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TAS Country : January 5th 2012
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 6, 2012 country ON THE COVER countr y TASMANIAN BALLOT TO CHART DAIRY FARMERS FUTURE P4 Cherry nice P3 ry 6-12, 2012 nc GST Cherry pickers Evelyn Rabe and Juliane Knop from Germany who are on a working holiday in Tasmania. Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES Story P3 INSIDE Sid Sidebottom speaks out Tassie's big opportunity P6 Paul Healy's new column Hobby Farming P8 Rising to the hemp challenge ......... 3 Dairy levy vote .................................. 4 Safety warning for itinerant workers 5 Cat control law stalls ....................... 5 TFGA Matters .................................... 6 Your say ............................................. 7 Stock Report ................................ 9-14 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ........... 9 Wool report with Eric Hutchinson 14 Rural Property ................................. 15 Products and Services .............. 16-17 Country Classifieds ......................... 18 Crossword, weather ........................ 19 Rural Youth ..................................... 20 David Byard Chews the Fat .......... 20 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 Styx River farm in focus Dairy's winning ways P10-11 News 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 6372 2512 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 Coal River Valley Farmers Market Campania Hall and grounds, 9am to 2pm,. Details: Glynis Flower 6260 4598. 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. Tunbridge Market Tunbridge Town Hall, 9am to 3pm. Details: Dawn Farrelly 62552008. Snug Market, 62 Beach Rd, 10am to 3pm. Details: Helen 040 339 054 or 0400 339 054. Dover Community Market, Southgate Shopping Centre, 10am to 3pm. Details: Lisa 6297 6220. Geeveston Country Market, Community Hall Brady St, 9am to 1pm. Details: Jo Skipsey 6297 9913. 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. Concerns for man's welfare POLICE have renewed their appeal for information on the whereabouts of missing Nepalese man Chitria Bhandari who may have visited farms in the north of the state. He was last sighted on November 26 on Invermay Rd outside the Swamp Cafe. He is described as being about 165cm tall, medium build, with short black curly hair. He was wearing black track pants, blue short sleeve t-shirt, with a black jumper. Mr Bhandari, 48, has limited spoken english. Police hold concerns for his welfare and ask that anyone who may have information to contact the Launceston Police Station on 6336 3701. Celebrating farmers THIS year aims to recognise those men and women who help make this country great. The farmers, fishers and foresters who grow and harvest Tasmanian products will be among those acknowl- edged in the Australian Year of the Farmer celebrations. Those who package, transport and sell the farmed produce will also be recognised. Agricultural research and inno- vation has helped Tasmanian farmers rank among the most efficient and environmentally conscious primary producers in the world. Australian farmers make a signifi- cant contribution to the country's economy. Farming and all the indus- tries supporting it generate more than $405 billion each year -- or 27 per cent of the nation's GDP. And 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most positive years on record, thanks to a combination of improved seasonal conditions, favour- able commodity prices and a forecast that the value of farm exports is expected to rise 6 per cent. Farmers are part-businessman, part- biologist, part-vet, part-meteorologist, part-builder, part-mechanic -- and all- round handy-person. The celebratory year is about saying thanks, and giving farmers a pat on the back. The best way to acknowledge Tasmanian farmers is to buy Tasmanian-farmed products. Australian Year of the Farmer program will be looking for local communities to join the national cel- ebrations. For further information contact 1800 642 724. Garden in full splendour STUNNING: The Glengarry garden near Exeter. ROGER HANSON A COLOURFUL Glengarry garden, set in the hills surrounding the Tamar Valley, heralds the Open Gardens Australia's Tas- manian summer season. The garden attracts hun- dreds of visitors each season and is a few min- utes from Exeter. It is open tomorrow and Sunday at Golden Hills, 118 Hoods Rd, Glengarry. Owners Jodi and John Broomby, say they have one of the largest collection of rare perennials in the state. Julie Siebert, Tasman- ian co-ordinator of Open Gardens Australia, said the garden is a dazzling high summer spectacle --- testament to a passionate gardeners' initiative. The garden is constantly evolving and features North American grasses and wildflowers in a prai- rie garden, massed beds of roses, a host of unusual clematis and helenium and hundreds of late-flowering perennials. Glengarry, on a property which has been in the family for more than 60 years, is essentially a country garden with some of the original plantings. Inspired by a love of English gardens and rare plants, Mrs Boomby has created a cool climate garden with colour and texture, substituting some water-hungry plants with more drought tolerant specimens. The Golden Hills 2012 plant catalogue will also be released at the weekend with hundreds of collected rare plants for sale. Re- freshments will be pro- vided by the Royal Flying Doctor service for a gold coin donation. Look for the Open Gar- dens Australia's signs from either Exeter or Frankford. Ms Siebert said there are two special events also coming up next month and March. On February 26 will be ''Professional Perspectives on Garden Design'' at Mole Creek. This event is on the way to being fully booked; tickets are $80 and it will run from 10am to 4pm. On March 4 is ''Garden- ing with Roses'' at Ro- sedown. Tickets $50 include morning tea, lunch is not included; 10am-2.30pm. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited for both events. Book online at www.opengarden.org.au. Bush Telegraph DAIRY WORKSHOPS: Dairy Smart Farming System Workshops will be held From 11.00am to 2.30pm on January 17 at Winnaleah. They will also be held on January 18 at Dairy Plains, January 19 at the TIA Dairy Research facility, January 24 at the Circular Head Community Recreational Centre and January 25 on King Island. Details: Alexis Perez 0418 876 089, or Alexis.Perez@utas.edu.au DAIRY FERTILITY FIELD DAY: Presented by Peter Chilcott at Rawlings Dexter Stud, 1599 Preston Rd, Preston, 9.30am for 10am start on January 22. Milking demonstration, assessing fertility and structure and cow to calf weight ratios. Lunch available. Details: 6429 1287. Rural organisations can list upcoming events for free in Bush Telegraph by emailing email@example.com Make sure you incude Bush Telegraph in the subject line, a contact name and phone number. Please submit entries at least a week before the event. 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