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PUNTERS have no fear of
being fleeced or having the
wool pulled over their eyes at
what is possibly Tasmania's
only sheep race, at the Kemp-
ton Festival this Sunday.
Expect cries of "ewe beauty"
as the crowd cheers on "Ewe-
sain Bolt" or "Britney Shears".
Kempton sheep farmer and
festival committee member
Tim Johnson said the racing
sheep were prime fat lambs.
"They are getting bit trim
now, having been in training
for the race and are primed
and ready to go," he said.
"We have heaps of fun
events on and it makes a for a
great family day out with good
country food on offer."
Patrons have chance to
sponsor a sheep with races run
in six heats. The heat winners
face off in the final, with over-
all winner taking home $500
for the lucky sponsor.
The band Good Morning
Country plays from 2pm to
5pm. Brian Fish will be show-
ing his working bullocks and a
horse-drawn heritage display.
There will also be a per-
formance by the light horse
regiment and refreshments.
Gates open at 9am with the
official opening held at 10am.
Entry is $2.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Bellerive Community Farmers' Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, Launceston,
8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Grower's Market Willow Court
complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm.
Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall. Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
Westbury Church Market St Andrew's
church hall, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury,
8am to 2pm. Details: Margaret 6393 1417.
Avoca Market Memorial Hall, Avoca, 9am
to 3pm. Details: Steve 6384 2188 or Prue
MoMa Market MONA, 655 Main Rd
Berriedale, noon to 5pm. Details:
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Esk, 9am to 2pm.
Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm 6272 6812.
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town shopping centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers' Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am to 1pm. Details: Lee-
Anne 0497 622 311.
Axeman's Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm.
Details: 6426 2099.
Ellendale Country Market Ellendale Hall,
Ellendale, 10am to 2pm. Details: Jenny Evans
Campbell Town Market Town Hall,
Campbell Town, from 8.30am. Details: Sally
Hills 6381 1318.
Franklin Market Franklin Palais, Huon Hwy,
Franklin. 9am to 1pm. Details:
Snug Market 62 Beach Rd, Snug, 10am to
3pm. Details: 0407 413 457.
Turners Beach Farmers Market The
Esplanade, Turners Beach, 4pm to 8pm.
Details: 0478 260 315.
Woodbridge Village Market Main Rd,
Woodbridge, 10am to 3pm. Details: Babs
6267 4853 or Jen 0428 222 490.
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Orchard finds success
Branching out P12-13
Grower calls it a day
Path to spud success P4
Import scare spurs berry push
Call out to buy local P5
Bothwell farmer Richard Hallett
welcomed the announcement
of irrigation funding yesterday.
Picture: ROSS MARSDEN
Fortune flows P7
TFGA Matters .......................... 9
Cuppa TIA ..............................10
Stock Report .......................... 14
Wool Report ........................... 15
Market Talk ............................17
Ryeland sheep feature ...........18
Weather ................................. 23
ANGUS MEETING: The an-
nual general meeting of the
Angus Society Tas will be on
Thursday at Longford from
5pm. Details and RSVP: Sarah
Cole 0407 051 047 or co-
IT'S SHOWTIME: The
Bushy Park Show is on Febru-
ary 21 and the day, from 9am to
4pm, offers free entertainment
for the whole family, including
circus performances and work-
shops, cooking demonstra-
tions and children's activities.
com.au or 6286 5156.
COAL TITLE: The Fingal
Valley Festival, a mining and
agricultural event, celebrates
35 years. Malcolm Woods is
vying for the world coal-shov-
elling championship. Shearing,
cycling, woodcutting and yard
dogs. February 28 from 10am
to 4pm at Fingal Recreation
Ground. Details: 0408 377840.
BEEF DAY: A field day and
the launch of the Beef Produc-
ers Performance Plus Network
will held on March 4 at Wood-
bourn, 390 Saundridge Rd,
Cressy from 10am to 4pm with
several guest speakers. The
day is free but RSVP is essen-
tial to Kay Lord on 6435 7529.
SUSTAINABLE LIFE: The
North West Environment
Centre's Healthy Planet Expo
in Penguin includes the Or-
ganic and Sustainable Living
Festival on March 7 at the
community garden, 235 Iron-
cliffe Rd. On March 8 a perma-
culture expo will be at Reseed,
30 King Edward St. A perma-
culture course will run March
8-9 and from March 9-12 the
Permaculture Convergence is
at Penguin school, Ironcliffe
Rd. Details: 6425 6928 or email
BACK TO WOODSDALE:
A picnic and fair day on March
8 is organised by the local mu-
seum. The day includes races
and competitions, raffle, stalls
and memorabilia displays.
2278 Woodsdale Rd. Details:
6254 6165 or 6254 6042.
GEMS APLENTY: The
Lapidary Club of Tasmania
holds the Hobart Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Show on March
14-15 at the showgrounds in
Glenorchy from 9am to 4pm
both days. Displays and sales,
demonstrations and children's
activities. Cost: $5, children $1.
Details: Rosemary 6249 1408.
SMALL FARMS EXPO:
Free information day at the
Ranelagh Showground on
March 22. Hosted by the Huon
Agricultural Society from
10am till 4pm, the event will
feature breed societies, guest
speakers, innovations in agri-
culture and horticulture, ex-
hibitors and a poultry sale.
PRECIOUS STONES: De-
vonport Lapidary Club holds a
fair at East Devonport School,
Thomas St on March 21-22
from 9am to 4pm. Jewellery,
gems and minerals. Cost: $5,
under-16 free. Details: Collene
Donaghy 0407 165 005, www.
FLAVOUR FEAST: Tas-
manian Garlic and Tomato
Festival will be held on March
22 at 338 Four Springs Rd,
Selbourne, from 10am to 3pm.
Speakers and stallholders are
sought for the day. Details: An-
nette Reed 0438 009 522.
FRUIT SKILLS: Supervisor
level training late April. Course
takes skills from Certificate IV
in production horticulture.
Places limited. Details: Fruit
Growers Tasmania 6231 1944.
Branches can advise of upcom-
ing events. Information must
be emailed to head office by
10am Monday for publication
on the Friday.
HIGHCROFT and Storm-
lea branch willl be at the
Nubeena Market tomorrow.
Details: contact Carey on 6250
FEBRUARY 26: Collinsvale
CWA craft day, Collinsvale
Hall 10am to 2pm.
For schedules and details:
6231 3706 or email cwaintas@
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