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TAS Country : June 9th 2011
12 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 10, 2011 Dogs' crack KAROLIN MacGREGOR TASMANIA'S yard dog competitors proved they are a tough bunch last week, braving freezing conditions to take part in the Tasmanian Yard Dog Championships. Held on the Senarsbrook property just north of Campbell Town, the two- day championships at- tracted the state's top yard dog handlers and dogs. The Open championship was won by Adrian Carpenter and his Kelpie Scoriochre Buddy, who put in a solid performance over two rounds. Mr Carpenter and Buddy get plenty of prac- tice in the yards at the O'Connor family's prop- erty Connorville, where Mr Carpenter works. Second place in the Open section went to Denis Kline and his dog Barerock Charlie, of Woodsdale, who also took home the Gassa Barnett Memorial Trophy for the highest-scoring bitch at the trial. Both Mr Carpenter and Mr Kline and their dogs will now represent Tas- mania at the national yard dog championships in Western Australia next year. Alvin Reid and his dog Philleve Roz took home third place, while James Ridgeway and Pandara Tucker earned fourth place. On Friday competitors in the Novice and Im- prover sections also had their chance to earn a championship title. In the Novice section it was John Richardson and his dog Drovers Rouse who came out on top. Mr Richardson, who bred Rouse, said the 2½-year-old Kelpie was liv- ing up to his expectations. ''I'm very happy with him, he worked really well,'' he said. ''He really makes triall- ing fun because he's just so balanced and has a lot of Your Say Irrigation company needs input RECENTLY the Legislat- ive Council reviewed the Irrigation Development Bill 2011 and I subsequent- ly made amendment to the Bill which was supported by my Upper House col- leagues. The amendment will en- sure that the skills-based board of the State Govern- ment's new Irrigation Company must include someone with direct ex- perience in irrigation. While it is appropriate to have directors with skills in finance, banking and engineering it is equally important to have a direc- tor with coalface experi- ence in irrigation agricul- ture, which after all is the ultimate objective of new irrigation schemes in the first place. My amendment was in response to widespread feedback in the farming community that it was Australians stand condemned of horrendous cruelty to animals REPORTS of cruelty to cattle exported live to In- donesia are of extreme concern. Meat and Livestock Australia has been in- volved in the live export of sheep and cattle for about 10 years. They have been cover- ing up the facts and have been caught out. It makes me extremely angry that, as a farmer, I pay compulsory levies to this organisation. The whole thing is an indictment of successive Federal Governments. Comments by National Party Leader Warren Truss are typical; money beats morality every time. Bob Katter's comments were worse. It is disturb- ing that a Federal mem- ber of Parliament can have such views. If this evil trade is not stopped, Australia and Australians will be just as guilty of horrendous cruelty as the Indon- esians will stand con- demned. We will be accessories before and after the fact. Peter R. Rockcliff Sassafrass © 2011 National Australia Bank Limited ABN 12 0 04 044 937 AFSL 230686 1681_ With 153 years of local knowledge, we'll get you growing. No wonder we're unpopular with the other banks. Call your local Agribusiness Manager or visit nab.com.au/breakup David Martin Agribusiness Senior Partner Launceston 0429 313 718 Adrian Hardie Agribusiness Manager Launceston 0429 421 335 Donna Avery Agribusiness Manager Burnie 0419 594 076 Graeme Rooney Agribusiness Manager Hobart 0428 579 852
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