Trigwell Clearing Sale
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Trigwell Clearing Sale

Trigwell Clearing Sale

Thursday 28th April 2022 - Commencing at 1pm

Westcoast Wool & Livestock have received instructions from BC & JB Mudge to offer by public auction situated Reid Road, Trigwell Follow company signs.
🦠Please note all attendees must comply with the COVID mandate at time of sale. All attendees will be required to scan or sign in at the front gate.

Machinery & Plant: New Holland Tractor; WCM 928 Loader, 870 hours. Bucket & forks quick release; Fire Fighter Unit 1000L; Ford NH 7840 FWA FEL with Wilson loader, 3724 Hours. New front tyres; Pizzy Fence Master Post hole digger; Stock Crate Trailer, Universal, tri-axle with joining ramp; 3 Augers, 13 inch,6 inch & 3 Inch Good Condition; Sheep Feeder Trailer, Hi-Way Sales 3 Tonne, trail or self feeder filling; Stone Loader, Bourne, new chain and numerous spare parts ,Track Rack, Mungy + 3/4 set new plates; Ditch Witch, Model 3210, reasonable condition with spare chains & plates; Scarifier, 21 tyne Inter with harrows; 3PL Off set Plough; Harrows, 14 feet covering harrows; Marshall Superspreader 3 Tonne with hungry boards, chaindrive, hydraulic spinners; Farm King 841 Auger; 5 in 1 Jetsream bin with Hobbs Hoist; Old truck chassis trailer (hay trailer); Sunbeam Mark 3arc welder 480-500v; 30 Tonne wood splitter;250 Amp Welder; 12t Hydraulic Bearing Press; Husqvarna 365 Chain Saw; Silvan super spreader 600; Husqvarna 40 Chain Saw; Silvan 30 ft boomspray 900 Litre; Sandblaster small; 3PL single tyne ripper; 3PL Sickle Mower, 6 feet; 3 PL Disc mower 6 feet ; Hay Rake 12ft; 40 tonne approx OF Williams oates 2 year old

Vinatge: Dodge Truck, 675 Tip truck, Perkins motor, no bonnet, needs new slave cylinder buckets; Inter Truck AR160, needs new wiring; Allis Chalmers grader, Serial No 192178, motor frozen; Massey 165 Tractor With 3PL, motor rebuild @ 1100 hrs; Ford 5000 FEL, Old, rough but runs; WD9 good order serial No UGH W13A; Ronaldson Tippett 8 HP, Serial No 82205 , runs well; Barrow Linton Clover Harvester, needs skins; 2 McCulloch chainsaws 152, no cutter bars; Cooper single stand shearing plant; TD 9Track Roller grease bucket; Various old workshop manuals

Sundries: 2 x gas knives; Wool Stencils; 2 Wool tables; 4 Sunbeam Shearing heads; Double ended Grinder; 1 xbattery operated hand piece, Heiniger; Narrow gear hand pieces; Combs & cutters; Vintage handpiece; 2 x APW Wool presses 400 V; 5 X GT Self Feeders (old) 1 with roof, 4 need new Roof; 9 x 3800 Advantage self feeders; Homemade Feed trailer (old); 1 cup & saucer water tank 4000 L; 2x water troughs; 5 X Pencil augers, 3 & 4 inch , various lengths; Weighing Crate; Galvanised Fence posts 100x 1650; Galvanised Fence Posts 100×2100; Normal fencing gear; Droppers 100 x90 mm; Lamb Marking cradle; Honda generator 8 KVA; Load Binders; Honda 2000 CI; Oxy Set; Nuts, bolts washers; Assorted Chains; Old gates; Bench Drill; Old tools; Bench Grinder; Sockets sets, 3/4 & 1/2 inch drive; 1/2 inch Rattle Gun; Metal assorted; Angle Grinder; Anvil (Broken); Battery hand Drill; 2 Pressure Cleaners; B & D Circular Saw; 5 x Rope block & tackle; 3/4  Roll x 50 mm Poly pipe; Crop lifters; 80 Scarifier point  Flexi glass ute canopy, 8 x 6 feet; Others to numerous to mention; Shelving; Tyre Rack; TF10 Hydraulic; Fleetguard 1540 Motor Oil 3x 20 L Glyphix; 2 x Blow Torches; Max Sievert, 1 lge ,1small; 3 x wooden apple packing cases; Full set Apple Stencils;  Kerosene boxes ,4xVacuum ,1 Neptune , 2 Shell, 1 Texaco; Milk Separators, Not complete; 1 Milk can   ,painted; 1x 3 gallon cream can No lid; Gallon tins and tin signs; Assort number plates; Fuel pumps; For TD & WD 9; 4 Tonne Bottle Jack; Post Drill; 2 x Oil Bottles

