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TAS Country : December 9th 2010
10 Tasmanian Country Friday, December 10, 2010 RURAL YOUTH Exhibitors set sites on Agfest The Release RURAL YOUTH POTENTIAL exhibitors to Agfest Field Days 2011 have been busily preparing and submitting their applications for next year's event. This part of the application process is very important. Every application is evaluated on the information provided. Members of the selection committee spend many hours assessing every application and allocating each applicant to a site that suits the exhibitor. The closing date is nearing, with all applications to be at the Rural Youth head office by the close of business on December 17. If you haven't completed your application yet there is still time. You can obtain a copy of the 2011 Prospectus by downloading it off our website www.agfest.com.au or calling in to our head office at 62 York St, Launceston, or by phoning 1300 AGFEST (1300 243 378) to arrange to have one posted out to you. Agfest 2011 is looking set to be a great event, with a large amount of applications already submitted. Agfest 2011 will be held from May 5-7. Hot battle for hoof and hook JENNIFER CRAWLEY A CAPACITY yarding for the 28th hoof and hook event ensured a closely watched competition at the Circular Head Show. Cattle committee mem- ber John Bruce said there were 76 quality entries, with a competitive field of 38 yearlings, 22 heavy Japanese export steers and 11 entries in the new led steer class. This year the cattle com- mittee offered prizes worth more than $5000. The hoof section at Stan- ley was watched by a large crowd. Mr Bruce said hoof judge Craig Waldron, from Waldron Livestock Mar- keting and Buying Service, did a great job of picking the cattle closest to the entry specifications, ex- plaining his selections to the onlookers. ''The crowd participated in the public judging, guessing the best-placed animals on the hoof, '' Mr Bruce said. Charles Cowcher from the visiting Simmental breeders' delegation took the chocolates in Class One for matching Mr Waldron's top three plac- ings. Heath Dobson took the prize in Class Two, with Mr Cowcher a close second. Prizes were do- nated by Forest Cattery. ''The results of the hoof section could only be de- scribed as a whitewash -- if you'll excuse the pun -- with Charolais cross steers entered by Audrey and Robert Scott of EJ Anthony and Son winning both classes,'' Mr Bruce said. The Scotts took first and third place in Class One, with Leon Gee from Pen- guin second. EJ Anthony and Son were unbeatable in Class Two, and also took out the Show Champion title and the Cyril Wells Memorial Trophy. Rex Frankcombe's Red Angus took out third place in Class One. In the led steer class, Pine Park took out first and third places, with D & K Heazlewood finishing second. MSA assessors Alex Stubbs and Glynis Heald measured the carcasses to establish the best per- formers on the hook at the Greenham Tasmania fa- cility early on Tuesday morning. The whitewash con- tinued with Audrey and Robert Scott of EJ Anth- ony and son winning both classes yet again. Get ready now for digital TV • Some units and townhouses may require an upgrade or installation of a new shared antenna system • Installing or upgrading an antenna system can take time as often there needs to be agreement from all owners, so you need to start planning now What should you do next? • If you own or rent and are unsure if your building is ready for digital TV, speak to your landlord or property manager • If you own and rent out a property, speak with the owners corporation or body corporate to ensure any necessary work gets done to the antenna system • Antenna installers endorsed by the Australian Government can offer advice about antenna upgrades and installation in your area Do you live in or own a unit or townhouse? Advertisement Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra Want more information? 1800 20 10 13 www.australia.gov.au/digitalready Contact the Digital Switchover Taskforce:
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