by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
TAS Country : October 21st 2010
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 22, 2010 News Rural Youth Come and help us celebrate WHAT are you doing on November 20? As you may have read in last week's Tasmanian Country, the Rural Youth organisation is approach- ing its diamond anniver- sary, and will be holding an evening function to cel- ebrate the milestone. That's 60 years of cre- ating history and building the future for our present members to uphold and talk about what their parents, uncles/aunties, siblings, cousins or even grandparents (in the day of Junior Farmers) achieved or were involved in when they were members. The celebrations will be held at Quercus Rural Youth Park, Carrick, in the function centre our mem- bers had a hand in build- ing and designing. Many years of hard work has enabled us to add such a feature to the Rural Youth Park property. The celebrations begin at 7pm, and dress is cock- tail attire. But this reunion isn't just about catching up with old friends. It is also about introducing our present members to past leaders, who built our organisation into the success story it has become. We encourage potential members to join the cel- ebrations and find out more about Rural Youth. You may have seen Ag- fest and our club involve- ment throughout the state, but what better place to get feedback and decide if Ru- ral Youth is for you than by attending a reunion where you get to witness first-hand the happiness this group of friends has brought each other? In previous articles, you may have read of relation- ships formed from meeting through Rural Youth. If your parents are plan- ning on attending our cel- ebrations, why not come along with them? The function will cost $10 per person, which in- cludes finger food and en- tertainment. This is a licensed event. RSVP by November 11 by contacting our Rural Youth head office, phone 6331 6154 or email admin @ruralyouth.com.au We look forward to celebrating a milestone with you. Hope you can make it. LEAVING: Ben Fargher NFF boss follows top dog's lead and calls it quits THERE are two senior vacancies up for grabs with the nation's top farm group after National Farmers Federation chief executive Ben Fargher announced his resignation this week. The resignation comes as NFF presi- dent David Crombie prepares to step down next month after completing four years as top farm dog. Mr Fargher will help with the new president's transition, with the selection to be decided in a two-horse race at NFF's annual meeting on November 17. Former NSW Farmers Association president Jock Laurie and current NFF vice-president Charles Burke are the two candidates. Mr Laurie, who led the NSW farmers for four years until last year, is a fourth- generation grazier from Walcha in north- ern New South Wales. He was recently appointed to the Australian Landcare Council. Mr Burke, who runs a cattle property in southeast Queensland, has been treasurer and vice-president of Queensland's peak farm body, AgForce. The position of NFF vice-president will be contested by former AgForce boss John Cotter, NFF director Nick Keatinge, and the chairman of NFF's workplace re- lations committee, Duncan Fraser from NSW. There are five nominations for five positions on the NFF board. The Weekly Times Angus making mark in US ANGUS cattle registrations in the US rose 5 per cent last financial year to almost 300,000. If the Angus breed is looking for positive signs from the US, then higher registrations, as well as growth in the American Angus Society-owned Angus brands, certainly point to a rosy future. A total of 297,087 animals were registered in the US last financial year, with 11.5 per cent embryo transfers and more than 50 per cent of registered calves a result of AI. The American Angus Society-owned Certified Angus Beef sold 17 per cent more beef last financial year, with more than 351,534 tonnes processed under the brand. The Weekly Times Pestivirus is haunting the reproductive success of most Australian herds. Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd, 38--42 Wharf Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114. ABN 50 008 422 348. Registered Trademark of Pfizer Australia. PAL0162/TC. Health. Performance. Growth. www.pfizeranimalhealth.com.au Pestivirus infection can be a haunting experience. This devastating disease, which impacts on reproductive success through reduced calving, weaning and turnoff rates, can affect every cattle breeder in Australia. You may not think you're at risk, but your herd could already be infected, silently robbing you of their reproductive potential. And if your herd has never been infected before, the introduction of a new pestivirus infection could have a significant impact on the future of your operation. So if you're seeing less calves or more poor doers than you expect, act now and insure your herd with Pestigard . For more information contact your local vet or Pfizer Animal Health representative on 1800 335 374.
October 14th 2010
October 28th 2010