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The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) operates a dairy research facility at Nunns Road, Elliott, on Tasmania’s North-West Coast. This is the site of leading research into ways to boost the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Tasmania’s dairy industry.

The facility started in 1982 (previously operated by the Tasmanian Government) on 60 hectares of land with an 8-a-side swingover herringbone dairy. The facility is now 220 hectares and has been converted to a 20 unit swingover herringbone with stall gates, and is a fully operational 360-head dairy farm that operates alongside research.

Over this time there have been significant advances in technology which has enabled new and innovative ways of conducting research, including the emergence of drones which have the capacity to provide farmers with greater precision and accuracy in their decision making.

TIA is a leader in the application of new technology and is conducting projects in this area including assessing the on-farm application of virtual fencing technology; using drones to improve pasture management; individualised feeding of dairy cows; and on-animal sensors to better monitor health, grazing and productivity of dairy cows.

The facility is used for structured experiments based on a wide range of key industry issues, including feed production, animal performance, analysis of farming systems, grazing management and irrigation.

Ongoing, regular monitoring is carried out to provide information for farm management and to also create a database of historical information that can be used for research purposes. This monitoring includes:

  • Daily milk production
  • Daily climatic data
  • Weekly pasture walks on milking area
  • Monthly weighing of milking cows with automatic walk over scales
  • Monthly weighing of young stock
  • Monthly condition scoring of milking cows

Want to know more about the Dairy Research Facility? Contact the Farm Manager:

Name: Bradley Millhouse
Phone: 0408 436 357
Email: Bradley.Millhouse@utas.edu.au

Farm Reports

2018

TDRF Report 2 - 13 July 2018

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TDRF Report 4 - 27 July 2018

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TDRF Report 5 - 3 August 2018

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TDRF Report 6 - 10 August 2018

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TDRF Report 7 - 17 August 2018

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TDRF Report 8 - 24 August 2018

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TDRF Report 9 - 31 August 2018

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TDRF Report 10 - 7 September 2018

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TDRF Report 11 - 14 September 2018

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TDRF Report 12 - 21 September 2018

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TDRF Report 13 - 28 September 2018

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TDRF Report 14 - 5 October 2018

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TDRF Report 15 - 12 October 2018

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TDRF Report 16 - 19 October 2018

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TDRF Report 17 - 26 October 2018

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TDRF Report 18 - 2 November 2018

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TDRF Report 19 - 9 November 2018

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TDRF Report 20 - 14 November 2018

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TDRF Report 30 - 23 January 2019

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TDRF Report 31 - 30 January 2019

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TDRF Report 32 - 4 February 2019

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TDRF Report 33 - 11 February 2019

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TDRF Report 35 - 25 February 2019

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2017

TDRF Report 27 - 4 January 2017

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TDRF Report 28- 9 January 2017

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TDRF Report 29 - 16 January 2017

PDF (325.9 KB)

TDRF Report 30 - 24 January

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TDFR Report 31 - 1 February 2017

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TDRF Report 32 - 6 February 2017

PDF (395.9 KB)

TDRF Report 4 - 11 April 2017

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TDRF Report 44 - 1 May 2017

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TDRF Report 49 - 5 June 2017

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TDRF Report 11 - 18 Sept 17

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TDRF Report 12 - 25 Sept 2017

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TDRF Report 13 - 2 October 2017

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TDRF Report 14 - 9 October 2017

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TDRF Report 15 - 16 October 2017

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TDRF Report 16 - 23 October 2017

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TDRF Report 17 - 30 October 2017

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TDRF Report 18 - 6 November 2017

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TDRF Report 20 - 20 November 2017

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TDRF Report 21 - 27 November 2017

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TDRF Report 22 - 4 December 2017

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TDRF Report 23 - 11 December 2017

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TDRF Report 24 - 18 December 2017

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2016

TDRF Report 27 - 4 January 2016

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TDRF Report 28 - 11 January 2016

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TDRF Report 29 - 18 January 2016

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TDRF Report 46 - 16 May 2016

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TDFR Report 47 - May 23 2016

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TDFR Report 48 - May 31 2016

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TDRF Report 49 - 6 June 2016

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TDFR Report 51 - 23 June 2016

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TDFR Report 52 - 27 June 2016

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TDRF Report 1 - 5th July 2016

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TDRF Report 4 - 25 July 2016

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TDRF Report 5 - 1 August 2016

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TDRF Report 6 - 8 August 2016

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TDRF Report 7 - 15th August 2016.pdf

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TDRF Report 8 - 22nd August 2016.pdf

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TDRF Report 9 - 29th August 2016.pdf

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TDFR Report 11 - 12 September 2016

PDF (144.7 KB)

TDRF Report 12 - 19 September 2016

PDF (325.1 KB)

TDRF Report 17 - 24 October 2016

PDF (326.3 KB)

TDRF Report 18 - 31 October 2016

PDF (326.0 KB)

TDFR Report 25 - 19 December 2016

PDF (325.6 KB)

2015

TDRF Report 27 - 5th January 2015

PDF (308.8 KB)

TDRF Report 28 - 12th January 2015

PDF (338.6 KB)

