On the land Archive

GOTAFE closure prompts fears for farm training

THE RECENTLY announced closures of the Leongatha and Warragul campuses of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) have raised concerns about the future of agricultural training in Gippsland, but Dairy Australia says the delivery of dairy training programs will continue despite the closures. GOTAFE

Care for the land by controlling weeds

HAVE you got out of control weeds, such as blackberries or ragwort, on your property? Assets manager for Arawata Landcare group Peter Westgate encourages rural landholders to make use of spray trailers to eradicate weeds and decrease the likelihood of seeds spreading. Two spray

Internet acclaim for local egg producer

GRANTVILLE egg farm Freeranger Eggs has received international recognition as having one of the top 20 egg industry internet blog sites in the world. Internet content reader Feedspot has given the South Gippsland Freeranger Eggs blog the accolade. Anne Westwood, who runs the farm

SA abattoir fire worries South Gippy cattlemen

QUITE apart from a genuine concern about the impact on the town of Murray Bridge in South Australia and the 1400 employees of Thomas Foods International’s huge abattoir in the town, South Gippsland beef producers are anxious about the fallout from this week’s fire.

Onwards and upwards for innovative young farmer

LOCAL dairy farmer Kate Kirk is well on the way to a prosperous farming future after recently winning a Victorian Young Farmers Scholarship Award. The Award, a State Government initiative, entitles 13 recipients to a grant of up to $5000 to upskill through agricultural