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TAS Country : March 15th 2012
Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper March 16-22, 2012 $1.00 inc GST OUR TOP DAIRY FARMER P4 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Show time P3 Elizabeth Knox, Meg Bignell, Bronwyn Strange and Melissa Brettingham-Moore who are supplying fresh produce and preserves at tomorrow's Bream Creek Show. STORY: P3 Picture: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES INSIDE Dairy business awards Our top dairy farmers P4 Move away from cropping On-farm butchery P10-11 Swing-over rotary New way to milk P25 Freight scheme a failure .................. 3 Imports to cut jobs .......................... 5 Bull sales hit targets ........................ 5 Arnold's key eye for cattle .............. 7 Market day focus on alpacas .......... 8 Sassafras heritage farming .............. 9 Spraying reforms delayed ............... 11 TFGA Matters .................................. 13 Buyers out in force at weaner sale 14 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 15 The Stock Report ...................... 15-20 Advertising feature: Simmentals ... 21 Dairy Business Awards ............. 22-24 Rural property ........................... 25-27 Products and services directory 28-29 Country classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword ........................................ 31 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 ENTALLY FAIR: The Entally Estate's Colonial Fair is on March 25, 10am to 4pm. Enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone era with the period costume competition, croquet on the lawn, horse drawn carriages and Celtic musicians; $5 adults, $1 for children under 16. Tours of the Entally Historic Homestead will be available for a gold coin donation. Details: 6393 6201. HAMILTON SHOW: The Hamilton Show will be held at the showgrounds, Lyell Highway, Hamilton, on March 25 from 7.30am with dog trials and shearing competitions. Also on the program are equestrian events, children's races, home industries, wool and cattle. Details: Richard 6286 3420, Jo 6286 3424 or Ann 6286 3259 DOG FLYBALL: There will be a training clinic's for dog flyball in Hobart on March 25 and and Westbury March 31. For information on the fun and fast dog sport of flyball see Flyball Tasmania on Facebook or email Tania all firstname.lastname@example.org or 6227 2516. ST PATRICKS HEAD CELEBRATION: Tomorrow, market 10am to 3pm, children's games 11am to 2pm, rock and roll dance 5pm to 9pm. Gold coin donation entry to dance, dress in 1950s and 1960s gear and join the fun. Details: Sue 6372 2512 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 WYNYARD SHOW: The Wynyard Show is on tomorrow. This year's show will feature Beef Shorthorn Show and Holstein Australia, Tasmania branch, Interbreed Show.Details: Maxine Ewington, 6442 3916, 0408 323 196 or email email@example.com. GEM SHOW: The Lapidary Club of Tasmania is holding its Hobart Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show tomorrow, from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 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, will be held at the Latrobe Community Hall and Performing Arts Centre, Gilbert St, Latrobe, on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Details: Mike Gaffney 6426 1797 KENTISH GARDEN CLUB: The 20th anniversary of the club is to be held at a luncheon on April 14 at Weindorfers, Gowrie Park. Guest speaker is Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia. Details: Terrie Pollard 6491 2752 or Anne-Maree Temple on 6492 3012. JEWELLERY AND GEM FAIR: Devonport Lapidary Club and Burnie Gem Club's Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair, March 24-25. 9am-4pm. Working demonstrations, displays, trade table. Adults $3, children under-16 free. Food and drinks. Details: Jeanette Hope 0407 141 050. SUSTAINABLE GRAZING PRACTICES: NRM South is holding two free field days focusing on planned grazing as a tool to improve soil and pasture health; Tuesday, at Dunalley; and Thursday at Nicholls Rivulet. Details: 6221 6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org INTRO TO PERMACULTURE: Two-day course on the principles of permaculture design, March 31 and April 1, at Source Community Garden, Sandy Bay. Cost $150. Details: Jenny Calder, Source.wholefoods @gmail.com, 6224 0055 SASSAFRAS GET TOGETHER: At the Sassafras Community Hall, 76 Chapel Rd, Sassafras on March 30 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Guest speaker: Deborah De Williams, of the Running Pink Foundation and her border collie dog Maggie. A two course meal, $20 per person, children under 12 free. Details: Kevin Shadbolt 6426 7215 or Annabel Scott 6426 7321. ICPA CONFERENCE: ICPA is an Australia-wide body concerned about the education, health and well being of our younger generation in rural and remote areas. The state conference is being held on Thursday at the Oatlands Town Hall from 9am. Details: Adele Plunkett 0438 517 755 VEGETABLE LEVY PAYERS' MEETINGS: AUSVEG is hosting Vegetable Levy Payers' meeting in Devonport and Hobart to provide growers with an opportunity to see where and how R&D levy funds are being invested. Devonport session is on Wednesday, April 4, at the Argosy Hotel, 221 Tarleton St, East Devonport, 6pm- 8pm. The Hobart session is on Saturday, May 12, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, 2.30pm-3pm. Details: 9822 0388. 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 16, 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 Launceston Harvest Market, Cimitiere St Car Park, 9am to 1pm. Details: Kieryn Deutrom 0417 352 780 or email@example.com 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. Smithton Saturday Market, 135 Nelson St, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 6-9pm, Main Rd Lilydale. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com or 04385 82876 Claude Road Market, Claude Rd Hall, 9am-3pm. Details: Jim 64911853 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, 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.
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