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TAS Country : February 23rd 2012
Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper Feb24--Mar1,2012 $1.00 inc GST PORT PIRATES HIT TASSIE P5 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Our fantastic farmers P6&7 Picture: CHRIS CRERAR Rob and Jo Bradley and their children Hugh and Ingrid. STORY: P6-7 Picture: CHRIS CRERAR SPECIAL FEATURES New outlet for small dairy farms Say cheese P8-9 New trailer reduces vets' workload A leg-up to better health P21 Special Feature Angus sales P24-25 Barriers hamper hemp production . 3 TFGA: Giving young people a career 4 Rural Youth ........................................ 4 Port pirates hit Tassie farmers ....... 5 Boost for local horse breeders ....... 5 Your Say ..................................... 10-11 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 15 The Stock Report ...................... 18-23 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 21 Rural property ........................... 26-27 Products and services directory 28-29 Country classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword, weather ........................ 31 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 email@example.com RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US AT email@example.com SPRENT COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY: Demonstrations on how to set up a garden in a box for easy care, no digging and no bending, tomorrow at the Sprent Primary School, from 10am to noon, hosted by horticulturalist Louise Murphy. Refreshments available. Details: Leanne Stones 6429 3221. GAMBUSIA INFORMATION DAY: Tamar NRM will be holding an information day on Gambusia fish tomorrow, 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 9239 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to website www.painthorsetasmania.com 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 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, today, 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 today, 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 GEM SHOW: The Lapidary Club of Tasmania is holding its Hobart Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 17, from 9am to 5pm and March 18 from 9am to 4pm, Grandstand Hall, Hobart Showground, Glenorchy. Details: Rosemary 6249 1408. CARBON STORAGE FORUM: A free community forum on carbon stoarge in Tasmanian forests, presented by Dr Martin Moroni, senior research scientist with Forestry Tasmania, will be held at the Latrobe Community Hall and Performing Arts Centre, Gilbert St, Latrobe, on March 21 at 7.30pm. Details: Mike Gaffney 6426 1797 EDO TASMANIA CONFERENCE: March 8 explores whether the legislation currently governing marine farming in Tasmania. The conference will be opened by the Governor of Tasmania, Peter Underwood, and chaired by Duncan Kerr. International keynote speakers will provide their perspective on regulatory models in other places and global performance indicators. Details: Jess Feehely 6223 2770. KENTISH GARDEN CLUB: The 20th Anniversary of the club is to be held on April 14 at Weindorfers, Gowrie Park. Celebrations will consist of a lunch event with special guest speaker, Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia. All members are invited to attend. Details: Terrie Pollard 6491 2752 or Anne-Maree Temple on 6492 3012. TWIA MEANDER VALLEY: Next meeting will be a BBQ on Wednesday at 1041 Weetah Rd, East Parkham at 6.30pm; please BYO your own meat and a salad or sweet. RSVP to Deb 6368 1249 partners welcome. GOWRIE PARK RODEO AND UTE MUSTER: Come via Sheffield, Saturday, March 10. Full rodeo program. Gates open at 2pm main event from 4:30pm. Live Band the Wolfe Brothers. Bar, food and refreshments available. No BYO alcohol. Details: 0409 381 619. 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 24, 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. Contact: 6423 3384 Epping Forest Market, Midlands Hwy, 9am to 3pm. Details: Steve 0409 026 853. All Saints Market, 9am to 2pm, 339 Macquarie St, South Hobart. Details: Yvonne 0417 370 819. 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 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. Campbell Town Market, town hall from 8.30am. Details: Sally Hills 6381 1318. 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. Huon Valley Growers and Makers Market, , 9.00am to 1pm, Franklin Palais, Huon Highway. Details: Janet 6266 3983 Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, Sunday 10am-2pm, details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com or 04385 82876. It s all the small things we do that help make you big. www.virbac.com.au Customer Support 1800 242 100 Virbamec Oral Plus Selenium contains Abamectin, the most potent of the short-acting ML drenches. Virbamec Oral is highly effective against all ML-susceptible internal parasites plus itchmite and nasal bot. If not controlled, internal parasites can reduce overall productivity, especially in young animals. Studies have shown reductions in weight gains of 60-100 % 1 and wool growth rates of up to 40%2. 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