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TAS Country : June 7th 2012
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 8, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper June 8-14, 2012 $1.00 inc GST SOUTHERN WATER BOOST P3 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Winning team P12 Montana Wilton and Gyp at the Campbell Town Show. STORY: P12 Picture: KAROLIN MacGREGOR INSIDE All the major awards Campbell Town Show P6, 8-12 Tassie's top young fruit grower Life's berry good P16 Rebuilding after the bush fires Out of the ashes P16 Rate cut demand .............................. 5 Feral pest control ............................. 7 UTAS scores research funds ........... 7 Warm, wet autumn ......................... 13 TFGA Matters .................................. 14 Power meters do-it-yourself plan . 15 Your Say .......................................... 18 Quilty challenge starts ................... 19 The Stock Report ...................... 20-24 Richard Bailey's Market talk ........ 20 Wool Report with Eric Hutchinson 20 Rural property ........................... 25-26 Education and careers ................... 27 Products and services .............. 28-29 Country classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword, 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 email@example.com RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US AT email@example.com CARBON FARMING FORUM: NRM North and NRM South are presenting a free forum on understanding the opportunities presented by the Carbon Farming Initiative; Launceston, Thursday June 14; Hobart, Friday June 15. Details: www.nrmsouth.org.au. SMARTER ENERGY USE IN DAIRIES: Dairy Tas is running an automation and energy monitoring workshop at Deloraine on June 20. It will cover affordable ideas for electrical automation, the results of energy monitoring from 10 Tasmanian dairies, and demonstrate the NHP energy monitors and software that DairyTas has bought for the industry to use. British Hotel, 80 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, 10am to 2pm, lunch provided. RSVP to Dairy Tas 6432 2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org PASTURE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: Learn how to improve pasture management at one of three workshops (all 10am to 3pm) --- Ulverstone Football Club, June 26 and July 3, Smithton Polytechnic, June 28 and July 5 and launceston Skills Institute, July 18 and July 25. RSVP TIA Dairy Centre 6430 4953 or Alison Hall A.F.Hall@utas.edu.au. HEALTHY CALVES and MASTITIS MANAGEMENT: Information sessions on calf rearing and mastitis management at Deloraine, June 26 at Dairy Plains Hall; Ouse, June 28, at Ouse District School; Smithton, July 3 at Smithton Recreation Centre and Ringarooma, July 5 at the Ringarooma Hall. Details and RSVP DairyTas 6432 2233. FRUIT GROWERS UPDATE: Two compliance workshops specifically designed for owners/managers or administrative staff within the fruit industrywill be held in the north and south to update growers on various legislative and compliance requirements such as depreciation, superannuation, levy payments and OH&S. Both run from 9.30am to 3pm, includes lunch and morning tea. Hobart, Wednesday, at Fruit Growers Tasmania, 262 Argyle St. Launceston, June 15, DPIPWE, Mt Pleasant Conference Room, 165 Westbury Rd, Prospect. RSVP to FGT 6231 1944 or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org POULTRY SHOW: The Southern Tasmanian Poultry Club is holding its annual two-day show at the Pontville Recreation ground, Brighton, this weekend 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: email@example.com. 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 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 Pointd Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Grange, Campbell Town. Details: Vicki Hume, 6383 1176 or 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 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.SUNDAY Axeman s Makers Market, Axemans Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm Details: 6426 2099. Coal River Valley Farmers Market, Campania Hall and grounds, 9am to 2pm,. Details: Glynis Flower 6260 4598. Tasmanian Farm Gate, Melville St carpark, Hobart, 9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625 or 0401 925 439. Sorell Market, Community Hall and Oval until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282 or 0417 509 558. Tunbridge Market, Tunbridge Town Hall, 9am to 3pm. Details: Dawn Farrelly 62552008. Snug Market, 62 Beach Rd, 10am to 3pm. Details: Helen 040 339 054. Dover Community Market, Southgate Shopping Centre, 10am to 3pm. Details: Lisa 6297 6220. Geeveston Country Market, Community Hall Brady St, 9am to 1pm. Details: Jo Skipsey 6297 9913. 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. Details: 6272 6812. 2093243-120608 WARNING To Tasmanian Country advertisers There is a scam afoot where fraudsters are soliciting money by claiming to be Tasmanian Country advertising representatives. We have two advertising executives, Carolyn Baker and Matthew Parr. They never solicit money upfront. Their practice is to email advertisement proofs to clients BEFORE confirming any payment. Please don t be conned by anyone claiming to be Carolyn or Matthew. They represent Tasmania s widest read rural publication and abide by a strict code of ethics. If in doubt, call Carolyn or Matthew on62300640/62300752. Enquiries contact Allan 0409 210 628 or Paul 0418 318 989 firstname.lastname@example.org -- Stowport, Tasmania END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE Manufacturer overstocked, take advantage of end of financal year sale. Make the new electricity price increase "Work for You" and all future rises! 002312-PROP www.kandwturbines.com.au
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