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By JODIE FLEMING THE State Government has delivered on its election promise to exempt young farmers from stamp duty on the first $300,000 they pay towards their first farm, but the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is disappointed the Government has only allocated $2 million a year to the young farmer program. VFF president, Peter Tuohey, said that despite the State Government’s promise to deliver $3 million annually to the young farmer program, the allocation has fallen short by $1 million. “If Treasury estimates the uptake will be $2 million a year, then we’d argue the remaining $1 million be directed into strategies the VFF has

already identified through its Young Agribusiness Professionals group to recruit the next generation of food and fibre producers,” Mr Tuohey said. “But the Government has delivered on its election promise to exempt young farmers from stamp duty on the first $300,000 they pay towards their first farm. “Young farmers will now gain $13,070 in stamp duty savings on the first land they buy; worth up to $600,000, which then phases down to zero once it’s worth $750,000 or more. “It means young farmers, under 35, are exempt from paying stamp duty of $13,070 on the first $300,000 of agricultural land they purchase,” he said. „ Continued page 3

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ON a ďŹ ne, sunny Sunday in May, the 26th annual Strongwool Breeders Association Sheep & Wool Fair was held with 70 sheep of mixed breeds on display. The 20 Border Leicesters, 19 English Leicesters, four Perendales, two Drysdales and 25 Lincolns were in ďŹ ne form as their beautiful, strong wool eeces were judged and the sheep were handled and led around the Benalla showgrounds for another successful event. With 45 eeces exhibited, the Arthur Evans Award for Supreme Champion Fleece was won by a Lincoln sheep

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East and Gippsland,â€? he said. One of the big wins for the rural sector was the replacement of the onerous Fire Services Levy on insurance (FSPL) with a property-based tax which begins on July 1, 2013. The new levy ensures that everyone who owns property will contribute to the cost of running the state’s ďŹ re services, not just those who fully insure. “The Government listened to our concerns and cut the farm rate to 31 cents per $1000, delivering farmers about $25 million a year in savings on what was originally proposed,â€? Mr Tuohey said. “The VFF has spent the past 15 years calling for the Fire Services Levy on insurance premiums to be replaced with a fairer tax,â€? he said. D o n n a P e t r ov i c h , (MLC, Northern Victoria) was also complimentary of the state budget, pointing out that the $4.2 million towards the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) supports Victoria’s contribution. “The $4.2 million brings the total to be paid to the MDBA in 2013-2014 to $30.65 million,â€? Ms Petrovich said. “In addition, $3 million will go towards the development of modelling, over three years, the Murray Darling Basin plan to minimise the complexity of water sharing arrangements and ensure the maximum volume of offsets are identiďŹ ed.â€?

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Federal Budget: What’s in it for farmers? THE Federal Government has handed down its sixth and potentially last budget, with RSM Bird Cameron informing readers of the North East and Goulburn Murray Farmer of the break down on what was announced. The budget included the recently announced Farm Finance Package, which aims to assist farmers struggling with high levels of debt. The four measures announced were: z concessional loans of up to $650,000 to eligible farmers to assist with short-term funding needs; z an additional 16 rural finance counsellors; z a change to the Farm Management Deposit Scheme (FMD Scheme), which will include an increase in the non-primary production income limit from $65,000 to $100,000 from Monday, July 1, 2014; and z a nationally consistent approach to farm debt mediation. RSM Bird Cameron CA assistant manager, Nadine Seymour (pictured) said that although current details on the budget are “sketchy”, the concessional loans will be available for up to 20 years, with an interest only

component of five years, at which time it will revert to a market interest rate with principal payments. “The enhancement to the FMD scheme is welcomed, however, the most significant improvement would be if deposits were allowed at the entity level,” Ms Seymour said. “Currently, FMDs are only allowed to be made by individuals, meaning that farmers operating through trusts and companies find it very difficult to manage the withdrawal of deposits in times where they are experiencing trading losses. “This was very much the case during the drought.” Ms Seymour said the budget also included the Farm Household Allowance, which will also start on Monday, July 1, 2014. For eligible recipients, this will be paid at the Newstart Allowance rate and will be available for up to three years. “No measures were included to assist agriculture to improve its competitiveness and meet the challenges of dealing with the high Australian dollar, which was disappointing,” Ms Seymour said. For more information contact Nadine Seymour at RSM Bird Cameron Albury on (02) 6041 3700.

