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Railton Farmers Market Railway Hotel car
park, 9am to 1pm. Details: Jackie Gillespie
0427 652 366.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, Launceston,
8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Growers Market Willow Court
Complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray
Murphy 0418 144 249.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Burnie Foreshore Market Burnie Yacht
Club, South Burnie, 8am to 1pm. Details:
0488 152 339.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
St Marys Market Community Hall, St Marys,
9am to 1pm. Details: Robina 6372 2022.
Bridport Market Main Rd, Bridport, 9am to
2pm. Details: Annemarie Laubsch 63561474
Deloraine Market Showgrounds, Deloraine,
9am to 1pm. Details: Bodhi McSweeney
0409 695 321.
Latrobe Village Market 169-171 Gilbert St,
Latrobe, 7am to 2pm. Details: 0429 779 990,
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall, Sorell, until
1.30pm. Details: Rod 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Launceston, 9am
to 2pm. Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm. Details: 6272 6812.
Cradle Coast Farmers Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: Ian
0418 386 380.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Coal River Valley Farmers Market
Campania Hall, Campania, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Jean Howlett 6260 4126.
Lilydale Village Market Community Hall,
Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details: Simon
0408 995 012.
Judbury Market Calvert Park, Judbury,
10am to 2pm. Details: Tony 0424 035 114.
Tunbridge Market Town Hall, Tunbridge,
9am to 3pm. Details: Rodney 6255 2002 or
Paul 0437 552 173.
Dover Community Market Southgate
Shopping Centre, Dover, 10am to 3pm.
Details: 6297 6220.
Geeveston Country Market Community
Hall, Brady St, Geeveston, 9am to 2pm.
Details: 0484 276 301.
SHEEP and wool will star
again at this year's Campbell
Town Show, with entries now
open for exhibits.
The show, run by the Mid-
lands Agricultural Association
has new dates and will be held
from May 25-26.
This year's Campbell Town
Show is celebrating 180 years
and the event has run since
Exhibition and trade site
applications are also open.
For online registrations go
com.au. For more details or to
request entry forms email Lar-
na Pittiglio at administrator
Show entries open
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Wet and warm in March
Downpour delight P5
Walnut harvest starts
Cracker of a season P6
Wool in a supercycle
100 happy weeks P9
Eliza Anderson and Michael
Palmer won the dairy business
of the year award for their farm
at Sisters Creek.
Picture: CHRIS KIDD
Rising to the top P14-15
TFGA Matters .......................... 8
Stock Report .......................... 14
Market Talk ............................15
Real estate .............................19
Trades and classifieds ........... 20
PROFITS IN PIPELINE: A
Water for Profit field day will
be held on April 10 at the Riv-
erlands Centre in Longford.
The event, from 8.30 am to
2pm, will offer information on
precision irrigation, tips on en-
hancing current systems and
the latest research. Speakers
Tim Neale and Luke Taylor
will discuss technologies for
precision irrigation and ferti-
liser treatments. Register on-
line at www.eventbrite.com.
INSECT FOCUS: The ben-
efits of insectaries in horticul-
ture and how to create one on
a farm are the focus of a NRM
South event on April 12. The
day runs from 9.45 am to 12.30,
first at Redlands Distillery in
Kempton and at Reid Fruits at
Jericho. RSVP: by email to
A field day on April 12 wil focus
on regenerative agriculture.
The day will be held at James
and Tahnee McShane's prop-
erty Rotherwood, 749 Rother-
wood Rd in Lower Marshes
from 9.30am to 4pm. Key top-
ics include impact of rest peri-
ods, benefits of the family or
couple business model and
farm planning and apps. RSVP
on 1800 356 004 or email
Tasmanian Women in Agri-
culture and Rural Business
Tasmania are running a series
of workshop events starting in
Scamander on April 12. The
workshops follow the Small
Farms Big Ideas workshop se-
ries held last year, devised by
garlic and tomato grower An-
nette Reed. The theme is
Weathering the Storms. The
first workshop will be at
Woodspen at Scamander from
9am to 4pm. Cost: $10. Details:
Susan Nolan 6334 2768 or
send email to susan.nolan@
RELIEF EFFORT: Rural
Business Tasmania will host a
fundraising event for the Rural
Relief Fund on April 13. The
evening will be a chance to
mingle with politicians, stake-
holders and supporters of the
rural community at one of Tas-
mania's great rural homes. De-
tails: 6334 2768.
ON THE MAP: DPIPWE is
running LISTmap training at
Hagley Farm School. LISTmap
is an online application that al-
lows people to view, create and
share customised maps. Stan-
dard sessions are on April 18
from 9am to noon and from
2pm to 5pm and on April 20
from 9am to noon with shorter
sessions on April 19 from
11.15am and from 1.15pm. Reg-
ister by email to mathew.
webb@ dpipwe.tas. gov.au.
PRECISION SKILLS: The
Tasmanian Agricultural Pro-
ductivity Group will hold the
Precision Agriculture Expo on
April 19 at Hagley Farm
School with a focus on training
and education. The free event,
from 9am to 4pm, includes
presentations, trade displays
and demonstrations. Details:
Biodynamics Tasmania is
holding a field day hosted by
Red Cow Dairies on April 21 at
249 Lowries Rd, Oldina. The
day runs from 10am and in-
cludes morning tea. Details:
TECH TACTICS: Several events this month are offering insights into precision agriculture.
After harvest clean up.
Avoid future crop contamination by allowing
poppy seed to germinate on the ground surface
before deep ploughing or ripping.
Your Field Officer can advise.
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