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TAS Country : January 10th 2013
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 11, 2013 country ON THE COVER The road to recovery Hay, food drive P3 Coping with stock losses P4 Fences to be rebuilt P5 Farmers hotline 1800 154 111 country TASMANIAN January 11-17, 2013 $1.00 inc GST the AGFEST newspaper 11 17 7 72 2 201 0 03 3 3 SAVE THE DEVIL 2013 Survivor of the bushfires Stories P3-6 Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE INSIDE Connorville to host event Gathering of cattlemen P7 Embracing agri-tourism Picking up business P10-11 Passing on the family farm Avoiding family fallouts P9 Time running our for water scheme 3 Hay appeal gathers pace ................. 3 Burn-off saves farm ......................... 4 Blazeaid to help farmers ................. 5 Fire hotline launched ........................ 6 The Stock Report ......................... 8-13 Market Talk ........................................ 8 TFGA Matters .................................... 9 Rural Property ................................. 15 Rural Service .............................. 16-17 Country Classifieds ......................... 18 Crossword, weather ........................ 19 Tasmanian Country is published by Davies Brothers Limited, Level 1, 2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, 7000. ABN 37 009 475 754 EDITORIAL INQUIRIES (03) 6331 9144, (03) 6230 0716 DISPLAY ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Carolyn Baker 6230 0640, Mathew Parr 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 News TASMANIAN OLIVE COUNCIL: There will be a field day at Elmside Olive Grove, Castle Forbes Bay on Sunday February 3 from 11am. Topics include pruning and fertilising. Barbecue lunch provided. Details: Geoff Price 0417 653 619 or David de Burgh 6297 0092. CAR BOOT SALE: Ulverstone Heartbeat is holding a car boot sale tomorrow at the Quadrant car park in Ulverstone from 7am to noon. Details: Chick 6425 1247 Farms just not efficient enough AS a consumer of many agricultural products and having a lifelong interest in rural affairs, I am sad- dened by the state of play within the Tasmanian farming industry and the complete absence of leader- ship from the TFGA. Tasmanian farmers will not become rich by blam- ing the importation of pro- duce from other countries for their woes. Blaming labelling of products or the high freight rates for their troubles will not help far- mers either. The TFGA leadership must cease hiding behind these excuses and tell our farmers what they need to be told. The time has long gone when many farmers should have been made to realise that they are not efficient enough to com- pete on the world market. Quite a few years ago, I argued in letters to editors that digging more holes or building more dams was not the way to go. Of course, I was branded a ''greenie'' at the time, but it was blatantly obvious to those who could see, that no long-term marketing strategy was in place and there still isn't. How many farmers know what crops they will be growing in the next five or 10 or 20 years? Many don't even know what they will grow this coming year. Meanwhile, millions of dollars are being wasted on the Midlands irrigation schemes just to appease some of the most in- efficient farmers in Australia. Just imagine what that money could have given to the genuine producers by way of processing plants for not only vegetable prod- ucts, but also the wool harvest. The TFGA is similar to a heavy city smog -- messy, suffocating and needs blowing away quickly. Bill Chugg, Campbell Town Your Say Call for green leadership intern hosts GREEN Steps, a sustain- ability training and leader- ship program, is looking for hosts for its intern program. Student interns work on short-term projects to im- prove the sustainability performance of organis- ations, whether big or small, across the country. The interns are supervised and mentored by experi- enced organisational su- stainability practitioners from the Monash Sustain- ability Institute. Details: Erin Simpson, erin.simpson@monash. edu or 0458 263315. WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY MoMa Market at MONA, MONA, 655 Main Rd Berriedale, 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Details: www.mona.net.au Bellerive Farm Gate Market, Bellerive Boardwalk, 9am to 1pm. Details: www.tasfarmgate.com.au Harvest Launceston Community Farmers Market, Cimitiere St car park, opposite Albert Hall, 8.30am-12.30pm. Details: Misty Sanderson 0417 352 780 or email@example.com Big River Grower s Market, 9am to 2pm, inside the Willow Court complex, New Norfolk. Details: www.bigrivergrowersmarket.com 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, Midland Hwy, 9am to 3pm. Details: Steve 0409 026 853. George Town Cricket Club Market, George Town Memorial Hall, 9am to 1pm. Details: Pat 6382 3421. 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 Judbury Growers and Makers, in the park next to the hall, 10am to 1pm. Details: Tony Laing 6266 0228. Coal River Valley Farmers Market, Campania Hall and grounds, 9am to 1pm,. Details: Jean Howlett 6260 4126. 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. 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. Esk Market, 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. 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 Mathew 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 Mathew. They represent Tasmania s widest read rural publication and abide by a strict code of ethics. 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