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TAS Country : February 16th 2012
Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper February 17 -- 23, 2012 $1.00 inc GST TFGA BACKS BLOCKING OF IGA P5 &7 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Paddock to bottle P11 Peter Hope and Bill Lark. STORY: P11 Picture: ROGER LOVELL SPECIAL FEATURES Lavender trail potential The good oil P4 The best in the country Sausage king P5 Export demand for clip Wool sale successP18 NW dairy projects safe .................... 3 Bush park Show ................................ 3 Farmers oppose IGA ......................... 5 Your Say ............................................ 6 TFGA: Forest war needs leadership 7 Good pasture key to success .......... 8 Goats in demand .............................. 9 Oatlands machinery day ................ 10 Pasture to tourism venture ...... 14-15 Country wheels ............................... 16 Stock report ............................... 17-22 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 17 Rural property ................................. 23 Products and services directory 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword, weather ........................ 27 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 ON SHOW: Holsteins will feature at the Wynyard Show this year SPRENT COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY: On February 25 at the Sprent Primary School, from 10am to noon, hosted by horticulturalist Louise Murphy. Demonstrations will show how to set up a garden in a box. Details: Leanne Stones 6429 3221. 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. 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. 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 Thursday 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 LINTWOOD LIMOUSINS: Bull and female sale, National Park, March 24 from 1pm. Inspections from 10am. Details: Anita 6288 1298. 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 tomorrow 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 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 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. CELEBRATING THE ENVIRONMENT: Tamar NRM is organising an International Women's Day event ''Celebrating the Environmen - Women in our Community'' on Thursday, March 8, between 10am and 3pm at Windsor Community Centre, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside. There will be several women speakers talking about their expertise and their interaction with the environment. Details: 6323 3310 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 17, 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 Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie Showgrounds, 8.30am to noon. Details: Show Office 6431 5882. Sheffield Town Hall, 9am to 2pm. High St. Details: Sharon Whitbread 6492 1302. 6491 2564. Westbury Church Market, St Andrew's, Lonsdale Promenade, 8am to 2pm. Details: Margaret 6393 1417. Kettering Market, Community Hall Kettering, 10am-3pm. Details: Jenni 0406 229 807. 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: Roger Oates 6264 0359 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning) or 0418 349 098. 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. 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, Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm. 6272 6812. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 6pm-9pm, Main Rd Lilydale. 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