On the land Archive

Loving life on the farm

GROWING up next door to her grandparents’ dairy farm in East Gippsland, the last thing Caitlyn Frecklington wanted to do when she grew up was milk cows. Now in her early 20s, she’s training to become a dairy farm manager. After finishing high school,

Farm safety at Wonthaggi

DESPITE the near Arctic conditions, a group of Bass Coast farmers attended a farm safety day held at the Hitchings farm on Thursday, July 20. In aid of Farm Safety Week right across Australia, GippsDairy and Worksafe teamed together to host an information session

New regulations support safe farm chemical use

FARM chemical users are set to benefit from reduced government red tape regarding requirements for agricultural and veterinary chemical use. The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 came into effect on Sunday. Agriculture Victoria Acting Principal Policy Officer Michael Laity said

Home grown feeds and the profit matrix

By John Lyne AS A general statement, few would dispute home grown feeds are cheapest. However, we need to look at this more closely. Should we talk just feeds per se, or energy? It is energy we convert to milk. We should be discussing

Talking foot-and-mouth

THEY are three words that Gippsland farmers never want to hear consecutively, but GippsDairy’s Tony Platt is determined to talk about foot-and-mouth. Tony recently travelled to Nepal where he studied with the European Commission for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). The program selects veterinarians, industry personal