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TAS Country : January 3rd 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013 Tasmanian Country 19 Crossword 9982 ACROSS 1 nfortunate ractise theft Men Inactive 11 A denial 12 Fish eggs 1 Male parents 1 hillier 1 Suit of cards 1 The act of joining up DO N 1 One's destiny 2 ecuniary resources A violent storm 4 ounterpoise omposition writers Oversee 9 Of a distinct character 1 Imparts knowledge 14 Share equally 1 Wager C C C S S C ACROSS 1 The overseas fellows on the bench are mournful The least individuals to engage in larceny haps from Salem for a change A kind of voice not attended with positive action 11 A negative vote from the north, at the end of the day 12 aviar turned in a metal container 1 Sires obese ladies 1 More unfriendly Olympic finals -- that's right! 1 Bludgeons societies 1 Otherwise listen to me in the mid-twen- ties for the state of being recruited DO N 1 One's fate from a number of things 2 Disposable resources used to attain an end A cyclone or the like found in system pestilence 4 A state of equilib- rium from an adjust- ment of accounts harles Lamb and others of his ilk are triers Be responsible for control 9 A disorderly place is unique 1 Lets one know about batting styles 14 Divide in two and have about fifty 1 Be the first to have a punt 5 6 7 8 9 0 5 6 7 8 CARICATURES EAOE I I LATIN NADIR L I I OPENS A OSCARS C RANT ECHO V REPOSE N SEVENCMU CRE S TRE S ORUANE TABLECLOTHS Weather NORTHERN Burnie Cressy Devonport Elliott Erriba Forthside Launceston Meander Scottsdale Smithton WEST COAST Rosebery Savage River Strahan Strathgordon Waratah Zeehan SOUTHEAST Bagdad Campania Dover Geeveston Grove Hobart Huonville Premaydena Woodbridge DERWENT VALLEY Bothwell Bushy Park Maydena New Norfolk Ouse Tarraleah Victoria Valley CENTRAL PLATEAU Bronte Heights Derwent Bridge Hermitage Interlaken Lake Augusta East Lake St Clair Liawenee Waddamana MIDLANDS Campbell Town Llewellyn Melton Mowbray Mt Morriston Mt Seymour Ross AFW Tunnack York Plains EAST COAST Avoca Bicheno Fingal Lake Leake Mathinna Pioneer St Helens St Marys Swansea Upper Esk KING & FLINDERS ISLANDS King Is AP Melbourne Bay Naracoopa Deal Island Memana TASMANIAN RAINFALL WEEKLY RAINFALL BULLETIN OUTLOOK "Tce" is a trace (< 0.1 mm) of rain rain (mm) rain (mm) AGRICULTURAL OBSERVATIONS BULLETIN FOR TASMANIA www.bom.gov.au/products/IDT65176.shtml MONTH TO DATE 1/1/13 --2/1/13 WEEK ENDING WEDNESDAY 2/1/13 Rainfall (mm) Rainfall (mm) 400mm 300mm 200mm 150mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 15mm 10mm 5mm 1mm 0mm Tc e0 0-1 0/9 0 0.8 02 25 17 20 408 33 - 0 4 0.8 0.4- 3 - 3 4 3 0.2 0.2 0 13 3 0.43 0.2 0.21 132 4 0.2233 0.8 0 0.21 0.2 20 Tc e23 0 Tce 0.2 0.4 0 2/8 0.6- Tc e0 Rainfall (mm) YEAR TO DATE 1/1/13 -- 2/1/13 400mm 300mm 200mm 150mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 15mm 10mm 5mm 1mm 0mm 800mm 600mm 400mm 300mm 200mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 10mm 5mm 1mm 0mm FRIDAY: Fine and becoming mostly sunny. Mild to warm at first then a warm to hot day, locally very hot about the south and southeast. Moderate north to northwesterly winds, becoming fresh and gusty during the morning, strong about the southwest. SATURDAY: JanuaryFine and mostly sunny, apart from the chance of morning drizzle about the west. A mild morning followed by a mild to warm day, locally hot about the central north. Light to moderate west to southwesterly winds and afternoon sea breezes about the east and northeast coasts. SUNDAY: Fine and sunny. Cool to mild at first then a mild to warm day, locally hot about the central north and Derwent Valley. Mostly light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes. TASSIE JUDGES: Ross Munro and Ian Blades who will take on Beef Week Beef Week picks our cattlemen TWO Tasmanians have been appointed to the judging panel for the RASV Beef Week Heifer Challenge starting later this month. Ross Munro and Ian Blades, who are experi- enced beef cattle iden- tities, will officiate in Beef Week, which runs from January 30 to February 6. The Royal Agricul- tural Society of Victoria Heifer Challenge is an on-farm competition. The judges will visit and assess about 70 studs in the competition. The week starts in the Western District and ends in the eastern Ri- verina of Victoria. Mr Munro, who for 43 years was an agent with Roberts Ltd, also had a long stint as stud stock manager. Mr Blades, a former beef seedstock producer and a passionate ob- server of the beef cattle industry, has judged in Tasmania and is a reg- ular ringsider at inter- state royal shows includ- ing consecutive Melbourne Royals from 1979 to 2011. The two judges will assess 70 entries during Beef Week day. They will select 10 finalists with the winners being announced at a RASV Beef Week dinner at Sam Miranda Winery at Oxley in north-east Vic- toria on February 8. Beef Week committee chairman Garry Rodda said this new stream- lined judging system was introduced follow- ing feedback from par- ticipants at the inaug- ural challenger last year. ''We are privileged to have two such experi- enced livestock people assess these entries as they have to spend almo- st two weeks visiting up to eight properties a day and attending the final presentation,'' he said. The champion pen carries $3500 in prize- money with $1000 to the reserve. Mr Munro, in his role as stud stock manager, travelled throughout Australia marketing Tasmanian seedstock and assisting seedstock producers to select su- perior genetics. He is a past president of the Royal National A&P Society of Tas- mania and for four years he was president of Ten- nis Tasmania and on the council of Tennis Aust- ralia, which runs the Australian Open and the Davis Cup challenges. Mr Blades has a long association with show organisations and is cur- rently vice-president of the Federal Council of the Agricultural Society of Australia and a direc- tor of the National Coun- cil of Agricultural So- ciety of Australia. He is in the unusual position of being a councillor of both the Launceston and Hobart Royals and is on cattle committees at both, and attends most eastern capital city royal shows every year. Each entry in the Heifer Challenge con- sists of 10 registered heifers from the 2011 drop to be assessed on breed characteristics, maternal potential, feet and legs, uniformity, temperament and over- all presentation and physical correctness.
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