It has been 70 years since the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association formed to fight for the state’s primary producers. More than 140 people gathered to celebrate the anniversary in style at Country Club Tasmania, recognising the body’s history and the role it will play in the future. We also sat down with three association presidents to discuss key achievements and challenges ahead.
Already known worldwide as a premium wool producer, Tasmania’s product has been highlighted again through a collaboration between Northern Midlands farmer Simon Cameron and menswear brand M.J. Bale. Mr Cameron has been able to see how the wool produced at his 115-year-old family farm is transformed into suits for the brand’s Kingston Collection.
Moon Lake opened its $2.7 million upgrade to The Gums dairy at Woolnorth during a public event and shared its plans for further expansion at the property. The 60 bail rotary platform that has been installed increases the dairy capacity by 20 per cent.
There are also articles on the Tasmanian Young Farmer of Year winner and runner up, an update on the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s TasAgFuture’s project and many developments within the state’s agricultural industry.
Read these stories and more in the September edition of Tasmanian Farmer.