ON the edge of the Cradle Mountain wilderness and under the shadows of Black Bluff and Mount Roland is Gaunts Farm, a pioneering property, steeped in history and the location of many firsts in the region that is beginning its changeover into a new generation of farmer…
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Big wet brought pain and high prices – 2022 in review
THIS year has been a year of extremes – Here is our wrap of major events from 2022 in Tasmanian Agriculture
Slow go for cherries
WET weather in spring and continued rains in early summer have seen a delayed start to the cherry season in Tasmania, delaying domestic Christmas sales and shrinking the export window before the lucrative Chinese New Year market.
Slam dunc! – Duncan is our Top Farm Dog of 2022
THE Tasmanian Country Farm Dog of the Year has been named as Duncan, the nine-month-old Border Collie from Thirlstane in the state’s North-West, belonging to Arlyn Beyerle and Izzy Stolp.
‘Tis the season for tree growers
THE CHRISTMAS season has rolled around and for Nat and Jared Medham at Richmond Christmas Tree Farm, their farm once again becomes an annual hive of activity.
Sweet taste of summer on way
SITTING at the junction of the road between the Derwent Valley, the Central Highlands and the South-Western Wilderness is a berry farm producing huge quantities of fruit ripe for picking and juicing for a staple drink of many a Tasmanian pantry.
Warning on power pain
ELECTRICITY prices in Tasmania look set to surge over the next year, with some businesses already dealing with contracts that have doubled in price on last year.
Tropical forecast for Tassie
ANOTHER tropical season has been predicted in the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest long-range forecast, with Tasmania expected to see a season of warm weather and higher-than-average rainfall.
TFGA caution on new IR laws
AUSTRALIA is in the middle of a new Industrial Relations system with the proposed ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ Bill being heavily discussed in Federal Parliament this week, something that may well have implications for many in the agriculture sector.
Pippa’s chooks eggs-actly what dairy wanted
AMONG the green hills of the Far North West of the state, the Gunningham family have been successfully introducing a quite unique component to their dairy’s rotational grazing schedule. Chooks.