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TAS Country : May 26th 2011
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 27, 2011 News Apple industry stalwart gets major honour From Page 3 I love a challenge and I got a very good business understanding from my father' 1952 the family built the region's first main packing shed. They currently have about 55ha of orchards. Mr Squibb said having grown up in the orchard business, it was something he loved and never tired of. ''It's all I've ever done,'' Mr Squibb said. ''I love a challenge and I got a very good business understanding from my father, because he was the sort of person if something wasn't right, or wasn't working, it had to be changed.'' While the Squibbs have been long-time apple and pear growers, in recent years the family has branched out into growing cherries and wine grapes. In the 1980s the family also took over what was then a roadside cool store where they used to sell apples to the public. Since then, it has been developed into is now cal- led The Big Apple, a highly successful and award win- ning retail business that specialises in selling local- ly grown produce. Mr Squibb has made a significant contribution to the industry through his involvement with various grower associations, in- cluding his time as north- ern vice president of the Tasmanian Apple and Pear Growers Association. Mr Squibb and his wife Colleen have been married for 47 years and he attri- buted much of his success to her: ''I couldn't have done all this without her.'' Looking forward, Mr Squibb said one of the biggest threats to the in- dustry he could see was the possible importation of ap- ples from New Zealand. Poppy growers out to up productivity From Page 3 Paul Luxton, the territory head for Aus- tralasia with Syngenta Crop Protection, will discuss the topic of chemicals and spraying and international crop enhancement, fol- lowed by Scott Mathew, technical services leader with Syngenta Crop Protection, who will talk about the role of timing in improving productivity. The increasing value of the Australian dollar and its impact on the state's poppy companies has been a hot topic in recent months and this along with the impact of the dollar on growers' businesses will be discussed by Rabobank senior analyst Wayne Gordon. The last session on the program will be a field officer forum with Chris Cheek, Mi- chael Coote, John Davies, Adrian Geard, Danny Schoenmaker and Frank Whish- Wilson who will be available to answer questions from participants on all aspects of growing poppies. The program will finish at 4.30pm and will include lunch afternoon tea. To find out more about the expo, contact PGT on 6343 2244 or email poppygrower- email@example.com. 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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