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TAS Country : February 9th 2012
Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper February 10 -- 16, 2012 $1.00 inc GST TFGA: TIME TO GET SERIOUS ON FERAL CATS P7 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Harvest time P5 Annual pea harvest at Cressy. Farmer Rob Tole and his son Charlie, 5. STORY: P5 Picture: CHRIS KIDD SPECIAL FEATURES Keeping the berries protected Netted success P6 On a new career path Change of pace P14-15 Fair deal for dairy farmers Global price call P16 Fire danger warning ......................... 3 Irrigation scheme up for offer ........ 4 Tick warning still in place ................ 4 Keep young people on the land ...... 6 TFGA: cull the cats ........................... 7 White Suffolk sheep fest ................. 8 Your Say ............................................ 9 Stock report ............................... 10-16 Dairy demand to grow ................... 10 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 10 Welcome rally in wool prices ......... 11 Tillage and planting feature ..... 18-21 Rural property ........................... 22-23 Products and services directory 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword, weather ........................ 27 Growth in lamb markets ................ 28 Tasmanian Country is published by Davies Brothers Limited, 93 Macquarie St, Hobart, 7000. ABN 37 009 475 754 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 GAMBUSIA INFORMATION DAY: Tamar NRM will be holding an information day on Gambusia fish on February 25, at the Tamar Wetlands Reserve, Riverside, from 10am to 2pm. The Gambusia is an introduced pest which attacks native tadpoles and fish and frog eggs. Details: 6323 3310. PASTURE CROPPING COURSE: Pasture cropping can fill the winter feed gap, reduce crop costs, improve soil biology and increase profitability for both grazing and cropping enterprises. Colin Seis is runing a free two- day workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Huntington Tavern, Kempton. Details: Danielle Bonnington (02) 6848 5900 or email@example.com DUNLOP PARK BULL SALE: Dunlop Park'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. ANGUS SOCIETY AGM: The Tasmania Committee of Angus Australia will hold its annual meeting on Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org WESTBURY FLOWER SHOW: The Westbury Garden Club's summer show is on tomorrow, 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. GREAT LAND FIELD DAY: Biological liquid fertiliser information field day at Ellenview, 277 Cuprona Rd, Cuprona, on Wednesday, from 11am to 3pm. Special guests include Sam Kekovich and Ron Barassi. Details: Athol Hodgetts 0412 342 965. PAINTED HORSE TITLES: The Tasmanian Paint Horse championships will be held on Saturday, March 31 (english) starting at 11am and Sunday April 1 (western) at 9:30am. Both events at the Violet Banks Indoor Arena, Exton. Details: Vicki Hume 6383 1176 or email@example.com or go to website www.painthorsetasmania.com TWA ANNUAL MEETING: Tasmanian Women in Agriculture will hold its AGM on February 23 at 10.30am at the Turners Beach Berry Patch. The AGM will be followed by lunch ($20-$30) and a tour of the berry farm. RSVP essential to Leonie Hiscutt 6435 4282, firstname.lastname@example.org BUSHY PARK SHOW: The show this year is on February 18. Highlights include woodchopping, chainsaw racing, equestrian events, sheep dogs, cattle and sheep, junior handling, band, local produce and animal nursery. Details: Anita 6288 1298. LINTWOOD LIMOUSINS: Bull and female sale, National Park, March 24 from 1pm. Inspections from 10am. Details: Anita 6288 1298. AUTOMATIC MILKING FIELD DAY: A field day looking at automatic milking systems will be held at John and Caroline van Adrichem's property, 100 Pacey's Rd, Togari, on Tuesday from 11am to 2pm. Details: TIAR 6430 4953. BULL SALE: Londavra Stud at St Marys is holding its Angus bull sale on March 1. Included are 24 bulls and 36 commercial heifers PTIC. Details: David Young 0417 344 638 SEED SWAP: Tamar NRM is holding its autumn seed swap on February 18 from 10am to noon at the Launceston Environment Centre, 72 Tamar St, Launceston. Find out what seeds should be sown now. Details: 6323 3310. SKILLING THE FOOD BOWL: A Liberal Policy Forum seeking input from rural educators, industry stakeholders and forward thinkers on how education channels can be improved to ensure Australia has the necessary skills and training to keep our primary industries at peak productivity, Friday February 24, from 1pm to 6.30pm at Clarendon House, 234 Clarendon Rd, Evandale. Details (registration closes today): 6424 5960 FEEDLOT FIELD DAY: The Angus Society of Australia, Tasmania Committee, and Tasmania Feedlot, will have a free field day and tour at Powranna on February 24, 10.30am to 1.30pm. Topics include animal requirements and welfare. Details: Sarah Cole, 0407 051 047 or email@example.com GOAT FEST 2012: All breeds field day will be held at the Campbell Town Showgrounds 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday, February 26. There will be goat judging, goats for sale, husbandry demonstrations, displays and food and craft stalls. Entry by gold coin donation. Details: Steve 0407 537 692 or Mary 0438 622 593. WYNYARD SHOW: The 124th Wynyard Show is on March 17. schedules are now available.Details: Maxine Ewington, 6442 3916, 0408 323 196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This year's show will feature Beef Shorthorn Show and Holstein Australia, Tasmania branch, Interbreed Show. 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 10, 2012 WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY MoMa Market at MONA, on the roof of MONA, 655 Main Rd Berriedale, 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Details: www.mona.net.au Oast House Market, Hobart Rd, New Norfolk, 9am to 1pm. Details: Chrissy Andrew 6261 4476. 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, 10am to 1pm. Details: Bronwyn James 6257 0505. 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 Judbury Growers and Makers Market, on the park next to the hall, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tony Robbie 6266 0262. 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. 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, Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm. 6272 6812. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 10am-2pm, Main Rd, Lilydale. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blog spot.com or 0438 582 876 AT THE REINS: Phillip Leitch will give a medieval jousting demonstration. Knight in shining armour among expo highlights KAROLIN MacGREGOR A KNIGHT in shining armour will be just one of the things on display at next weekend's Tasmanian All Breeds Stal- lion parade and Equine Expo. Horse enthusiasts from across the state are expected to turn out for the event at Quercus Park near Carrick on February 18. Gates will open at 10am for the equine expo, to feature trade stalls with products ranging from rugs and cloth- ing to natural remedies and therapies. A variety of horse breed societies and groups will also have stalls at the expo and be performing to demonstrate what their particular breeds can do. There will also be a number of other demonstrations throughout the day by talented juniors and professional horse people. A jackpot barrel race will also be held and there will be free give- aways including Gallagher show bags. Children will be able to have a free pony ride and participate in lots of other fun activities with the Police and Citizens Youth Club mobile ac- tivity bus. The stallion parade will kick off at 2pm with a colourful display of Arabians in costume. Many of the state's top breeding stallions will be shown both in hand and under saddle. A highlight of the parade will be Phillip Leitch with his Friesian stallion Noble Shadow Valiant. Dressed in authentic medieval cos- tume including armour, the pair will give a Quintain Jousting demon- stration. Mr Leitch has recently returned from America where he has been a training jouster for a film company. A lucky gate prize -- accommodation for one night at the luxurious five-star cottage No. 92 -- will be up for grabs. Entry to the parade and expo will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 5-16 and under fives will get in for free. Entry for a family of four -- two adults and two children -- will cost $25.
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