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TAS Country : November 24th 2011
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 25, 2011 News Bush Telegraph Tasmanian Tractor Pulling and Vintage Tractor Association: First tractor pull of the season at the Red Hills Football ground, Deloraine in conjunction with the Deloraine Apex club on December 3 and 4. For further information contact Robbie Walsh on 0429 422 857. Dairy Smart Field Days: (all 11am to 2.30pm) December 6 at Legerwood, December 7 at Dairy Plains, December 8 at Circular Head Community Rec Centre, December 9 at TIAR Dairy Research Facility. Details: Alexis Perez, 0418 876 089 or Alexis.Perez@utas.edu.au Cranbrook Country Fair: Local food and wine, face painting, yard dog trials, music. Sunday December 4, 10.30am to 3pm. Details: 6257 8410. Organic Farm Field Day: Today 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 All Arabian Show: The Tasmanian Arabian Riders and Breeders will be holding their annual A class All Arabian show at the Westbury Showgrounds on Sunday, January 29. Huge program of led and ridden classes. Entries close January 13. Details: www.tasarabs.com or Sherry Fenton 6397 8472. Freshcare viticulture training: TQA Australia is taking expressions of interest from businesses looking to complete Freshcare Environmental Viticulture training. Details: 1300 952 221 to register or www.tqainc.com.au/training.html Introductory computer training: TQA Australia is taking expressions of interest from people in the Horticulture industry who would like introductory computer training. Learn about word processing, spreadsheet, file management and emails. One day basic course, small groups. Details: 1300 952 221 Open Gardens Australia. The Rectory: Tomorrow, 10am-4.30pm. $6. 2 Bathurst St, New Norfolk. For those who delight in seeing historic homes this sympathetically restored and elegantly designed garden complements a notable Victorian rectory. Complimentary tea & coffee. Forest Lodge: Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm, $6. 21 Caroline St, Prospect, Launceston. A splendid lonicera parterre defined with creatively designed brick paths is a feature. Views to Launceston, the river and mountains beyond. Highly recommended. Callandoon: Tomorrow and Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm, $6. 64 Strochnetters Rd, Relbia. Fringed by natural vegetation in a delightful location, this imaginative and vibrant garden is the creation of experienced gardeners. Great plant sales and lovely refreshments. No dogs please. Open Gardens Australia special event: Tino Carnevale at Valleyfield Broadmarsh. Wednesday, November 30, 1.30pm4pm. ABC Gardening Australia's Tino Carnevale will join Sue and Phillip Jones for a tour of their spectacular garden. A sumptuous afternoon tea will be served. Numbers are strictly limited so bookings are essential. Book online at www.opengarden.org.au or contact Julie Siebert: 6429 3175. country ON THE COVER Tomato grower Nick Cracknell. Story Page 16-17 Picture: ROGER HANSON INSIDE White clover crop blossoms On clover P3 More buck for beef Make no bones P6-7 Pork producers endorse levy rise ... 3 Dressage team returns to ring ....... 5 Fonterra suppliers get cream .......... 5 Dairy farmer on Bonlac board ........ 5 TFGA Matters with Jan Davis .......... 8 Family on fertile ground ........... 10-11 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 12 Twenty-year-old embryos viable ... 14 The Stock Report ....................... 15-22 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 18 Feature Farm - Cracknells ........ 16-17 Wool Report with Eric Hutchinson 21 Rural Property ........................... 22-24 Macquarie Valley Field Day ..... 25-27 Products and Services ............. 28-29 Country Classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword ........................................ 31 Weather ............................................ 31 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 Good results in Merino sales Rams in demand P15 WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY St Helens Market library carpark, 8am to noon. Details: Sue 04195 29719 Devonport Farmers Market, Showgrounds, Gunn St, 8.30am to noon. Ian Day 0417 052 028. Epping Forest Market Midlands Hwy, 9am to 3pm. Details: Steve 0409 026 853. All Saints Market, 9am to 2pm, 339 Macquarie St, South Hobart. Details: Yvonne 0417 370 819. Wynyard Craft and Produce Market, Wynyard showgrounds, 7.30am to 12.30pm. Details: 6433 1939. Smithton Saturday Market, 135 Nelson St, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249. Lilydale Night Market, Monthly. Main Rd, Lilydale, 6-9pm, salsa night. Details: 0438 582 876SUNDAY Tasmanian Farm Gate Melville St carpark, Hobart, 9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625 or 0401 925 439. Sorell Market, at the Community Hall and Oval until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282 or 0417 509 558. Campbell Town Market, town hall from 8.30am. Details: Sally Hills 6381 1318. 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. Franklin Market, 9.00am - 1pm Franklin Palais, contact Janet on 6266 3983 Lilydale Night Market, Fortnightly. Main Rd, Lilydale, 10am-2pm. Details: 0438 582 876 Dairy conversion highlights challenges, opportunities THE Tasmanian dairy industry needs to grow by 30 per cent during the next five years to meet expansion in processor capacity. DairyTas invites anyone who is interested in seeing how this can be achieved to take a look at one of the state's most committed dairy conver- sions at Oakdene. The Diversity to Dairying program will focus on challenges and opportun- ities at a field day from 10am-2pm on Tuesday. Follow the signs to Oakdene at 15126 Midlands Highway. Tasmania's Dairy for Tomorrow co- ordinator Rachel Brown said it would be a chance to see one of the state's most exciting dairy conversions. Those interested in attending should respond by Monday to DairyTas on 6432 2233 or at email@example.com. Features -- 2.4 litre engine, 5-speed manual, air conditioning, remote central locking, ABS/EBD, electric windows, alloy wheels, (4x4 features high/low ratio gearbox), 3-year/100,000 km warranty, 3-year Roadside Assist... Great. Features -- 2.0 litre turbo diesel, six-speed manual, 1,000 kg payload, airbags, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, air conditioning, electric windows, CD/radio, (4x4 features high/low ratio gearbox), 3-year/100,000 km warranty, 3-year Roadside Assist... Great. Features -- 2.4 lire petrol, 5-speed manual, 1,200 kg payload, alloy tray, airbags, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, air conditioning, electric windows, CD/radio, (4x4 features high/low ratio gearbox), 3-year/100,000 km warranty, 3-year Roadside Assist... Great. 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