On the land Archive

Rain lifts prices in big yarding

AGENTS drew for 4000 store cattle at Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday, November 8, even to the point of some producers holding some stock back to avoid an over supplied market. But they needn’t have worried because the bigger numbers didn’t deter the buyers as

Rain was ‘biggest Melbourne Cup win’ for local farmers

WINNING a big bet on Melbourne Cup Day wasn’t confined to Flemington Racecourse or those having their annual flutter. According to Dumbalk farmer, Adrian Harris at the Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday, local farmers probably had their most successful Melbourne Cup Day ever last Tuesday

Wonder cow or workability nightmare?

DAIRY farmers are being encouraged to report on the workability scores of first lactation heifers who calved this spring. Whether she’s a slow milker, a kicker or wonder cow in the dairy, DataGene wants to hear about her. Michelle Axford from DataGene said the

It’s gold, gold, gold for classy olive oil

IT ALL started 25 years ago for Helen and Peter Wright of Grassy Spur Olives, from owning a holiday house at Inverloch. That introduced the Melbourne city slickers to beautiful South Gippsland and after purchasing some land at 32 Moyes Road, Stony Creek, they

New technology boosts farms’ efficiency

NEW technology is changing the face of dairy farming as we know it, with an increasing number of local farmers turning to automation to lighten the labour load. Several displays at the recent South Gippsland Dairy Expo showcased machinery designed to automate dairy farming