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TAS Country : December 8th 2011
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, December 9, 2011 News *The issuer of the Cash Management Account/Premium Cash Management Account is Rabobank Australia Limited ABN 50 001 621 129 AFSL 234 700. Consider your personal objectives, nancial situation and needs as well as the Terms and Conditions relating to this product (available by calling 1300 30 30 33 or visiting a Rabobank branch) before making any nancial decisions. RAB0560 Our new Cash Management Account gives you more. A a o an Cash Management Account is a e i e high interest savings account with convenient every ay access. hen you invest 20,000 or more into our new Cash Management Account, you get a market leading interest rate of up to 4.75 pa*. But our bene ts don't stop there. • ou have easy access to your money through internet banking, ATMs and a isa debit card and there's also an optional che ue book for our Premium Cash Management Account. • t's ideal for personal or business accounts as well as self managed super funds. • our money is invested back into Australian agriculture. Rabobank. One focus. Contact your oca ura Manager to ay on 1300 30 30 33 or visit rabobank.com.au TC gives family hope SUCCESS: Can Van waits for her cow to be delivered. From Page 3 Can Van remembers the planes spraying defoliant over the for- ests in which she lived close to the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Years later, she gave birth to a daughter with an arm dis- ability and to Vuong with his facial disfigurement. She says she has been told Agent Orange was the cause of birth defects. In Vietnam, there is no com- pensation for that, certainly from those responsible for the spray or the spraying. About eight years ago, she moved into a house in Hong Trung but it is an area that is notorious for its cold, wet win- ters. In the past, she has lost her only cow and a goat. A buffalo remains. Her new cow is a new chance for her. Twelve donors travelled from Australia for the latest hand- over. They were joined by Dr David Parsons from the School of Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania and researchers from the Depart- ment of Animal Sciences at the University of Hue. The two campuses, coinciden- tally, have a joint interest in the breed of cattle that the trust uses, yellow cattle. They are to work with the trust to evaluate the success of the program to date. ''We hope to be able to start the survey some time after March,'' Montgomery said. ''We will use the findings to optimise the way we manage and monitor projects in the future. But when I left Can Van after she had walked the cow home, she was looking very happy.'' To support the project, visit www.agentorange.org.au. Company closure a loss to feed industry KAROLIN MacGREGOR THE closure of the state's big- gest stock feed processing busi- ness, Monds and Affleck, this week has been described as disappointing by Tasmania's agricultural contractors. Monds and Affleck is owned by Ruralco which has made the decision to close the company's Carrick processing facility and sell the brand to Victorian- based feed processor Ridley. The company's processing site and equipment, which includes a large number of silos, located just off the Bass Highway, will be sold to Tas- manian egg-producing com- pany Pure Foods. Tasmanian Agricultural Con- tractors chairman Doug French said the company's closure had come as no surprise to industry. ''It is disappointing but a lot of people could see it coming. ''The way it was going just wasn't sustainable,'' he said. ''From a grain-industry point of view, it means there is one less market out there. ''But there hasn't been a huge amount of local grain sold there anyway in the last couple of years.'' Monds and Affleck has a long history in Tasmania. It's flour milling businesses were estab- lished about 1960. The business was bought by Roberts in 2003 from Pivot Ltd. Mr French said Monds and Affleck was one of the few approved receival places for weed-contaminated grain im- ported from interstate, so far- mers bringing in grain would now have to be more cautious. ''That is a bit of a worry because now if grain comes in and it does have weeds in it, there aren't many other places it can be sent,'' he said.
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