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TAS Country : May 3rd 2012
GROWING INTEREST: The fruit growers' conference is on May 18-19. FRUIT GROWERS' CONFERENCE: The Fruit Growers Tasmania conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston on May 18-19. The theme of this year's conference will be Getting to Market. The berry conference is on May 18 (morning session) along with marketing (afternoon session). The cherry and stone fruit seminar is on May 19 with guest speakers including international researcher Marlene Ayala from Chile. Field days will be held on May 17 (berry) and May 20 (cherry). Details and registration: www.fruitgrowerstas.com.au or 62311 944. MANAGING BROWSING PESTS: DPIPWE is holding an on-farm workshop on controlling wallabies and possums by effective fencing and shooting and other methods including trapping and the use of 1080. To to be held at Brain Baxter's property Greenside, 181 baxters Rd, Pipers River, on Thursday from 10am to 3.30pm. Details: Jonathan Knox 0417 754 590. RSVP by Tuesday. SUSTAINABLE SOILS FIELD DAY: Bothwell, May 22, and Dairy Plains May 23, 9.15am to 3.30pm (lunch and morning tea provided). Field days will cover soil C and soil N, soil quality program update, update on soil carbon trials. Presenters include David Rowlings (QUT), Dan Murphy and Andrew Wherrett, Bill Cotching and farmer speakers. Day will include farm tours. Details: Leanne Sherriff 0429 329 349. HAZELNUT FARM DAY: Tamar Valley Hazelnuts is having an open day at its farm, 43 Turkey Farm Rd, Glengarry, on May 19 from 10am to noon. Morning tea will be provided. New and experienced growers are welcome. Details: Carol Bracken 0423 255 776 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. The next meeting of TWIA Meander Valley and Quamby Groups Gathering committee will be held on Wednesday at Kanangara meeting rooms Deloraine at 7.30 pm. Details: Joan 6497 2141 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. TRIVIA NIGHT: The Bracknell Primary School is having a trivia night to raise money for the Grade 5/6 camp to Melbourne. Bracknell Hotel, May 11, from 7.30pm, $10 per head. Details: 0458 458 498. IRRIGATION FORUM: Water trading are you ready? The Ag Institute Australia, Tasmanian Branch is hosting an irrigation forum in Launceston. An opportunity to discuss what you need to know about water trading in Tasmania, the practical implications for farm planning and investment opportunities. May 23, 1.30pm to 5.30pm followed by a networking dinner. Details: Sharon Casey 02 6163 8122 or Donna Lucas 0438 396 347 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. 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. 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 CONTRACTORS AGMS: Agricultural Contractors of Tasmania annual general meetings: Mersey Valley region, May 16, 7.30pm at the Baptist Church Hall, Sassafras (apologies to Peter Campbell 6496 1331); Southern, May 17, 6.30pm for counter meal, meeting from 7.30pm, Huntington Tavern, Main Rd Kempton (apologies or enquiries to Mathew Pitt 0419 628 230 --- RSVP essential by May 14); and Northern, May 24, 6.30pm for counter meal, meeting from 7.30pm, Blenheim Inn Hotel, Longford (apologies or enquiries to Doug French 6397 3220 --- RSVP essential by May 21). GRASSLANDS AGM: The Grasslands Society of Southern Australia national conference will be held in Launceston at the Tram Sheds on July 27, with farm tours to be held on July 25-26. Details: http:/ /www.grasslands.org.au/Events/ conference/ Claire 5433 5325 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 4, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER Never mind the rain, it s country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper May 4-10, 2012 $1.00 inc GST TASSIE S KOREAN BEEF BONANZA P3 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 SHOW TIMEP6-7 It was a rainy start for the first day of Agfest yesterday. Ebony Wallis, 15 months, braved the weather in the arms of her dad Leigh STORY: P6-7 Picture: ROSS MARSDEN INSIDE Tassie beef exports Korean market expansion P3 Weed set to spread Serrated tussock alert P4-5 Farmers' burning question To burn or not to burn P14 River pollution report card .............. 5 Subsidy wind-up under scrutiny ..... 8 TFGA Matters .................................... 9 Paddock to plate dream ................ 10 Farmers hold beef reins .................. 11 From the Vine with Graeme Phillips 12 Waiting game on rate cuts ............ 13 Keeping Tasmanian Trail open ...... 15 Turning waste into harvest ....... 16-17 The Stock Report ...................... 18-23 Richard Bailey's Market talk ......... 18 Rural property ........................... 25-27 Fungi, the farmers' best friend ..... 28 Products and services .................... 29 Country classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword ........................................ 31 Weather ............................................ 31 Over the Fence ................................ 32 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 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 Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie Showgrounds, 8.30am to noon. Details: Show Office 6431 5882. St Marys Markets, Community Hall, St Marys, 9am to 1pm. Details: Robina 6372 2022 Deloraine Showgrounds Market, Deloraine Showgrounds, 9am-1pm, Details: Bodhi McSweeney 040 9695 321. Wilmot Markets, Old Wilmot Town Hall, Main Rd, 9am to 2pm. Details: Sharon Whitbread 6492 1302. Forcett Hall Community Market, 9am to 1pm. Details: Sharon Fotheringham 6265 9174. Bridport Market, Main Rd, Bridport, 9am-2pm. Details: Annemarie Laubsch 6356 1474 Smithton Saturday Market, 135 Nelson St, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.SUNDAY Axeman s Makers Market, Axemans Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm Details: 6426 2099. 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. South Arm Market, South Arm RSL, 2972 Main Rd, 9am to 1pm. Details: Pam Larkins 6248 9852. Brighton Market, Brighton Memorial Hall, 9am to 2pm. Details: 0427 008 353 Oatlands Community Market, Community Hall, Gay St, 9am to 1pm. Details Jenni Muxlow 0411 232 776 or Ron Williams 6254 1528. 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. Launceston Esk Market, Launceston 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, Main Rd Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket. blogspot.com or 04385 82876 Upcoming Features: For advertising enquiries contact Mathew Parr p: 62 300752 email@example.com Carolyn Baker p: 62 300640 firstname.lastname@example.org Working Dogs - 18th May Campell Town Show - 25th May Education and Careers - 8th June Farm Vehicles - 15th June 2087243-120504
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