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Buffalo news : official newsletter of the Australian Buffalo Industry Council



Buffalo news : official newsletter of the Australian Buffalo Industry Council


Australian Buffalo Industry Council


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Australian Buffalo Industry Council

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Vol 6 No 1 - April 2006

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As is customary on the Sunday after the ABIC AGM, the councils visiting state and territory representatives went on a field trip to get a taste of what is happening in buffalo production in Tasmania. Members were invited on a farm tour of Phillip and Denise Oates Oyster Cove Buffalo Farm - and this years event was certainly a case of mixing buffalo industry business with pleasure in this delightful part of the country. ABIC members were accompanied on the tour by Tasmanias ABC Country Hour presenter Babs McCue who has taken a keen interest in industry developments and the outcomes from the AGM. A morning tea stop allowed the visitors to check Field trip focuses on emerging Tasmanian buffalo industry out Oyster Cove Buffalo Farms produce and to inspect local buffalo including several Riverine Swamp crosses. These crosses are being trialled to assess whether it will adapt better to southern climates. On the trip along the Huon Highway to Oyster Cove, the visitors got a first hand look at Tasmanias famous Cascade Brewery and were driven through the lush Huon Valley. The trip also included a visit to Cradoc Abattoirs where the local buffalo are slaughtered and their meat processed. ABIC thanks abattoir manager David Stephens and his staff for showing the visitors over the facilities. A delicious luncheon at Peppermint Bay followed the farm visit, and featured roast water buffalo and roast vegetables. Thanks are also extended to Chef Steve and staff for their superb culinary efforts.. Later in the afternoon the guests visited Rich monds ZooDoo where they took a safari wagon excursion and got up close and personal with a veritable menagerie of native and introduced species - Tasmanian Devils, Deer, Kangaroos, Camels, Ostriches, Emus and Water Buffalo. ABIC also sincerely thanks ZooDoos Trevor Cuttriss for this most enjoyable interlude. During their stay, mainland representatives experienced atypical Tassie weather with both warm and cold days and humid evenings. Phillip Oates says he and his family, and other players involved in Tasmanias buffalo industry were honoured to host the 2006 ABIC meeting and hope all visitors enjoyed the states warm hospitality. ABIC delegates tuck into a sumptuous roast buffalo lunch at Peppermint Bay Cradoc Hill Abattoir and facilities