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TAS Country : May 26th 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011 Tasmanian Country 21 Wool historically a natural choice ...the properties of wool are worth promoting. THE Tasmanian Wool Centre in Ross is a long- time supporter of the Campbell Town Show. Situated in the heart of Tasmania's wool growing region, the Tasmanian Wool Centre was estab- lished in 1988 to promote the benefits of wool and the heritage features of the beautiful village of Ross. As a not-for-profit organ- isation, the Tasmanian Wool Centre has funded many heritage restoration projects and provided do- nations to community groups of more than $150,000 over the past 23 years. The centre consists of a retail area which stocks a large range of quality wool- len garments and acces- sories. At the rear of the retail space are the Heri- tage and Wool Exhi- bition areas that are ac- cessible by donation. Both exhi- bitions give a glimpse into Ross' past as well as pro- viding informative dis- plays of different sheep's wool that can be handled by visitors. The staff at the Tasman- ian Wool Centre believe the properties of wool are worth promoting. To name just a few ben- efits: As wool is a natural, re- newable fibre and one of the most ef- fective natu- ral forms of all weather protection, the fibre ''breathes'' as it absorbs and releases humidity eith- er from the environment or through perspiration from the wearer. This in turn ensures the wearer is neither too hot nor too cold. Wool is also very dur- able. It is an extremely strong fibre that can be bent 20,000 times without breaking, and having the power to elongate, stretch and recover makes gar- ments very long lasting. Wool is also a safe solution as it is naturally flame retardant; it also has a higher UV protec- tion, which is much high- er than most synthetics and cotton. All these benefits add up to making wool a sound purchase when considering clothing needs. Judges seek the top crops THE inaugural crop competition organised by the Midlands Agricultural Association recognises the growing importance of cropping in Tasmania. MAA Crop Competition co-ordinator and judge Keith Pengilley said the season had given an excellent start to the competition. ''It has given growers the opportunity to see how they compare with other farmers and to get involved in the MAA,'' he said. ''In the past the MAA has seen a strong emphasis on sheep and we are pleased to be able to widen the scope to add cropping into the competitions this year.'' The competition is divided into malt barley and canola sections. The canola section carries the Tasmanian Agricultural Producers $500 first prize plus a perpetual trophy and the malt barley section carries the Cascade Brewery $500 product plus a perpetual trophy. Mr Pengilley was the canola judge and barley judges were Mr Pengilley and Roger Ibbott. Crops were assessed in two parts. Initially standing in the paddock and then post harvest analysis including yield and protein for barley, yield and oil content for canola. Mr Pengilley said the canola section had two entries which were both strong. ''Canola is used as a break crop and in the past entrants' crops have been exported to Japan. ''This year the crops were sold domestically due to the crashing Japanese economy.'' He said the barley section had six entries. The malt barely specifications were stringent in order to meet quality specifications for malting to make beer. ''This season was a particularly good malting season due to the excellent spring rainfall. ''However the wet, long harvest did cause some crops to be rejected due to quality problems. ''Next year we are hoping to add wheat to the competition.'' STL1105776 Order at www.aaatags.com or Ph: 0419 608 570 Lowest cost NLIS approved sheep ear tags direct from the manufacturer to you! ROSS Retailers of fine woollen garments plus a selection of woollen yarns to suit every knitter. New season range of garments and accessories now in stock. 36 Church Street Ross Telephone: (03) 6381 5466 2052163-100521 built on sheep s back HIGHLIGHTS FRIDAY JUNE 3 11.15am Exhibition Hall - Announcement June Calvert Trophy & the Waratah One Steel & Tas Ag Art Prizes. Main Sheep Arena. 11.30am Announcement Grand Champion Fleece - sponsored By Viterra Wool. 1.30pm Announcement Inaugural MAA Cropping Competition. 1.30pm Announcement New England Wool Trophy plus other Major Fleece Trophies. 1.30pm Judging of the Roberts Tasmanian Merino Pair Year Award HIGHLIGHTS SATURDAY JUNE 4 9-11am Sue Dyson & Roger McShane of ABC s Food Lovers Guide are guest Judges at the Exhibition Hall. 10.00am to 11.00am Seafood Cooking Demonstrations - Food Tent 10.00 am Pet Parade - Grand Champion to be Judged by Glenn McGrath. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 11.30am Paddock to Plate Prime Lamb Competition winner announced. 11.00 am Fashion Parade Extravaganza - the best in Tasmania. 11.00 am Trial Bike Demo by TAS State Champion Chris Bayles 11.40 am Major Sheep Awards and Junior Judging Presentations, plus announcement of the Bruce Forster Laincot Memorial Award. 12.00 Infamous Man Cake competition winner announced by Glenn McGrath. 1.15pm Beaut Ute Competition winner judged by Glenn McGrath 1.45 pm Address and main presentation by Glenn McGrath 2.30 pm Fashion Parade Extravaganza campbelltownshow.com.au The Friends School PO Box 42 North Hobart Tasmania 7002 Australia Telephone: 6210 2200 Facsimile: 6234 8209 Enrol.Office@friends.tas.edu.au www.friends.tas.edu.au The Friends School offers single-room residential places for boys and girls from Years 7 to 12 at Walker House on our Argyle Street Campus. Representatives of The Friends School will be in attendance at the Campbell Town Show to assist with any enquiries from interested families. Further information may be obtained from Sue Gledhill, telephone 6210 2286 or email email@example.com STUDENT RESIDENTIAL PLACES 2012 The Friends School Hobart The Friends School, Hobart, is a co-educational day & boarding school for Years K-12, under the auspices of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). In 2010, 97% of Friends Year 12 students qualified for university entrance.
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