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SHEEP Connect Tasmania is
giving farmers an insight into
the latest on sheep-handling
A field day on April 30 at
the Campbell Town Show-
grounds include demonstra-
tions of sheep handlers, auto-
drafters, jetting equipment, v-
machines and cattle handling.
Speakers will cover topics
including low-stress handling,
yard design, cost-benefit
analysis, labour efficiency,
meat-quality impacts of stock
handling and case studies.
Presenters include Mark
Ingis of JBS, who will talk
about impacts of stock hand-
ling on meat quality; Lyndon
Iles of the Department of Pri-
mary Industries, Parks, Water
and Environment on transport
standards; Sandy McEachern
of Holmes Sackett on invest-
ment considerations; Graham
Rees of Low Stress Stockhan-
dling and Joe Hoban of Pro-
way on stockyard design.
The free event, from 9am to
5pm, is a collaboration with
Making More from Sheep and
More Beef from Pastures.
Register online at https://
livestockhandling, email events
@macfrank.com.au or call 6427
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.
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 975 430.
All Saints Market 339 Macquarie St, South
Hobart, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Yvonne 0417 370 819.
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.
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.
Field day focus on
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Champion takes on new role
Merinos' new mark P4-5
New record in dairy sale
The $112,000 calf P13
Veteran Kelpies clean up
Nation's top dogs P8
Brad Finlayson harvesting eels
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
The eel deal P14
Wool Report ........................... 12
Murray Gray feature ..............27
Jamiesons feature ................. 28
Classifieds .............................. 32
FLOWER SHOW: The Laun-
ceston Horticultural Society's
autumn show features chry-
santhemums. Tomorrow from
2-5pm and Sunday from
9am-4pm at St Ailbe's, Mar-
garet St, Launceston. Cost: $2.
AUTUMN COLOUR: Grey
Sands Vineyard will open its
garden this weekend. There
will be colourful foliage in the
garden and on the vines with
flowering plants and shrubs,
wine tastings and a barbecue.
Kerrisons Rd, Glengarry, to-
morrow and Sunday 10am to
4.30pm. Details: 6396 1167.
OPEN GARDEN: Kaydale
Lodge is hosting an open
weekend on featuring autumn
colours and blooms. 250 Loon-
gana Road, Nietta, tomorrow
and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Cost: $5, under-18s free. De-
tails: Lesley on 6429 1293 or go
to www. kaydalelodge.com.au.
CWA DAY: The Country
Women's Association in Tas-
mania is celebrating associated
country women of the world
on Wednesday at Longford.
On ACWW day each year, the
CWA focuses on one country
and this year it is Iceland. The
day, from 10am to 3pm, in-
volves activities, caring, shar-
ing and learning, competitions
and prizes. Cost: $10 covers
morning tea, light lunch and
drinks. The Riverlands Centre,
159 Wellington St, Longford.
DAIRY FIELD DAY: Bill
and Jill Chilvers won the big
gong in this year's Dairy Busi-
ness of the Year awards . Their
farm Oakdene at Symmons
Plains was also the winner of
the sharefarming award for
Grant and Kim Archer. Both
winners will share their experi-
ences at a field day on April 30.
The day runs from 10.30am to
12.30pm and is followed by
lunch on the property at 15126
Midland Hwy. RSVP to Lesley
Irvine by April 28 on 0428 880
287 or email lesley.irvine@
CWA CONNECTIONS: A
Sunday church service will be
Raphaels at Fern Tree.
BIG IDEAS: Former Rural
Woman of the Year winner
Annette Reed runs workshops
for women on smallholdings.
The Small Farm, Big Ideas se-
ries of workshops moves to the
East Coast on May 13 for a
chance to network and explore
ideas for small businesses. The
day features guest speakers,
panel discussion and farm tour.
Eureka Farm, 89 Upper Sca-
mander Rd, Scamander from
9.15am. Cost $5. Morning tea,
lunch provided. Details and
bookings: Alison Hugo 6333
7788, 0448 384 681 or email
SEASONAL COLOURS: Chrysanthemums and other autumn-flowering plants are on show this weekend.
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