TAFCO Newsletter AUGUST 2014 & Youth Awards

Welcome to TAFCO's 12th Edition E-News which includes:

  • AgVet Chemical REFRESHER course scheduled 4th September 2014
  • TAFCO sponsored RURAL Youth Award - nomination form can be downloaded from Newsletter link below
  • North East Beef Conference - 12th &13th August 2014 Dookie
  • Electric Fencing Field Day - 26th August 2014 Rose River
  • Community Foundation Grants open until 31st August 2014
  • to read full version of this months E-News click here

TAFCO Newsletter JULY 2014


Welcome to TAFCO's Eleventh Edition E-News which includes:

  • ChemClear and drumMUSTER collection
  • Members Rebate & Dividend over $122,000 paid
  • Risk Management in Agriculture - Forum July 23rd in Wodonga
  • Co-operative National Law to replace Co-operative Act 1996 (Victoria)
  • Blue Wash Laundry Powder - Winner of the Washing Machine in store Promotion
  • to read full version of this months E-News click here

TAFCO Newsletter JUNE 2014

Welcome to TAFCO's Tenth Edition E-News which includes:

  • Members Rebate & Dividend to be paid
  • Rumours about TAFCO looking into re-opening former Foodwork's Supermarket in Myrtleford
  • Risk Management in Agriculture - Forum July 23rd in Wodonga
  • Faba Beans as a cover crop
  • WIN a washing machine with TAFCO's instore promotion of Blue Wash Laundry Powder
  • to read full version of this months E-News Click here

TAFCO Newsletter APRIL 2014

Welcome to TAFCO's Ninth Edition E-News which includes:

  • AgVet Chemical User Course (Full 2 days) Thursday 22nd May and Thursday 5th June
  • Grass Tetany Prevention - Beefmaster Grass Tetany Blocks
  • NECMA - draft North East Waterways Strategy - still time for comment
  • WIN a Washing Machine - TAFCO in store promotion
  • to read full version of this months E-News Click here

TAFCO Newsletter MARCH 2014

Welcome to TAFCO's Eighth Edition E-News which includes:

  • Poppy Production
  • The Cattle Market - Phone seminar 26.03.14
  • Terang Co-operative
  • TAFCO Conference deals - new stock lines on offer
  • to read full version of this months E-News CLICK HERE

TAFCO Newsletter FEBRUARY 2014

Welcome to TAFCO's seventh E-Newsletter content: 

  • Bull Selection Workshop Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th MARCH 2014 click here for further information
  • The Myrtleford Festival including Agriculture in Program over Long Weekend in March
  • Melbourne International Flower Show - Ladies Day Trip Thursday 27th MARCH 2014
  • Reduce evaporation in your swimming pool
  • TAFCO wins Victorian/Tasmanian Member of the Year with the AIRR buying group
  • White Paper on Agriculture Competitiveness click here for more information
  •  to read full version of this months E-News CLICK HERE



TAFCO Newsletter JANUARY 2014

Welcome to TAFCO's sixth E-Newsletter content: 

  • AgVet Chemical User REFRESHER Course WED. 15th JANUARY 2014
  • Tailored Fertiliser Program for your Property
  • Chestnuts Australia Field Day and Dinner - Saturday 8th February 2014
  • Melbourne International Flower Show - Thursday 27th March 2014
  • 2 Day Bull Selection Workshop at Alpine Angus - Date TBC
  • CHOOKS for sale - Buy direct from the Supplier Tuesday 27th January at TAFCO
  •  to read full version click here

Special Newsletter DECEMBER 2013

Welcome to TAFCO's fifth E-Newsletter content: 

  • AgVet Chemical User REFRESHER Course WED. 15th JANUARY 2014
  • Scheduled delivery dates over Christmas New Year
  • DEDERANG PICNIC RACES - Saturday 4th January 2014
  • Wally wins the Chooketeria Eggstra Layer Pellets competition
  • Whorouly weather station - incorrect rainfall readings being rectified
  •  to read full version click here.......

TAFCO Newsletter DECEMBER 2013

TAFCO's fourth edition E-News includes:

  • Christmas Trading and Deliveries
  • AgVet Chemical Refresher Course -January 2014
  • TAFCO sponsoring Youth Awards Rural Category in 2014
  • Win $10,000 for a great idea in Ag
  • Myrtleford Bush Market
  • lots more........................ 
  • click here to see full version 

TAFCO Newsletter NOVEMBER 2013

Welcome to TAFCO's second edition E--News which includes your invitation to meet with Cathy McGowan AO - Federal Member for Indi at TAFCO's Annual General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 26th November 2013 at the Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club commencing at 6.00p.m. 

To see the complete NOVEMBER 2013 E-news (second edition) - click here Featuring FREE ON FARM ENERGISER HEALTH CHECKS

and our NOVEMBER 2013 E-news (third edition) - click here FEATURING TAFCO EQUINE MORNING 7th December 2013 10a.m - noon

FREE Electric Fence Health Check

Book a FREE Electric Fence Health Check by your local Gallagher territory manager David Harrison

TAFCO Newsletter OCTOBER 2013

Welcome to TAFCO's latest E-Newsletter  which can be viewed in your browser.

