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.

TAFCO Newsletter MARCH 2012

TAFCO - Local Farmer co-operatives work together in Myrtleford

Dear Members

On behalf of the TAFCO Board and Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, I am pleased to inform you of recent events which will strengthen our future and secure your shareholding in the Tobacco & Associated Farmers Co-operative Ltd. 

TAFCO has entered into an agreement with Murray Goulburn (MG) Trading Myrtleford to provide goods and services to their members and customers upon closure of their store on the 31March this year.

As you are all acutely aware, the farming sector continues to face increasing input costs and has not recovered from the loss of tobacco production locally. Dairy is a key regional growth sector – it is a progressive industry and is welcomed to the TAFCO family.


TAFCO Newsletter OCTOBER 2011

Chairmans message

On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank members for your continued loyalty in trading with TAFCO during these difficult times of economic downturn in the rural sector.

I would like to ensure members that the Board together with management are continually looking at how we can improve efficiencies in the business and ensure long term ongoing viability. Co-operative principals are strong with distribution of our profits weighted towards rewarding loyalty to members through rebate on trade rather than paying higher dividends.

AgVet Chemical Training dates (July newsletter)

Tuesdays 6th & 13th September 2011
9.00a.m – 5.00p.m (2 day course)
Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club

TAFCO Newsletter JUNE 2011


TAFCO Newsletter MARCH 2010

INVITATION to Women on farms…….
Yes ladies, it’s that time of year again when we plan a special day out for Women on Farms.



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