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TAS Country : June 21st 2012
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 22, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper June 22-28, 2012 $1.00 inc GST COAL RIVER VALLEY TARGET FOR HEMP P3 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Ride record books into P32 Tom Quilty winner Brook Sample. STORY: Back page Picture: KAROLIN MacGREGOR INSIDE Extra funds for processor Dairy industry upgrade P4-5 Parasite fear Honey under threat P10 Methane gas option Cow pat potential P12 Growers mull over hemp plan ......... 3 Your Say ............................................ 6 Rate relief for farmers ..................... 8 TFGA Matters .................................... 9 Pesticides found in streams .......... 14 Vineyard the toast of Tassie .... 16-17 The Stock Report ....................... 18-22 MLA looks for welfare solutions ... 23 Richard Bailey's Market Talk ......... 19 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 23 Rural Youth ..................................... 24 Women in Agriculture .................... 24 Rural property ........................... 26-27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 email@example.com CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org FARM FORESTRY FIELD DAY: The changing face of vegetation on farms in the Cressy district. Farmers and agricultural advisors are invited to tour 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. Bus departs Memorial Hall, Lyttleton St, Longford at 9:30am sharp. RSVP by June 25, 6336 5300 or email@example.com. 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.survey monkey.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. PASTURE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: Learn how to improve pasture management at one of several workshops (all 10am to 3pm) --- Ulverstone Football Club, Tuesday and July 3, Smithton Polytechnic, Thursday 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, Tuesday at Dairy Plains Hall; Ouse, Thursday, 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. 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 COMBINED DINNER: The Combined Western Breeds High Point dinner will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Grange, Campbell Town. Details: Vicki Hume, 6383 1176 or email@example.com CAMPANIA HALL CELEBRATION: The Campania Hall is 100 years old this year. The celebration committee is organising a dinner on August 25, cost $25, and is seeking memorabilia. Details: Jean Howlett, 6260 4126. TWIA MEETING: The next meeting of the Meander Valley and Quamby groups of TWIA will be held at the home of Max and Joan Field Kimberley on Saturday June 30 at 6.30pm. Husbands, partners and new members welcome Please bring a casserole or sweet to share. Details: Joan 6497 2141. WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY Launceston Harvest Market, Cimitiere St Car Park, 9am to 1pm. Details: Kieryn Deutrom 0417 352 780 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Keep ahead of the pack in farming MORRIS MISELOW TASMANIAN producers and agribusinesses only have until next Friday, June 29, to register for the annual TFGA conference. The conference is being held at the Country Club Tasmania in Launceston from July 11-13. ''There is a definite incentive to be there -- unveiling the technology that will enable our far- mers to keep ahead of the pack in farming in the next 10 years or so,'' TFGA chief executive Jan Davis said. ''If you're not there, you're going to have to rely on someone else explain- ing it to you. Not a good start, so put yourself in the driving seat. One guest speaker, Morris Miselow- ski, is an Australian busi- ness futurist. ''He's been to the moun- tain and he's seen what there is to see, 100 years worth of change in the next decade alone. ''You can stick your head in the sand and ig- nore the change that is happening or you can deal with it, make it work for you. The best investment you can make is to use your own eyes and ears. Come to the conference,'' Ms Davis said. Mr Miselowski heads a major line-up of speakers. Other speakers include Premier Lara Giddings, Australian Farm Institute executive director Mick Keogh, National Farmers Federation president Jock Laurie and John Kerin, chair of agricultural research body the Craw- ford Fund. Details: ring Nardia Deverell on 6332 1800. 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. Get the latest advice in dairy health DAIRYTAS is capturing two events on the one day near Deloraine on Tuesday. Leading into the new season, the Healthy Calves and Mastitis infor- mation session, starting at 10am at Dairy Plains Hall near Deloraine, will give a focus on calf management. Meander Valley, Scottsdale and Smithton veterinary services will pro- vide hands-on management sessions. Following lunch at 12.30pm the Minister for Primary Industry and Water, Bryan Green, will launch the Dairy Cattle Welfare Guide. For catering purposes attendees are urged to phone DairyTas on 6432 2233.
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