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TAS Country : June 7th 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012 Tasmanian Country 11 News Campbell Town Show *For Terms & Conditions refer to www.onesteelcyclone.com.au Registered trademark of OneSteel Wire Pty Limited ABN 59 000 010 873. Ingall St, Mayfield NSW 2304. CYC0014/TC To take advantage of this great offer, get your claim form at www.onesteelcyclone.com.au and return with your proof of purchase to: Cyclone Gate Promotion Offer, PO Box 586, Crows Nest, NSW 1585. THE CYCLONE GATES OFFER IS BACK. OPENS 1ST MAY. CLOSES 30TH JUNE. Cyclone, the name you know for quality Australian gates, is offering you $10 cash back* on every gate you purchase from 1st May to 30th June 2012. Buy Cyclone gates. Get cash back. www.fahcsia.gov.au VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2012 Invitation to Apply for Funding The Australian Government s Volunteer Grants initiative recognises the valuable work of volunteers. Volunteer Grants 2012 is part of the Australian Government s ongoing commitment to supporting volunteers, assisting disadvantaged communities and encouraging social inclusion to assist vulnerable people within our society. The Volunteer Grants 2012 Application Form and Application Guidelines are available at www.fahcsia.gov.au or by telephoning the Volunteer Grants 2012 Hotline on 1800 183 374. A TTY service is available for persons who have a hearing or speech impairment on 1800 555 677. Applications close on Wednesday 25 July 2012 at 5pm AEST. AG63938 Breeders achieve fine return ''I've just come back from a wool-growers forum in China and price- wise it's a worry, but in China there's growing demand for wool,'' he said. ''There's the potential for them [China] to take more than the whole Australian wool clip if the demand from them keeps growing.'' The Grand Champion Junior Wool Breed Ram award was won by a Merino ram from Paul Weeding's Okehampton stud. Lamb quality praised SOME of Tasmania's best prime lamb producers put their skills on display at this year's Campbell Town Show in the Paddock to Plate competition. There were 24 entries in the competition, which is now in its third year. Competition organiser Andrew Calvert, from TP Jones, said it was pleasing to see so many producers supporting the event. The competition in- volves a a liveweight judg- ing and a carcass section. Each producer enters a team of three lambs in either the heavyweight ex- port category or the trade section. One of the lambs from each team is processed during the week prior to the show and the other two are judged live at the show. The team with the best combined scores from each section wins. Judging this year's on the hoof section was well known Aust- ralian Lamb Company buyer Malcolm Clark. Mr Clark said he was impressed with the quality of the lambs in the compe- tition. ''The quality of the sheep over all was extremely good,'' he said. ''In the heavy export class I had to discount some for being too fat, because we really want them between three and four scores, but overall they were very good.'' The overall winner of the Paddock to Plate com- petition and the Peter Wil- liams Perpetual Trophy was Richard and Sarah Johnston from IC Boyes Estate. The Johnstons' team of heavyweight export Poll Dorset Dohne Merino cross lambs earned the overall highest score. Second place went to lambs from John and Kerry McLauchlan's Leith operation and third place went to Ed Archer from Landfall. In the trade section, it was a team of Kelso lambs from the Cameron family's Wesley Dale property that earned the highest score. Second in the trade section went to James Brown from Bowood and the McLauch- lan's Leith operation took home third place. Mr Clark said the John- stons' winning team was a top quality group of lambs. Mr Clark said the win- ning team in the trade section was also impress- ive. ''They were very good lambs as well and the ones I placed first won the car- cass section as well,'' he said. Greg Sheather is the manager of the Cameron family's property Wesley Dale and said with just three studs in the country Kelsos were still not a common breed. Originally from New Zealand, Kelsos are a ma- ternal breed and Mr Sheather said this meant there was still a major focus on their carcass qualities. The Camerons have a stud flock of about 350 Kelsos and a commer- cial flock of 4500 ewes.
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