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TAS Country : April 14th 2011
14 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 15, 2011 YOUR SAY email@example.com Modernise the equaliser SO, we lose another shipping connection direct to our over- seas markets. Another disad- vantage Tasmania provides for businesses here. No doubt shipping via Mel- bourne is available but at extra cost to businesses. The Freight Equalisation Scheme should modernised to give Tasmanian manufacturers the same oppor- tunities as our mainland com- petitors. Why should a Tasmanian business be treated to greater costs to process in this state? It is now up to all state Senators to get together to make a case for Tasmania. Doug Dickinson Sandy Bay Lift ban on industrial hemp AFTER the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, industrial hemp was grown in massive amounts to detoxify the soil in the surround- ing area from the heavy metals that resulted from the explosion. The process is called phytore- mediation and would be perfect for use in the heavily polluted areas in our West Coast region. The Tasmanian Government should remove hemp from the Poisons List and the Federal Government lift its ban on hu- man consumption of hemp seed. Imagine the boost to our econ- omy with all the clean green jobs it could create and the improved health of West Coasters. ESTELLE ROSS Riverside Eradication should be aim for Asian bee The Asian honey bee has been nick-named by some of the scientists in Aust- ralia as the cane toad with wings. The biosecurity incur- sion threat to farmers is sitting at Level 2 and I've lobbied the Government to make it a Level 1. The Asian honey bee is an aggressive agricultural bully, pushing the Euro- pean honey bee aside and preventing the crucial pol- lination they provide. Currently under threat is up to $200 million of crops pollinated by the European honey bee. The Asian bee entered Australia in 2007 and has already spread rapidly. An eradication program com- menced in April 2010 but unfortunately was fool- ishly abandoned in November 2010. In Tasmania alone, honey production is worth about $5-6 million annu- ally, while the European bee carries out other criti- cal roles such as polli- nation for cherries, blueberries, apricots etc. The Asian honey bee needs to be stopped before it damages our primary industry. I urge farmers who rely on this pollination to write to their local members, encouraging action on this critical eradication program. Kim Booth MP Tasmanian Greens primary industries spokesman Have your say Send your letters to Tasmanian Country, 93 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We reserve the right to condense letters unless they are marked use in full or not at all''. Dig in and help Landcare survive THE Tasmanian Liberals believe the Labor-Green Government must step in and work closely with Landcare to assist in overcoming its financial difficulties and provide ap- propriate support to en- sure the sustainability of the organisation. Failure to do so would have a disastrous impact on the positive and practi- cal on-ground environ- mental projects around ru- ral and regional Tasmania for which Landcare have been instrumental. Primary Industries Min- ister Bryan Green and En- vironment Minister Brian Wightman must immedi- ately listen to community concerns, recognise the consequences of Landcare folding and set in place a series of actions that will strengthen the future vi- ability of the organisation. I recently tabled a mo- tion in Parliament calling on the Government to im- mediately work with Landcare to assist in overcoming its financial difficulties and provide support to ensure the or- ganisation's sustainability. This lack of action from the Government defies be- lief, especially when we consider that for every dollar invested by the Government in Landcare, it is estimated to give a $4 to $6 return, attributed largely to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers ac- ross the state. Landcare have done an enormous amount of good at a practical, grass-roots level, and it is vital that the Government steps up and does what it can to ensure a stable financial footing into the future. JEREMY ROCKLIFF, MP Opposition spokesman for primary industries Health. Performance. Growth. For more information talk to your Pfizer Cattle Product Specialist on 1800 335 374. Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd. 38--42 Wharf Road, West Ryde NSW 2114. ABN 50 008 422 348. Registered trademark of Pfizer. PAL0341/TC When you consider the facts, there's only one tool you should use to stop the spread of leptospirosis and control clostridial diseases. Ultravac 7in1 is the only vaccine with a claim for the prevention of shedding of leptospires when used prior to natural exposure. Prevention of shedding is vital in stopping the spread of this important disease within your herd and to you, your family and workers. It is also the only vaccine with a proven claim to keep the unborn calf safe and sound from leptospirosis. So when you really think about it, Ultravac 7in1 is the only product that ticks all the boxes. *caused by Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo **provided storage instructions are followed Ultravac 7in1 vaccine 7in1 vaccines Prevents shedding in urine and from the reproductive tract when used prior to natural exposure No claim Prevents placental and foetal infection* No claim Prevents reproductive tract colonisation* No claim Calves can be vaccinated from 4 weeks 4-6 mths Low volume 2.5mL dose 4mL Can be used for up to 30 days after opening** 24 hrs
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