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TAS Country : January 24th 2013
2 Tasmanian Country Friday, January 25, 2013 country ON THE COVER Fire grants push Farmers excluded: P3 Volunteers pitch in P4 country TASMANIAN January 25-31, 2013 $1.00 inc GST the AGFEST newspaper ry 25 31 2013 SAVE THE DEVIL 2013 Volunteers on the fire front Story P4-5 Picture: ROGER LOVELL INSIDE Fence repairs underway Helping hand P4-5 Gains in the grain for growers Organic crops shine P8 Sheffield farm expands Berry good returns P12-13 Highland farmers miss out on funds 3 Uni fee hike hits ag students .......... 6 TFGA Matters .................................... 7 David Byard Chews the Fat ............. 9 Rural briefs ........................................ 9 Microwaves zap weeds ................... 10 Call for scholarship applications ... 10 The Stock Report ........................ 11-17 Mulesing clips found wanting ......... 11 Wool Report with Eric Hutchinson 15 Market Talk with Richard Bailey ... 15 Rethink on crop rotation ............... 16 Mutton market tumbles ................. 17 Rural Property ............................ 18-19 Rural Service ............................. 20-21 Country Classifieds ......................... 22 Crossword, weather ........................ 23 Ross Rodeo set to go .................... 24 Milestone for wool centre .............. 24 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 email@example.com RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US AT email@example.com Bush Telegraph BUSHY PARK SHOW: The Bushy Park Show will be held on February 16 from 9am to 4pm. Includes woodchopping and chain- saw competition, photogra- phy, home industries, jam, fruit and vegetable pre- serves, equestrian, minature ponies, cattle and sheep, animal nursery and kids activities. Details: Pam 6286 1219 or bushy- firstname.lastname@example.org MAKING MORE FROM SHEEP: A hands-on work- shop on grazing with Sam Jolly and Dr Rowan Smith will look at the state and value of Tasmanian pas- tures, managing sheep, managing land, feed re- sources and a budget. February 6 at Norton Mandeville, Gretna, from 9am to 4pm; February 7 at Spreyside, Fingal, from 9am to 4pm and on Febru- ary 8 at Carisbrooke, Tomahawk, from 8.30am to 3pm. Lunch provided, please register for catering. Details: Andrew Bailey 0408 129 373 or email andr- email@example.com by February 4. ANGUS SOCIETY: The AGM of the Angus Society of Australia, Tasmania St- ate Committee, will be held on February 18 at 4.30pm at Breadalbane. Details: Sarah Cole: 0407 051 047 or firstname.lastname@example.org TAS WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: The AGM of Tasmanian Wom- en in Agriculture will be held at Strathlyn, 95 Ro- sevears Drive, Rosevears, on February 21 at 10am. It will be followed by the state meeting and visit to Tamar Valley Tomatoes. Lunch $20. Details: Carol Bracken 6396 1141, 0423 255 776 or carol@bracken- .net.au. RSVP by February 19. 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. GEM SHOW: The Lapi- dary club of Tasmania is holding its Hobart Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 16 from 9am-5pm and March 17 from 9am- 4pm at the Grandstand Hall, Hobart Showground, Glenorchy. Details: Rose- mary 6249 1408. FLOWER POWER: The Launceston Horticultural Society is holding its Dah- lia, Gladioli and Lilium Show at St Ailbe's Hall, Margaret St, Launceston on February 2, from 10am- 5pm and February 3, from 10am-4pm. Details: Pat Wellington 6344 2259. SUMMER FLOWERS: The Westbury Garden Club is holding its Sum- mer Flower Show at the Westbury Town Hall, Lyall St, Westbury, on February 9, from 2-4pm. Selection of dahlias, gladioli, roses and floral art on display. De- tails: Ros Groom 0417 568 804. MIDDLETON FAIR: The Middleton fair will be held on February 2 from 10am to 3pm. Includes a scare- crows competition lining the Channel Highway. There will be stalls of local fresh produce and craft, rides, demonstrations, sheep shearing, wool spin- ning, animal displays and entertainment. Details: Gloria Lonergan 6292 1606. JEWELLERY, GEM AND MINERAL FAIR: Burnie Gemstone and Devonport Lapidary clubs are holding their annual fair on March 23-24 at the East Devonport Primary School gymnasium from 9am to 4pm both days. Details: Collene 0407 165 005 or email@example.com. HELPING HAND: The next meeting of Rural Help at Hand will be held at West Tamar Physio at Exeter on Tuesday March 5 at 4.30pm. Details: Annette Reed 0438 009 522. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. All Saints Market, 9am to 2pm, 339 Macquarie St, South Hobart. Details: Yvonne 0417 370 819. 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. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 6-9pm, Main Rd Lilydale. Includes Fringe Circus Festival (entry by gold coin donation). Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com. SUNDAY 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. 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. Franklin Market, , 9.00am - 1pm, Franklin Palais, Huon Highway. Details: email@example.com . *An interstate organisation using a similar name is soliciting business within Tasmania by suggesting or inferring they represent Tasmanian Country. For over 20 years, Tasmanian Country has been and remains the most credible & widely read weekly rural publication in Tasmania servicing our vital farming sector. The following people are the only authorised Tasmanian Country advertising representatives: Carolyn Baker 03 6230 0640 Matt Parr 03 6230 0752 Please contact them if in doubt on any of the above numbers or firstname.lastname@example.org BEWARE OF IMITATIONS* Place your advert in the ONLY OFFICIAL AGFEST edition 2013276-130118 As an official sponsor, Tasmanian Country has exclusive distribution rights within the Quercus Grounds of Agfest 2013 SPECIAL OFFICIAL EDITION CIRCULATION: 26,000 COPIES Published 26 April, 2013 includes program and site plan For Advertising Contact: Carolyn Baker ph: 62 300 640 e: email@example.com Matt Parr ph: 62 300 752 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Publication Date: 26 April Advertising Booking Deadline: 5 April Editorial Material Deadline: 5 April Advertising Material Deadline: 12 April
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