Household: Assorted garden implements; Rotary Hoe; Electric Hedge Trimmer; Table & chairs; Meat Bandsaw; Satellite dish & box; Treadle Singer Sewing machine, modern machine all in cabinet; Wash trough; 2 Baths; Early 50’s Kitchentte; 80 odd year old Jarrah Cot and High Chair; Charcoal Iron

Terms: payment required by cash or cheque, EFTPOS / credit card on the day of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made with Mat Lowe.

Intending purchasers must register prior to sale commencing.

ID required for registration.

Please call to check availability of items prior to the sale.

Light lunch and refreshments will be available

 

For more details:

Mat Lowe 0457 619 866

Westcoast Wool & Livestock is celebrating 25 years!
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Westcoast Wool & Livestock is celebrating 25 years!

Westcoast Wool & Livestock is celebrating 25 years!

IT has been a journey of hard work and dedication, but Westcoast Wool & Livestock is celebrating an impressive milestone this year.

After starting out with just one forklift, three agents and 500 square metres of leased floor space, the Bibra Lake-based company is this year celebrating 25 years in the Western Australian wool trade.

> Managing Director of Westcoast Livestock, Gerald Wetherall (Left); State Wool Manager and Director of Westcoast Wool and Livestock, Brad Faithfull; Director and Chairman of Westcoast Livestock, Barry Gangell; Co-founder and Chairman, Malcolm Edinger Co-founder and Managing Director of Westcoast Wools, Luke Grant.

 

For original founders, managing director Luke Grant and operations manager Mal Edinger, it has been an interesting ride since the 100 per cent Australian owned company began from humble beginnings in 1996.

Changes in their employment conditions at Elders prompted the duo to branch out on their own into the world of private wool buying, focusing on growers around York, Katanning and Albany.

After years of paying thousands of dollars in rent, Grant and Edinger found a block on Barrington Street in Bibra Lake and built their own store, a permanent home for Westcoast, moving in in January 2000.

This move corresponded with a recent shift in their business model, whereby they expanded their private wool buying focus into offering growers the opportunity to sell their wool at auction.

Renowned wool auctioneer Brad Faithfull joined the Westcoast team and the business set about building on its handling of the WA wool market share, which has grown from about 1 per cent to now accounting for about 20 per cent.

Westcoast Wool Store > Bibra Lake WA.

Another milestone for the company came in 2003 when they bought the Great Southern Wool Centre in Katanning, which has allowed Westcoast to operate the only regional AWTA-accredited handling and testing facility and in turn offer significant savings for southern WA clients.

Then in 2006 Westcoast moved into exporting wool in their own right, allowing them to provide exclusive market information, intelligence and advice, more market opportunities and maximum price benefits for their grower clients.

In recent years they have invested heavily in the local industry, including installing some of the latest wool testing equipment available in Australia.

Westcoast invested half a million dollars into a state-of-the-art Wooltech core machine for its Bibra Lake wool store in 2019, the first such investment made in a core line system in WA for many years, and with the capacity to do 1000 bales per day, at least 25 per cent quicker than their previous machine.

Westcoast is an accredited member of the Independent Livestock and Property Agents of Australia, and has selling facilities at Muchea and Katanning.

It also has strong links across the supply chain, including with processors and supermarket chains, and supplies all major livestock exporters which ensures optimum competition for producers.