We listened to your comments and then acted to bring you a new and improved website with great resources, online ordering, an electronic noticeboard with a free BUY-SWAP-SELL section.  

By subscribing to the TAFCO eNewsletter you will kept up to date with items of interest and farmer training and our Product of the Month.
To see the complete OCTOBER 2013 E-news - click here

TAFCO Newsletter JUNE 2013

Please find attached TAFCO’s latest Newsletter which includes details of:

  • Notice or Rebate Dividend to Members-
  • Introduction to WELDING for ladies & students – 3rd JULY
  • AgVet Chemical User Course – 22nd & 29th AUGUST
  • AgVet Chemical REFRESHER Course – 5th SEPTEMBER
  • Otway Ranger Workboots now in store

Please note that course numbers are limited so phone TAFCO on 57521800 to register

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TAFCO Newsletter APRIL 2013

Please find attached the latest TAFCO Newsletter which includes details about:

  • Hazelnut Production Opportunity – information night
  • EU Markets and NLIS workshop in Mt Beauty
  • Succession Planning – Making the most of dealing with professionals
  • New Products at TAFCO –
  • Water Tank Treatment non chlorine based
  • Salami Season approaching


Dates have been set for the Agricultural Farm Chemical User Course and Refresher Course to be held in Myrtleford

22nd  and 29th  August Full Course

5th  September Refresher

Full details will be in our next Newsletter

Farm Succession Planning Workshops

FARM SUCCESSION PLANNING? A l l t o o hard……………these workshops may be of interest … .

Members often say that the hardest part of succession planning or transitioning into or out of farming is the family conversations that precede such a move with a series of Workshops being presented locally for farmers to assist in dealing with this issue.

TAFCO are pleased to be associated with a series of Workshops being presented locally for farmers to assist in dealing with this issue. 


TAFCO Newsletter MARCH 2013

Latest Newsletter includes details about the:

  • Saffron Information Evening 06.03.13
  • Grass Tetany Prevention – instore at TAFCO 13.03.13
  • Ladies Bus Trip - Melbourne International Flower Show 21.03.13
  • Also Invitations to
    • Alpine Angus Open Day (afternoon) 08.03.13
    • Launch of the Community Foundation 12.03.13
    • Landcare subsidized Agvet Chemical User Course in Bright
    • Succession Planning workshops in April


TAFCO together with a range of partners have co-ordinated a Field Day for cattle producers from the region.

Local stock agent Dan Ivone will introduce our speakers from GOTAFE DPI, GMH AgCare, Gallagher & Virbac.

Gallagher Animal Management Systems will demonstrate the latest NLIS readers and Virbac Animal Health will be available to answer your animal health queries.

Livestock Handling & Bull Selection

Wednesday 13th February 2013
Alpine Angus—Rosewhite

TAFCO Newsletter NOVEMBER 2012

Notice of AGM – Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting
of the Tobacco & Associated Farmers Co-operative Ltd on
Thursday 31st January 2013—6.00p.m 
Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club—MEMBERS BAR
Followed by a light supper and refreshments—all members most welcome

Items in this newsletter 

  • SMARTchoice 3
  • Working on TAFCO’s business
  • Local Insurance with Phil Ash
  • Survey Form

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TAFCO Newsletter JUNE 2012

The recent acquisition of Murray Goulburn Trading in Myrtleford is the catalyst for new investment in the TAFCO business and infrastructure.

Investing through a range of initiatives is seen as critical by the board. Securing our ongoing partnership with Phil Ash and Myrtleford (Elders) Insurance Agency through increasing office space, upgrading of the truck to provide a more efficient regional delivery service and the installation of pallet racking are just some of the ventures the Board are looking at implementing in the future.

Items in this newsletter

  • Store closed for STOCKTAKE Wed 20th June
  • 2012 Member Rebate-Dividend issued
  • Debtor Policy update
  • Dates for Chemical User & Refresher Courses
  • Invitation to ‘Old School Museum’ Open day
  • Devondale products now available from TAFCO

Submission to MDBA

SUBMISSION on the Murray Darling Basin Plan –

The Tobacco & Associated Farmers Co-operative Ltd (TAFCO) is a farmer owned co-operative with over 500 members, predominantly from the Upper Catchment areas of the Ovens King and Kiewa Valleys.

Our organization has had representatives on various local Water Service Committees, Stream Flow Management Plans and Water Management Plans for over 20 years. A number of our members have been represented on the Upper Ovens Area Water Management Plan Committee which has developed Victoria’s first conjunctive management plan for surface and groundwater extraction. Under this plan groundwater and surface water will be treated as the same resource. We have also had representation on the Victorian Basin Plan Advisory Group and have taken part in round table discussions and public meetings conducted as part of the MDBP process.

TAFCO does not support the Plan and has major concerns over the potential social and economic impact to our region if adopted in its current form. The science hasn’t changed, the numbers don’t add up and our area has been ‘skimmed over’.

It appears to be insignificant in the overall scheme of the Plan.