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AN agricultural expo and a
forum at Deloraine are bring-
ing new ideas, technologies
and opportunities to the Tas-
manian rural community.
The Ag Institute Australia
and the Tasmanian Agricul-
tural Productivity Group are
again joining together in one
location on April 23.
The AIA forum is themed
Export to Asia and the World:
Opportunities for Tasmanian
Agricultural Enterprises, pro-
viding tips and stories from
Ag Institute’s Tasmanian
chairwoman Doris Blaesing
said Tasmania was well-placed
with quality produce and good
image to appeal to the growing
needs in Asia and the world.
Speakers include Dr Jammie
Penm from ABARES and
Laura Mattiazzi from NAB.
Precision Agriculture is the
theme of the TAPG event.
Chief executive Terry Brient
said the day would include pre-
sentations, trade expo and ma-
Register for the forum at
www. aginstitute. com.au/events
_ c alendar.php/31/aia-tas-div-
ision-autumn-forum. Call Ms
Blaesing on 0438 546 487 or
email email@example.com for
details. For expo registrations
email terry. firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0407 287 537.
Ulverstone Heartbeat Market The
Quadrant car park, Ulverstone, 7am to noon.
Details: Max 64282775, Terry 64252260.
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.
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,
Devonport, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6423
Epping Forest Market Midland Hwy, Epping
Forest, 9am to 3pm. Details: Colin 0457 975 430.
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.
Sheffield Market High St, Sheffield, 10am to
3pm. Details: Narelle Smith: 0437 124 559.
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 to 1pm. Details: Lee-
Anne 0497 622 311.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Lilydale Village Market Community Hall,
Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details:
Simon 0408 995 012.
Judbury Market Calvert Park, Judbury,
10am to 2pm. Details: Tony 0424 035 114.
Coal River Valley Farmers Market
Campania Hall, 9am to 1pm. Details: Jean
Howlett 6260 4126.
Tunbridge Market Town Hall, Tunbridge,
9am to 3pm. Details: 6255 2008.
Dover Community Market Southgate,
Dover, 10am to 3pm. Details: 6297 6220.
Geeveston Country Market Community
Hall, Brady St, Geeveston, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Jo Skipsey 6297 9913.
New farming ideas
coming to Deloraine
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GPS to reveal wildlife habits
Keeping track P4-5
World fame awaits bear
Bobbie’s big moment P6-7
Local fare gets the tick
Produce fit for a feast P28
Lindsay Bourke collecting bees
to be exported to Canada.
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Export buzz: Page 14-15
TFGA Matters .......................... 9
Stock Report .......................... 10
Market Talk ............................ 11
Hereford sales feature ...........18
Charolais sales feature .......... 20
Weather ................................. 27
TOP DOGS: Working dogs
and their handlers battle it out
in the Australian Yard Dog
Championships this weekend.
The competition, at Ross Rec-
reation Ground in Ross, starts
at 8am each day. Details: Peter
0458 004 585.
ALL ABOARD: The Red-
water Creek Steam and Heri-
tage Society will run its 106-
year-old steam train until
Sunday. The train runs daily
from 11am to 4pm from Shef-
FAMILY DAY: Chauncy
Vale Wildlife Sanctuary will
hold a family day on Sunday,
including tours of the property,
home to Tasmanian author
Nan Chauncy, and sausage siz-
zle. The day, at 350 Chauncy
Vale Rd, runs from noon to
4pm. Details: 6268 6365.
DRIVE IN STYLE: The
Apple Isle Carriage Driving
Association is holding a free
come and try day on Sunday
from 10am to 2pm at Sheffield
Recreation Grounds. Details:
SOIL WORKSHOPS: For
help deciphering soil-test data
or to learn about nutrient lev-
els, AgAssist, NRM branches
and More Beef from Pastures
are running one-day work-
shops at Kempton on April 14,
Rocky Cape on April 15 and
Deloraine on April 16. Cost:
$50 per business. RSVP by
email to kjordan@macfrank.
com.au or call 6427 5300.
KELPIE ACTION: Austra-
lia’s best Kelpies show their
skills in simulated farmwork at
the Australian Kelpie Field
Trial Championships. The
competition will be held from
April 16-18 at Connorville Sta-
tion near Cressy. Details: Adri-
an 0427 578 560.
FORESTRY FIELD DAY:
Private Forests Tasmania is
holding a field day on April 17
focusing on plantation and na-
tive forest management on pri-
vate land. The day runs from
9.30am to 3.15pm and includes
inspections of forests at Brack-
nell and Blackwood Creek and
lunch. RSVP on 6777 2720 or
email diana.hall@ pft.tas. gov.au.
ORGANIC AGM: The Or-
ganic Coalition of Tasmania
will hold a special annual gen-
eral meeting on April 19 at the
TOP Office, 111 High St,
Campbell Town from 11am.
Details: Judy Gregg, 6381 2004
or 6381 1168 or send email to
FLOWER SHOW: The
Launceston Horticultural So-
ciety’s autumn show features
chrysanthemums. April 25
from 2-5pm and April 26 from
9am-4pm at St Ailbe’s, Mar-
garet St, Launceston. Cost: $2.
HANDLING FOCUS: A
field day on handling livestock
will be held on April 30 at
Campbell Town Showground.
Focus is on latest equipment
and techniques. Free event in-
cludes morning tea. Register
at: www.surveymonkey. com/s/
livestockhandling or email
events@macfrank. com.au or
phone 6427 5300.
OPEN GARDEN: Kaydale
Lodge is hosting an open
weekend on April 25-26 feat-
uring autumn colours and
blooms. 250 Loongana Road,
Nietta, 10am to 4pm. Cost: $5,
under-18s free. Details: Lesley
on 6429 1293 or go to www.
CWA CONNECTIONS: A
Sunday church service will be
Raphaels at Fern Tree.
IN CONTROL: The nation’s best working dogs battle it out in Tasmania.
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