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TAS Country : March 22nd 2012
Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper March 23-29, 2012 $1.00 inc GST DAIRY FARMERS AGREE TO LEVY RISE P3 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Riding for a cause P15 Quad bike riders Gavin Steel, Darryn Kerr and Rick Blackwell who are raising funds for charity. STORY: P15 Picture: ROSS MARSDEN INSIDE Tougher controls come into force Cats in firing line P7 Shorthorns impress at Wynyard Show success P12-13 Elders' Powranna sale Good returns for weaners P28 Dairy levy rise approved .................. 3 Banks fail to cut rates ..................... 4 Industrial hemp crop a step closer 5 Your Say ............................................ 6 TFGA Matters .................................... 8 Pastures of plenty ............................ 9 Farming mourns great mate .......... 11 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 16 The Stock Report ...................... 16-20 Dairy outlook bright ....................... 21 Rural property ................................. 22 Advertising feature: Shorthorns .... 23 Products and services directory 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword ........................................ 27 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 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 Sunday, 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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. DUNLOP PARK BULL SALE: Dunlop Park's annual bull sale will be on Tuesday 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 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 is on this weekend, 9am-4pm at Latrobe Memorial Hall. Working demonstrations, displays, trade table. Adults $3, children under-16 free. Food and drinks. Details: Jeanette Hope 0407 141 050. TASTE OF TAMAR: The Taste of the Tamar celebrates wine and food produced in the Tamar Valley region, bringing together products from more than 20 wine and food producers. At the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart on July 21 and 22 from noon to 5pm. Entry $1. Tickets www.tasteofthetamar.com.au 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. EQUESTRIAN OPEN DAY: At the Ennovyar Stables, 1512 South Riana Rd, Gunns Plains, on April 9. The first open day held by judge and Arabian breeder Yvonne Downes. Horse Lovers are invited to spend a relaxing day mingling with naturally beautiful performance horses in their home environment, and to kick back and relax with a free sausage sizzle and light refreshments. Details: 6429 1353 FOOD SAFETY TRAINING: TQA Aust- ralia will be holding training sessions for those seeking Freshcare Food Safety and Quality V3; Launceston on April 17, Hobart April 18, Scottsdale April 24, Burnie April 25, Devonport May 2 and in Deloraine May 9. Details: 6423 6008 or email@example.com Registrations close March 26. Thursday 29th March. NW FARM FORESTRY FIELD DAY: Thursday at Preston Rd North Motton, from 9am. A discussion at the value of trees on the farm. RSVP by Tuesday to Tracey, 6434 7260 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. TASMANIAN WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: The 10th Women on Farms gathering ''Meandering in Our Valley'' will be held from May 18-20 at Deloraine. Registration forms now available. Details: Maureen 0409 020 417 or Joan on 6497 2141 TWIA: fThe next meeting of TWIA Meander Valley and Quamby Groups gathering committee will be held on Wednesday at Kanangara meeting rooms, Deloraine, at 7.30pm. Details: Joan 6497 2141 vp+4HOLISTIC GRAZING MANAGEMENT: NRM South is holding a two-day grazing course on April 16-17 at Pontville Memorial Hall. The course will run between 9am and 5pm each day. Details: 6221 6111 or email@example.com 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, March 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 - 1pm, Franklin Palais, Huon Highway. Details: Anna Hailes 0419 167 060. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 10am-2pm, Main Rd Lilydale. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com or 04385 82876 Ranelagh Alpaca Market and Craft Day, Ranelagh Showgrounds, 10am- 3pm. Details: Josiane Eve 0417 771 477. CLAAS ARION 400 $92,000* Includes STOLL Loader Claas Harvest Centre Tasmania 26 Trevor Street ULVERSTONE TAS 7315 Ph: 03 6425 7191 www.claasharvestcentre.com.au 5.9% p.a. 30% Deposit 36 Monthly payments GST back month 4 THE ARION 400 is availavble in 95-115HP with or without loaders. * Package illustrated is based on ARION 420 tractor fitted with Stoll FZ40.1 loader for the sale price of $92,000 inc GST, financed over a 36 month term with monthly payments in arrears, includes a GST repayment in month 4 of finance contract. Terms, Fees, Charges and Conditions apply. Available to approved business applicants only. Offer Expires 31/03/11.
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