Aussie food production has gone pear shaped WEATHER is still the main topic of conversation, some good, and some bad. The total rain for April was 23 millimetres, and up to May 16 it was 85 millimetres. On the evening of May 12 we got the start of some good soaking rain and now have cold nights and fogs. Our crop sowing program has finished except for some small areas where we are oversowing rye grass seed we grew and harvested ourselves. There was some good ground moisture when we started to sow, and everything is now shot and growing. We have started to shear a mob of ewes, but when the rain started we stopped and when the weather settles down we will begin again. The sheep look well off shears and the wool is very bright and cutting well. With the sheep market the way it is, it could be a good time to purchase a few more. Cattle prices are very low and it is reported the lowest for four years, with farm incomes for this year down 30 per cent. With the very dry summer and good rain at the end of February, followed by our recent falls, and application of fertiliser, our feed position should be alright even though it will get cold later on. On Anzac Day everyone got onto a wood working bee and we collected a good supply. It is certainly much easier with a hydraulic wood splitter. All the old, easy to split red gum trees have long gone. Mary and I had a recent trip to

BRIAN Fraser (left) lives on the 2500ha family farm in Tallangatta Valley, managed by his son Mac and other family members, running wool sheep, fat lamb, beef cattle and cropping. Melbourne and were surprised at how dry it is and how short the grass and paddock feed is as you drive down the highway. It is necessary to drive now because of the unreliability of the train service and inconsistent travel times. We talked about the train times in the 1950s when the Spirit of Progress would leave Albury at 8.10am and get into Melbourne three hours later, and at night leave Melbourne at 6.10pm and get to Albury three hours later. The same regularity applied to the other train services. One could set the clock on the times and attend appointments or meetings on time and come home that night. There was a dining car with table service or a buffet car on the train with sit down, excellent full meals available. It was a good idea to book for dinner on the ‘Spirit’ because there were two sittings. Progress and technology is a funny thing . Now 60 years later, the next train is often a bus and rarely on time, food available on the train is most likely a cold pie and hot beer. After all this time, train travel has got worse, but we have a car that tells you when it has a nail in the tyre.

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I was interested in a recent article in the Weekly Times on May 15, stating that farmland should be exempt from native vegetation regulations, quoting comments from AlexArbuthnot, a very experienced and practical farm leader for a very long time. Our food production is impeded by the encroachment of houses, the invasion of pest animals, the proliferation of weeds, for example blackberrys, and impractical environmental regulations. Within the very near future we are to become a net importing country for food. How pathetic is that? We will be buying chemically laden, cheap food to survive because we were too stupid to preserve our own clean green and productive agriculture. Our farms will be owned and controlled by overseas interests, growing food for their own use. On the whole, when the farming community received prices that were sustainable, normally environmental practices came as a matter of course. It wasn’t until impractical, outlandish regulations were introduced that everything became “pear shaped”, to use the modern term. Nationally, it’s time to get on with looking at long-term planning

for land use and its relation to the future food needs, and get rid of all the impediments to this end. Australian farmers are no longer equipped to be the resilient, highly productive producers they once were with the present regulative environment. What a joke it is to be told our biggest export is empty containers. Maybe in some countries the greatest need is fresh air and bottled water, two things we have plenty of. A number of radical land management requirements introduced by some so called ‘do gooders’with limited or no practical experience conflict with nature. For example, look what is happening with the influx of ferals, goats, deer, wombats, kangaroos in townships, and wild dogs. An enormous amount of money, time and research has been spent on these and the problem continues to escalate. The original Soil Conservation Authority and Lands Department effectively and economically carried out their role. Roads weren’t overgrown with weeds and safe to travel on without the threat of colliding with kangaroos, wombats or deer that are now all close to towns, necessitating expensive repairs to vehicles and sometimes personal injury. There is plenty of room in this country for everything with proper management. An example is the use of the new term ‘Fire Management’. ‘Fire Control’ puts a completely different aspect on the resultant management and outcome.