TDRF Report 30 - 27th January 2015

PDF (309.1 KB)

TDRF Report 34 - 23rd February 2015

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TDRF Report 35 - 2 March 2015

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TDRF Report 36 - 9 March 2015

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TDRF Report 37 - 16 March 2015

PDF (325.9 KB)

TDRF Report 38 - 23 March 2015

PDF (326.8 KB)

TDRF report 39 - 30 March 2015

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TDRF Report 40 - 6 April 2015

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TDRF Report 41 - 13 April 2015

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TDRF Report 42 - 21st April 2015

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TDRF Report 45 - 11th May 2015

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TDRF Report 44 - 4th May 2015

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TDRF Report 46 - 18th May 2015

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TDRF Report 47 - 25th May 2015

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TDRF Report 48 - 2nd June 2015

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TDRF Report 50 - 15th June 2015

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TDRF Report 52 - 29th June 2015

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TDRF Report 1 - 13th July 2015

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TDRF Report 6 - 10th August 2015

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TDRF Report 8 - 24th August 2015

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TDRF Report 13 - 28 September 2015

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TDRF Report 14 - 5 October 2015

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TDRF Report 15 - 12 October 2015

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TDRF Report 16 - 19 October 2015

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TDRF Report 20 - 17 November 2015

PDF (327.2 KB)

TDRF Report 23 - 7 December 2015

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TDRF Report 24 - 14 December 2015

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TDRF Report 26 - 29 December 2015

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2014

TDRF Report 27 - 6 January 2014.pdf

PDF (348.1 KB)

TDRF Report 31 - 3rd February 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 32 - 10th February 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 33 - 17th February 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 34 - 24th February 2014.pdf

PDF (326.7 KB)

TDRF Report 35 - 3rd March 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 36 - 10th March 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 28 - 13 January 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 29 - 20th January 2014.pdf

PDF (363.8 KB)

TDRF Report 37 - 17th March 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 38 - 24th March 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 39 - 31st March 2014.pdf

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TDRF-Report-40-7th-April-2014.pdf

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TDRF-Report-43-28th-April-2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 45 - 12th May 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 46 - 19th May 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 47 - 26th May 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 51 - 23rd June 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 7 - 19th August 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 8 - 26th August 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 10 - 8th September 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 12 - 24th September 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 17 - 27th October 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 18 - 4th November 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 22 -2nd December 2014.pdf

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TDRF Report 24 -15th December 2014.pdf

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2013

TDRF_Report-27-1-January-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-28-7-January-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-29-14-January-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-30-28-January-2013-3.pdf

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TDRF_Report-31-4th-February-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-32-11th-February-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-33-18th-February-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-34-27th-February-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-35-4-March-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-37-18-March-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-38-25th-March-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-39-1st-April-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-40-8-April-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-41-15-April-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-42-22nd-April-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-43-30-April-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-44-7th-May-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-45-14th-May-2013-2.pdf

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TDRF_Report-46-20th-May-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-47-27th-May-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-48-3rd-June-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-49-10th-June-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-50-17th-June-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-51-24th-June-2013.pdf

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TDRF_Report-52-1st-July-2013.pdf

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TDRF-Report-3-22-July-2013.pdf

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TDRF-Report-7-22-August-2013.pdf

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TDRF-Report-8-27-August-2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 9 - 4 September 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 10 - 10th September 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 11 - 16th September 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 12 - 23th September 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 13 - 30th September 2013.pdf

PDF (293.3 KB)

TDRF Report 16 - 22 October 2013.pdf

PDF (480.3 KB)

TDRF Report 17 - 29 October 2013.pdf

PDF (323.9 KB)

TDRF Report 18 - 5th November 2013.pdf

PDF (326.7 KB)

TDRF Report 19 - 12th November 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 20 - 19th November 2013.pdf

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TDRF Report 21 - 26th November 2013.pdf

PDF (362.6 KB)

TDRF Report 22 - 3rd December 2013.pdf

PDF (366.3 KB)

TDRF Report 25 - 23 December 2013.pdf

PDF (338.5 KB)

TDRF Report 26 - 30 December 2013.pdf

PDF (338.4 KB)

TDRF Report 23 - 10 December 2013.pdf

PDF (328.3 KB)

TDRF Report 24 - 17 December 2013.pdf

PDF (337.3 KB)

2012

TDRF Report 3 - 16 July 2012.pdf

PDF (124.8 KB)

TDRF_Report 14- 2 October 2012.pdf

PDF (662.8 KB)

TDRF_Report 15- 9 October 2012.pdf

PDF (1.1 MB)

TDRF_Report 16- 15 October 2012.pdf

PDF (599.1 KB)

TDRF_Report 17- 22 October 2012.pdf

PDF (851.2 KB)

TDRF_Report 18- 30 October 2012.pdf

PDF (947.6 KB)

TDRF_Report 19 - 6 November 2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report 20 - 12 November 2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report 21 - 20 November 2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report 22 - 27 November 2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report 23 - 4 December 2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report-24-10-December-2012.pdf

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TDRF_Report-25-17-December-2012-2.pdf

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