Items of Interest

Shearing school caters to increased demand for shearers

​One of the oldest professions in the county is in need of new workers — and a new wave of youngsters is answering the call.
(24/1/2020)


Why wine 'smoke taint' concerns could be a thing of the past

A wine grower in Tasmania's Huon Valley says he has found a way to remove smoke from tainted grapes and not lose a vintage.
(24/1/2020)


Host a Tomato-Potato Pysyllid Trap

There's some insects we don't want in the ecosystem, of course, Tomato-Potato Psyllid (TPP) being one. Adopt-a-Trap and help keep Tasmania TPP free!
(15/1/2020)


Package assisting small exporters

In 2019 the Australian Government extended grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE). Grants will be extended for 4 years to 2022-23. These funds will support small exporters to overcome the barriers they face when exporting.
(15/1/2020)


Recovery and Restoration Support for Fingal Valley Communities

Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break O’Day Council area whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the Fingal bushfires.
(10/1/2020)


Working dogs: The history and value of an 'indispensable' Australian icon

Few images are ingrained in the national psyche like that of the farmer and their loyal canine sidekick.
(8/1/2020)


2020 Seasonal Produce Guide has been released

The guide helps locals and visitors discover businesses selling high quality Tasmanian produce direct to the public
(20/12/2019)


Independent Review of the Queensland Fruit Fly Response is now available

The Review involved a general call for public submissions and the reviewer (Mr Mike Blake) also conducted a series of public consultation meetings and met individually with key stakeholders.
(19/12/2019)


Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2020 Edition & changes to TBIRD

The 2020 edition of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania (PBMTas) is now available and the Tasmanian Biosecurity Import Requirement Database (TBIRD) has been disabled for now.
(19/12/2019)


Australian Dairy Plan Committee has released its draft plan.

The document has been built on countless hours of engagement with people involved across the industry.
(17/12/2019)


Tasmania Police seize more than 2,000 opium poppy capsules, man charged with trafficking

An Adelaide man has been arrested in Hobart and charged with trafficking in opium poppy capsules.
(17/12/2019)


Dairy code of conduct launched

Dairy code of conduct launches ahead of schedule banning retrospective cuts, guaranteeing farmgate prices
(13/12/2019)


Farms are beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Drought, bushfire smoke, and a distinct lack of snow will not ever hold back our traditional dressing of farm mailboxes and fence lines.
(12/12/2019)


Preparing your business for natural disasters

Plan for your business to survive, recover and thrive with a Business Tasmania Emergency Preparation Toolkit.
(12/12/2019)


Biosecurity Advisory Committee announced

The Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Guy Barnett, has announced appointments to the Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisory Committee.
(28/11/2019)


Look out for symptoms of Acute bovine liver disease

Tasmanian livestock owners and veterinarians are being asked to be on the lookout for symptoms of ABLD in their herds, following a recent episode that is highly suspicious of ABLD on a property in northern Tasmania.
(28/11/2019)


North West Agricultural Workforce Plan

Do you employ people in the agricultural sector in North West Tasmania? We'd like to hear from you about the type of jobs, skills and knowledge that your workers will need in the future.
(19/11/2019)


Is this the best shearing shed design ever?

Are you interested in the latest design for shearing sheds that addresses worker safety and animal welfare, while creating efficiency and allowing for quality wool preparation?
(12/11/2019)


Beekeepers welcome new arrangement

The Tasmanian Beekeepers Association has welcomed the signing of an agreement giving them better access to leatherwood trees.
(12/11/2019)


Tomato's original colour was orange and now it's making a superfood comeback

A Tasmanian horticulturalist has tracked down and imported over 30 varieties of the original tomato family.
(8/11/2019)


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