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Chicory IRUGDLU\ pastures DEPARTMENT of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) researchers in the south west have finished a round of experiments that successfully used chicory as an alternative forage source for dairy. DPI researcher Joe Jacobs said farmers are seeking alternative forages to compliment perennial ryegrass. “We recently completed our initial experiment with preliminary results showing that chicory can be used as an alternate forage source to perennial ryegrass in late spring and doesn’t adversely affect milk production as measured by fat and protein yield,” Mr Jacobs said. He said the findings provided further evidence for the integration of such species into dryland dairy systems to offer greater flexibility within the on-farm forage supply.


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Improvement in bull calf prices needed NEIL PANKHURST, together with his wife Tamar, farm 200 hectares at Tongala milking a herd of predominantly jersey cows. Neil is an active member of the community and is a director of Goulburn Murray Water, Tongala’s Community Bank and a councillor on the shire of Campaspe.

as replacements for the herd. Prices received for the bull calves were very low and I would hope there is some improvement prior to the spring. John and, in particular, Lyn have been doing a great job with the daily husbandry of the calves. A regular routine certainly assists in maintain-

ing their health. We have finally sold all the excess bulls that had been accumulating over a period of time. A number of them hadn’t been dehorned as calves and their temperament left a bit to be desired. From a safety point of view it is certainly a relief to have them gone.

John has been busy spraying broadleaf weeds, mainly dock and thistles in the autumn pastures. This will aid the quality of the pastures later in the season. Off the farm, development of the council plan and the budget for the coming year has been consuming quite a bit of my time. The council plan sets out the goals and aspirations of the council for the next four years. Both documents are out on public exhibition and I would encourage those of you that live

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it is restored back to its original state. Maybe then I will get the urge to put the farm name back up at the entrance. Moira Shire has employed the services of an environmental consultant to undertake a survey to gather the opinion of rural landowners on the control of weeds and rabbits on our roadsides. Random selection of participants should ensure opinions from a good cross section of the shire. Their big question is “who is responsible?” The responsibility is often duckshoved from the shire, to the adjoining landowner, to the Catchment Management Authority, to the Department of Sustainability and Environment or to VicRoads and then back to the shire, but without

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AS I write this it is mid -May and we have about 50 per cent of our sowing program completed. The canola is all in and approximately 200 hectares of wheat has also been sown. The showers this week have been enough to settle the dust – just 13 millimetres as I write. We have held off sowing over the past couple of days hoping the rains will freshen up the self-sown canola stubble so that we can obtain a thorough chemical kill before we sow it down to wheat. Talk around the district is that although some farmers have finished their sowing program, most are on a par with us, about half way through. After complaining about the lack of road maintenance following the 2012 March floods in our last contribution, we were completely surprised a couple of days later to see road maintenance crews in action. There were teams everywhere. A team to clean the culverts, a team to repair the shoulders and yet another team to deal with the potholes. Lots of ‘Stop’ and ‘Go’ people and lots of action. Unfortunately, one of the truck drivers misjudged the width of our gateway when reversing to turn around and a few concrete posts and rails were destroyed, but the good news is that the team will make sure that

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FROST MANAGEMENT

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June 2013

A good strategy to reduce How to protect your crops from damaging frosts

EVERY year there are crop losses due to frosts in Australia. Damage running into literally hundreds of millions of dollars is not rare. Besides the damage to high-value per hectare crops such as fruit, frost damage also occurs in broadacre crops including cereals and canola. Furthermore, as production of high-value, frostsensitive crops expand into more frost-prone areas (particularly in new irrigation areas developed in

