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TAS Country : February 3rd 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011 Tasmanian Country 9 The Stock Report CLYDESDALE COUNTRY: Kennel operators Steven and Leanne Jenkins. HUNGARIAN TREAT: Carol and Richard Parremore look forward to some dobostorte. All in a day's holiday BUSY MAN: Gill Gurmit Singh picking cherries. RELAXED: John Cox spent the morning in his pyjamas. GREEN FINGERS: Ilona Bozena Andrushka Locher in her garden. Pictures: JENNIFER CRAWLEY Australia Day was like any other in the bush, Jennifer Crawley reports RANELAGH RESIDENT: Cherry packer Margaret Skerke. ANOTHER DAY: David Collins mows at his raspberry farm. CHERRY ON TOP: Almaz and Tesfaye Mekurra from Ethiopia. AUSTRALIA Day was just another day in the paddocks of Huon Valley. The grass had to be cut, the fruit picked and the animals fed. Ilona Bozena Andrushka Locher spent a productive time in the garden of the Lower Longley home she shares with her mother Evelyn. The Lochers own 60ha of mostly bush with a handful of cows to keep the grass down. Ilona is a Hungarian name, Bozena is Czech and Andrushka is Russian. Ilona was born at Maydena where her father was a ''timber fella'' and her mother a bush nurse. Across the road Carol Parremore continued the Hungarian theme, she was baking a dobostorte or Hungarian drum cake while her husband Richard was slashing the grass. There are nine layers in the cake which is made with 12 eggs and ''a bit of flour to hold it together'', Carol said. The cake was for a celebration of a group of friends who have turned 60. Carol works as a teacher at Huonville High and Richard has retired from the communications section of Tasmanian Ambulance. The Parremores grow hay and run about 45 head of Charolais and cross Charolais and a small mob of sheep on 65ha that spreads across Vincents Saddle at Lower Longley. John Cox spent a relaxed morning on his small acreage. John was so relaxed that he was still in his pyjamas at 11am. The retired Antarctic Division draughstman was not fussed by being photographed in his nightwear. John has embarked on a long project to restore the old butcher's shed and fruit pickers' huts on his property. Further down the road raspberry grower David Collins was mowing the grass. The Collins family have lived on different properties along the road for four generations. ''Too busy to worry about Australia Day,'' David said. '' It's just another day.'' David said he wouldn't be on the tractor slashing the grass if he didn't love the place. and The volcanic soil on David's 30ha property supports a very healthy crop of raspberries, which he sells via the farm door and to shops in Hobart. He also runs a few head of cattle. Kennel operators Leanne and Steven Jenkins further down the road were busy with their Clydesdales, their chooks, ducks, dogs and a kennel expansion. The couple, originally from Sydney, lived in Bicheno for 12 years where Steven owned a crayfish boat. They settled on 60ha in Lower Longley. ''I wouldn't dream of living anywhere else,'' Leanne said. The couple's three children were born in the state. ''They're all Tasmanians,'' Leanne said. ''We're not going anywhere.'' Cherry packers Almaz and Tesfaye Mekurra were hard at work in the Ranelagh TopQual shed. They had stepped outside for some lunch. ''We are casual workers,'' Tesfaye said. Margaret Skerke was also packing for TopQual. She has lived in Ranelagh for 32 years and has been packing cherries for seven. ''The money is not bad, it's good,'' Margaret said. Further down the road Gill Gurmit Singh was picking cherries on Andrew Griggs's Lucaston farm. Gill was born in the Punjab region of India, spent many years in Hong Kong and now resides in Melbourne. He said he was supporting his family by working in the orchard. ''I am very busy, I must get back to work,'' Gil said. POLL DORSETS THE PERFECT COMBINATION STILL NUMBER 1 THE BREEDERS CHOICE TRIPLE COMBINATION DRENCH FOR SHEEP www.polldorset.org.au Stewart McGee, "Brookdene" Bishopsbourne. We run 1,100 first cross ewes and mate these to dorset rams to produce export lambs. The lambs are finished on short-term grasses that are grown in our cropping rotation. We find that the dorset rams give us lambs that are easy lambing, and finish to heavy weights without getting over fat. 2031609-110204 from 9 am HARDWARE CLEARANCE ALL NEW at BARGAIN PRICES Sellys Products, Paint, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Staples, Nails, Door Hardware, Electrical Items, Plumbing Fi ngs, Garden Products & Fi ngs, Lawn Fer liser www.elders.com.au Phone: 6332 2302 LI ES C R SALE BRAC NELL CLEARING SALE 22 ngus eifers well grown ready to mate $900 Dann Slater 0437 302 266 Mul endor Auc on at Bracknell Football Grounds Saturda 5th ebruar at 11.30 am Item nclude: ide on ower (new), 90cc Swallow 2w m/bike; Small 4w m/bike; cCormack Tractor; Belarus tractor 90 p 2wd, F 698 4 x 4, JD Slas er, S earer 16r Combine drill, Twin Lely spreader 1.2t, Odessy 250 cc, TP Hyd ool Press , Farm oller 8 , Post ole digger 3pl, Goldacre sprayer; ilk at 2400l, Tandem Trailer; Hay Feeder on skids; Forkli 3pl, Scoop 3pl, Grader blade, Ute crate, G C 140amp welder, Paint, Feed Supplements, Seed, T Boom Spray, Fer liser, Calf Hay Feeder, Pallet acking, Silawrap, Tank 510 gallon, Drum Pump, Silvan Ute Box, es , Poly Pipe, Galv Pipe, S elving, 3 x 8m pine bark; 60 3" irrig pipes, Split posts, 125 x 2.4 75/100mm post, Hyd ram & oses, Hardware Items, Fencing wire, farm gate, Hyd ram & oses; Elec fence items, mber, black-wood mber; Flat belt metal lat e; Baker eavy duty forkli mast, Sidc rome s/set, House old & building items, House old items and NU E OUS SUND Y ITE S Luncheon & Refre hment Ava lable For Full Details Please visit .elder .com.au ural Services Sale ID: C1523 Enqu r e : Adr an Ra ra : 0419 220 575 Mark Ed ard : 0400 115 994 CLE ING S LE TE S Strictly cas or approved c eque on day of sale. Bidders to register, ID required. NO BUYE S P E IU -- GST may apply P WRANNA LAMB SALE Wedne da 16th ebruar at 1 pm Alread adv ed 3000 Br h Bred Lamb ull deta l next eek or v t www.elders.com.au ural Services Sale ID: C196403 Entries Invited nt ony Sco 0418 581 785 David Talbot 0409 899 950 Greg Harris 0409 799 960 R HC MING E EN S Spec al Store Ca le Sale at llafadd Sale Tues 15st February We le ale Mul endor Clear ng Sale Saturda 5th March at 11 am /c esley ale Football Club Entr e Inv ted P il Harrison 0408 269 313 llan Perry 0419 560 628 Sm thton Sale on 7t February 11.30 am llafadd Sale Tues 8t February Yalgoo - A hb Mer no Ram Sale, Ro hur da 10th ebruar at 1 pm Enq: Step en Caswell 0457 746 379 Tony Bradfield 0417 524 655 Ben Grubb 0419 515 783 Do You no Your v ne (Sheep) Johne Statu ? Please if you are a seller or purc aser of s eep you must know t e Jones status of t e s eep you are dealing wit . he ABC po nt core tem calculates your status. Find out your status today by contac ng: T e Department of Primary Industry: 1300 368 550 Bruce Jackson, ictor Treziack or owena Bell LIVESTOCK
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