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TAS Country : September 30th 2010
20 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 1, 2010 The Stock Report Flexibility and vigilance key to worm program From Page 0 Drench resistance tests on the prop- erty showed a reasonable level of resistance to white and clear drenches but that the mectin drenches were still effective. Mr Foster said having this type of information was vital when trying to work out an effective worm program. ''We'll be using a triple combination going forward,'' he said. ''There's a couple of new drench available on the horizon and we'll incorporate them into the program, once they're available and we'll keep rotating our drenches to try and prolong the life of all of them.'' Mr Nilon said a key to the success of Mr Foster's program was the high level of monitoring. ''The second thing is that he doesn't just operate on numbers,'' Mr Nilon added. ''For example, in his work program we've got trigger levels for him to drench sheep at, but he co-ordinates information from his drench test with what he's seeing in the paddock and makes decisions on a variety of infor- mation rather than blindly following a set of figures.'' Mr Nilon said Mr Foster's approach was a good example of what was happening on a broader scale across the industry. ''There's an understanding that you need a more refined approach rather than saying the first summer drench is given on the first of November, or whatever that date may be,'' he said. Mr Nilon warned that, while Tas- mania had not experienced the same level of drench resistance as mainland dates, it was an emerging problem. ''We've got to get the message out there,'' he said. With many properties now running a diverse mix of farming enterprises Mr Nilon said it was important farmers integrated their worming programs in with their other activities which in- cluded prime lamb production and cropping. Tassie needs a brand new track From Page 11 Perhaps if the Premier and the State Government are genuine about making Tasmania's food something different, he could start by pushing a Tasmanian label.' Consumers using beef averaged three beef meals a week. Males were likely to eat slightly more beef than females (males 3.3, females 2.9). The report implies the connection between HGPs and GMO freedom is a very marketable value-adding point. Though we have banned HGPs and GMOs, sadly when Tasmanians shop they normally have no idea if the meat that they are eating has been grown using HGPs or GMOs. There are a lot of retailers out there touting for business, saying they only use Tasmanian meat. Perhaps if the Premier and the State Government are genuine about mak- ing Tasmania's food something differ- ent, he could start by pushing a Tasmanian label. This could be similar to a heart tick, and people could use it to enhance their brands. The reason I say the heart tick is we need to have a brand that is backed up, has integrity and can be trusted by consumers. The State Government recognises strong brands in business will be a key to wealth creation and value capture within Tasmania. A strong brand is fundamental, but you have to back up that brand, there must be checks and balances, and the consumer needs to have a guarantee and confidence for it to last over the long term. Brand Tasmania has some ex- tremely good logos that could be used to achieve this. If this got off the ground, they could have an auditor to ensure compliance and agreed quality, not just on meat but with vegies, fruit and a range of Tasmanian products. After this we could have a massive publicity campaign to encourage Tas- manians as well as mainland targets to push a genuine label that assures consumers of some of the things that the Premier talks about in his vision. While we are at it, perhaps we can look at Tasmania's imports and find a way to keep tabs on food products coming across the water. I find it amazing at a time when Tasmanian consumers are talking about the positives of consuming local produce --- which helps employ local farmers, creates local wealth, allows people to eat fresh produce, lowers our food miles and is more sustainable --- that we seem to be importing a lot of food into Tasmania to eat. I would suggest if we are going to be strategic in our approach to our rural industry, one of the things we need to know is what food we export and what we import and why. To do this, could it be possible that the details of each container being imported into this state --- whether it be vegetables or meat --- has a manifest that goes with it, which would then go to a central register so all products can be accounted for? 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