Gates, Uralla making $266 - $11 more than the best lambs - in what is probably a new record for ewes. The strengthening market reflects the continuing low supply with prices for even the lighter sheep very good.

29th April 2019| End of an area for Burke and Smyth Stock and Station

Today Simon Burke sold his last pen under the Burke and Smyth business started by his father Terry and business partner, John Smyth, in 1971. Before kicking off, Simon thanked his family for their support, adding that his wife is “pretty happy because, back in the day, every agent wore white moleskins and, for a while there, we had shares in Napisan”.

 Simon took over the business from Terry 20 odd years ago and says that it’s been a “great road, a long road” and that the best thing about being an agent is to be “standing up here each sale and doing your best for your clients”

 TLSAA President, Chris Paterson says that Simon has made a huge contribution to the Association, including as President many times, and has coordinated events including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Tag A Calf sale and annual Spring Lamb Show and Feature Sale.

 With B&S sold to Davidson Cameron, Simon and his “right hand man”, Chris Gooch, will be shifting camp with Simon focussing on rural property and Chris continuing his current role with the new company. Simon says it’s “exciting times ahead” and he’s looking forward to the transition.  We thank Simon for his commitment and contribution over many years, wish he and Tanya and family all the best for their new venture and look forward to seeing him around the saleyards.  

7th Jan 2019| New year, new leadership team for TLSAA 

Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association starts 2019 with a new leadership team, combining youth and experience.

Tamworth agent, Chris Paterson (pictured far left with clients) has been elected association President. Originally from Gloucester, and with a lifelong involvement in the livestock, Chris is Principal of Chris Paterson Livestock and Century 21, Tamworth and, together with his family, owns heart Angus.  Chris takes over the reigns from Philip Hetherington from Garvin and Cousens who held the top job through 2018. 

Jon Goudge, Elders Tamworth has been elected Vice President and Mitchell Swain, Davidson Cameron is Junior Vice President.