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DAIRY conversions have been
popular in Tasmania during
recent years and a field day
next week aims to shed light
on how to go about it.
Robert and George Rigney
and their family have under-
taken two dairy-farm conver-
sions on their Cressy property
and are now milking 1800
The field day at the Rigneys’
property at 344 Macquarie
Settlement Rd, Cressy, will be
held from 10am-noon on Wed-
nesday and will give partici-
pants information on the
lessons the family has learned.
It is part of the DairySmart
project that is jointly funded by
Dairy Australia, the Tasmani-
an Institute of Agriculture and
The TIA has interviewed
several farmers who have un-
dertaken dairy conversions
and these case studies will be
available on the day.
The field day is also part of
the Tasmanian Dairy Confer-
Those who are not attend-
ing the tour are asked to con-
tact Lesley Irvine on 0428 880
287 or send an email to
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.
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 6384
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 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.
Woodbridge Village Market Main Rd,
Woodbridge, 10am to 3pm. Details: Babs
6267 4853 or Jen 0428 222 490.
Field day to outline
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Sweet corn has been a success
for Matthew Young.
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Stock Report ..........................13
Market Talk ............................13
Wool Report ........................... 18
Weather ................................. 27
SMALL FARMS EXPO: An
information day aimed at
smallholders will be held at
Ranelagh Showground on
Sunday. Hosted by Huon Agri-
cultural Society from 10am to
4pm, the free event features
breed societies, guest speakers,
exhibitors and a poultry sale.
PRECIOUS STONES: De-
vonport Lapidary Club holds a
fair at East Devonport School,
Thomas St, Devonport to-
morrow and Sunday from 9am
to 4pm. Jewellery, gems and
minerals. Cost: $5, under-16
free. Details: Collene Donaghy
0407 165 005.
FLAVOUR FEAST: The
Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato
Festival will be held on Sunday
at 338 Four Springs Rd, Sel-
bourne, from 10am to 3pm. De-
tails: Annette Reed 0438 009
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.
HIGHLAND SHOW: The
Hamilton Show on March 28
includes shearing and wool-
handling championships with
some of Australia’s fastest and
best shearers competing from
9.30am. There will be hot com-
petition in many categories, in-
cluding preserves, cupcakes,
flowers, vegetables, arts, crafts
and photography. Details:
ISLAND DELIGHT: Wood-
chopping is the main attrac-
tion in the Bruny Island
Primary Industry Group’s an-
nual carnival on April 4. The
Easter Saturday event includes
an indoor market, live music,
shearing and spinning dis-
plays, novelty events and ma-
chinery. The day, at Alonnah
Oval, runs from 10am. Details:
Perri Bottomley 0429 121243
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.
FOCUS ON SCALE: Compact Highland cattle and other livestock suited for small farms will be showcased on Sunday.
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