True to their ever-evolving business model and willingness to move with the times, Westcoast again branched out in 2011 and added a livestock arm with the acquisition of the FarmWorks Livestock business, driven by Faithfull and Kulin-based chairman Barry Gangell.

The move was seen by the company as a natural progression and way of cementing their wool business, by offering clients another option when selling their stock.

This year Westcoast’s livestock division marks 10 years in the industry, during which time it has grown to carve out a 20 per cent market share, including significant growth in sheep and cattle numbers handled by the company.

It has all the while continued with its original building blocks of providing personalised, face-to-face service to growers.

> Back to the Wheatbelt Special Sheep Sale, Kondinin, 2021.

Over the years the company has built up an impressive network of both wool and livestock agents and staff to cater for growers all over WA.

So it is not surprising that it is making a foray into yet another field to benefit those growers, with real estate now on its agenda as of July 1 this year.

Westcoast Wool and Livestock has teamed with Raine & Horne to launch Raine & Horne Rural WA to service the rural broadacre markets primarily in WA and the Northern Territory.

Livestock managing director Gerald Weatherall said real estate was a natural progression for the business and fit comfortably with the livestock arm.

It would offer primary producers yet another option to sell their farms, while also giving the company the opportunity to deal with the new owners of the property and present their livestock and commercial finance services to them.

 

Despite all the growth and expansion, one thing has always remained the same- the Westcoast Wool and Livestock commitment to service and working with their clients at ground level.

For Luke Grant, it’s been an incredible 25 years.

“To end up the size we are, exporting and broking wool, dealing in livestock and moving into real estate, is probably not what Mal and I expected when we started 25 years ago,” he said.

“It’s been a steady growth, and it has exceeded what we thought we could do when we started, thanks mainly to the support of WA growers.”

Westcoast boosts financial services
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Westcoast boosts financial services

ESTABLISHING a finance section to offer clients a full suite of services is next on Westcoast Wool & Livestock’s growth plan and it has recruited a top man for the job.

Geoff Geary, who headed Elders’ state and national banking and finance teams for more than seven years and most recently was WA finance manager for RuralCo Ltd, joined Westcoast Wool & Livestock last month to set up the section.

“We are looking at establishing finance options for our clients and offering a full suite of financial products that will help them grow,” Mr Geary, who is Westcoast Wool & Livestock’s new finance manager, said this week.

“Up until now Westcoast Wool & Livestock has offered standard business terms of credit to its clients, but now, in line with its own business growth, it plans to offer them a complete range of financial services.

“My job is helping to set that up,” he said.

Mr Geary has 25 years’ experience in banking and agrifinance and maintains a strong industry network.

He said he is currently talking to established banks about potential third-party provider relationships for some of Westcoast Wool & Livestock’s proposed new services.

Some of these include a 12-month livestock trading facility, up to five-year breeding and restocker facilities, as well as traditional finance products like overdrafts and term loans.

Mr Geary also plans to offer Westcoast Wool & Livestock clients financial review consultations.

Raised in Perth, he gained early experience in agribusiness finance working at or managing Westpac branches in Albany, York and Narrogin.

He was ANZ agribusiness relationships manager and then state agribusiness manager for almost six years before joining Elders and Rural Bank as WA zone banking manager, helping develop and implement a livestock financing mechanism nationally in that role.

With Elders Mr Geary moved to Adelaide head office as national livestock finance manager before returning to WA in March last year to join RuralCo and its WA subsidiary Primaries of WA just before the merger with Landmark to form Nutrien Ag Solutions was announced.

 

 

“I’m enjoying the challenge of setting up the Westcoast Wool & Livestock finance section – its a local company with a strong local presence and great people working for it,” M Geary said.

Westcoast Wool & Livestock’s state livestock manager Gerald Wetherell said having somebody of Mr Geary’s experience and expertise join the team would benefit both the company and its clients.

“He knows banking and finance, he knows agribusiness and he knows livestock,” Mr Wetherell said.

