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TAS Country : May 19th 2011
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 20, 2011 TFGA Our best the kind you can believe in TFGA matters with Jan Davis The Tasmanian Farmers Graziers Association this week paid its highest tribute, life membership, to three of its finest. Gatenby wins third term at TFGA helm JENNIFER CRAWLEY NORTHERN Midlands farmer David Gatenby has been re-elected president of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association for a third term. Meander farmer Wayne Johnston is the TFGA's new vice-president after incumbent Dianne Fowler chose not to seek a third term. Mr Gatenby has been involved in agriculture and forestry all his life and runs a mixed enterprise at Campbell Town. Wayne Johnston is a third generation farmer in the Meander Valley. Mr Johnston and his wife Lisa produce fat lambs, beef, poppies, potatoes and cereals. Mr Johnston has been a driving force in the move to expand the network of irrigation schemes in Tasmania. Meanwhile, Dianne Fowler has been appointed a TFGA director. Mrs Fowler is a partner in the family farming business Bendeveron at Bothwell. Mr Gatenby said outgoing director Yvonne Bowling had been ''an outstanding contributor to the TFGA over six years''. News 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. PAL0406/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. Want to know more about caring for your land? Come to this Smallholder & Hobby Farmer Field Day Special guest presentations and demonstrations on pasture management, soil health, animal welfare, wildlife on farms and much more. Market stalls selling local produce, native plants and seeds. Information about a wide range of farm animal breeds. Chat with experts from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, Cradle Coast NRM, the Polytechnic Farm School and other organisations. Farm School tours and fun activities for kids. BURNIE POLYTECHNIC FARM SCHOOL Mooreville Road, Burnie Saturday 28 May 10am -- 4pm Enquiries: Alice Ryder, 6431 6285 www.cradlecoastnrm.com This project is supported by Cradle Coast NRM, through funding from the Australian Government s Regional Landcare Facilitator Program Rural Living Round-up FREE ENTRY
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