On the land Archive

Farmers face up to climate challenges

SOUTH Gippsland farmers gathered at Ross Batten and Madeline Buckley’s Buffalo beef farm last week at a Landcare field day themed around future climate challenges and opportunities. After hearing new research and perspectives on the relationship between climate change and pasture production from Melbourne

Exploring sustainable agriculture

A TWO-DAY bus trip across Gippsland in April highlighted the successes and challenges facing agriculture in the region. Hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), the trip covered some 400 kilometres and included diverse projects on dairy farms, grazing and sustainable irrigation.

Embracing the chance to improve farming methods

THE pressures of running a farm make it hard to take time out to learn about new methods and ideas, but for Foster farmer David Hall, it’s an essential part of his business. Amongst the large number of local farmers who have been involved

Dairy farmers more aware of safety obligations

PRELIMINARY results from Dairy Australia’s latest Power of People on Australian Dairy Farms report indicate farmers are becoming more aware of their obligations regarding safety and the implications for their farm, family and employees. The full results of the survey, which measured on farm

Beef producers weigh up their options

THERE were a lot of variables at play when a big crowd of local landowners turned out at VLE’s Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday for a big store sale. In excess of 2750 cattle were on offer; including young steers, heifers, cows, bulls and some