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TAS Country : November 3rd 2011
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 4, 2011 News Bush Telegraph Open gardens: The open garden season is well under way and this weekend there is a selection of gardens to choose from. On Bruny Island there's the grand Hiba (53 Adventure Bay Rd), the Garden of Delights (920 Adventure Bay Rd) with a stunning array of rare plants and the Thompson garden (972 Adventure Bay Rd) featuring wonderful natives. In Sandy Bay there's the newly presented Petros (14 Birngana Ave) and a favourite, Thereses garden (11 Norfolk Cres). Carricks historic, Hawthorn Villa (1 Church St) will open for the first time while on the Central North coast there are two stunning newly open gardens, Robin Hood, (8108 Bass Hwy, Sassafras) and Heathermoor (181 Abeys Rd, Latrobe). Gardens will be open 10am to 4.30pm, entry fee $6 per person or special joint ticket of $15 per adult for the three Bruny Island gardens. Details: opengarden.org.au or Julie Siebert 6429 3175. Spuds galore: The Potato Festival is on Monday at the Gunns Plains Hall. Entries in the mashed potato competition and other potato cooking competitions need to be at the hall by 9.30am to be catalogued for judging. Events will start about 10.30am. Outdoor events will include potato races, potato throwing and potato bagging. Free entry. Details: Yvonne 6429 1353. Tasmanian Women in Agriculture: Christmas brunch at the Cherry Shed, Latrobe, Thursday November 17, 10am-2pm. (Please bring along a small written gift to share --- words of wisdom, poetry, song lyrics, joke, or a small gift you've created). Guest speaker: Antonia Gretschmann of Elgaar Farm Organic Dairy. Followed by farm tour at Moltema, 2.30pm. RSVP for brunch and tour by November 12. Contact: Karen Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0400 258 362. Organic Farm Field Day: Friday, November 25 at Marleen Herbs of Tasmania 1325 Sheffield Rd, Barrington. Theme for the day is integrating conversion of property to organic certification and whole farm planning. Farm walk, water management planning and shelterbelt design. From 11am to 2.30pm. Details: Graeme 6435 1319 Rose, iris and rhododendron show: Put on by the Launceston Horticultural Society, November 12 from 2-5pm and November 13 from 9am-4pm, at St Ailbes Hall, Margaret St. Details: Pat Wellington 6344 2259. Seafest Marine Festival: Three-day event at Triabunna featuring local seafood, wine and produce, a fishing competition, art exhibitions, cooking demonstrations, music and audio/visual night show; November 11-13. Details: 6256 4777 or visit seafest.net.au Steppes Hall celebration: The Steppes Hall is celebrating its 100-year anniversary on November 12. The event starts at 10.30am with Christmas carols, hot food, drinks and the opening of a plaque for the people of the Steppes area. Details: Irene Glover 6259 8140 after 6pm. Smart ideas for dairying: Learn how 2010 Dairy Business of the Year farmers, Grant and Melanie Rogers, are progressing the Tasmanian dairy industry with water, energy and labour saving innovations. Free event, Thursday, from 11am to 1pm, 6745 Lyell Hwy, Ouse. Details: 6432 2233 or email@example.com Central Highlands fun run: Sunday, Ouse Country Club. Fun and walk starts 10.30am, registration from 9.30am. Activities include lawn bowls, golf and children's events. Details: Mary Downie 6287 2002 Open vineyard: Greysands at 6 Kerrison's Rd, Glengarry, 11am to 6pm this long weekend. Visitors can stroll through the garden, taste the current release wines or bring their own picnic. Details: Rita Richter 6396 1167. country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN aper November 4-10, 2011 $1.00 inc GST BOOM TIMES FOR DAIRYING P3 HANDLING WITH CARE P5 Sprent school children get ready for Pet Fest Story Page 5 Picture: ROSS MARSDEN INSIDE Push to sterilise all cats Feral pest alarm P4 Time to clean out the sheds Chemical clean-up call P6 Boom times for dairy industry ........ 3 Managing the toxoplasmosis risk ... 5 Weed control resistance warning ... 6 TFGA Matters with Jan Davis .......... 7 Your Say ............................................ 8 The good oil on soil ......................... 9 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 10 Hook and hoof changes ................. 10 The Stock report ...................... 