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setback may be a contributor to its effectiveness. The cause of the problem Frost damage can be due to ‘extracellular’ or ‘intracellular’ freezing. Generally, extracellular freezing damage occurs by the freezing of water on the surface of the plant and is dominant under very moist, overcast conditions. Intracellular damage is dominant under clear sky conditions, with relatively little moisture on the plant surface. At any one time, the damage is generally a mixture of the two types but one type predominates. Extracellular damage is relatively rare in orchards

or vineyards, but occurs more frequently in cereals (and may be observed in canola). The low temperature that can be sustained by a plant without damage is referred to as the ‘critical temperature’, and for many crops the critical temperature is between zero degrees Celsius and minus two degrees Celsius when the plant is actively growing. In the dormant period, trees often do not sustain any damage at temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius or less. Species or varieties exhibit different frost damage at the same temperature and physiological stage depending on the recent

weather conditions and their adaptation to cold temperatures prior to the frost period (called hardening). Plants tend to harden against frost injury during cold periods but rapidly lose the hardening after a few warm days. Methods of minimising frost damage There are a number of physical precautions that fruit growers can take to minimise frost damage, such as spraying with water, removing trash and mulch from the soil surface, mechanical methods for circulating air that mixes inversion layers, keeping the soil moist and avoiding cultivation. These practices are, in general, not possible for cereal or canola crops, therefore addressing damage to the broadacre crops is more difficult. On a world scale the problem of frost damage is enormous and extensive research has been undertaken. Methods of minimising frost damage can be divided into two types, methods that are designed to raise the minimum temperature reached (physical methods) and methods that are designed to stop ice formation (chemical methods). „ Continued page 9

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FROST MANAGEMENT

June 2013

North East Farmer, Page 9

frost could save you dollars „ From page 8

Physical methods are well documented in articles on the web and will be discussed only briey here. The most successful frost damage preventative measures for high-value crops use a combination of both physical and chemical methods. Physical methods Location When setting up a new venture it is important to: sCHOOSEALOCATIONTHAT is not susceptible to hard frosts; sCHOOSEASITEWITHINTHE location without gullies and hollows; sAVOIDWINDBREAKSTHAT hinder airow. Soil type and moisture $ARKSOILABSORBSMORE heat than light soils and gravel soils absorb more heat than clay soils. Soils that absorb more HEATARELESSLIKELYTOBE frost prone. Soil with significant moisture will tend to be warmer than the surrounding air, so trees or vines with moist bare soil AROUND THE TRUNKS WILL suffer less freezing than dry soil or soil covered with mulch. Dry mulch will attract ground frosts (avoid it at all costs until the frost danger period is

over). Compacted soils are less frost prone than cultivated soils. /VERHEADSPRINKLERS Overhead irrigation is the most commonly used method of frost protection in vineyards. This method has three disadvantages: sIFSIGNIlCANTAMOUNTS of ice form on the vines or trees there may be damage because of the additional weight; sTHEMETHODCANWASTE considerable amounts of water; and s SYSTEMS RELYING ON sensors activating an alarm and subsequent manual start up require 24-hour attention. Air mixing Mixing the layer of air near the soil surface with the layers a few metres above the soil can reduce THERISKOFFROST There are two man-made methods to mix the layers. Wind machines can generally create an increase in air temperature of one to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Another way is by the use of helicopters. This method is expensive and subject to considerable regulation. It is more common in New Zealand than in Australia.

drophobic dusts depends on a number of factors including the length of the freeze period and the species of plant. Anti - transpirants These cut down the transpiration rate by covering the leaves with a semi-permeable membrane. This membrane forms a polymer coating on the leaf, but still allows them to transpire. These products need to be applied about 24 hours before adverse FROZEN FRUIT: A simple strategy for reducing frost damage is to avoid the use weather conditions and of any nitrogenous fertiliser during or before the frost danger period. reapplied every two to application can cause foli- are toxic effects or the FOUR WEEKS DEPENDING Chemical Methods age and/or bud burn, the treatment is not economi- on conditions. Fertilisers Seaweed digests One simple strategy for net effect being negative. cally viable. The most important Application of small Oil, copper or sugar reducing frost damage is amounts of molasses can products currently availsimply to avoid the use of sprays Vegetable oil such as impart a small increase in able in Australia to miany nitrogenous fertiliser nimise frost damage are during or before the frost canola oil can be used to frost tolerance. seaweed extracts. Hydrophobic dusts reduce frost damage but it danger period. 3CIENTIlC STUDIES BOTH Overseas research has Excess nitrogen in- is generally not economishown consistently less in Australia and overseas duces susceptible new cally feasible. Copper sprays have the damage when hydropho- have shown that regular growth and also restricts THE UPTAKE OF POTASSIUM ability to reduce the num- bic (water hating) dust is application of seaweed bers of bacteria reducing used on potatoes, grape- KELP DIGESTSCANINCREASE in a plant. High levels of potas- the number of ice nucle- vines, citrus and tomatoes. frost resistance. Low concentration sea4HESE APPEAR TO WORK sium in a plant have been ation points, hence giving by repelling water con- weed digest applications shown to induce greater some frost protection. Sugars such as sorbitol densation on leaves, at about 10 to 12 day pefrost tolerance in many crops. While foliar appli- and glycol derivatives which is a normal pre- riods throughout the frost cation of mineral fertilis- can be used to achieve a cursor to extracellular danger period can give two to three degrees of extra ers containing a high level reduction in the freezing frost damage. They do not appear to be frost tolerance for pome of potassium can be used temperature of the plant to reduce frost damage, cell contents, but these commercially available in and stone fruit. A suitably chosen seathe effect is short-term and approaches have been un- Australia. The effectiveness of hy- weed extract can be the too heavy or too frequent successful because there

