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TAS Country : April 12th 2012
LAUNCESTON AUTUMN SHOW: The Launceston Horticultural Society Show this year features chrysanthemums, cut flowers, pot plants, floral art and plant exhibits. Talks also by Rob Reid on growing bulbs plus a special display from produce grown by schools. St Ailbe's Hall, Margaret St, April 28 (2pm-5pm) and April 29 (9am to 4pm). Details: 6344 2259. KENTISH GARDEN CLUB: The 20th anniversary of the club is to be held at a luncheon tomorrow at Weindorfers, Gowrie Park. Guest speaker is Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia. Details: Terrie Pollard 6491 2752 or Anne-Maree Temple on 6492 3012. 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 $15. Tickets www.tasteofthetamar.com.au 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. 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 HOLISTIC GRAZING MANAGEMENT: NRM South is holding a two-day Holistic Management/Planned Grazing course, presented by Graeme Hand, on Monday and Tuesday at Pontville Memorial Hall. The course will run between 8.45am and 4.30pm each day. Details: 6221 6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LAUNCESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Spring Show September 15-16. St Ailbe's Hall Margaret St. Featuring daffodils and camellias, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables, specialist plant grower stalls, floral art and children's exhibits. Saturday September 15, 10am to 5pm. Sunday September 16, 9am to 4pm. Rose, iris and rhododendron show is on in November, also at St Ailbe's Hall. Featuring roses, irises and rhododendrons. Open Saturday November 10, 2pm to 5pm, Sunday, November 11, 9am to 4pm. HAPPY HOOKERS: Meet monthly at Elizabeth Town Bakery Cafe on the last Sunday of each month from 11am. Also weekly on Thursdays from 10am at the British Hotel in Deloraine ($2 cost). Enquiries: email@example.com. MILLION PAWS WALK: People are urged people to show their support for preventing cruelty to animals by taking part in this year's RSPCA's Million Paws Walk to be held this year in Hobart, Launceston, St Helens and Ulverstone on May 20. WEATHER ONLINE WORKSHOP: With Brendan McMahon (Bureau of Meteorology). Find out about new features on the Bureau's web site. Localised weather information to within 3km of your place. Tuesday April 24 11am-12.30pm or Monday April 30 6.30pm- 8pm at Deloraine Online Access Centre 21 West Parade, Deloraine. Morning Tea/ Supper. Bookings or further information Anne-Marie Loader, LINC Tasmania Deloraine Library. 6362 3658. email: anne- firstname.lastname@example.org IRRIGATING THE PASTURE -- POWERING THE DAIRY: See Tasmania's first mini hydro running from an irrigation dam outlet. Official launch of the turbines and to celebrate with Ashgrove Cheese platters for lunch. Darren Cooper from Degree C will talk about the turbines, the inverters, learnings from this project and site suitability for similar mini hydros. Also overview findings from the DairyTas renewable energy site assessment project. Wednesday April 18 11.30am-1pm. Ashgrove Farms, Hawthorn Property. 679 Dunorlan Rd. Elizabeth Town (follow signs from Bass Hwy). Respond by Monday to DairyTas 6432 2233. email@example.com. Information contact Dairying for Tomorrow Co-ordinator Rachel Brown 0419 528 428. FERTILISER MANAGEMENT: Lunch provided. 11am-2pm Thursday. Beaufield, 14593 Highland Lakes Rd. Respond to DairyTas by Tuesday, 6432 2233 firstname.lastname@example.org BANTAMS IN SPOTLIGHT: The Southern Tasmanian Bantam Club is holding its annual information and sale day on Sunday April 22 in the Hobart Showgrounds poultry pavilion from10am. A wide variety of breeds on sale. Dr Mary Lou Conway from DPIPWE will talk on bio security issue. Club members will also be on hand to help with husbandry advice. Details: Steve 0407 537 692. 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 13, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper April 13-19, 2012 $1.00 inc GST ANGUS WEEK ATTRACTS INTERSTATE INTEREST P5 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Bridging the urban-rural divide P3 Farmer Matt Dunbabin helping to bridge the rural-urban divide. STORY: P3 Picture: KIM EISZELE INSIDE The hard road to success Our top vineyard P4 Top honours at Royal Sydney Show Whipcracking success P6 Garden oasis for TFGA chief At home with Jan P14-15 Poppy company fined over spill ..... 3 Beef primed for growth ................... 5 Water sales on target ...................... 7 Country Wheels ................................. 8 Hobby farming with Paul Healy ...... 9 Ask SOTA ......................................... 10 TFGA Matters ................................... 11 Fined for dumping carcasses ........ 12 The Stock Report ................ 13-19, 28 Special Feature: Poultry ................ 20 Rural property ............................ 21-23 Products and services .............. 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword ........................................ 27 Weather ............................................ 27 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 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 email@example.com RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US AT email@example.com 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. 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. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, Main Rd Lilydale, 6pm to 9pm. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com or 04385 82876 SUNDAY Judbury Growers and Makers, in the park next to the hall, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tony Robbie 6266 0262. 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. Upcoming Features: For advertising enquiries contact Tracey Wright p: 62 300752 email@example.com Carolyn Baker p: 62 300640 firstname.lastname@example.org Murray Grey - 20th April Santa Gertrudis - 20th April Alpaca Week - (1-9th May) - 27th April Agfest - 27th April Animal Health - 11th May 2084475-120413 • • •
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