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Angus stud nabs heifer crown

02.21.2019, Comments Off on Angus stud nabs heifer crown, 苏州美甲美睫培训学校, by .

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford (left) presents the RASV Heifer Challenge award to.Michael and Olga Hill, Connamara Angus, Ruffy, with RASV chief executive Mark O’Sullivan.CONNAMARA Angus, Ruffy, has been crowned 2015 Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) heifer challenge champion after almost two weeks of on-farm judging across Victoria, Southern NSW and South Australia, as part of the 23rd annual Stock & Land Beef Week Field Days.
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In the fourth year of the competition, RASV awarded the prestigious honour to Michael and Olga Hill which is the second time second time Connamara Angus has been a finalist in the heifer challenge.

The champion was selected by respected former Angus breeder, stock agent and competition judge, Jack Woodburn.

Reserve champion was awarded to Simmental stud Wormbete, of Illabo, NSW.

The RASV heifer challenge received 47 entries in 2015 with participants required to display pens of 10 registered heifers for judging, which took place over nine days from Tuesday January 27 to Wednesday February 5, 2015.

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Mr Woodburn, a renowned cattle judge from Forbes, NSW said his was an enjoyable but challenging task because of the high quality of entries, evidenced by his request to increase the number of finalists this year from 10 to 12.

“It’s been the most marvellous experience. I’ve spent almost a lifetime judging cattle and this is one of the most worthwhile competitions I’ve been involved in,” Mr Woodburn said.

“The quality I saw over the nine day period was absolutely exceptional and I really believe our beef industry is in very good hands.”

Conducted by Stud Beef Victoria, Stock & Land Beef Week provides more than 180 beef producers with a unique opportunity to market, showcase and select genetics for breeding operations.

RASV CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the Heifer Challenge highlights the quality of the herd replacement females in seed stock operation throughout the regions and the calibre of competition in 2015 was outstanding.

“RASV congratulates Connamara on being named Champion of the 2015 heifer challenge from an exceptionally high standard of entries,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

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Lamb research project

02.21.2019, Comments Off on Lamb research project, 苏州美甲美睫培训学校, by .

Prime lamb breeders, and those who breed rams for prime lamb production, have been asked to take part in a research project about genetic improvement. PRIME lamb producers, as well as people who sell rams for prime lamb production, have been invited to participate in a research project designed to explore influences within the Victorian lamb industry that support or hinder adoption of genetic improvement by lamb producers.
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This study aims to understand Victorian producers’ perceptions and experiences of genetic measures (specifically Australian sheep breeding values) for improving their farms productivity and profitability.

If you agree to participate you will be asked to join a focus group discussion that will take between two to three hours of your time.

The information you provide will remain anonymous and your participation is voluntary. The results from the focus group discussion will be analysed as part of a PhD thesis.

This will provide findings that may be of value to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR formerly DEPI) and other lamb industry organisations that could assist in developing approaches to support and reinforce innovation.

This study is being conducted by Erica Schelfhorst, a Bestwool/BestLamb facilitator who is also a PhD research student at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne.

To participate in the study or for further details contact Erica Schelfhorst on (03) 5430 4560; 0429 807 689 or [email protected]论坛

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Armidale School considers co-ed

02.21.2019, Comments Off on Armidale School considers co-ed, 苏州美甲美睫培训学校, by .

The Armidale School is considering becoming co-educational.MORE than 120 years of tradition could be set for a shake-up as The Armidale School (TAS) considers becoming co-educational.
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The school board has announced the start of a consultation process to look at the option of opening its doors to girls as both day students and boarders (from Year 6) in all year groups, from the start of next year.

The school has had a co-educational junior school since 1989.

TAS headmaster Murray Guest said the consultation period would run for two months and involve more than 20 meetings.

“We’ll have meetings here at the school and elsewhere, from Brisbane to Sydney and as far west as Walgett,” Mr Guest said.

“We’ve had great feedback so far.”

He said there were those who were not keen to rethink tradition, as well as those who wanted to enrol their daughters straight away.

“We see this as the next step in education.”

Mr Guest said two years of analysis, research and external review of independent education in the region, national and overseas had all played a part before the school considered the move.