grower’s best defence against late frost at blossom time. Seaweed digests increase frost tolerance in several ways. s4HEYCONTAINANUMBER of plant growth regulators, TWO OF THEM CYTOKININS and betaines) increasing turgidity of the cell wall. s4HEYCONTAINSUGARS such as mannitol, and also potassium which will lower the freezing point of the cell fluid and explain part of the observed effect. s%XTENSIVEWORKBYSCI entists in the United Kingdom seems to indicate that there is something in the digests that triggers a gene responsible for ‘hardening off’ the plants. Whatever the mechanisms involved, numerous studies have shown that liquid seaweeds can reduce frost damage in a wide range of crops. Liquid seaweeds fortilED WITH POTASH ANDOR other minerals are more effective than pure liquid seaweed. The second part of Colin Young’s article will be published in the July edition of the North East and Goulburn Murray Farmer.

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Page 16, North East Farmer

June 2013

Another successful water expo VICTORIA’S Minister for Agriculture and Food Security and Water, Peter Walsh, opened the fourth annual Water Technology Cluster Irrigation Expo at the Shepparton Showgrounds. With more exhibitors than previous years, visitors to the expo were treated to great weather and many unique irrigation focused sites where they were able to receive advice and demonstrations on the latest in water technology and energy efficiency. The presentation tent set up was ideal for those companies represented to educate and offer invaluable information to those seeking answers to improve the productivity of their farming enterprises. WTC Expo chairperson, Wendy Buck, said she was thrilled with the turn out and the quality of the displays that were set up in the huge space that was draped in eyecatching banners to entice the crowd to take advantage of the information that was on offer.

WTC Expo chairperson, Wendy Buck, with Water Technology Cluster chairman, Roger Wrigley, who greeted people at the Expo’s entrance.

Environmentally aware, William Hazelton of AA Worm Farms enjoyed talking to the interested visitors that came through over the two days of the Expo.

Dean Taylor of Mait Industries in front of his informative banners that explained how to water paddocks accurately when they need it without the need for you to be at your property.

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Barry Gaiter and Michael Bicknell from G&M Poly Irrigation took a lot of pride in their massive display which showcased many of their products.

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Archards Irrigation had an impressive display of what their company could offer prospective clients.

Representing Observant at the Expo was agronomist Adrian Orloff who hoped that local irrigators realised that despite the initial input costs, using a mixture of Observant’s tools would assist them to efficiently manage one of the biggest annual input costs.

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WATER TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER EXPO WAS HELD ON MAY 22 AND 23 AT THE EXHIBITION BUILDING, SHEPPARTON SHOWGROUNDS. The Expo was officially opened on Thursday May 22 by the Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh. Some sixty exhibitors displayed the latest in irrigation technologies available for use in the irrigation industry. Farmers were able to take advantage of exhibitors providing detailed information on the On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program's G-MWATER connections project, farm irrigation layout design and new innovations to improve farm productivity and water use efficiency. “Ninety nine percent of exhibitors indicated they will be back next year with three quarters of all exhibitors suggesting the Expo should continue on in Shepparton,” John Mapson said. The WTC Expo has been in Echuca for two years and now in Shepparton for two years, so let us know where you would like the 2014 event to be held: email

