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TAS Country : May 24th 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012 Tasmanian Country 7 News IN THE SWING: Tom Shoobridge, left, and David Jones are preparing for the Derwent Valley Farmers Golf Day. Turfing the farm for a fairway ROGER HANSON THE Ouse Country Club will be a hive of activity next month. On the beautiful and green course, the club will host the Derwent Valley Farmers Golf Day on Friday, June 8. Joint co-ordinators of the day, Hamil- ton dairy farmer David Jones and Tom Shoobridge from beef producer Cleveland Pastoral Estate, have organ- ised $5000 in prizes and sponsorship. ''It is a fabulous little course, and we hope to get a lot of people along,'' Mr Jones said. ''Over the past 10 years the Ouse district has lost its high school, pub and hospital, so now the country club is the focal point of the community. ''The nine-hole course is a delight to play.'' The golf day is the major fundraiser of the year for the club. It will be a 10am shotgun start, and costs $20 a head which includes golf and lunch. ''We really urge everyone in the district to get along. ''It will be a great day.'' To join in the fun call Mr Jones on 0438 303769. Taking aim at feral cat population KAROLIN MacGREGOR TARGET: Feral cats are a problem RESIDENTS in the Tam O'Shanter region in Tasmania's north are being warned to lock up their pet cats as a new program to get rid of feral cats gets under way. The Reducing the Feral Cat Popu- lation in Tam O'Shanter project is being funded through the Tasmanian Landcare Fund. Tamar Natural Resource Manage- ment will be running the project which will start early next month. Last weekend, a workshop was held to inform locals about the project. Tamar NRM president Ian Sauer said feral cats were a major issue in the region and killed wildlife as well as spreading diseases that could be deadly for humans and animals. Trapping of feral cats in the Tam O'Shanter region will start next month. To prevent their pet cats being caught, locals are being urged to lock them up, especially at night. The project follows on from two successful programs to reduce feral cat numbers in the Weymouth and Belling- ham areas during 2009 and 2011. As a result of those projects, 79 feral cats were caught and humanely euthanised. ''Importantly all the feral cats trap- ped were found to have toxoplasmosis, a parasitic and often fatal disease which can be transferred between species including unborn human babies,'' Mr Sauer said. ''Our domestic cats are wonderful family members, but if dumped they have instinctive hunting skills.'' Training will be provided to volun- teers who may be keen to help out with the project. Mr Sauer said the training would also include instruction on how to safely release native animals that were occasionally found in the cat traps. Mr Sauer said responsible cat owner- ship was also the first step in reducing the feral cat problem. ''We ask the community to be responsible for their domestic cats,'' he said. ''All cats should be microchipped and desexed and kept at home during the day and night. This will increase their lifespan and reduces the urge to wander and protects our native wildlife.'' For more information about the project go to www.tamarnrm.com.au The information contained in this correspondence is not a substitute for professional advice and does not take into account your personal or nancial needs or circumstances. ^Farm Management Deposit eligibility criteria applies. ANZ recommends that you seek appropriate advice (including taxation advice) and read the relevant Terms and Conditions and the Financial Services G uide before acquiring any product. Terms and Conditions apply. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) ABN 11 005 357 522. AFSL/Australian Credit Licence Number 234527. ANZ s colour blue is a trade mark of ANZ. A C 7/A anz.com/agri ith the flexibility of both fixed and variable rates or a combination of the t o an ANZ Agribusiness Manager can help you find a solution for your business. isit anz.com/agri or call 1800 462 474 today. elp make a good year a great one ith an ANZ Farm Management Deposit Account^ .
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