“There is no reason to believe that either co-education or single sex education is superior to the other,” he said.

“The board and the school are fully aware of the importance of this historic change, particularly for our alumni and our current families.

“Should we proceed, the process towards full co-education will not be a the cost of changing our values, history or networks in the community.”

Old Boys Union president Mark Berry, “Emu Creek”, Walcha, said this was an individual decision for each Old Boy to make.

“As a parent of a TAS school student and an Old Boy I’m partial to it, I can see the benefits of it.

“The most important thing is that parents and Old Boys go along to the consultations and listen to the headmaster and get information and made a decision from there.

“Whatever the school does we’ll support them.”

He said while he had the ties of the boys school it was important to move forward.

“The junior school is co-education and already NEGS (New England Girls School) and PLC (Presbyterian Ladies’ College) do lessons with the TAS students in Year 11 and 12.

“It will keep the school viable.”

He said if the school was to become co-educational the union would look at changing its name.

He said girls from the junior school were already entitled to join the Old Boys Union.

The consultation process will conclude in early March with the school board set to hand down a decision on March 31.

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New Nats candidate for Cessnock

02.21.2019, Comments Off on New Nats candidate for Cessnock, 苏州美甲美睫培训学校, by .

Jessica Price-Purnell is the new Nationals candidate for Cessnock in the upcoming NSW election.FOLLOWING Angry Anderson’s withdrawal as the The Nationals candidate for Cessnock, Jessica Price-Purnell – currently working as a policy adviser for NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli – has been selected as the new candidate.
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She was named the new Cessnock candidate after the Central Executive of The Nationals met on Tuesday morning.

The Nationals state director Ben Franklin said Ms Price-Purnell would be “a fantastic advocate for the people of The Hunter”.

“Jessica grew up in regional NSW, worked in regional NSW and gets country people – she’s just the representative the people of Cessnock have been crying out for,” Mr Franklin said.

“The Nationals are passionate about delivering the representation the people of Cessnock deserve, after decades of neglect from successive complacent Labor MPs.”

Ms Price-Purnell grew up on the South Coast.

In addition to working for Adrian Piccoli she has also had roles with National Australia Bank and Regional Development Australian Northern Inland.

Ms Price-Purnell said she was looking forward to working for the Cessnock electorate: “I want to be their voice within government, to get the investment in local roads, hospitals, schools and law and order that the region deserves,” she said.

Cessnock Electorate Council chair Peter Carver said he is delighted with Ms Price-Purnell’s selection.

“Jessica is a go-getter – I can’t wait for her to hit the ground campaigning and give the people of Cessnock a Member of Parliament who will fight for them,” Mr Carver said.

Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson had been preselected as a candidate for Cessnock for The Nationals in September last year, but last Saturday released a statement indicating that he had decided to withdraw for personal reasons.

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Beer judges back Murray’s

02.21.2019, Comments Off on Beer judges back Murray’s, 苏州美甲美睫培训学校, by .

TOP DROPS: Craig Starr, Sean Costigan and Graeme Mahy at Murray’s Brewery, Bobs Farm, with their award-winning beer. Picture: Stephen WarkMURRAY’S Brewery has walked away from one of the nation’s most prestigious beer judging shows with a “100 per cent medalling score”.
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The Bobs Farm brewery entered six beers into this year’s Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show. Two won gold and the remaining four earned silver awards.

“The whole brew team is stoked with the result – a 100 per cent medalling score with six medals from six beers entered,” said Murray’s head brewer, Graeme Mahy.

“We’ve done a lot of work over the past few months getting our quality and consistency right.

“These results show that hard work is paying off,” he said.

The winning announcement came at the awards night on Friday, September 18.

The brewery’s Wild Thing Imperial Stout was the gold winner in its class, earning one of the highest scores out of the hundreds of beers entered in to this year’s show.

The easy-drinking Moonboy Golden Ale was also the top scorer in its class, delivering a second gold medal.

Silver medals were awarded to Murray’s flagship Angry Man Pale Ale, its Fred IPA, Whale Ale and Dark Knight Porter.

Mr Mahy, who has been a beer judge for 15 years, said while he had high hopes for Murray’s in the show, he did not expect such a great result.

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