10- 16 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 16 Southdowns ..................................... 17 White Suffocks ........................... 18-19 Merinos ........................................... 20 Rural property ............................ 21-23 Products and services directory 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword ........................................ 27 Weather ............................................ 27 Tasmanian Country is published by Davies Brothers Limited, 93 Macquarie St, Hobart EDITORIAL INQUIRIES (03) 6331 9144, (03) 6230 0716 DISPLAY ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Tracey Wright 6230 0752 firstname.lastname@example.org RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 email@example.com CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org Featured farm Ratho New-age farming P14-15 WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY St Helens Market library carpark, 8am to noon. Details: Sue 04195 29719 Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie Showgrounds, 8.30am to noon. Details: Show Office 6431 5882. St Marys Markets, Community Hall, St Marys, 9am to 2pm. Details: Robina 6372 2022 or Sue 0363722512 or Colin 6372 2707. Deloraine Showgrounds Market, Deloraine Showgrounds, 9am-1pm, Details: Bodhi McSweeney 040 9695 321. Wilmot Markets, Old Wilmot Town Hall, Main Rd, 9am to 2pm. Details: Sharon Whitbread 6492 1302. Forcett Hall Community market, 9am to 1pm. Details: Sharon Fotheringham 6265 9174. Smithton Saturday Market, 135 Nelson St, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.SUNDAY Tasmanian Farm Gate Melville St carpark, Hobart, 9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625 or 0401 925 439. Sorell Market, Community Hall and Oval until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282 or 0417 509 558. Cygnet Market, Cygnet Town Hall, 10am to 2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873. 6297 8179. South Arm Market: South Arm RSL, 2972 Main Rd, 9am to 1pm. Details: Pam Larkins 6248 9852. Brighton Market, Brighton Memorial Hall, 9am to 2pm. Details: 0427 008 353 Oatlands Community market, Community Hall, Gay St, 9.30am to 1pm. Details Jenni Muxlow 0411 232 776 or Ron Williams 6254 1528. Penguin Market, Old Penguin Primary School, 9am to 3.30pm. Details: www.penguin market.com. Don Village Market, Don Memorial Hall, 9am to 3pm. Details: 6492 1443. Esk Market, Showgrounds, 9am to 2pm. Details: Mick Dennis 6331 6044. Evandale Market, Russel St, 8am to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191. Hobart Showground Market, Howard Rd, e Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm. 9 6272 6812. MONDAY Exeter Market, Exeter Showgrounds, 9.30am to 1pm. Details: Allie 0400 939 116 Show time down in the Huon Rural Youth THE Kingborough Huon Rural Youth club is busy preparing for what could be the biggest day in their community calendar, the Huon Show. The show will be held at Ranelagh Showgrounds on November 12 from 8am to 4pm and there is something for eveyone: If you have a beaut ute, or one more like the feral variety, check out the Ute Competition. Drivers are to meet at Huonville High School between 10am and 10.50am to register for the competition. Utes will convoy to the Showgrounds at 10.50am. Entry is $5 per category; for more information, contact Simone Hayers 0400 067 435. Bring along your dog for the dog high jump. There will be categories for small and big dogs. For further infor- mation, Dale Hayers, 0438 185 185. If you are aged between 17 and 25 (as at October 1) consider entering the Huon Show Ambassador quest. Male and female entrants welcome; register before 10.30am, interviews start at 11am. Rural Youth members are busy keeping community spirit strong with volunteering at local events. This weekend will see the Oatlands Club helping support Melton Mowbray Rodeo tomorrow and Brighton Rural Youth at the Brighton Show on Sunday. Community events keep communi- ties alive. Take yourself and the family off to a local show or community run event: every extra person through the gate gives community groups a greater chance to give back and improve services in rural areas. Y Di v i u a d v w a id au a ia. .au T P Of A l M l l A l f , , , , , l , l . I w u u v d vi i i i a a . da i wi v v a wi a P id Au a ia P C i Na i a M da a wi $10,000 a Du a . PEOPLE CH ICE NA IONAL MEDAL POWE ED B TRUS ED EVERYWHERE
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