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STEAM UP: Pearn’s Steam World at West­bury will be hold­ing t he an­nual Steam Up event this week­end. This year the event cel­e­brates Henry Ford and mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to bring their Fords along. De­tails: Ger­ard Gel­ston 0407 681 1 61.

FO­CUS ON VE­G­IES: The Tas­ma­nian In­sti­tute of Agri­cul­ture’ s veg­etable re­search farm at Forth side will have an open day on Novem­ber 14 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm at 124 Forth side Rd. Later in the day the fa­cil­ity host san in­dus­try fo­rum on potato dis­eases and soil borne health from 2 pm to 4. 30pm. De­tails: www. utas. edu. au/ ti a or Leonie White 0407 865 640.

RODEO: The Melton Mow bray Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion presents the 2017 An­nual Melton Mow­bray Rodeo, The Tas­ma­nian Fine Wool Cham­pi­onships, The Wolfe Broth­ers and Moose Knuckle to­mor­row, Satur­day. Gates open from 7:30 am, with the Tas­ma­nian Fine Wool Cham­pi­onships start­ing 8 am. Rodeo events start 2 pm, with all ma­jor rodeo events, in­clud­ing the lo­cal Bar­rel rac­ing and Steer rid­ing events. More in­for­ma­tion see Face­book page.

DOG SCHOOL: Paul Macphail from Be loka Kelpies will be con­duct­ing a two- day sheep dog train­ing course from Novem­ber25-26.Top­ics cov­ered in­clude yard work, pad­dock work, obe­di­ence and con­trol. BYO dog or dogs to Lewisham, be­tween Ross and Camp­bell Town. Cost $ 385. De­tails: 0418 335 306 or email info@be­lokakelpies.com.au.

SHOW­TIME: The 1 09th Cir­cu­lar Head Show will be held on De­cem­ber 9 at t he Stan­ley Re­cre­ation Ground. Cost: $ 1 0, $5 chi l dren to 1 4, un­der-fives free. De­tails: 0456 003609 or email chag­so­ci­ety@gmail.com.

FLOWER SHOW: The Clare­mont sum­mer flower show will show­case li liu ms and roses. The show will be hed from Jan­uary 13-14,2018, at Clare­mont Me­mo­rial Hall, cor­ner of Main Rd and Bil t on St. On the Sar­tur­day the show runs from 1 pm to 5 pm and on the Sun­day from 10 am to 4pm. De­tails: Stan Walker 6275 2285.

CRAFTY GROUP: New mem­bers are wel­come to the Happy Hook­ers group ev­ery Mon­day to cre­ate tex­tiles. The group meet sat the Bri­tish Ho­tel in Delo­raine from 10 am to noon. Re­fresh­ments $ 2. De­tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1 373.

EX­PLORE HIS­TORY: An ex­hi­bi­tion shed slight on Jimmy Pos­sum, a Tas­ma­nian mys­tery. The dis­play is at the Delo­raine and Dis­tricts Folk Mu­seum, 98- 1 00 Emu Bay Rd, Delo­raine. De­tails: 6362 5280.

PONY CLUB SHIELD: The Leven Pony Club on Mon­day, Novem­ber 6 hosts the an­nual in­ter-club gymkhana, the J. P. Warnock Shield. The Warnock Shield is named af­ter Ulver­stone vet­eri­nar­ian, Dr J. P. Warnock, who do­nated the first tro­phy for in­ter-club com­pe­ti­tion in 1962. Four clubs have held the shield in 55 years and host club Leven will de­fend the shield at the North Mott on Eques­trian Cen­tre. Riders from all Tas­ma­nian pony clubs are el­i­gi­ble to en­ter, with 9 am start for flat classes be­fore nov­el­ties and showjump­ing. 0409 507 682.

RED MEAT IN­DUS­TRY: The Red Meat Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil( RMAC) launched a pub­li­ca­tion “the State of the In­dus­try: the Aus­tralian Red Meat& Live­stock In­dus­try ”. A copy of the State of the In­dus­try 2017 can be ac­cessed at www.rmac.com.au/state-in­dus­try- 2017/ .

To or­der a hard copy con­tact RMAC di­rectly who will ar­range for a copy.

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