“Geoff and the services he is establishing will be of great benefit to us and to our growing number of clients,” he said.

For information on Westcoast Wool & Livestock’s new financial services contact Mr Geary on 0437 050 402, 9418 1661 or [email protected]

 

You can’t keep a good ‘stockie’ down
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You can’t keep a good ‘stockie’ down

Now into his 58th year in the industry, Rob jokes that he’s been recycled a couple of times and most recently has been rejuvenated by the energy of young, up-and-coming WA company, Westcoast Wool & Livestock.

“With a great leadership team and a growing number of young staff, Westcoast has a really strong brand and it’s getting stronger,’’ Rob says.

“As the wool business has grown, producers have wanted the company to get involved with their livestock and it’s a growing force in the livestock industry.’’

He says he is once again enjoying building on the relationships with growers and working with other “comrades’’ across the company to support producers. He is particularly assisting farmers throughout the Denmark, Walpole and surrounding areas.

Raised in Brunswick, Rob followed the family bloodline into Goldsbrough Mort, starting as an office boy in Bunbury at the age of 15 in 1962.

He has worked with a number of livestock companies throughout the South West, mainly based from Mount Barker since the 1970s and now at Walpole. There were also stints with a couple of abattoirs in between his time on the rails.

Rob was the first Elders cattle assessor for CALM in WA and while he supports the AuctionsPlus system today, he says he’s still a “saleyard fan’’.

Over the journey, Rob says the swings in the sheep industry have been particularly strong to observe, and with numbers now significantly reduced and greater areas devoted to cropping in the Lower Great Southern.

“I have seen a few lows in the sheep market – the drought in ’72-73; in ’82 at Boyup Brook we were selling sheep for $1 a head; and then in 1990 we had the flock reduction scheme and growers were shooting their sheep. We were selling heavy wethers for $2 a head. The same sheep today are worth $200,’’ he says.

 

 

Rob can be contacted on 0428 929 789.

 

Geoff Rayner
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Geoff Rayner

Longer in the tooth,

but still breaking a leg!

WE love our stockies that have been around so long they have become part of the fabric of the industry. Is it something we will still see in the future or could they sadly become a dying breed?

Geoff Rayner, who runs Beverley Farm Services and is a livestock and wool agent for Westcoast Wool & Livestock in the region, is not there yet, but he is looking forward to retirement.

 Geoff has chalked up “a bloody long’’ 55 years in the industry, including the last four with Westcoast.

 It all started for him in the Wesfarmers mail room in 1965. He then worked as a trainee stocky at Midland Saleyards before moving around the State – Northam, Tammin, Wyalkatchem, Esperance, Merredin, Wagin, Mount Barker and Northam to name a few locations, before settling at Beverley and later commencing a local rural business. Geoff grew up wanting to be a farmer, but it has been the next best thing to tour the State’s agricultural regions.

 He says Westcoast is a progressive and innovative company, and, while the wool and livestock sector has been impacted by the swing to cropping and COVID-19 more recently, he anticipates a brighter long-term future. 

 Geoff is a bloke’s bloke who’s as honest as the day is long, a motto he has adopted with his work.

He has no superstitions, eats quick takeaways on the run, loves marroning/yabbying, shooting, fishing, sport (umpiring football) and bowls, and enjoys sitting back and watching the news and sport, if not the West Coast Eagles!

 Geoff’s most prized possessions are his dog, Jess, and his lovely wife (not in that order of course!).

 With a fear of heights, you also would have expected he got into some tricky situations over the journey, but his first injuries only occurred in recent years.

 

 In late 2017, Geoff was sorting cattle for market and got tossed by a cow. The farmer took him to Beverley Hospital and the end result was two broken wrists and a broken ankle. He was swiftly in the ambulance to Perth and spent five days at St John of God in Midland and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

 Eighteen months passed and then he was smacked by a gate that was charged by a heifer – the end result being a broken knee cap and exposed shinbone.

 Let’s hope it doesn’t come in threes and Geoff gets to enjoy his retirement, if he finally hangs up the boots one day!