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TAS Country : September 9th 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010 Tasmanian Country 15 News Craftfolk focus on English Leicester From Page 13 About 20 years ago the family was part of a group of Australian breeders that sent a collection of English Leicester to the US to establish the breed at the Colonial Williamsburg as part of a heritage breeds program. ith the help of a genetisist to prevent in breeding, the English Leicester flock has now grown to more than 600 across the US. Mrs Heazlewood said the majority of English Leices- ter owners in the US were women, most of whom who were also interested in crafts. With prices for English Leicester wool very low when sold through the tra- ditional wool selling centers, Mrs Heazlewood said the round-up in December may provide some direct market- ing opportunities for their wool. ''The ladies I've been talk- ing to have been very im- pressed with the quality of the wool, so this might be a better way for us to market our wool, straight to the people who want to use it,'' she said. Mrs Heazlewood said the round-up would be open to anyone and will be a relaxed day out for people interested in finding out more about English Leicesters or wool craft. The round-up will be held at The Olde Barn on the Heazlewood's property at 482 Heazlewoods Lane at White- more. Contact Mrs Heazlewood on 6397 3313 or email email@example.com Dodgy Chinese wine labels leave bitter taste CHEAP Chinese copies are de- frauding Australian winema- kers of untold sales revenue. There are fears the knock-offs could seriously harm the Aust- ralian wine industry in China by leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of first-time consumers. Australian wine labels are being copied and then used to sell the wine, though it is unclear whether the wine being sold in the fakes is cheap Chinese wine or bulk Aust- ralian wine exported to China. Penfolds' parent company Foster's used its corporate might to have the Chinese Government remove a copy named ''Benfolds'' from the Chinese market, but Brown Brothers chief executive Ross Brown said he had not yet had any luck with legal action his company had launched follow- ing the discovery of labels copy- ing his wine. ''Australia has to be vigor- ous and move quickly --- if not, this practice will become ac- cepted,'' Mr Brown said. ''It's prostituting the brand totally and the quality won't bear a resemblance to the true prod- uct.'' Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation general manager, compliance, Steve Guy said infringements of trademark were ''clearly a matter for the trademark holder''. ''On the other hand, if wine is represented as Australian when it is not, that is of serious interest to industry as a whole and us in particular,'' Mr Guy said. The Weekly Times Axe for MIS hold-out THE graveyard of forestry managed investment scheme companies is complete. The last of the big MIS forestry operators --- Willmott --- has been placed in receivership. The company is manager of more than 56,000ha of pine, silky oak and she-oak plantations. It had suspended itself from the ASX in July as it battled low MIS sales. KordaMentha have been appointed receivers. Its fall follows the collapse of Timbercorp, Great Southern Plantations, Environinvest, the Rewards Group and Forest Enterprises Australia. The Weekly Times Burke pledge on farming land security PRIME farming land threatened by urban sprawl would be protected as part of a food security plan by the Federal Government. And the Coalition and the Greens have pledged to elev- ate food production to natio- nal security status to help protect Australia's land and water resources from falling into foreign hands. The revelations came at the National Farmers' Fed- eration annual congress in Melbourne this week. Agriculture and Sustain- able Population Minister Tony Burke told the con- gress federal governments had ''for too long'' ignored the issue of land use which was traditionally a state and local government matter. ''It's never easy for fed- eral governments to get involved in this area . . . and there's no quick fix,'' Mr Burke said. ''But putt- ing houses on good farming soil is not a smart approach to food production.'' Mr Burke said the Government would look ''strategically'' at the whole issue of land use as part of its strategy. ''It means looking at food production versus mining, versus the environment, versus forestry and versus urban encroachment,'' Mr Burke said. ''None of it's easy, but we're going to need an extraordinary increase in food production over the next 40 years. It's madness if we don't think these issues through nationally.'' Mr Burke also said it was important the national food plan look at lifting ef- ficiency all along the supply chain, not just on farm. He said existing regional food programs had ''not been spent well''. Greens deputy leader Christine Milne said a number of countries were buying up land and water around the world to ensure access to food production. Australia needed to maintain control over these resources with a national register and tougher foreign investment rules, Senator Milne said. References: 1. Of the endectocide class. 2. Shoop et al (1996) - "Eprinomectin is the most potent broad-spectrum avermectin/ milbemycin identified to date." 3. See product label for full details. 4. Baggott et al (1999); Paul et al (2000). 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