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TAS Country : June 14th 2012
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 15, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER ountry ASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper June 15-21, 2012 $1.00 inc GST POULTRY, PIGS IN DEMAND P3 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Water wise P12-13 Colin Houston and Brad Grattidge. STORY: P12-13 Picture: ROGER LOVELL INSIDE Cow care pays off Quality milk award P5 TFGA comment Tree farmers pay price P14 Bid to stamp out cheating New show guidelines P22 Demand for pork, poultry up .......... 3 Business hit in ad scam .................. 4 Fodder conference call ..................... 6 New grants for producers open ...... 7 Rowallan Dam fix .............................. 8 Big expansion for organic food 10-11 Over the Fence with John Rich ..... 15 Wagyu the way to go ................ 16-17 The Stock Report ...................... 19-23 Richard Bailey's Market talk ......... 19 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 23 Rural property ........................... 24-25 Special feature, farm vehicles . 26-27 Products and services .............. 28-29 Country classifieds ........................ 30 Crossword, weather ........................ 31 Making the most from pasture ..... 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 FARM FORESTRY FIELD DAY: The changing face of vegetation on farms in the Cressy district. Farmers and agricultural advisors are invited to four properties to discuss serrated tussock control, conservation of native forest, pine plantation management, and shelter and integration of native species into irrigated farms. Information will be provided on the Carbon Farming Initiative and a new NRM North project Biodiversity Corridors in an Irrigation Landscape. From 9.15am to 3.30pm, on Thursday, June 28. Bus departs Memorial Hall, Lyttleton St, Longford at 9:30am sharp. RSVP by June 25, 6336 5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. INTRODUCTION TO ALPACAS: A workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to feed, breed and select Alpacas will be held at Brighton tomorrow and on Sunday at Hagley. Details: 0424 109 969. BURNING OFF SURVEY: Landholders are asked to take part in a survey as part of a project to develop practical ways of supporting farmers to undertake planned burning. Details: https:/ /www.surveymonkey.com/ s/plannedburnsurvey to complete the survey electronically or contact Leanne Sherriff 6341 3196 for a hardcopy of the survey which must be completed by June 29. CARBON FARMING FORUM: NRM North and NRM South are presenting a free forum on understanding the opportunities presented by the Carbon Farming Initiative; today, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Pontville Hall, Midland Highway, Brighton. Details: 6221 6111. SMARTER ENERGY USE IN DAIRIES: Dairy Tas is running an automation and energy monitoring workshop at Deloraine on Wednesday. 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 email@example.com 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. 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, today. Details: Matthew Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sunday at the Carrick Inn, Carrick. The AGM will start at 11am followed by a counter lunch. 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 email@example.com TWA MEETING: The next Tasmanian Women in Agriculture state meeting, including an abalone farm tour, will be held in Smithton, starting at the Circular Head Community Centre, corner Grant & Nelson Sts, on Thursday, from 10am. Details and RSVP to Cherrylyn Ker by Monday, 0429 663 206, or firstname.lastname@example.org OJD rule change will impact farmers AUSTRALIA'S sheep pro- ducers have six months to come to terms with new rules for Ovine Johne's Disease. Australia will be divided into two zones, which would replace the current OJD prevalence areas and the Assurance Based Cre- dit Scheme used to control the spread of the disease. Sheepmeat Council of Australia president Ian McColl said the changes would not come in until January 1. ''The transition phase gives producers sufficient time to put in place strategies for managing the disease and to plan for future movement and trad- ing requirements,'' he said. ''An information cam- paign is underway.'' That campaign will tell producers of the change of zoning for OJD to just two areas --- protected or con- trol. Protected areas will be declared where the disease is rare and there are re- gional biosecurity plans in place to control any intro- duction. Unless sheep pro- ducers can prove they should be in a protected area, they will automati- cally be deemed in a con- trol area next January. WoolProducers Aust- ralia president Geoff Power said producers zoned in a control area should ''vaccinate their flocks to reduce mortalities and (protect) against the disease spreading''. 'Protected areas will be underpinned by a group biosecurity plan,'' he said. Mr Power said states that had a low level of the disease and ''maintained a regulated response'' to OJD would be considered for protected area status. 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 Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie Showgrounds, 8.30am to noon. Details: Show Office 6431 5882. Sheffield Town Hall Market, 9am to 2pm. High St. Details: Jenny Sargeant 6491 2404. Westbury Church Market, St Andrew's, Lonsdale Promenade, 8am to 2pm. Details: Margaret 6393 1417. 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. Ross Village Market, Town Hall, 9am to 3pm Details: 6381 5444. Derby Market, Town Hall, 10am to 3pm. Details: Anne 6354 2520 or 0427 593 108. Village Market Triabunna, 10am to 1pm Melbourne St, Triabunna. Details: Tom Teniswood 6257 7583. Derwent Valley Community Market, The Avenue, Willow Court, New Norfolk, 10am to 2pm. Details: Sheryl Rainbird 6261 5230. 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. 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