your thoughts to wendy@wtcexpo.com.au. We require about fifty powered sites with some undercover and outdoor space. The WTC committee is run by volunteers and we look for sponsorship and in-kind support from a new location. As a vehicle to support Modernisation and the On Farm Efficiency programs, WTC has a narrow irrigation focus and is well supported by all who attend. I would like to personally thank Roger Wrigley, WTC Chair, Andrew Chittick, treasurer, Sam Birrell, sound tech, John ‘Mappo’ Mapson, secretary (whose assistance in organising the Expo is invaluable), and our hard working committee for the eight months of work that goes into staging this annual event. I would like to also thank our sponsors whose support both financial and in-kind allows us to run such a successful event each year. Visitor comments were that the Expo is very well done, it’s a great facility, and the wide variety of products on show was impressive. The people manning the exhibits were very knowledgeable and helpful and it was a pleasure to attend. Wendy Buck WTC Expo Chairperson

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June 2013

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combines his family farming heritage with an agricultural science degree from the University of Melbourne and 15 years of off-farm work experience in livestock management and pasture agronomy to his operation. His knowledge about pasture management was fast tracked during his five years as an agronomist with Smyth Seeds in Benalla when he heard about a new tetraploid perennial ryegrass variety called Halo AR37 bred by Agricom. “Five years ago I saw some of the trials comparing Halo AR37 with other varieties and it stacked up pretty well, and I’ve grown it ever since,” Scott said. “I have put Halo at the test against other varieties at my place, but I am impressed with the persistence of Halo and how well the cows graze it and milk afterwards.” Scott has grown as much pasture as possible, capitalising on good seasonal conditions to produce annual and perennial varieties including chicory,

brassicas and Italian and perennial ryegrass. “My target is to grow as much feed as possible, even though our cows still receive about 1.8 tonnes of grain per head each year,” Scott said. It’s a philosophy that paid dividends last year when Scott added another 32 cows to his herd to make the most of plentiful grass and feed. “This made a huge difference to our bottom line when milk prices were at their highest,” he said. “Some farmers don’t think of themselves as running businesses, but by matching our stocking rates to the available feed, we can respond quickly and take up the opportunities. “It’s all about finding the sweet spot for your operation.” Like many Victorian farmers, Scott is adapting his plans for the winter season, following a tough summer. “Fortunately, I believe we will be able to carry our cows through June or July on our silage stores from 2012 and 2011,” Scott said.

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LOVERS of farming and rugby have the opportunity to combine them both by going on a farming and rugby tour to South Africa in September this year. Tour operator, Quadrant Australia, is running the 11 day tour which combines the best of South African farming with the best of world rugby, with undoubtedly the three greatest rugby teams in the world. Including two rugby test matches on two consecutive weekends (Wallabies v Springboks and All Blacks v Springboks) the tour includes visits to diverse farming operations. These include Brahman and Nguni cattle studs, wheat and sheep farms, and a visit to South Africa’s largest agricultural company ZZ2, including Pinzgauer cattle, tomatoes, avocados, onions and fruit crops. Quadrant Australia’s managing director Graeme Mitchell said the itinerary offers Australians and New Zealanders a great opportunity to look at South African agriculture, culture and wildlife while satisfying their passion of seeing international rugby being played.

The tour also includes a stay at the luxurious Kapama Game Lodge with safari drives through the 13,000 hectare game reserve, spotting Africa’s most dangerous “big five”, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinoceroses, plus the more gentle animals such as giraffes and zebras. For those interested in extending their time in South Africa, Quadrant is also offering a five-night extension tour to Victoria Falls and the Chobe Game Reserve, following on from the farming and rugby tour. “Primary producers may be entitled to a tax deduction from this study tour while enjoying the excitement and atmosphere of world rugby,” Mr Mitchell said. “We are targeting Australians and New Zealanders and the tour has already generated a lot of interest.” Quadrant Australia currently had more than 30 agricultural technical tours and special interest journeys operating overseas this year. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t w w w. quadrantaustralia.com.


