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MAKING the most of small
farms is the focus of a field day
in the state's North.
The Lilydale Small Farm
Living Field Day was launched
two years ago through NRM
North. This year's field day will
be held on Sunday at Sanoma
Lodge, 231 Golconda Rd, Lily-
dale, starting at 10am and run-
ning until 3pm.
At least 10 different speak-
ers and demonstrations will be
included in the free program.
NRM North's biodiversity
co-ordinator Kate Thorn said
the aim of the day was to help
small property owners make
the most of their available
She said the information
produced at the field day was
also useful for those interested
in buying a small property.
"While we expect to see
smallholders from near and far
on the day, there are likely to
be some would-be property
owners as well," she said.
Included this year will be a
demonstration of alpaca shear-
ing, information about soil
testing and pasture manage-
ment, electric fencing displays
and information about bush-
There will be children's ac-
tivities and refreshments.
Ulverstone Heartbeat Market The
Quadrant car park, Victoria and Main sts,
Ulverstone, 7am to noon. Details: Max 6428
2775 or Terry 6425 2260.
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, 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.
Tassie Makers Market Legana Hall, Legana,
10am to 2pm. Details: Fran Rothwell
0407 424 524.
Liffey School Market Heritage Liffey
School, 1463 Liffey Rd, Liffey, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Quenton Higgs 6397 3670.
Devonport Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Gunn St, Devonport, 8.30am to noon.
Details: 6423 3384.
Epping Forest Market Midland Hwy, Epping
Forest, 9am to 3pm. Details: Colin 0457 975
George Town Cricket Club Market
Memorial Hall, George Town, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Pat 6382 3421.
Swansea Community Market Town Hall,
Swansea, 10am to 1pm. Details: Bronwyn
James 6257 0505.
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. Details: 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-1pm Details: Lee-Anne
0497 622 311.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet, 10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873 or
Ross Village Market Town Hall, Ross, 9am
to 3pm Details: 6381 5444.
Derby Market Town Hall, Derby, 9am to
1pm. Details: Margaret 63522951 or 0408
Village Market Triabunna Melbourne St,
Triabunna, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tom
Teniswood 6257 7583.
Derwent Valley Community Market The
Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to
2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230.
Lilydale field day a
small farmer must
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Market Talk ............................ 16
Stock Report ..........................16
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Wool Report ......................... 20
Dairy youth on show .............. 21
Real Estate ............................ 22
Weather ................................ 27
DOG SCHOOL: Trainer and
kelpie breeder Paul Macphail
will hold a working dog school
at the Rayburn property at
Forcett. The event, from
8.30am tomorrow and Sunday,
helps owners harness a dog's
natural ability and improve
their training skills. Spots are
still available. Details: Andrew
Krause 0409 233 102.
DRIVE IN STYLE: The
Tasmanian Horse Drawn Ve-
hicle Foundation will have a
site at the Wynyard Show on
March 14. Carts and buggies
will be on display and there
will be daily performances. De-
tails: 0457 881 109.
GEMS APLENTY: The
Lapidary Club of Tasmania
holds the Hobart Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Show tomorrow
and Sunday at Glenorchy
Showgrounds from 9am to
4pm. Displays and sales, dem-
onstrations and children's ac-
tivities. Cost: $5, children $1.
Details: Rosemary 6249 1408.
SMALL FARMS EXPO:
Free day at Ranelagh Show-
ground on March 22. Hosted
by Huon Agricultural Society
from 10am to 4pm, the event
features breed societies, speak-
ers, exhibitors and 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.
LOSSES TO WALLABIES:
10am-1pm Wednesday reduc-
ing production losses to walla-
bies at Mawbanna Hall, 1444
Mawbanna Rd. Hosted by the
DPIPWE. Morning tea pro-
vided. Information Jonathan
Knox (DPIPWE) 0417 754 590.
FLAVOUR FEAST: Tas-
manian Garlic and Tomato
Festival will be held on March
22 at 338 Four Springs Rd,
Selbourne, from 10am to 3pm.
Details: Annette Reed 0438
HAVE YOUR SAY: Horti-
culture Innovations Australia's
Between The Rows events will
discuss investment priorities.
Southern growers gather on
March 24 from 5pm at Grove
Research Station, 99 Pages Rd,
Grove. Northern growers meet
the next day from 5pm at Axe-
mans Hall of Fame at Latrobe.
Book by March 16 at www.
horticulture. com. au/events.
TRADE EXPO: The Tas-
manian Agricultural Pro-
ductivity Group's Precision
Agriculture Expo is a free
event with presentations, trade
expo and suppliers at Delo-
raine on April 23.
Branches can advise of upcom-
ing events. Email information
to head office by 10am Mon-
day for publication on Friday.
LOOK AND LEARN: A school for working dogs will be held this weekend.
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