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TAS Country : January 13th 2012
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 13, 2012 country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper ALL BAA PRICE P4 Januar y 13-19, 2012 $1.00 inc GST TFGA: HEMP BAN IS PLAIN DOPEY P6 Happy Tamar Valley lamb sales. STORY: P4 Picture: BRUCE MOUNSTER SPECIAL FEATURES Big potential for oil production Lavender's rich harvest P3 High praise from US importer Our beef a cut above P5 TFGA hits out at red tape Hemp laws are dopeyP6 Pyrethrum expansion into Victoria . 3 Warning on carrot mildrew .............. 4 Call for alpaca meat shunned ......... 4 Stock Report ................................ 7-10 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ........... 7 Strong market for lambs ................. 8 Vealers gain at Killafaddy .............. 10 Rural Property ............................. 11-13 Irrigation and drainage feature 14-15 Graeme Phillips From the Vine ..... 16 Products and services directory 16-17 Country classifieds ......................... 18 Crossword, weather ........................ 19 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 19 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 email@example.com RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US AT email@example.com Bush Telegraph 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. George Town Cricket Club Market, George Town Memorial Hall, 9am to 1pm. Details: Pat 6382 3421. Swansea Community Market, Swansea Town Hall, 9am to 1pm. Details: Sue Bull 6257 0042. 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. SUNDAY Huon Good Life Summer Market, opposite the Esplanade on the Channel Highway in Huonville, 9am-3pm. Details: 6264 0359 or 0418 349 098. Tasmanian Farm Gate Melville St carpark, Hobart, 9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625. every Sunday or 0401 925 439. Sorell Market, at the 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. Ross Village Market, town hall, 9am to 3pm Details: 6381 5444. Derby Market, town hall 10am to 3pm. Details: Anne 6354 2520 or 0427 593 108. Village Market Triabunna, 10am to 1pm Melbourne St, Triabunna. Details: Tom Teniswood 6257 7583. Derwent Valley Community Market, The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to 2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230. 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. Lilydale Village Market, Main Road Lilydale, 10am-2pm. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blog- spot.com or 0438 582 876 You can teaching new dogs old tricks KAROLIN MacGREGOR WINNING TEAM: Malcolm Taylor with Mocara Ed, winners of the open section. DOGS and handlers from across the state tested their skills at the recent North- ern Tasmanian Sheepdog Championships at Exeter. Hosted by the Exeter Working Sheepdog Club, the championships pro- duced some top compe- tition for the three major novice, improver and open titles. In the encourage- ment and novice classes, it was Louise Bruce and Flee- twood Lucky who proved the ones to beat, taking home both of the cham- pionship titles. The Improver trial class was won by Geoff Emler and his dog Flirt with a score of 120 points, while Bernard McGlashan and Grass Valley Sheyn took out second place and Alan Middleton with Blanco and Wes Singline with Trish were equal third. In the open section, it was well-known competi- tor Malcolm Taylor who took home the champion title with Mocara Ed and also second place with Mocara Spot who were sired by one of Mr Taylor's best dogs, Somerville Spot . ''They're both turning into pretty good dogs and they've been working fairly consistently,'' Mr Taylor said. The win follows Mr Tay- lor's success at the recent Tasmanian Sheepdog Championships where he also won first and second in the open class. An annual trip inter- state earlier this year to compete in trials all over the country also saw him add to his already impress- ive collection of titles. He competed in 10 trials, winning six and placing second in two. Mr Taylor's success has earned him a place in the Australian team to com- pete in the Trans-Tasman Championship for the 11th time. The Trans-Tasman event will be held in Sep- tember this year at War- wick in Queensland. Mr Taylor attributes a lot of his championship success to good basic train- ing methods --- and luck. Third place in the open section went to Lee Ja- mieson and his dog Char- lie, while fourth went to Mary Sotheran and her dog Tungali Freckles. DAIRY WORKSHOPS: Dairy Smart Farming System Workshops will be held From 11.00am to 2.30pm on Tuesday at Winnaleah. They will also be held on Wednesday at Dairy Plains, Thursday 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. DUNLOP PARK FIELD DAY: The annual Dunlop Park Field Day combined with the MLA More beef from Pastures program will be on February 9 from 10.50am to 2.30pm at 4938 Exeter Highway, Thirlstane. Open to all beef producers. This year's theme is ''Profitable beef production''. Details: 6426 9229 or 0419 269 239. DUNLOP PARK BULL SALE: Dunlop Parlk's annual bull sale will be on March 27 from 11.30am. Viewing from 10am on sale day. Details: 6426 9229 or 0419 269 239. CLEANSKIN SHEEP: Tasmania's inaugural cleanskin sheep information day and sale will be on January 28 at the Deloraine Showgrounds. Details: Tim Woodham 0418 323 425 or Jim Lyall 0408 375 138. DOG CALL: Delta Therapy Dogs is looking for volunteers from the Midlands area with dogs with a good temperament and basic manners that would be keen to visit a local aged care facility in Campbell Town. Dogs need to be between 18 months to 10 years of age. Details: Launceston branch coordinator Sarah Campbell 0417 574 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org ANGUS SOCIETY AGM: The Tasmania Committee of Angus Australia will hold its annual meeting on Monday, February 13 at 4.30pm at Jessiefield, 678 Pateena Rd, Longford. The AGM will be followed by a general committee meeting and drinks. All Angus Society members welcome. RSVP to the secretary Sarah Cole 0407 051 047 or email@example.com WESTBURY FLOWER SHOW: The Westbury Garden Club's summer show is on February 11, at the Uniting Church hall, William St, Westbury from 2-4pm. Large collection of dahlias, cut flowers, gladioli and roses. Details: Ros Groom 6362 2493.. Public input sought over five-year plan TAMAR Natural Resource Manage- ment wants members of the region's community to have their say as part of the organisation's five-year review. The consultation process is part of the review which will determine the strategic direction of the organisation. A draft document detailing several strategic themes is on the organis- ation's website. Tamar says the review is a good chance for local community members to raise any issue or activities they think the organisation should be target- ing or involved with. Community members have until the end of January to lodge their com- ments. The organisation aims to re- lease the five-year plan to the public by late February. Visit www.tamarnrm.com.au or call 6323 3310. TASMANIAN ALKALOIDS Value Adding in Tasmania The security of our Poppy Industry is vital. Report any suspicious activity in or near your poppy crop immediately. 2058141-120106 2073616-120113 SLASHERS www.delmade.com.au FREECALL 1800 335 623 RELIABLE ROBUST RUGGED FULL RANGE FOR EVERY BUDGET FREE STATEWIDE DELIVERY AUSTRALIAN MADE
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