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TAS Country : May 24th 2012
HAVE YOUR SAY: Women in Rural Lifestyles are hosting a discussion evening on June 4 at the Exeter Show Grounds from 7.30-9pm. Guest speaker is Denis Giasli who will talk about the NRM North's rural lifestyle landholder engagement pilot program. It will be an opportunity to have a say in what projects are promoted for better land, livestock and rural-based business management. Details: Carol Bracken 0423 255 776 SOCIAL NETWORKING MADE EASY: The MLA will be holding a free social media workshop to provide red meat producers with the skills to use the major social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging. The workshop is aimed at those already familiar with social media and looking to take the next step with their activities; Campbell Town, June 14-15. Details: Matthew Dwyer email@example.com POULTRY SHOW: The Southern Tasmanian Poultry Club is holding its annual two-day show at the Pontville Recreation ground, Brighten, on June 9-10 from 9am both days. Details: Tina Moate 6268 5240. 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. 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 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Grasslands Society of Southern Australia's 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/ or Claire 5433 5324 PLANNED BURNING SURVEY: Macquarie Franklin, with the support of NRM North, is keen to know more about landholder attitudes to planned burning on private land. Landowners are asked to complete a survey to gauge their opinion. Either go to https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/plannedburnsurvey to complete the survey electronically or contact Leanne Sherriff 0429 329 349 for a hardcopy of the survey. Spot prizes will be given for completing surveys before June 18. STOCKHORSE AGM: The Australian Stock Horse Society Tasmanian branch AGM will be held on June 17 at the Carrick Inn, Carrick. The AGM will start at 11am followed by a counter lunch and then a general meeting. Anyone interested is welcome and members are encouraged to attend. Details: Karolin Enno on 0417 544 009 COMBINED DINNER: The Combined Western Breeds High PointdDinner will be held on Saturday, July28 at the Grange, Campbell Town. Details: Vicki Hume, 6383 1176 or email@example.com 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 25, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper May 25-31, 2012 $1.00 inc GST THE BUDGET: WHAT YOU WIN AND WHAT YOU LOSE P3-5 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Wool powerP32 Hamish and Georgina Wallace STORY: P32 Picture: BRUCE MONTGOMERY INSIDE Call for rain recorders Wet watchers needed P3 Collective bargaining abandoned Spud contracts under fire P9 Fruit growers conference Asian berry market call P13 Limit placed on new paddocks ....... 3 Budget report card ....................... 4-5 Farming open day ............................. 6 Feral cat cull ..................................... 7 Your say ............................................. 8 Elders returns to profit .................. 10 Liberal, Greens alternative budget 11 TFGA Matters .................................. 15 Getting rid of willows ................ 16-17 The Stock Report ...................... 18-23 Richard Bailey's Market talk ......... 18 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 22 Rural property ........................... 24-25 Campbell Town Show ............... 26-27 Products and services .............. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 email@example.com CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY 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 Devonport Farmers Market, Showgrounds, Gunn St, 8.30am to noon. Contact: 6423 3384 Epping Forest Market, Midlands Hwy, 9am to 3pm. Details: Colin 0457 975 430 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 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. 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. 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. Huon Valley Growers and Makers Market, , 9am - 1pm, Franklin Palais, Huon Highway. Details: Anna Hailes 0419 167 060 National event that's ploughing ahead in popularity PLOUGHING has become an art with a sporting edge, and competitors will put it all on the line in this weekend's national cham- pionships near Burnie. The Tasmanian Plough- ing Association is hosting the National Ploughing Association of Australia championships at Deytons Lane, Elliott, near Burnie. Competition starts at 10am today and tomorrow. Entry is free and spec- tators can follow the signs to the competition field. TPA public relations of- ficer Chris Williams said this year Tasmania was entering a full team of seven -- six males and one female -- conventional ploughers. They do two- furrow one-way ploughing, in which the soil is turned to the right. Tasmania will also have two ploughmen competing in the reverse class, where the soil is turned to the left. Competition ploughing has been on the Tasman- ian calender since the 1830s. ''There is a growing interest in Tasmania for competition ploughing,'' Mr Williams said. The ploughing is judged on many different aspects, including straightness, uniformity, general ap- pearance and soil made available for seed bed. Mr Williams said 17 ploughers from interstate will be competing. The winner in each div- ision will represent Aust- ralia at the 60th world ploughing contest in Canada in July next year. The weekend will also decide a second plougher to go to New Zealand on a study tour next year. Jolly fine way to get nutrition GETTING livestock nutrition right will be the focus of a series of workshops to be held across the state next month. The workshops are being run by Serve-Ag, NRM North and Productive Nutrition, and are being funded through the Federal Government's Caring For Our Country program. Guest speaker at all three workshops will be well-known South Australian animal nutritionist Sam Jolly. 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