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27 TYNE 3 ROW W/ROLLER & SEED BOX 16 PLATE LINKAGE LIGHT DUTY - GALVANISED 32 PLATE GRUMPY 26” SCALLOPED DISCS 11 TINE LINKAGE 2 ROW “S” TINE ATV TRAILING CULTIVATOR 14PLATE ONE WAY PLOW 14 PLATE ONE WAY PLOW 5FT LINKAGE 11 TYNE NEW POINTS 8FT 15 TYNE H/D “S” TYNE 2 ROW CULTIVATOR

ROTOWIPER SILVAN SILVAN SILVAN SILVAN SILVAN SILVAN SILVAN ENVIROMIST SILVAN S/FLO SILVAN NUFARM ENVIROMIST KONIG ANDILINE

3.2MT TRAILING $5,800 3400LT SUPAFLO POWERHEAD TANDEM AXLE $37,830 400LT 3PL P/PAK 6MT BOOM FOAM MARKER H/REEL $5,830 600LT P/PAK W/8MT BOOM FOAM MARKER H/REEL $6,557 600LT P/PAK W/8MT BOOM $5,396 800LT SLIMLINE TANK & BP60/20 PUMP ONLY $2,992 800LT SLIMLINE BP60/20 PUMP W/6MT BOOM $4,356 600LT 3PL 12MT FIELDMASTER BOOM $10,384 1200 SPRAY DOME & 60 LT TANK COMPLETE $3,080 2000LT ELECTRICS GLIDEFLEX AXLE $11,000 3,000LT TURBOMISER $25,003 2,000LT ELECTRICS $6,380 3.0MT TRAILING EXTEND TO 4.9MT $3,960 DIESEL ENGINE ELECTRICS S/STEEL TANK $12,100 1500LT AIRBLAST PENTOMATIC CONTROLLER $2,850

AGROMASTER AGROMASTER DAKEN DAKEN YEOMAN YEOMANS MASCHIO WORKER WORKER WORKER WORKER AGRISEM LELY AGROPLOW

HAY HANDLING

4312 4287 3974 4321 4025 3910 4543 4666 4248

NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW

$539 $528 $825 $1,188 $1,276 $1,375

DAKEN DAKEN GRIZZLY DAKEN TYM CHAMBERLAIN CONNOR SHEA RYAN FLEMING

RIPPERS/AERATORS

CONS CONS 4446 4628 4612 4613 4162 4699 4709 4985 4984 CONS 1222 CONS

$15,675 $12,650 $9,750

HOWARD HOWARD BURDER BURDER BURDER DAKEN McCORMACK McCORMACK AUSSIE

$9,900 $1,485 $33,385 $980 $583 $2,500 $1,950 $1,950 $2,750

7 TINE CHISEL PLOUGH - SUB SOILER $8,250 9 TINE CHISEL PLOUGH - SUB SOILER $9,350 SINGLE TINE RIPPER “LITTLE RIPPA” $396 6’ BOX BLADE WITH RIPPERS $980 L43-9 2.6MT FRAME 7 x 26” SHANKS HYD ROLLE $15,246 GP39-8 5 X 22” SHANKS DEPTH WHEELS $8,952 5 TYNE WITH DOUBLE ROLLER 2.5MT $9,900 6 TINE RIPPER $583 4 TINE RIPPER $540 SINGLE TINE HEAVY DUTY WITH PIPE LAYER $649 SINGLE TINE MEDIUIM DUTY WITH PIPE LAYER $561 4 TYNE COMBI PLOW LINKAGE $9,750 H/DUTY 3 TINE RIPPER $2,200 9 TYNE WITH COULTERS DEPTH WHEELS $5,060 ROUND BALE FORKS - EURO FLEXIGRIP BALE GRAB 1.6MT EURO HITCH ROUND BALE FORKS DOUBLE ROUND BALE FORK - HOOK LINKAGE COMBO FRAME 2 X CONUS 2 TYNES 3PL SCISSOR F/LIFT ROUND BALE LINKAGE ROUND BALE FORKS EURO ROUND BALE FORKS COMBO BALE & PALLET FORK

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR FLOOR STOCK CLEARANCE

$1,298 $3,300 $1,199 $2,420 $1,419 $2,365 $880 $990 $1,320

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355 Benalla Road, SHEPPARTON

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